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On Dec. 4, 2018, the Academy announced that Kevin Hart would be the host of the Oscars 2019. Two days later, on Dec. 6, a series of homophobic tweets from 2009 to 2011 written by Hart resurfaced on the internet. The Academy provided him with two options: apologize or step down from the position. Then, the next day, Kevin Hart stepped down from hosting the Oscars.
In a highly diverse and densely populated area such as Central Jersey, it is easy to overlook discrimination against certain minorities, especially South Asian Americans. Due to their accessibility and proximity to large international airports, big cities near the coasts are home to many South Asian American immigrant families. According to the 2010 United States Census, more than 528,000 Indian Americans lived in California, while more than 292,000 lived in New Jersey. This statistic is on a constant rise, and “Indians have a higher percentage as a ratio of a state's total population in New Jersey,” according to the census. These statistics also do not include all South Asian American populations from countries such as Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka and others. As any Rutgers student knows, South Asian Americans are a prevalent community. So, why are we so often misrepresented and mistreated?
Policy differences have formed a seemingly insurmountable wedge locking the rusted democratic cogs of governance in place as the populace bears the brunt of the government shutdown. Bleeding in to day 33, the longest government shutdown has left open wounds across the nation, while also revealing the problematic realities of many Americans.
New Jersey became one of the few states in the nation to pass an individual mandate requiring residents to buy health insurance or pay an additional amount on their state income tax.
The Rutgers wrestling team has had a jam-packed schedule to start the new year. The No. 20 Scarlet Knights (7-4, 1-2) have faced four straight ranked teams to open up the 2019 half of the season.
The news cycle is a never-ending flood of information, some of it inspiring and most of it depressing. From TV to radio — and especially with social media — the news, whether political or more lighthearted, is nearly an omnipresent force in our day-to-day lives. Among all the news over winter recess, there was one story that managed to turn heads and garner amazement, partly due to its sheer absurdity. Not the tiresome persistence of the government shutdown or of Tom Brady Super Bowl appearances, but an egg. More specifically, a picture of an egg, which became the most liked Instagram picture of all time.
Since Colin Kaepernick first sat during the national anthem in 2016, millions of people — including President Donald J. Trump — have argued over the legitimacy and place politics has in sports.
Yesterday afternoon Rutgers President Robert L. Barchi sent an email to students and faculty announcing that the University would temporarily put off collecting unpaid tuition, housing fees and other charges for federal employees and family members who are furloughed.
The Rutgers men’s basketball team welcomed back the spring semester with a bang on Monday night, defeating conference foe Nebraska 76-69 for arguably the best win of the growing season.
On Jan. 3, which marked the commencement of the 116th Congress, House Democrats were ostensibly euphoric from their victories in November. Not only had they managed to gain a majority that symbolized a rebuke to President Donald J. Trump, but also they played a pivotal role in breaking a myriad of glass ceilings for descriptive representation. For the first time, Congress will reflect the leadership of more than 100 women, the largest cohort of African-American and Hispanic-American representatives, New Jersey’s first Asian-American representative in Andy Kim (D-N.J.) and the two first Muslim-American congresswomen, among other representative victories.
The Rutgers women’s track and field team traveled to Staten Island, N.Y. to compete in the Penn 8-Team Select on Jan. 19. It took athletes from Fordham, Monmouth, St. Joseph’s, Providence, St. John’s, Temple and Wagner in the team's second meet of the indoor season. This offered the Scarlet Knights an opportunity to get into a rhythm in the early part of the season and make progress.
As the Rutgers women’s basketball team rises in the ranks, another challenge comes its way. The No. 14 Scarlet Knights (15-3) will travel to Iowa City to face Iowa.
With the spring semester looming and classes set to begin once again, the Rutgers basketball team wanted to give the student body one more thing to celebrate before going back to school. And that it did, with a win over Nebraska inside the Rutgers Athletics Center Monday night.
We must bear witness to the hollowing of his prophetic words of liberation. The regressive sanitation of his messages emerge in the speech of those whose actions diminish the progress of the past and obstruct change today. The legacy of Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. has been distorted to further antithesis goals of hate, injustice and inequality.
While getting tickets for the Broadway musical, “Hamilton,” has presented itself to be a challenge for many, that did not stop Rutgers—New Brunswick Summer and Winter Sessions from bringing a little piece of the musical to campus. Jeremy McCarter, coauthor of the book “Hamilton: The Revolution,” came to speak last Saturday evening, Jan. 19, on College Avenue.
While not everyone may be interested in classic comic culture, it is undeniable that the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has usurped the box office with its dreamy draft picks for our favorite superheroes, action-packed combat scenes and bouts of comic relief.
When will companies stay out of politics? That’s the burning question that has been causing quite a political debate ever since the men’s grooming company, Gillette, released an ad that covers a plethora of cultural issues. Beauty, clothing and product companies have almost always marketed to one gender so the framework of this controversy is understandable. Still, history shows that imposing certain “standards” is just a marketing technique and companies will do whatever it takes to sell their products, even if that means being “too political.”
Close your eyes and imagine ... Or rather open your eyes and simply look around you. The year is 2019. We are living in a society that has introduced electric as well as self-driving cars to our ever-growing highways. We have the International Space Station floating 32,333 cubic feet in volume, functioning in pressurized space. We have "smart shoes" that are capable of lacing themselves up. Yet, despite all the technological progress we have made, we still have very problematic ideologies that have not kept up with our other advances, one being sexualism.
Last week, legislators in New Jersey agreed to a deal which will raise the minimum wage across the state to $15 per hour by 2024. Today, it is time to acknowledge just how good that news really is. Since its conception in 2012 when thousands of fast food workers went on strike in New York City, the Fight for $15 movement has been subject to an array of misguided criticism.
The home opener for the Rutgers gymnastics team was lit up this past weekend at the Livingston Recreation Center. The Scarlet Knights hosted a dual meet against No. 15 Nebraska and boasted a score of 194.325 in a close battle that fell short of the Huskers’ score of 194.850.