Archive: The Need-to-Know Basis

Pup Fiction

Just how effective are reading-to-dog programs?

Dealing with Dyslexia

A new TCNJ initiative provides answers for families and guidance for school districts about tackling reading disabilities.

Winter Wellness

Campus health experts explain how you can survive the season that keeps on giving.

How to fuel your workout

Are you hitting the gym hard but getting hardly any results? Your gym-day diet might need a makeover. Professor of Health and Exercise Science Jie Kang, author of Nutrition and Metabolism in Sports, Exercise, and Health, has these suggestions for you.

How to catch a “shooting star”

Meteor showers occur when space rocks zip through the earth’s atmosphere, leaving bright streaks in their wakes. Opportunities abound in 2015 to catch one of these shows, but TCNJ observatory technician and junior physics major Joe Avenoso says the Perseids (active July 17 to August 24) and Geminids (active December 7 to 17) promise the most spectacular viewing.

Six ways to boost your kid’s language skills

Use a variety of words when you talk to your child. You’ll increase their vocabulary by employing a diverse vocabulary yourself. Engage your child in play activities that teach new words: songs, made-up stories, or even a simple game of “Where’s your nose?” can all help introduce new vocabulary. Ask your child questions throughout the […]

Five Irish films for your Netflix queue

Who says you have to stick with American-made movies this Oscar season? Terry Byrne, associate professor of communication studies, specializes in movies from the Emerald Isle. Here are his top picks.

Four Chinese rock bands you need to hear

In his freshman seminar Rock ’n’ Roll in Post-Mao China, Associate Professor Jiayan Mi opens students’ ears to contemporary music from the East. Here are the rockers he says everyone should know.

Three technologies that just might save your life

Medical technology moves too fast for most of us to keep up. So we asked Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering Christopher Wagner what technologies he sees as the new game-changers in medicine.