Archive for April, 2010

Kings Of Leon Announce Opening Acts For Their Summer Tour

Posted in Uncategorized on April 29, 2010 by bccstall

Kings of Leon are happy to announce that special guests The Black Keys, Built To Spill, The Features, The Stills and The Whigs will join them for their upcoming 2010 Live Nation produced tour. Special guests will appear on select dates.

For complete ticket and tour information, please visit and

6/5     Atlantic City, NJ

6/6      Saratoga, NY

6/8      Scranton, PA

7/9      San Diego, CA

7/10   Phoenix, AZ

7/12   Los Angeles, CA

7/14   Irvine, CA

7/17  George, WA

7/19  Salt Lake City, UT

7/20  Denver, CO

7/23  St. Louis, MO

7/24  Chicago, IL

7/26  Cleveland, OH                   \

7/28  Toronto, ON

7/30  Darien Center, NY

7/31   Detroit, MI

8/3      Hartford, CT

8/5     Camden, NJ

8/7     Bristow, VA

9/3     Indianapolis, IN

9/4     Cincinnati, OH

9/7     Pittsburgh, PA

9/8     Hershey,PA

9/10  Charlotte, NC

9/11   Virginia Beach, VA

9/13   Raleigh, NC

9/17   West Palm Beach, FL

9/18    Tampa, FL

9/20   Birmingham, AL

9/22   Houston, TX

9/23   Dallas, TX


Brookdale Men’s Lacrosse Crowned Region XIX Champion

Posted in Uncategorized on April 28, 2010 by bccstall

The number-two seed Brookdale Community College won its first-ever NJCAA Region XIX Championship with a 10-9 victory over the top seeded County College of Morris this afternoon.

The second-ranked Jersey Blues, who improve to 9-5 on the season (Region XIX 4-1) took full advantage of their second Region XIX title game appearance in the squad’s second year of existence.  The 2009 season was the first full varsity schedule Brookdale ever played, to which they suffered a defeat to Del-Tech Terry in the championship round.

In the 2010 chapter, Morris jumped out to a quick 4-0 start in the first seven minutes of the opening frame.  However, led by tournament MVP John Tanner (Rumson-Fair Haven) in goal, the Brookdale defense held Morris scoreless in the second stanza. The Jersey Blue offense, powered by freshman Ryan Olsen (Old Bridge), who finished the game with four goals, had no problem stepping up to the plate, as they rallied to score three consecutive goals to enter halftime behind by only one.

Brookdale scored two more unanswered goals in the opening 10 minutes of the second half, with Olsen’s shot at 5:37 handing the Jersey Blues their first lead of the game 5-4.

Freshman midfielder John Felicetti (Old Bridge) would then strike from his knees at 15-yards out to increase the Jersey Blues’ lead by two.  Following the faceoff from Felicetti’s score, defender Sean Cunningham (Christian Brothers) took the ball the length of the field in only 13 seconds to give the Jersey Blues a 7-4 edge over the top-seeded team.

Morris responded with two goals of its own as Tom McAndrews (Randolph) and David Soule (Kinnelon) would both find the back of the net, to close the gap 7-6 heading into the final break.  The Titans weren’t  going to go quietly, as Tom Walsh (Morris Hills) tied the game from a wide open stance :21 seconds into the final stanza.

Thanks to a low corner shot by Felicetti, who finished the game with four points (three goals, one assist), and a powerful rip by Olsen, the Jersey Blues reached their 10-goal mark with 7:28 remaining in the game. Morris would score a quick two more goals, but it would prove to be not enough as Brookdale controlled the clock to remain the victors.  Tanner recorded 13 saves in the winning effort and freshman Kenny Bogert (Brick Township) also contributed with two goals and one assist.

Brookdale will now host the winner of the Suffolk/Nassau game in the District 2 playoff for a berth into the NJCAA National Championship Tournament on Saturday, May 1st.

Assault At BCC

Posted in Uncategorized on April 23, 2010 by bccstall

At approximately 1:55 pm on Wednesday, April 21st, an assault took place in the lobby area of Larrison Hall.

Police are looking for a black male, approximately 6’ tall, thick build, 22/23 years old, wearing a blue polo shirt with a collar, and a white t-shirt underneath, light-colored jeans, white Nikes, unshaven with short hair.

Suspect is believed to be accompanied by a Hispanic male, approximately 5’9”, “chubby,” wearing a red polo shirt with a collar, dark jeans, clean shaven, with a new, short hair cut with sideburns shaped like two “V”s and shaven around the “V.”

Anyone who witnessed the assault or observed the 2 males in question sitting on a desk in the LAH foyer prior to the incident are asked to call Brookdale Police Department at 732-224-2222.

Silversun Pickups And Against Me! To Tour Together

Posted in Music on April 22, 2010 by bccstall

Dangerbird Records is excited to announce a newly confirmed Silversun Pickups headlining tour! The Grammy-nominated, Los Angeles-based quartet, fresh off a hugely successful arena tour supporting Muse, will head out with Against Me! and Henry Clay People opening. This first leg of dates starts in Orlando, FL, on June 15th and ends in Milwaukee, WI, on July 4th. More dates will be added soon.

In a review of the tour with Muse, the San Jose Mercury News hailed: “As good as [Silversun Pickups] is on record, the group showed in Oakland that it can achieve even greater heights on the live stage…where the Pickups’ brand of jammed-out alt-rock truly shines.”

For a glimpse of the band unplugged, check out the recent session they did for here.

Silversun Pickups are touring in support of their critically acclaimed second album, Swoon, which has so far yielded the #1 Modern Rock smash, “Panic Switch.” During this cycle, the band has appeared on Late Show with David Letterman, the Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien,Jimmy Kimmel Live and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

The confirmed tour dates are below:


15                                    Orlando, FL            Hard Rock Café

16                                    Boca Raton, FL       Sunset Cove Amphitheatre

18                                    Tampa, FL               Ritz Ybor

19                                    Atlanta, GA            The Tabernacle

20                                    Raleigh, NC            The Disco Rodeo

23                                    Washington, DC     DAR Constitution Hall

24                                    Montclair, NJ          Wellmont Theater

25                                    Brooklyn, NY         Williamsburg Waterfront

28                                    Philadelphia, PA     Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing

29                                    Toronto, ONT          Sound Academy


2                                    Detroit, MI                  The Fillmore

Recreation Education Center To Open July 1

Posted in Brookdale on April 17, 2010 by bccstall
The Recreation Education Center (the addition to the Collins Arena) is on schedule for a July 1 opening. The REC consists of a two-court gymnasium and the Athletic department offices.  Electrical, plumbing and mechanical work has passed have initial inspections and sheetrock is flying up on the interior walls.
In the new gymnasium, the ceiling is painted and the light fixtures have already been hung.  On the exterior, finish grading has begun and weather permitting, the finished concrete sidewalks and landscaping will be done in time for Brookdale’s May 16.
Keep in mind, too, that the second floor Fitness Center is also part of the REC. That should open by the end of August.


Posted in Enviroment, Music on April 8, 2010 by bccstall
Earth Day Network announced that Sting, John Legend, The Roots, Bob Weir, Patrick Stump, Mavis Staples, Passion Pit, Q-Tip, Booker T and other artists will perform at The Climate Rally on The National Mall in Washington, DC on Sunday, April 25. Other environmental stewards and notable figures attending include Reverend Jesse Jackson, film director, James Cameron, Olympic gold medalist, Billy Demong, producer, Trudie Styler and author, Margaret Atwood.
In honor of the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day, these influential musicians along with political, environmental, religious and civil-rights leaders will join with a massive audience of concerned citizens to call on Congress to pass an effective and equitable climate and clean energy bill in 2010.
The day of speeches, live music and eco-village exhibits on The National Mall caps off nine days of service projects, advocacy events, performance arts and exhibits organized by Earth Day Network from April 17to 25.
“Forty years after the first Earth Day, we are joined by some of today’s most influential artists and thought-leaders around the world with a clear agenda for Earth Day’s 40thAnniversary,” said Kathleen Rogers, President, Earth Day. “Together, we will issue the call to our elected leaders that now is the time to create ambitious legislation for climate change and a green economy.”
The National Mall has been an American epicenter for change, as it was on the first Earth Day in 1970. Forty years ago, the National Mall served as a focal point for the first Earth Day and a 20 million citizens strong, country-wide, unified demand to protect and clean up the environment. This year, the U.S. flagship Earth Day events on the National Mall will once again act as a rallying point for the nation.
For additional information on The Climate Rally and a daily break-down of events, visit

The Princeton Review To Offer Free GRE and GMAT Math Bootcamps

Posted in General College Stuff on April 1, 2010 by bccstall
For graduate school hopefuls who want to sharpen their math skills prior to taking the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), The Princeton Review today announced that it is offering free workshops designed to help test takers get quickly reacquainted with the core math fundamentals that are part of these crucial graduate school entrance exams.
Taking place from April 17-23, 2010 at various locations throughout the country, the free 1.5-3 hour workshops will help students who suffer from math anxiety review all of the basic math skills and concepts tested on the GRE and GMAT.  The workshops are designed for students who have not been in a math classroom for a while or who are not yet ready to tackle the higher math concepts that show up on the exams.
“According to the Educational Testing Service, total registrations for the GRE saw a record breaking increase of nine percent in 2009,” said Neill Seltzer, National GRE Content Director for The Princeton Review. “Additionally, more people registered for the GMAT in 2009 than in any other year since the exam’s creation in 1954. The bottom line is that this dramatic increase in applications means tougher competition for graduate school seats, and closer scrutiny of GRE and GMAT scores to determine who gets in and who doesn’t.”
Seltzer noted that while the math portion of the GRE and GMAT can be challenging, all students, with the right prep, can do well on these sections. “The math portion of the GRE and GMAT accounts for 50 percent of each exam, so not doing well on it can have a significant impact on one’s overall score.”
As more MBA programs begin to accept GRE scores for admission, Seltzer believes it’s important for students to understand the changes that will be taking place with the GRE. “The profile of a typical business school applicant is evolving,” Seltzer said. “And therefore, it is in a student’s best interest to be well informed about all aspects of admissions, including the changing nature of the tests themselves.”
Seltzer’s final words of advice to potential graduate students are to remember that GRE and GMAT scores are one of the few variables they can change in their applications for admission. “Your GPA is already set in stone, your resume will not change much before you attach it to your application, and you should already have a relationship with your recommenders,” he said. “Your GRE or GMAT score is the one piece you can still impact dramatically in the next 12-18 months, but you won’t do it without polishing up your math skills.”
For a complete list of where and when The Princeton Review’s free Math Bootcamps will take place go to or call 1-800-2REVIEW (800-273-8439). Advance registration is required.