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Let’s get this out in the open. Politicians and interest groups have destroyed America’s democratic principles. With noisy, crass and predictable campaigns that focus more on ripping into one’s opponents rather than improving the lives of everyday Americans, today’s candidates have no grasp on what it means to run for public office. The vast majority of representatives care more about the wealthy people funding their campaigns and their personal agendas than they do about the people whose votes they so ardently court in the weeks before elections.
Let's be honest, it has been a rough couple of decades for the Rutgers men's basketball team. It has now been 25 years since the team made the NCAA Tournament, also known as "March Madness."
We all know that college kids, at first glance, may not be the smartest tools in the shed. We eat eight boxes of pizza at night, make completely horrendous excuses for not going to class — and when we do go, our minds are able to be occupied with hours and hours of BuzzFeed posts and remixes of the meow cat song.
Back again, with this bitter cold we welcome the spring semester. For so many people, Winter Break symbolizes a major holiday season with day after day of family gatherings and different interactions with family members. Even for those who do not consider this season holy, they undoubtedly spent a lot of time with their family or thinking about people who were spending time with their family.
Eat your veggies, finish your fruit and don’t eat too many desserts. I’m sure we’ve all had our moms nag us about this before, and I’m sure most of us have had the food pyramid drilled into our brains in elementary school. So when the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines were published earlier this month, most of us didn’t even bat an eyelash.
Through careful observation of my Facebook newsfeed and countless conversations with my friends, a lot of us agreed that 2015 sucked and we’re just hoping that 2016 redeems itself from the past struggle boat that was 2015. I describe that year as traumatic, but I’ll own up to much of its craziness.
Throughout our media, social or otherwise, the heralded winner of Sunday night’s Democratic Party debate was Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) by far. He managed to dominate over Gov. Martin O’Malley (D-Md.) and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, defending himself against her campaign’s increasingly desperate and unfounded attacks. And by desperate, I mean her daughter Chelsea’s recent accusation that Sanders, who voted for and pushed for the so-called "public option" that President Obama eventually dropped, wants to dismantle the Affordable Care Act entirely. Politifact instead judged that Sanders’s health care plan would instead expand and consolidate Obamacare by taking it to its logical conclusion: a universal, federalized single-payer system. Or as Bernie himself calls it, a Medicare-for-All system, which basically means that the government will pay for any health care costs, and whatever modest tax increases levied by the less-than-wealthy will be offset by a drastic reduction in health costs. As for who’ll pay for it, it’ll be the rich who’ve been sitting on billions of dollars of untaxed money.
In case you have been living under a rock for the last week, Rutgers Athletics has undergone a major overhaul. Gone is former Athletic Director Julie Hermann and head football coach Kyle Flood, and in comes newly appointed Athletic Director Pat Hobbs and head football coach Chris Ash.
Almost half of the nation's governors have promised to block Syrian refugees from settling in their states since the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks in Paris, which ISIS took credit for. One of the cited reasons for these statements is a Syrian passport that was discovered near one of the suicide bombers. Although official validation of its authenticity or ownership has yet to be confirmed, many of these governors stated that the federal government failed to give more transparency on the resettlement of Syrian refugees, and this means they need to take necessary measures in order to protect their citizens.
love the Muslims,” said Donald Trump on CNN in September. It almost broke my
heart, then, when I read on Monday night that Trump is now calling for a “total
and complete shutdown of all Muslims entering the United States.”
As you know, finals and deadlines for an array of projects, applications, theses and so forth are fast approaching. Too fast, I’m certain. So with all of these responsibilities and commitments swirling around us, let me remind all of you: You are not your grades. Your worth as a person can’t be determined by how well you perform on your exams, if your department grants you honors or if you graduate on time. Not everyone will care about your GPA a decade, or a century from now. Hell, they may not even care much about them a year from now, or at least the people that make life worth living won’t. Your major can’t define you either. Anyone can major in English, biology, finance, Norse literature — you name it! And, anyone can get A's, but only you can be you. Out of the billions that have ever lived, the billions that do and the countless scores to come hereafter — here you are. And, I thank God for that.
The rise of Caitlyn Jenner has unquestionably prompted a dialogue about gender identity that too often falls by the wayside.
It is a sad state of affairs in our country. Three hundred and fifty-three mass shootings to date and still no practical solution at hand. What is one to make of this violence in a society where we pride ourselves on being the exception in a world of barbarity? Before one deduces that I am of typical liberal stock, wishing for firearms to exist only in museums and battlefields, I will say that the matter is not clear to me. The Second Amendment appears to be fairly solid in procuring one’s right to bear arms, but then again we haven’t had the pleasure of doing battle with a Hanoverian monarch in quite some time. Can ethics be had on an issue where rights and tradition meet an ever-evolving society?
I remember being 12 years old the first time I noticed getting unwanted attention from men. I never had any particularly bad teen years, but I was at an awkward age. I still wanted to be a kid, play games and not worry about boys. My body, however, had different plans, and with my period came budding breasts. Then came the looks and the catcalls. Time was up, almost like a rite of passage into adulthood, I had to learn how to deal with whistles and random men grabbing my ass.
With two months to go before the Iowa caucus, the Republican Party is stuck in a mire, unsure of an identity or a legitimate candidate to support. Liberal media has attacked various candidates regularly, and usually for good reason. Republican nominees seem to have taken every opportunity possible to display ultra-conservative, often absurd views to the national audience. To a large portion of the American public, the irrationality displayed by some of the candidates can be described as laughable at best. Granted, the literature describing Donald Trump's great wall and the image of Mike Huckabee clutching the hand of Kim Davis are now symbolically conservative in voters' eyes. As absurd as these actions immediately seem, the unfortunate reality underneath the guise of this election cycle is that these are legitimate attempts to garner the votes and support of an ultra-conservative network of Republican voters: the primarily white and evangelist Christian demographic that thrives throughout the conservative heartland.
Since he bulldozed into the Republican primary race back in June, Donald Trump has defied every political norm and tradition. The man who was initially written off as a billionaire vanity candidate has held the top spot in Republican polls by a veritably wide margin for almost five months. It’s an unprecedented lead that’s even more remarkable because he’s a non-establishment candidate with virtually no political experience.
I was scrolling though my Tumblr the other day, yet I can’t remember which day exactly because I’m on Tumblr nearly every day, to be honest. Right after Halloween, I was noticing all these memes making fun of the holiday rhythms of U.S. popular culture. It seems like we reach a holiday high at Halloween, and then we fall back into a lull of sorts until the Christmas season, only punctuated by engorging ourselves on Thanksgiving.
As part of my journey for spiritual renewal, I searched for answers through various conversations I had with queer people of color who have struggled with their queerness and growing up in Christian households. Despite the pain endured from shame and condemnation coming from oppressive ideologies and hateful communities within major organized religion, like Christianity, many of my friends recognized their personal need for spiritual growth in their lives. And moving beyond religion, it’s part of a framework that contributes to the overall struggle of many non-white, non-christian folks of faith, who are the biggest threat to the white-supremacist and imperialist dominance.
This past Wednesday, I attended a discussion about being a woman in philosophy, presented by the Department of Philosophy here on campus. While making my way to the fifth floor of the Gateway Transit Building, I tried to gather some sense on what exactly the problem was with gender inequality, and more importantly, how to be an ally. A short ring and a few steps later, I was seated in a room of at least 15 people, most of whom were female graduate philosophy students, others were mostly female undergraduate students and the rest were faculty. I am pleased to be part of a University where gender inequality is not entirely prevalent, but still some of the issues presented were not ones expected in the year 2015, on a modern campus, in the Northeast no less!
On Nov. 13, Paris was rocked by the worst terrorist attack in Europe in over a decade. Six nearly simultaneous attacks throughout the city left over 120 people dead and upwards of 300 wounded. The attacks, attributed to ISIL by President Francois Hollande, were carried out at popular tourist venues such as a concert hall, bars, restaurants and France's national stadium, where a soccer game between France and Germany was taking place.