The revitalization of Glassboro brings new dining options

The ongoing development of downtown Glassboro is bringing a new crop of exciting businesses to the town. Some of these include Prime Burger, Green Zebra and a new location of Ry’s Bagels, currently located in a shopping center off of Delsea. The news is exciting for both residents of Glassboro and students, who are often left unhappy with the dining options on and off campus.

These new businesses provide an opportunities for more variety in student’s diets and places to go during their free time. For example, Corey Gardner-Meeks, owner of Green Zebra, said in an interview with the Gloucester County Times that, “Our focus is on having healthy, flavorful ingredients that are local, when available.” One complaint I personally here a lot from students is the lack of vegetarian options on campus so the opening of Green Zebra should cover many bases.

With the growing revitalization of downtown Glassboro, we will surely see more and more new and interesting businesses begin to pop up. It will be fun to finally see the dining options in Glassboro shaken up. Check back to this blog for more updates and reviews of these exciting new businesses!

Experiencing the Tunnel of Oppression

On November 20th, 2012 a conglomerate of student diversity groups put on the Tunnel of Oppression in Rowan University’s Student Center Ballroom. The Tunnel of Oppression is a highly interactive experience that places individuals in intense situations of hate, prejudice and self-doubt. The goal of the Tunnel is to raise awareness about  various oppressions and hopefully to inspire people to get involved in eradicating these problems that continue to plague society. The Tunnel operated from 5:00pm-7:00pm and tours lasted about 6-8 minutes.

Warning: this video contains explicit language.

The Tunnel of Oppression from Steve Giangola on Vimeo.

An Interview with archaeologist and curator Jeffrey Norcross

Jeffrey Norcross is founder and curator of The South Jersey Museum of American History, located right here in Glassboro. Norcross is an archaeologist with a brimming passion for the artifacts that make up his museum. Many of the antique farming tools on display come directly from Norcross’s family, which have called South Jersey home for many generations. The Museum also sports collections of Native artifacts, antique firearms, political memorabilia, century-old glass bottles that recall Glassboro’s manufacturing history and much more. The Museum’s fascinating items are surely not its only draw. A personal tour from Norcross is filled with in-depth knowledge, humor and genuine pleasure in revealing his life-long passion through the items he has collected.

 

 

The South Jersey Museum of American History is located at 123 East High Street, Glassboro, NJ 08028. The Museum is open from 1-5pm Thursday-Sunday. You can reach them at 856-442-0688.

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