by Emely Alba
Montclair State University students are counting down the days until commencement while preparing to ace their final exams. While their college experience has been filled with hard work and stress, it has also been filled with lots of memories and fun times.
Even though the seniors are moving on from their time as an undergraduate student, most are going the extra mile to achieve their Master’s degree at Montclair State.
Graduating senior Lucas Biel is an exercise science major who believes that Montclair State is one of the most underrated schools in the area.
“I believe that people can receive a great education here, especially if you make a connection with the professors,” Biel said. “I also just had an interview here for the Master’s program to continue studying exercise science.”
Several seniors praise their professors as well as university staff for a successful career at Montclair State. They have helped many students receive a proper education and achieve the grades needed to succeed.
Graduating senior and nutrition major, Amanda DeCandia, has described each individual year of college as “unique” and different. She also agrees that her professors have directed her to follow the right path in order to achieve her goals.
“I’ve been here for three years, and it’s been very different each year. I’ve developed close relationships with my professors and they’ve helped me figured out which direction I want to go in,”…
Do you feel safe leaving your belongings unattended on campus? Why or why not?
By Rebecca Serviss
“Depends on the situation. If I am in a classroom with someone I know, I will leave [my things] in there. However, if I’m by myself, I will not leave my bag because I don’t know anyone around me.”
“No [I don’t feel safe leaving my things out]. I carry a lock on me just in case I have to lock anything up, like in the Student Recreation Center, because I know a lot of people have gotten their stuff stolen.”
Child Advocacy & Policy
“I feel safe [leaving my things unattend] if I’m in a classroom, but if I’m [around] campus, [like the] cafeteria, [I wouldn’t.]”
Family Science & Human Development
It depends on the amount of people around. If it’s in a classroom, [I would]. If I’m sitting in the library, it depends on who I’m sitting with.”