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Stevens Dramatic Society prepares for South Park shadowcast

The Stevens Dramatic Society will be performing their long-awaited shadowcast of South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday night. The Society has been practicing the performance for the past several months and is eagerly anticipating a big turnout. The shadowcast is a long-standing tradition of the Dramatic Society, so this is…

Where and how our students cheat

By Shane Quinlan Arlington, Vice Chair of the Honor Board Note: The opinions expressed in this periodical are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of the Honor Board or any other entity. A few weeks ago, I published some aggregate statistics about Honor System violations and investigations in The Stute.…

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Off Center celebrates 10 years of shows

Just as end-of-the-semester stress was beginning to set in, Stevens’ comedy group Off Center presented their final sketch comedy show of the semester. Off Center hit the bull’s-eye with Free Tupac Concert. Students enjoyed two nights of free laughs and snacks, including cake to celebrate ten years of shows by Off Center. “All good shows start with good writing,”…

“Ecomodernists” envision utopia—but what about war?

For an in-class exercise, I like asking students: “What’s your utopia?” I tell them that utopias aren’t fashionable these days; “utopian” is generally employed in a derogatory sense, meaning naively optimistic. Some cynics insist that our utopian yearnings invariably lead to disaster. That conclusion is far too pessimistic. We humans, in spite of our flaws,…

Est quod est

As classes end and this semester (finally) comes to a close, I don’t think I could be more happy. Overall, this semester has been my worst to date at Stevens, both academically and mentally. (Mom, if you’re reading this—don’t worry; it’s all good.) Why? The main reason behind my slight drop in grades and the…

Letter to the editor

By Stephen Walter Enduring any length of time at Stevens can give a student plenty to complain about, I have certainly done my share over my four years here. Complaining is a necessary part of our culture. It allows us to vent and navigate through this without tons of pent up frustration. But the vast…

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Tau Beta Pi holds 5k to support Alzheimer’s Foundation

Pier A in Hoboken was filled with over 200 runners for Tau Beta Pi’s Pi Mile Run last Saturday. Tau Beta Pi is the nation’s second oldest honor society, and the only engineering honor society representing the entire engineering profession. The NJ Alpha chapter at Stevens is the fourth oldest chapter and was founded in…