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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.”
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.
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.
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.
Across the Atlantic Ocean and thousands of miles away from New Brunswick, students won a major victory after the nascent of their own revolution. In Pretoria, South Africa, more than 10,000 people gathered on Friday, as the culmination of nationwide protests to rally against plans to raise university fees. Students called for President Jacob Zuma to personally address their concerns at Pretoria, the city that holds the main seat of South African government.
New Brunswick is changing rapidly. As you traverse the city, you’re bound to encounter several construction sites that you didn’t think were there yesterday. The City of New Brunswick’s official website readily touts these developments with tabs called, “What’s New in New Brunswick,” showing off The Aspire (a luxury condominium) on Somerset Street and a synthetic turf field at Memorial Stadium on Joyce Kilmer Avenue.
American society would never expect a child to file taxes or drive a car. Why then are children being subjected to the adult realities of media mistreatment, overly sexualized exploitation and physical harm?
Gov. Chris Christie has always been a bombastic man, but in his attempt to salvage his floundering campaign, he has taken more politically extreme stances in order to gain a wink of the eye, a nod of the head and a pat on the back from the far right-wing.
As the Halloween suspense sets in, students all across campus are clamoring to find costumes for "Halloweekend," the three-day bar crawl and house party celebrations that are coming up this weekend. If you're making the choice to venture outside of more traditional Halloween costumes like being a witch or some sort of an animal, someone somewhere is probably going to cringe when they see you, or be offended at your costume idea.
Think of what upsets you most in your everyday life, either here or in your hometown. Is it parking near the bagel shop, or construction on the main roads?
The prison industrial complex is running the nation into the ground: The tendency to put citizens into prisons as a means of reforming economic, social and political problems is deeply flawed.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. As millions across the nation break out their pink shirts and knee high socks, the attention of the masses shifted to “saving the ta-ta’s.” With “I Heart Boobies” bracelets, pink hair ribbons, pink lemonade flavored 5-hour ENERGY shots and more, everyone has the chance to showcase their assumed support for this terrible disease.
When it comes to raising sexual assault awareness, Rutgers University is all talk and no action. For the past year, University officials have been touting the "#iSpeak: Rutgers Campus Climate Survey" as an accomplishment. But when it boils down to it, what does that really do? A bunch of students took part in a White House initiative and piloted the program. That’s all. Raising sexual assault awareness is not about the numbers.
American education teaches lessons in a gradual manner. In first grade you learn that Martin Luther King, Jr.
Is it really worth it? College that is. Think about it: all of the late nights studying material that wasn’t even on the test.
As thousands of schools and businesses across the nation closed to celebrate Columbus Day, the push toward renaming the holiday seeks to expose the truth lurking beneath the surface.