The Drew Acorn Drew University's Student Newspaper Sat, 07 Nov 2015 01:44:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Communities changing police confrontation Fri, 23 Oct 2015 04:25:45 +0000 T.J. Chiang – Staff Writer

Currently, there is some hatred between the citizens and the police because of police brutality. A solution proposed by many is community policing. In short, community policing is where a police officer is stationed in an area and gets to know the community

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I attended Catholic school from grade one to grade 12. Throughout my years, we were encouraged to be unquestioning and dutiful Catholics dedicated to Church and authority. In religion classes we were told that everything taught was infallible. Asking why things were

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The baby box: an unfortunate dilemma Fri, 23 Oct 2015 04:23:11 +0000 Pearl Lee – Managing Editor

The shallow concern of policymakers in Seoul, South Korea was magnified on Aug. 5, 2012, when the government passed the “Special Adoption Law.” This law was passed in order to serve the best interest of birth-parents and adoptees. The irony behind this law

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Talkin’ smack on Yik Yak: a ripple effect Fri, 23 Oct 2015 04:21:34 +0000 Editorial Board

The new social media outlet sweeping the nation, Yik Yak, fosters problems on college campuses. The app allows college students to anonymously attack each other’s race, individuality and sexual orientation. For example, at Eastern Michigan University, an open discussion on Yik Yak occurred regarding a professor

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What’s the word? Fri, 23 Oct 2015 04:19:23 +0000 Taylor Tracy – Student Life and Arts Editor

What is Asexuality?

“I honestly do not know what it means.” Jael Estrada (’18)


“It’s someone identify with a sexual romantic preference.” Ivana Mitic (’17)


“I don’t know the exact definition…without sexuality?” Bishoy Awadalla (’16)


“Someone who

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Club of the Week - Drew Commuters Association Fri, 23 Oct 2015 04:13:32 +0000 Drew Commuters Association
  1. What does the club do?

DCA (Drew Commuters Association) is a club created for commuters by commuters. Our primary purposes are to answer to commuter concerns and strengthen the commuter community at Drew.

  1. What events do you have coming up?

Our next event will be

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The Concert Hall Colunmn Fri, 23 Oct 2015 04:10:08 +0000 Laura Brown – Contributing Writer

This past weekend, the Concert Hall at Drew hosted a performance by the New Jersey Festival Orchestra. Their concert, “You Are My Rhapsody in Blue,” featured Gershwin’s famous “Rhapsody in Blue,” an exquisite classic known by any lover of American classical music.


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Pour stir and hit start: microwave mug meals Fri, 23 Oct 2015 04:08:19 +0000 Catherine King – Contributing Writer

Drewids, are you tired of eating at the Commons or EC but are too broke to go into town or order delivery? Or maybe you are cramming for your midterm and cannot leave your room for fear of the distracting outside world? Well,

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Tap into free Korean drums go Fri, 23 Oct 2015 04:06:05 +0000 Aidan Antonelli – Contributing Writer

This past week, Dr. Minjoon Kouh led a practice for the Traditional Korean Drum Ensemble, as he does every Thursday evening in the Simon Forum. Eight drummers sat in a circle including Kouh’s wife, Yumi, his sons and daughter, and other student and

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Roommates you’ve got a friend in me (or not) Fri, 23 Oct 2015 04:04:25 +0000 Caitlin Shannon – Contributing Writer

They had the best of times, they had the worst of times. Sharing a room with someone can be both a battle and a blessing. So what are the best and worst parts of having a roommate? Some Drewids told their tales.  

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Title IX and what it means for Drewids on a physical and emotional level Fri, 23 Oct 2015 03:58:44 +0000 Inji Kim – Contributing Writer

Title IX has long been a powerful tool for combating campus violence, according to the Department of Justice. Title IX is a comprehensive federal law that addresses sexual harassment, gender-based discrimination, and sexual violence. Title IX applies, with a few specific exceptions, to

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Drew Democrats host event for the first of four Democratic primary debates with roaring success Fri, 23 Oct 2015 03:56:48 +0000 Julia Cornell – Contributing Writer

Red, white, and blue shone from the walls and strands of silver donkeys swayed from the ceiling in McLendon’s main lounge on Tuesday night as Drew Democrats hosted their “Democratic Debate Watch Party.”  As people started to filter in for the 8:30 p.m.

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Introducing from the Methodist Archives Drew’s Acting Dean of Libraries Chris Anderson Fri, 23 Oct 2015 03:51:55 +0000 Pearl Lee – Managing Editor

President MaryAnn Baenninger announced on October 9 that Dr. Chris Anderson, head of Special Collections and University Archives, will be serving as the Acting Dean of Libraries effective Monday, Oct. 26.

Currently, there is a search for a permanent Dean of Libraries. Candidates …

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Drew poet Dr. Patrick Phillips on his life, writing and family Fri, 23 Oct 2015 03:43:46 +0000 Josh Gomez – Contributing Writer

Dr. Patrick Phillips is an award-winning poet and a creative writing professor at Drew University. He lives in Brooklyn, N.Y. with his wife and two teenage sons. His poems have appeared in a dozen literary magazines and have earned him the Kate Tufts Discovery …

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Irish Language spreads its roots into the Forest Fri, 23 Oct 2015 03:33:06 +0000 Shaylyn MacKinnon – Contributing Writer

Room 103 in Brothers College saw an interesting mix of people on Wednesday night as the new Irish language class met for the second time. At 7:00 p.m. six students sat as visiting Professor Antaine Ó Dubthaigh began a brief review of last week’s

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Women’s Soccer has successful week with back to back game wins Thu, 15 Oct 2015 19:43:56 +0000 Kathryn Swenor – Assistant Sports Editor

The Drew Rangers Women’s Soccer team scored the final goal of the game with just 1:13 left in the second and final overtime period, against Susquehanna University on Saturday Oct. 3.

Emma Campbell (’16) scored the goal that gave Drew University women’s

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Men’s Soccer tie in Landmark Conference game against Susquehanna Thu, 15 Oct 2015 19:41:55 +0000 Leanza Rodriguez – Staff Writer

On Saturday Oct. 3 the Drew University men’s soccer team made their way to Selinsgrove, Pa. to play Susquehanna University in a Landmark Conference game. They traveled with their mind’s set that they would return with a win, but the game ended with

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Top Rangers of the Week Thu, 15 Oct 2015 19:40:15 +0000 John Marques (’17)


For the second time this season, Marques was named Landmark Conference Defensive Player of the Week on Monday. This honor comes after Marques recorded two shutouts the previous week when Drew defeated New York University and tied Landmark Conference opponent Susquehanna University last Saturday.

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Field Hockey falls to Susquehanna in Landmark game Thu, 15 Oct 2015 19:39:35 +0000 Alexandra Kemper – Staff Writer

The Drew University field hockey team dropped its Landmark Conference home opener on a cold and dreary Saturday afternoon, to Susquehanna University at Ranger Stadium.

The final score was 3-1., bringing the Ranger record to 1-9 overall and 0-2 in conference. Susquehanna now

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Mandatory minimum sentencing tears us apart Thu, 15 Oct 2015 19:37:40 +0000 Marley Amico – Contributing Writer

In the 1980s and 1990s, harsh legislation was passed at the federal level to increase prison sentences for drug crimes related to crack cocaine, in order to prevent the spread of the narcotic. These policies were marginally successful. Instead of attacking the problem

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