page 16 The Signal September 20, 2017
: N o v . ‘ 01
Flu vaccines in high demand
Ashton Leber / Features Editor
The College community shares concerns about the influenza virus.
Every week, Features Editor Ashton Leber hits the archives and finds old Signals that relate to current College topics and top stories. The flu returns to campus year after year, impacting the students, faculty and staff of the College community. With vaccinations in high demand for prime cold and flu season, the College’s Student Health Services held a flu shot clinic last week. There will be another clinic open for all members of the College to get protection from the influenza virus next week on Sept. 28. In 2001, flu vaccinations were overwhelmingly popular, as the annual flu shot clinic sold out of all 300 of its vaccines. Because the flu spreads like rampant wildfire, students should take necessary precautions to prevent the illness from taking over their immune system and ability to attend class. The College saw an increased demand for the flu shot this fall when all 300 of the vaccinations available at last Tuesday’s annual clinic sold out. “I never saw people respond as fast as they did this year,” said Marilyn Bowers, a registered nurse who worked at the clinic held in the Student Center from 12 until 3 p.m. “People were waiting even before (the clinic opened).” Bowers attributes the high demand to recent reports of possible vaccination shortages and an increased awareness of public health in light of the anthrax scare. “Getting the vaccine may make people feel safer,” said Bowers. Early anthrax warning signs are very
similar to flu symptoms, according to Holly Heller, nurse practitioner. Heller said, however, that the College does not face any real risk of anthrax exposure. “(People at the College) are very concerned about their health right now, but they are not at risk. The most important things is to not overreact,” said Heller. The Center for Disease Control said that the public might actually be at risk for anthrax exposure now that people who hold neither governmental or postal worker positions were diagnosed last week. Opening mail may pose a risk of getting anthrax, according to Jeffrey Koplan, director of the CDC. “The risk isn’t zero. It’s very, very small, but we can’t say it’s zero,” said Koplan. Some faculty, staff and students said the recent CDC warnings and calls for increased health awareness affected their decision to get the flu vaccination. Barbara Urcinas, a graduate elementary education major said that the anthrax scare was one element that affected her decision to get the vaccination. “The CDC said anthrax has flu-like symptoms,” said Urcinas. “So if I develop symptoms, I’ll know its not the flu and will have ruled out that uncertainty. It sets my mind at ease.” Paul Stephens, of the office of global programs, said reports of a heavy flu season prompted, him to get the vaccination this year.
The Culinary Club Presents...
By Julia Dzurillay Columnist
Living away from home all on your own at school can be difficult, especially when it comes time to prepare dinner. I especially miss my mother’s home-cooked meals every time I bite into a cheese sandwich or soggy french fry. With limited dining options and home-style cooking scarce, it’s a challenge to uphold a fulfilling diet as a student living away from home. Luckily, this quick and easy recipe is here to help solve your cooking problems. If you’re craving something sour, sweet and refreshing, try Mom on Time Out’s recipe for microwavable lemon bars conveniently made in your dorm room microwave. Within an hour, you’ll be remembering all the foods, flavors and feelings of home — just in time to finish that essay you forgot is due.
Left: Sandals paired with distressed jeans create a trendy fall look. Right: T-shirt dresses can be both casual and formal. By Lexy Yulich Columnist
With the leaves beginning to change colors, the aroma of pumpkin fills the air. From pumpkin infused drinks to scented candles, it’s impossible to escape the autumnal vibes that are about to hit campus. But, before you start swapping your summer dresses and sandals for sweaters and boots, I have some advice when it comes to transitioning your wardrobe. Instead of purchasing new fall items, these summer pieces can be transformed to create an effortless fall look. The best part is, you probably already have these fashion staples in your closet. Denim Skirts: There’s no need to pack away your favorite denim skirts just yet. Instead of pairing that chic skirt with a bodysuit, pair it with a warm-toned shirt and a cardigan. For shoes, break in the booties early and add a gold dainty necklace for an accent. Crop-style Tops: My favorite fall item is a classic army green utility jacket from Lucky Brand. It’s warm, trendy and gives off major fall vibes. Pair a bomber jacket, faux leather
jacket or distressed denim jacket with your summer crop-style top to keep in style this fall. Jeans: You can take your distressed boyfriend or skinny jeans into fall by adding a sweater and throwing on a pair of sandals. A light flowy shirt also goes great with a warm cardigan and knee ripped jeans for an edgier look. T-shirt Dresses: T-shirt dresses are soft, comfortable and a cute wardrobe necessity. Throw on your favorite T-shirt dress with a long cardigan and cute sneakers for the perfect fall everyday look. Ankle Cropped Pants: Transition your summer internship clothing into the next season with ankle cropped pants and a closed toed heel. Grab a blazer to throw over your short sleeved blouse and you’re ready to go. Dresses: Don’t forget about your summer dresses, they can easily be styled with a blazer or swapped with a fun leather jacket for office to nighttime attire.
: Zestful lemon bars
Zest of 1 lemon Ingredients (For Filling): 1 cup of granulated sugar Zest of 2 lemons 3 large eggs 1/3 cup of lemon juice 1 tbsp of flour 1/2 tsp of baking powder 1/2 tsp of salt
Serving size: 25 lemon bars
Directions (For Crust): 1. Use butter to lightly grease a 9x9 inch microwave-safe baking dish. 2. Whisk flour, sugar and lemon zest together in dish. 3. Stir in melted butter to create the crust. 4. Press crust into the prepared baking dish. 5. Microwave for three minutes, or until crust is firm. 6. Set aside and prepare filling.
Ingredients (For Crust): 1 cup of flour 3 tbsps of powdered sugar 6 tbsps of melted butter
Directions (For Filling): 1. Beat together sugar, lemon zest, eggs and lemon juice. 2. Beat in flour, baking powder and salt. Continue beating for 2-3 minutes.
3. Pour the filling over the crust and microwave for three minutes. Filling should be set with a little jiggle. If it hasn’t set, microwave for an additional minute. 4. Refrigerate the lemon bars for several hours, or overnight. 5. Cut into squares, dust with powdered sugar and sprinkle additional lemon zest for flavor. 6. Keep refrigerated. 7. Enjoy!
Powdered sugar makes for a tasty topping.
The 09/20/17 issue of The Signal, The College of New Jersey’s student newspaper