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As the devastating structure fire destroyed the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris on April 15, people all over the world mourned the loss of the beautiful historic structure. Multiple generous donations have flooded in to help restore the cathedral, reflecting the importance and significance that the structure held for many.
It has been more than two weeks since Brenton Harrison Tarrant attacked two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. It has been confirmed as of April 3 Tarrant "will face 50 murder and 39 attempted charges when he appears in the High Court in Christchurch on Friday 5 April," according to a tweet by New Zealand Police.
Two nuclear powers. One Jammu and Kashmir.
In the recent trial regarding a Minnesota mosque bombing in 2017, it was brought to the forefront that the point of the attack was to "scare Muslims into leaving the U.S." The explosion, resulting in fire and considerable damage, occurred right before the morning prayer. Even though none were injured, the attempted attack terrified the community.
In Emily Esfahani Smith's Ted Talk titled "There's more to life than being happy," she discusses that in her research, she has discovered four things that actually make people fulfilled. Combining her studies in psychology, neuroscience and philosophy, she stated the four pillars of fulfillment as follows: a sense of belonging, finding purposes (not the same thing as finding a job that makes you happy), stepping beyond yourself and storytelling.
With the multi-directional flow of immigration all over the world, economic, political and socio-cultural transnationalism is diminishing the effect of border-bound national identity. The experiences of 258 million people and those who directly/indirectly interact with these people are based on hybrid identities due to transnationalism.
In this sink or swim environment being fostered in the STEM community at Rutgers, weed out classes are yet another trial students have to be put through. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, almost half of the incoming STEM majors end up switching majors or dropping out of college.
In a New Jersey Transit safety training meeting for my town's Emergency Services staff (police, firefighters, EMS), the instructor eventually and inevitably brought up the topic of terrorism. I just remember thinking, “Here we go.” What was the first video he played? One made by ISIS.
Racism is much more than an abstract social concept.
Today, both India and Pakistan remain crippled by the narratives built around the memories of the crimes of the partition.
As witnesses to the atrocities of the Syrian crisis, it is crucial to raise this simple question: Does anybody have a plan? A real plan, beyond self-interest and maintaining alliances? A real plan that actually ends this international war subjecting Syrian civilians to torment and abuse?
Alyssa Alhadeff. Scott Beigel. Martin Duque Anguiano. Nicholas Dworet. Aaron Feis. Jaime Guttenberg. Chris Hixon. Luke Hoyer. Cara Loughran. Gina Montalto. Joaquin Oliver. Alaina Petty. Meadow Pollack. Helena Ramsay. Alex Schachter. Carmen Schentrup. Peter Wang.
The bigotry that fosters a false sense of self-empowerment is actually rooted in ignorance. And if knowledge is power, then should not the ignorant be deemed impotent? The actions of those among us and those in the positions above us speak volumes about the corruptibility of human nature as the elected president of this country is empowered enough to impose upon us bigotry in the form of a Muslim ban.
The cost of ending the government shutdown this week was the shutting down of something else: a lot of hope. When 33 Democrats in Senate voted to end the recent government shutdown with a temporary spending bill to Feb. 8 instead of resisting the pressure, the hope for DACA beneficiaries plunged a little deeper into the ground.
Sometimes when we’re traveling around campus on the infamous Rutgers buses, those air-conditioned boxes limit how much of New Brunswick we really see. Truth is, there is much more to this town than Rutgers.
"Music has been a big part of my life for as long as I can remember.