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Selina Black was a mother of three and pregnant with a fourth child when she died due to complications from abortion-induced drugs. Sadly her case is not as uncommon as one might expect as she is just one among hundreds of women who die from the antiquated and restrictive abortion law in Malawi. According to the 157 year-old law, abortions are only allowed if the woman’s life is at risk — abortions for any other reason are punishable with a 7-14-year prison sentence.
During the Kavanagh hearings last week, one of my friend’s Facebook posts caught my eye. It read: “Men are bad,” followed by a comment that clarified, “Yes, all men.” After a few men left question marks, someone commented that their reluctance to shoulder collective responsibility for Kavanagh’s crimes made them “part of the problem.” This exchange seemed to sum up an argument that is becoming more and more popular in woke circles: Men, if they want to be viewed as politically enlightened, must admit that they belong to a wicked sex and carry themselves with the requisite amount of shame. Anything less than that, and they are the enemy.
The Center for American Progress conducted a study regarding sex education in America's public schools. Said study found that the majority of students enrolled in these schools do not know how to effectively discern between healthy and unhealthy behaviors in relationships. The study found that only 24 states and the District of Columbia actually mandate sexual education, and only eight of those states, California, Hawaii, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and West Virginia, require discussion of sexual assault and the idea of consent within those classes.
Amid a period of American politics where polarization of ideological identities has run rampant upon our national mindset, the Supreme Court has remained the purveyors of truth and reason within American governance. Yet, with the legislative branch now seemingly at a perpetual political deadlock and the limited authority possessed by the executive branch to bring about wide-sweeping changes, all eyes have now settled on the Court as the decider of these political disputes, and thus it has become subject to the whims and pressures the founders intended to keep it quarantined from.
In 2017, the Paradise Papers revealed that Rutgers has issued an irredeemable check to its students, a check that has come back marked insufficient funds. Rutgers was listed among the universities investing in EnCap Energy Capital Fund IX-C, a hedge fund based in the Cayman Islands that primarily invests in oil and gas companies, The Guardian reported.
Immigration is the blood that gives life to the governing body of the United States. Without it, America would have never developed into the nation that we know today and the flow of new ideas and perspectives would cease to exist. Generations of immigrants built this country with their hard work and determination to achieve the American Dream. Yet, we readily accept the narrative of the so called self-made man while forgetting that this land was taken from indigenous people and built on the backs of enslaved people.
Last Friday, University President Robert L. Barchi announced the formation of a Free Speech panel at Rutgers in light of constitutional protections that allow for speech that some find “offensive or morally repugnant.” This standing panel will consist of First Amendment experts and legal scholars and it will advise the Office of the General Counsel and, in turn, the Office of Employment Equity in assessing all matters that involve questions of free speech. While the line between offensive or morally reprehensible speech and hate speech is very thin, we laurel the formation of this panel as an important step to ensure that inalienable rights are protected.
On Sept. 24, internationally-recognized Korean band BTS was invited to deliver a powerful speech at the 73 session of the United Nations General Assembly. The goal of the conference was to collaborate with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and respected world leaders to establish a new partnership — Generation Unlimited — that aims to fight to give young people access to quality education, training or employment by 2030. The conference was significant not only because of its humanitarian endeavor to abet the welfare of global youth, but also because it marked BTS as the first ever Korean band group to address the United Nations General Assembly.
In a New Jersey Transit safety training meeting for my town's Emergency Services staff (police, firefighters, EMS), the instructor eventually and inevitably brought up the topic of terrorism. I just remember thinking, “Here we go.” What was the first video he played? One made by ISIS. It starts with the words "Bismillah Al Rahman Al Rahim," which translates to "In the name of God, the Beneficient, the Merciful." What followed, was a short segment which displayed a device meant to derail trains simply by placing it on the track. It was not made of explosives or anything. It was just designed to interact with the train in a way that derailed it simply by placing it on the tracks.
Next week, two of the most prominent activists in the American conservative movement, Charlie Kirk and Candace Owens, will begin a month-long speaking tour across the country. Their aptly-named “Campus Clash” series, which will include a stop at Rutgers University on Oct. 22, will promote conservatism at 11 of the nation’s largest universities.
If you use the internet, it is overwhelmingly likely that you have at some point encountered a meme. Memes have become an extremely common way for internet users to easily transfer information, most of the time with humorous undertones, to one another. The popularity of memes is somewhat of an enigma even to those who are familiar with them. The term meme was apparently first brought about in 1976 by Evolutionary Biologist Richard Dawkins to describe a spread of cultural information.
It has been a year since the #MeToo movement shook the nation to its core by exposing a system that allowed sexual assault to permeate in the workplace and beyond. One by one, survivors bravely came forward and shared their stories to oust perpetrators. And by shedding light on this festering issue, the viral campaign offered promise and widespread change.
Known by his stage name RM — Kim Namjoon, the leader of BTS — delivered an emotional 3-minute speech. In concise, humble words, he describes the strides BTS has paved amid great hardship and thanks his fellow members and fans for their ardent support along the way. But most importantly, his speech is a story — a tiny novella detailing the ordinary life of a young boy in a small town, and the strikingly universal struggles of growing up.
As of November 2016, approximately 62 million millennials were of voting-age in the United States, surpassing the 57 million members of Generation X and quickly approaching the 70 million Baby Boomers. The peak of eligible voters from the Baby Boomer generation was 73 million in 2004, but since then the group’s size has been declining. At the same time, the millennial electorate keeps growing and will predictably be the largest voting-eligible group soon. But simply being eligible to vote is one thing — actually getting out to vote is another. Millennials are known to be less likely to actually vote than older groups. But if mobilized, young people obviously have the ability to become a seriously powerful electoral force.
When the candied myths sour, we will be forced to reckon with our poisoned misdirection. We are not the land of the select few, but rather we are the land of the united many, E pluribus unum. A nation of nations. A nation of immigrants. An imperfect nation that must confront the racism and hate that divides us. When we realize that we have been hollowed as a populace, that there has been a theft of our patriotism and perversion of our democratic values, then we will understand the deception.
This fall I am teaching an American Studies course on the role of museums and monuments in American culture and history. I planned a three-week unit around the history of the National Mall in Washington, D.C. and the controversies that surrounded the construction of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and WWII Memorial. We are also examining the National Museum of the American Indian and the recently opened National Museum of African American History and Culture, and the struggle that went into seeing these institutions realized as part of the landscape that is referred to as “America’s front yard.”
Brett Kavanaugh — who is days away from being appointed to Supreme Court Justice — has been accused of sexually assaulting a woman, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, when he was 17. Although I was horrified to hear this news, it is sad to say I was not shocked.
This new Ford hails from Maryland, is a psychologist and professor at the Palo Alto University and like the Model T, only bears the name “Ford” because some guy gave it to her. In her case it was her husband, Russell Ford, whom she met on Matchmaker, a more sophisticated Tinder for academics — scandalous.
Technically, at this point in the month, there has been an average of more than one crime alert per week — which does not necessarily give us an accurate idea of how many crimes are actually occurring, being that some additional crimes may simply not be reported or may not appear in Rutgers crime alerts. Either way, it is clear that the crime experienced by students stems from both people affiliated with the University and those not affiliated. Because the seemingly constant rate of crime involves both Rutgers affiliates and New Brunswick residents, there is no simple fix on either end.