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On Jan. 1, 2019, New Jersey’s minimum wage will increase. While the increase is by no means the act of state legislators or Gov. Phil Murphy (D) upholding his campaign promise, it is the result of New Jersey’s constitution, which requires the state’s minimum wage to be adjusted to consumer price index data. The minimum wage ought to be raised as the prices of goods and services increase, but it must also be set at a livable rate that is reflective of the realities of the economy.
We all have our celebrity style inspirations, whether it be Kylie Jenner’s daring and risqué outfits or Vanessa Hudgens’ boho glam. While we will definitely give them credit for being super stylish, our favorite celebrities typically have a team of stylists making sure they’re fashion-forward. Being able to come up with super fashionable looks takes some talent and a great eye, and lucky for us, there are plenty of style influencers giving out some serious style inspo.
There are few skills more imperative to success than the ability to write, which is celebrated in many forms. Fiction writing and life writing are specifically recognized in the month of November, as both styles are integral to culture as a whole, in different ways.
In December 2016, Rutgers President Robert L. Barchi released a statement calling Rutgers a “safe haven” for undocumented students and outlining the University’s efforts to advocate for DACA students and protect the privacy of undocumented students.
Rutgers was fortunate in having several students who were brilliant collegiate song writers. The 1873 contribution by Howard Newton Fuller was a funny take on student life at Rutgers that deservedly became its alma mater. The first verse was:
The Rutgers wrestling team travels to Las Vegas, Nev. this weekend for the Cliff Keen Invitational, with 10 powerhouse teams making the trek to the West coast for the tournament.
From Wednesday, Nov. 28 to Saturday, Dec. 1, the Rutgers swimming and diving team will host American, Columbia and Queens University of Charlotte, at the Rutgers Aquatic Center.
The new course scheduling software platform that the Office of Scheduling and Space Management has been working on has been delayed until the Spring 2020 semester, said Interim Chancellor of Rutgers—New Brunswick Christopher J. Molloy in a University-wide email last week.
The Rutgers community is full of kind and caring people, and for specifically the past two years it has shown those qualities by donating for Giving Tuesday. Each year, Giving Tuesday takes place the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, and this year’s focus was on Rutgers’ student food pantries. On the New Brunswick campus, the student food pantry is located at 39 Union St. It opened in 2016, and is stocked by way of donations from organizations like Rutgers Against Hunger, Middlesex County Food Organization and Outreach Distribution Services, as well as private donations. While many students will go through all four years at Rutgers without even thinking about utilizing the University’s food pantry, hunger and lack of access to nutritious foods affects more members of our community than one might think.
Five Rutgers professors have been elected as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of Science Magazine, according to Rutgers Today.
Grammy-award winning pianist, bandleader and composer Eddie Palmieri hosts weekly Jazz Assembly Days at Mason Gross School of the Arts, according to an article by Rutgers Today.
The Rutgers men’s basketball team has seen a lot of success during the first few set of games to start the seasons over the last few years, and things are no different in 2018.
“Widows” is a moody film concerned with character, politics, race, religion and gender. Oh and there’s a heist — a fairly big one. Academy Award winning director Steve McQueen (“Hunger,” “Shame,” “12 Years A Slave”) creates an air of mayhem, grief and anguish. Even among such heavy themes, McQueen delivers a fantastic film both within and outside the heist genre.
The beauty of the fashion industry is that it invites people of all cultures to immerse themselves into a universal art form. From a professional standpoint, it is imperative that designers explore their inner creativity while remaining respectful toward different backgrounds, seeing as their campaigns reach a wide audience. There are lines that campaigns should not cross regarding race, ethnicity and culture among other personal elements and beliefs.
The Rutgers women’s basketball team is going up against Virginia Tech on Nov. 28 at the Cassell Coliseum in Blacksburg, Va.
Jealously is a term that is often associated with phrases such as low self-esteem, loneliness, feelings of emptiness, inadequacy, anxiety, stress and neuroticism. It is an emotion that we all experience throughout our lifetime, and can be caused by various things, such as issues in an intimate relationship or someone’s appearance, work ethic or house — the list is endless. Jealously directly correlates with lower self-esteem. Now the difficult question that we should ourselves would be, “How do we deal with jealously?” Unfortunately, the answer is not straightforward.
Battlefield V is finally out for PS4, Xbox One and PC and I am loving it so far. In the best way possible, the game feels like older Battlefield series entries. With large-scale battles, team/objective-based gameplay and long matches, the series’ core gameplay formula remains largely the same. The new multiplayer maps boast interesting layouts. Take Twisted Steel, for example, a map centered around a broken bridge with cottages on surrounding hillsides. Battlefield V is familiar, enjoyable and gorgeous.
Same usage rates, but different enforcement. The racial targeting in the policing of cannabis use has resulted in Black New Jerseyans being arrested at a rate three times higher than whites between 2000 and 2013, according to an ACLU-NJ report.
The #MeToo movement worked against sexual harassment as well as sexual assault. The movement went viral in October 2017, making waves internationally while shedding light on the ubiquitous prevalence of sexual harassment, particularly in the workplace. Although this movement made mass news, it unfortunately has not been enough to completely eradicate sexual assault. Amnesty International is a human rights, non-governmental organization, based in the U.K. The organization has more than 7 million members worldwide and recently analyzed rape legislation in 31 European countries. Based on the study, only eight countries — Cyprus, Ireland, Belgium, the U.K., Iceland, Germany, Sweden and Luxembourg — define rape based on consent. Simply put, sex without consent is defined as rape. Correct?
For the last two years, the Rutgers community has participated in Giving Tuesday — a social media-organized holiday focused on charitable action in light of a busy shopping season. This year, donations will go toward supporting the University’s student food pantries.