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I let the moment sink in. The cool, salty water lapped with a natural rhythm against the surfboard. I sat there, in disbelief. I thought scenes like this were built for the movies, a fiction unattainable in real life. The fire in the sky — made of the bright yellows and warm oranges of the sunset — burned against the deep cool blue of the sea’s passing waves.
For millions of high school seniors across the country, navigating the college admissions maze proves challenging enough. An acceptance into their dream university, however, can unravel a larger obstacle: funding a four-year education. Catherine Benavidez has encountered these challenges first-hand at the University of Texas at Austin.
Gov. Chris Christie wasn’t the only big winner in last Tuesday’s election. The unprecedented rise of special interest spending in our democracy is the real “elephant in the room.” Empowered by recent Supreme Court rulings, special interests on both ends of the political spectrum are spending record-breaking amounts to sway elections at every level of government.
On Friday, Andrew Getraer and Ariel Lubow came out with a response to Sara Zayed’s column. As a person mentioned in the article, I feel obligated to respond. I want to start off by rejecting the halfhearted apology I received in the article. Not only did it dismiss incidents of verbal and physical harassment the volunteers and I suffered, but reported them as an isolated incident committed by one person not part of the Rutgers University community.
In Tuesday’s Daily Targum, columnist Sara Zayed made a number of comments and accusations against Rutgers Hillel. We hesitate to respond, recognizing that most of the campus couldn’t care less. Foremost, the back and forth between pro-Israel and anti-Israel voices is just noise. We all have better things to do than add to the noise. However, the misrepresentation of Hillel by Zayed cannot go uncorrected.
With a warm thank you to the Rutgers student body for their resolution of support for the Morales/Shakur Community Center for the people, I must send this report to our brothers and sisters at Rutgers University. In the incoming fall semester, City University of New York has been hit with shameful gloom. Back in March 1971, the Reserve Officer Training Corps was thrown off CUNY campus after student protests were heeded across the globe during the unforgivable Vietnam War.
Midterms — Not everyone’s favorite part of a semester, but for some, it can cause intense feelings of anxiety above the norm that actually affect their ability to take tests. I am one of these people. I have an anxiety disorder. I am entitled by the American with Disabilities Act to receive accommodations on my exams in order to make my testing experience equal to that of what people without disabilities experience.
In 1970, Congresswoman Martha Griffiths pulled off a legislative coup on Capitol Hill still unmatched in its courageous pluckiness when she did an end-run around a minority of representatives hostile to the proposed Equal Rights Amendment for women.
To date, no laws of any government anywhere in the world have been able to stop people from engaging in sex work. To be clear, sex work refers to people who consensually trade sexual acts for money or goods. For many women and men, sex work is simply work. For some, engaging in sex work gives economic freedom otherwise not possible.
It is completely and utterly obvious that the tuition that continues to increase is not being put to intentions of our interests as students. Instead of receiving increased services, the libraries are open fewer hours on the weekends, the dining halls have closed earlier, and the once frequent and accessible LX busses are now clogged with students — whereas students hoping to go back to Cook and Douglass campuses on the REXLs are nearly fighting for their lives to get home.
My name is Christopher, and I’m a proud Rutgers alumnus. I was an esteemed member of the Glee Club, a dedicated student employee and football fanatic. In recent years, it has pained me to see constant controversy circling the institution I love. Initially, they were events that coincidentally happened at Rutgers, such as the circumstances surrounding Tyler Clementi’s tragic death.
It’s been said time and time again that America was founded as a nation of outcasts and immigrants. The 13 colonies became a conglomeration of men and women who were considered 16th and 17th century radicals. They left behind their familiar surroundings in search of something better, a freer more virtuous way of life.
As we approach the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, many Americans will revisit life-changing moments and remembrances from the superstorm, especially those in New York and New Jersey. Sandy, which claimed the lives of more than 250 people and upturned life for millions more, was the second most costly hurricane in U.S. history — topped only by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Over the last several weeks, I have read point and counterpoint regarding the mock eviction notices distributed in residence halls by Students for Justice in Palestine. The notices were meant to call attention to the destruction of Palestinian homes by Israel in territory that, by all accounts, is claimed by both sides. Given that I am neither Jewish nor Palestinian, I have been impartial on this issue and continue to remain so.
I am a dreamer. I believe in the values our founding fathers put forth — life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. I believe in equality for all citizens and noncitizens, regardless of identity. As the world becomes progressively globalized and complex, we have an increased responsibility to be mature and aware of what is going on.
About 2,120 years ago, travelers, warriors, pilgrims, monks and soldiers from Europe, Egypt, India, the Philippines, China and Vietnam would cross mountain ranges, vast deserts and wide seas comprising the Silk Road. The route was given its name because of the fruitful silk business, since silk was a precious material in China.
Last Sunday night, Oct. 6, Students for Justice in Palestine board members printed mock eviction notices and distributed them in residence halls at Rutgers-New Brunswick. This action was intended to call attention to the systematic demolition of the homes of Palestinians in the Occupied Territories and Israel.
Rutgers University President Robert L. Barchi finally broke his silence when reached for comment for an article that was published on Oct. 4. “The Glee Club has, for 140 years, been the keeper of the Alma Mater and has, when it deemed appropriate, modified its words to reflect the nature of the student body.
"You know you go to an all women’s college when you feel like you have to constantly defend the existence of women’s colleges,” the pop culture website Buzzfeed accurately explained in a recent article entitled “29 Signs You Go to a Women’s College.” Everyone knows there are stereotypes of women’s colleges that exist.
After reading “EZPass tracking is unacceptable,” I decided to quickly search for similar articles on the Internet and was not surprised to find dozens of blogs written in the same vein. I have a big problem with that. Here’s the thing, that hacker did not discover anything new.