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4/18/2019 11:07pm

JAWED: Notre Dame donations can have larger impact

As the devastating structure fire destroyed the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris on April 15, people all over the world mourned the loss of the beautiful historic structure. Multiple generous donations have flooded in to help restore the cathedral, reflecting the importance and significance that the structure held for many. 

4/18/2019 1:42am

COMMENTARY: Right to return of Palestinians must be preserved, upheld

International law recognizes the right of refugees to return to their homes after displacement. Therefore, the right of return is non-negotiable for Palestinians as it is the crux of the struggle for freedom from occupation. The concept of Palestinian right of return calls for the return of Palestinian refugees and their descendants to their homeland. It serves as the bedrock of the struggle against the vicious eviction of an indigenous people from their homes. 

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4/18/2019 1:39am

O'BRIEN: GOP no longer has vision for governance

Former Speaker of the House Paul Ryan — who left office just four months ago but who already feels like a distant figure from another political era — famously said he viewed politics as a “battle of ideas,” a substantive competition between well-intentioned people to solve public problems. While there was ample reason to question his commitment to this vision in practice, Ryan presented himself as a serious wonk with big ideas to reform America’s tax system and social safety net. 

4/18/2019 1:35am

AHMED: End of semester marks start of beautiful month of Ramadan

The end of the semester is slowly coming upon us. The weather is gradually starting to get nicer as the spring weather is truly starting to kick in here at Rutgers. Cherry blossoms and daffodils have been spotted all around campus, and though everyone wants to try and enjoy the beautiful magic that comes with nature, everyone is busy. 

4/18/2019 1:32am

NUNDA: Oil drilling plans must continue to be opposed

In 2019, the population still faces problems involving oil drilling. While one part of the country strives towards a greener, more efficient future, the other half continues to push back with their environmentally harmful ways. Just recently President Donald J. Trump attempted to open up the Arctic in an attempt to further the hunt for what seems to be the earth’s gold mine: oil. We are almost into the second decade of the 21st century and fossil fuels are still being sought after, even with the knowledge of its detrimental impact on the environment as well as its lack of renewability. 

4/15/2019 9:25pm

BOZTEPE: Brain plasticity allows for personal growth

Your brain has the power to consistently grow. While the brain is not actually made of plastic, neuroplasticity means that the brain has the capability to change and grow throughout life experience. Plasticity is the capacity of the brain changing with constant education and we as humans, are far from reaching our potentials, so the growth is seemingly endless. 

4/15/2019 12:50pm

SURIANO: Political criticism is not an incitement to violence

Another day another controversy around the new batch of radical Leftist freshman members of Congress. This time a video reemerged in which Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) described 9/11 “as some people who did something.” Omar is no stranger to controversy, as she had repeatedly made comments labeled as anti-Semitic. This controversy grew when Omar’s comments were criticized by freshman Congressman Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas), The New York Post’s front page criticized her and President Donald J. Trump tweeted a video of her speech spliced over images of the 9/11 attack.

4/15/2019 12:47pm

MEHTA: Broken justice system owes lifers 2nd chance

The oppressor never gives up his power, and in the case of slavery, he never truly did. In a criminal justice system where a Black man is six times more likely to be incarcerated than a white man, where underdeveloped communities have to remain underdeveloped for fear that they will be gentrified and where felony disenfranchisement extends a sentence far beyond being in prison, shackles have become handcuffs and the Constitution still remains merely a suggestion. 

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