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It’s been an unusually warm December in New Jersey. Actually, the weather the past few months has been a tad warmer than what you would expect, but this may not be a particularly alarming issue. After all, you can just keep wearing light and comfortable fall outfits as opposed to encumbering thick coats, hats and gloves usually worn around this time of year.
The Pentagon officially banned women from military combat, but they still heroically and unofficially served the United States in combat lines.
Scrolling through your Facebook news feed, you might have come across a peculiar page these past few days: The White Student Union at Rutgers University.
Chef Ayesha Curry has gotten herself into some hot water. The wife of Golden State Warrior point-guard Steph Curry has come under fire for a series of tweets about clothing and fashion choices. Curry’s initial tweet read, “Everyone's into barely wearing clothes these days, huh?
Typically delivered annually, the State of the Union (SOTU) is a speech given by the president to the joint session of the United States Congress, and this year’s SOTU signaled the end of another presidential era. President Barack Obama gave his eighth address on Jan. 12 for his final year in office, and it was the first SOTU with Paul Ryan as the speaker of the House of Representatives. He emphasized how this speech was not going to be about this year or the next five years — it was going to be about the rest of America's future.
Water is an essential nutrient: The body can last weeks without food, but only days without water.
Giving Day Generates DollarsGiving Day is an international day, around the the same time as Black Friday and Cyber Monday, that reminds people to think of others at a time when many simply succumb to discount deals and buy items for themselves.
Journalism is in a hopeless state. Stuck between a rock and a hard place, its hard to pinpoint just exactly where the problem began. One side of the issue is finding a source of funding, which has likely been a difficulty since the advent of print media. Printing pages on newsprint is not cheap. But more recently the problem has become a juxtaposition of no money and lack of readership. With the fast-paced lives that so many Americans currently lead, the time that individuals once invested in paying attention to news has begun to fade.
The confluence of several events, Rutgers’ 250th anniversary and nationwide protests for improving the environment of college campuses for minority students, encourages the analysis of our own school’s history.
In Minneapolis, a man shot five Black Lives Matter protestors during a demonstration. In Colorado, a man shot and killed three people — two civilians and a police officer — at a Planned Parenthood clinic. The protest shooter confessed to his crimes and is reported to have had “very intense opinions” and “had negative experiences with and opinions about African-Americans.”
Rutgers University is one of the nation's top 30 research universities. Whether you are working toward an undergraduate degree or a graduate degree, as a student at the University, you have the ability to participate in a wide range of world-class projects with leading professionals.
Twin tragedies, a day apart, occurred last week. On Thursday, bombs detonated in a busy shopping street in Beirut. More than 200 people were wounded and 43 people died. The first bomber set his off his explosive vest outside a Shia mosque, the second bomber blew himself up inside a nearby bakery and the third bomber — who failed to set off his explosives — was found at the scene of the second blast. This was the deadliest bombing in the capital of Lebanon since the end of the country’s civil war in 1990. And the next day, on Friday, Paris was attacked. Casualties of the event included 200 people who were injured and at least 128 who people died.
We don’t expect to hear from University President Robert L. Barchi. When students voice their concerns, when staff and faculty point out systematic shortcomings and when athletic teams triumph or fail, the University president consistently remains silent.Yet Monday evening Barchi emailed the student body a six-paragraph statement on the attacks around the world — specifically in Paris — and the racial tensions at the University of Missouri and on college campuses around the nation — or at least one would assume.
No one should get a pass when it comes to domestic violence, but UFC fighter Ronda Rousey is getting away scot-free. In her autobiography, “My Fight / Your Fight,” Rousey writes about the violent and abusive events that transpired between her and an ex-boyfriend.
The veracity of Ben Carson’s stories garnered attention in the past weeks, particularly the assertion that he received a full scholarship offer from West Point.
There is a fascinating practice in Japan that could never be implemented in the United States, but it is something we can learn from. In Japan, schools teach their students a simple lesson: how to clean up after themselves.
This week marked the start of the yearlong celebration of Rutgers’ 250th anniversary. Yet the campaign slogan, “Revolutionary for 250 Years,” has come under fire.
THE REAL MVPWe are living in a period of mass incarceration, and in many ways the University is making contributions to repair this defective criminal justice system.
College football trumps all else — we have witnessed it at our own University. And the scenes currently playing out at the University of Missouri affirm this assumption in the most dramatic fashion.
Social media is inextricable to the lifestyle of the millennial generation: Every day, we check our Facebook, Twitter, Instragram and a variety of other online networks.