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5/5/2018 6:42pm

COMMENTARY: Students should take the #iSPEAK campus climate survey

Society is becoming more aware of the prevalence of sexual assault and dating violence on campus. Part of this growing awareness is credited to campus climate surveys designed to measure on-campus sexual assault and domestic violence. Around the nation, these surveys estimate that approximately 20 percent of women and 6 percent of men experience sexual violence while in college. 

4/27/2018 12:19am

FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK: Experience is worth more than grades

As yet another year comes to a close and with the summer being right around the corner, students at Rutgers are probably now, more than ever, thinking about their futures and what they want to do with the rest of their lives. For many, the beginning of the rest of their lives may start this summer: Some may have prestigious internships with their dream firms lined up, some may have summer jobs in their hometowns waiting for them and others may still be figuring out what field they want to enter.

4/26/2018 10:42pm

GUVERCIN: Making sure to set summer goals is important for students

With finals week just around the corner, many of us are already in the summer vacation mindset and have started making plans with our friends and families for exciting events. Especially for those who are graduating, summer 2018 is a time for relaxation and freedom from school-related stress. Although we should definitely dedicate time in our end-of-year plans to our friends and families and enjoying ourselves after a long semester of stress, exams and existential crises, we should also devote a significant chunk of our schedules to pursuing intellectual and personal growth. 

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4/25/2018 9:58pm

O'BRIEN: U.S. should recommit to employment pledge

Two U.S. Senators rolled out stunning proposals this week that would fundamentally change how the United States government deals with economic downturns and persistent unemployment. Both Senators Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Bernie Sanders (D-V.T.) expressed support for a “job guarantee,” a type of program designed to act as a permanent backstop to unemployment. 

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4/25/2018 9:57pm

EDITORIAL: Space research is extremely valuable

On April 16, NASA launched its Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS). The satellite’s aim is to search for and find extensive numbers of planets outside of Earth’s solar system. Utilizing new and more advanced technology with very sensitive cameras, the satellite will provide a wider and clearer view of space to our researchers. To many, investing time and money into space exploration and research is a waste, especially considering the fact that we seem to know more about our solar system than our own planet’s oceans. With that said, research and discoveries regarding space and exoplanets can be extraordinarily valuable for multiple reasons. 

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4/25/2018 9:49pm

DEANGELO: Climate change is real, entails costly consequences

In this era, it is neurotically irresponsible to wage a neutral war against our warming planet. We cannot afford, physically and financially, to dance in denials or political speculations any longer. What was once classified as a distant problem, for our grandchildren and their children to face, is now fully emerging for us. 

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4/24/2018 8:14pm

EDITORIAL: Equal access to internet is essential

In December, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted in favor of curtailing the net neutrality rules set forth by 2015’s Open Internet Order. Those regulations worked to restrict Internet Service Providers (ISPs) like Verizon, Comcast and a few others from blocking certain content or slowing down services — also known as throttling — to those who are not able to pay as much as others. When President Donald J. Trump entered office, he appointed Ajit Pai, who is adamantly against net neutrality, as head of the FCC.

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4/23/2018 10:00pm

EDITORIAL: Acceptance and understanding are key

On Saturday, New Brunswick High School hosted the fourth-annual Trans Youth Forum with the aim of discussing the experiences and issues within the transgender community, as well as the importance of education with regard to it. A transgender person, or someone with gender dysphoria, experiences a conflict between their physical or assigned gender and the gender with which he, she or they identify. Included in the event held Saturday were workshops and panels to help inform the community on this subject. The transgender community itself is growing in visibility and gaining a strong voice, but there are many who still fail to see the necessity for acceptance and understanding. 

4/23/2018 9:59pm

PETRUCCI: Meat, dairy excluded in climate discourse

Unlike Mother’s Day where you can avoid your mother or Thanksgiving where you can be ungrateful and ungiving like every other day of the year, Earth Day is the one holiday you are implicit in celebrating just by merely existing.  According to the Working Groups of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 2014 report, firstly, global warming does in fact exist. Second, climate change is the result of human-induced “greenhouse effects,” where gases released in the atmosphere trap heat and re-emit it toward Earth’s surface and the lower atmosphere.  

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