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SHAH: Romantic comedies are evolving, increasing value

(04/26/19 4:00am)

Just this past week, Netflix released the next in its growing line of original romantic comedies “Someone Great,” which follows an aspiring music journalist Jenny (Gina Rodriguez) who has to move cross-country for her dream job. It means leaving not only her two best friends and New York, but also her boyfriend of nine years, Nate. The movie centers on “one last epic night” among the three girls, each fitted with their own emotional arc about growing up and into a new phase in their lives set to the backdrop of a New York music festival. 

'Take Back the Night' march demonstrates solidarity for survivors of sexual assault

(04/26/19 4:00am)

More than one hundred students bearing signs and posters marched down George Street on Wednesday evening, starting from Douglass campus and ending at the College Avenue campus to “Take Back the Night,” an event organized by Women Organizing Against Harassment (WOAH) and Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance (VPVA).

Molloy shares his career experiences before becoming Chancellor

(04/25/19 4:00am)

Chancellor of Rutgers University—New Brunswick Christopher J. Molloy spoke to students at the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy on Wednesday. Molloy spoke about job options for pharmacy students. He has a long history of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, which began after he received a Ph.D. in toxicology from Rutgers. 

How social media, consumer culture dilute feminist movements

(04/25/19 4:00am)

The Rutgers Institute for Women’s Leadership, Department of Women and Gender Studies and Rutgers School of Communication and Information came together to host a phenomenal event last night at Alexander Library on the College Avenue campus. Renowned author and scholar Sarah Banet-Weiser discussed her latest book, “Empowered: Popular Feminism and Popular Misogyny.” 

Rutgers concludes regular season at Penn State

(04/25/19 2:21am)

While the season’s end nears, so do the college careers of eight seniors as they prepare for their final moments as member of the Rutgers women's lacrosse team. Senior attackers Abbey Brooks and Allie Ferrara, defenders Christine DiLullo and Regina Sharp and midfielders Tess Howland and Amanda Romano, along with goalkeeper Devon Kearns will all be playing their last game in the upcoming weeks. 

HITCHINGS: America’s sports stars could have been cast for roles in ‘Avengers’

(04/25/19 8:30pm)

Today, “Avengers: Endgame,” the culmination of more than a dozen movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, will hit theaters worldwide. Dedicated fans will see their favorite superheroes: Iron Man, Captain America, Thor and the Hulk, among others. They will take the fight to Thanos, a titan who has effectively knocked out half of the living creatures in the universe using the infinity stones.

How to discover your next favorite song, album, artist

(04/25/19 4:00am)

Music is the most plentiful artistic medium, due in part to the fact that it has one of the lowest barriers to entry and the least amount of commitment needed by an audience. We can immediately tell what songs we don’t like and just simply hit the skip button. Each song, each album, brings us into a whole new world, and the types of music we like and don’t like are easy to recognize. 

KEMBURU: We ought to practice sustainable tourism when traveling

(04/25/19 8:28pm)

We are officially closing in on the end of the semester, and that means summer vacation. Most people our age either spend their summer doing an internship, visiting another state or country or just staying at home. Given those three options, I know I would choose to visit another place, and I am willing to bet that most other people would too. Statistical data reflects this belief — while in 1950 there were approximately 25 million international tourist arrivals per year, by 2016, that number had increased to 1.2 billion. 

EDITORIAL: Rights, justice must extend to environment

(04/24/19 4:00am)

We gaze out and see what is ours for consumption, ours for ownership. We claim a callous superiority as if we rule over the dominion with absolute distinction. But in doing so, in accepting the culturally ingrained perception that our relation to nature is one of master and slave, conqueror and conquered, we ignore our duties of justice and our intertwined, codependent existence. As Franklin D. Roosevelt said: “A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people.”