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12/11/2017 9:35pm

WASSERMAN: Those in power should reevaluate priorities

 At the beginning of October and after the summer of health care havoc, I almost wrote a column about how funding was near expiration for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and how Congress would need to take action before the deadline on that measure. 

12/11/2017 9:34pm

BANSAL: Women are still underrepresented in feats of success

When it comes to recognition and representation, women are infamously lacking in all fields. Even institutions that dedicate themselves to awarding and recognizing influential community members, such as the Nobel Foundation, are found to be misinformed and seemingly biased. From the fields of physics, chemistry, economics, literature, medicine and peace, the Nobel Prize has been awarded to 881 people in the past 115 years. Merely 48 out of the 881 recognitions were awarded to women, while the rest went to men.

12/10/2017 9:31pm

GUC: Beliefs should continually change throughout people’s lives

Many of us may have spent the weekend in the company of family. One’s family plays a substantial role in the early shaping of one’s mindset. One’s mindset affects one’s worldview. For example, the way I think about the occurrence of a sunrise and the qualities it displays impacts the way I think about the relationship between the sunrise and my own existence. My understanding of the existence of everything and anything in the universe is directly related to my grasp of my own position and purpose within the world. The language my parents may have used in referring to phenomena in the world will then have influenced the context of how I make sense of my existence. 

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12/11/2017 1:08am

MAENNER: Victimhood must not be politicized

Since allegations of numerous instances of sexual misconduct arose in early October against famed Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, a wave of additional accusations against other well-known public figures has come out, detailing the perverted nature of many of those in positions of power and authority within our society. 

12/7/2017 11:05pm

BOZTEPE: Adults portraying kids on big screen may have consequences

How awkward would it be if adults acted, dressed, and attended highs school? Exactly, it just doesn’t work. If adult actors continue to play roles that should be played by teens, the teens who view this shows will continue to subconsciously be negatively affected. The fact that the adult actors are normally fully grown, acne free, fitter than the average 14-18-year-old student causes the perception of what a teenager to look like to become skewed.

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12/7/2017 10:58pm

WEEK IN REVIEW: Laurels and Darts | December 8, 2017

Five senior cadets in Rutgers’ Air Force ROTC, Detachment 485, will move on to preparation for careers in the U.S. military after they graduate this year. Colin Chehanske, Sean Han, Mallory Kusakavitch, Jackie Nazario and Yesenia Padilla are in their fourth year of the leadership-based program that aims to set cadets up for service as commissioned officers. Future military positions of these students include intelligence officer, cyberspace operations, aircraft maintenance and space operations. We laurel Rutgers’ Air Force ROTC and the senior cadets for their hard work and dedication to service to our country. 

12/7/2017 10:48pm

SHAH: Dunham, Swift must be held accountable

 On Aug. 4, Lena Dunham tweeted — “Things women do lie about: what they ate for lunch. Things women don’t lie about: rape.” But in the midst of the bold and brave #MeToo movement, Dunham accused actress Aurora Perrineau of lying about the rape accusation she filed against "Girls" writer Murray Miller when she was only 17 years old.  

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12/6/2017 11:38pm

BEZAWADA: Americans can learn from Japanese customs

On Nov. 14, just a week before Thanksgiving, something happened in Japan that shocked railway commuters globally. Japan boasts one of the world’s cleanest, most efficient and reliable railway systems in the world. In particular, Tsukuba Express carries 130 million passengers annually and has rarely failed to arrive precisely on time.

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12/6/2017 11:39pm

EDITORIAL: University’s eco-friendly plan is facade

After the leaking of the Paradise Papers last month, the Rutgers community was informed that in order to avoid paying domestic taxes on its endowment money, the University was utilizing an offshore “blocker” firm — EnCap Energy Capital Fund IX-C, that invests in oil and gas companies.  This news came as a shock to some, considering the University’s commitment to an environmentally friendly 2030 Master Plan and the administration’s pledge to support the “We Are Still In” campaign, which supports the implementation of the Paris Climate Accords on college campuses after President Donald J. Trump’s withdrawal from the international agreement. To some, these contradictions between how Rutgers appears outwardly and how it behaves behind closed doors is unsettling. 

12/5/2017 9:17pm

COMMENTARY: Sommers might be able to save feminism

The feminist movement has grown since its birth, for better or worse. From its inception at the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention, feminism has made tremendous strides towards egalitarian respect for women. Today, feminist ideals bleed into every facet of mainstream culture, from international social media campaigns to the prospect of having a first female president. 

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