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There are hundreds of student organizations at Rutgers that provide a conduit for exploring almost every conceivable interest, whether cultural, social, professional or academic, and they are an integral part of making the University feel like a community.
Rutgers requires that I install spyware on my personal computer that will allow an outside company to watch me through my webcam, record my knuckles, photograph my student ID including my RUID number and view my files as I use my computer to take an online exam.
Nicholas Dugan, a first-year Exercise Science major, asked us “is an internship this summer really all that important?” With the weather getting warmer and the semester going by fast, it’s time to start thinking about plans for the summer; relaxing, traveling, having fun, hanging out with friends and family, and how could I forget, catching up on all those shows on Netflix.
People were once concerned with Y2K when it came to the evolving world of technology, but nowadays it seems like society’s worries are more focused around what Instagram filter to use and how many retweets you can get. Controversy erupted recently with the recent update to Snapchat, a wildly popular app. Being able to keep in touch with people by sending cute or absurd pictures to one another has become a 21st century staple of communication.
It’s that time of year again: time to think about the 2016 election. The beginning of the end has already begun for the select few presidential-candidate hopefuls and for those of us who have to live through yet another Republican Primary season. In the span of a month, we have seen Mitt Romney decide not to run, while Jeb Bush and Bobby Jindal have started preparing for their respective campaigns.
Twerking, Afros and cornrows. Each of these was once unique to black and African-American culture, yet now they’ve become mainstream trends. It happened through a process called “columbusing,” defined by Urban Dictionary as a process in which “white people claim they have invented or discovered something that has been around for years, decades or even centuries.”
This Thursday, Rutgers University Student Assembly is voting on a bill to provide salaries to the RUSA e-board, and of course, the people who actually can vote are the people hoping to receive the money. The executive board of RUSA would like to ensure that RUSA money is spent on themselves. If you oppose this, come to the RUSA meeting Thursday at 8 p.m. in the Student Activities Center on the College Avenue campus.
As the Rutgers men’s basketball season winds down, it has become painfully apparent that this team was not quite ready for Big Ten play and the challenges it presented on the court. With just five regular season games remaining, the Scarlet Knights have been relegated to playing spoiler and trying to make magic happen in the conference tournament, just a few weeks away.
When Fifty Shades of Grey was first released, so many people were excited by the idea of an erotic novel tailored for women. Many found the novel extremely sexually appealing without recognizing that there is a serious problem with Christian and Ana's sexual relationship. Christian Grey and Ana seem to fall in “love” in the novel, but Christian’s feelings are unclear. What is clear is that he loves violent sex.
When I read of three-parent in vitro fertilization (“IVF”), or any other form of reproductive technology, I shake my head.
One of the dominant headlines in the news over the past two weeks has not actually been a “breaking news” story about unfolding events, but rather a story about the representation, or rather misrepresentation of the news itself.
The United States does not require genetically modified food to be labeled. In some states, including New Jersey, you can pick up a piece of fruit or a vegetable that has been pumped up with chemicals and not even know it. Adding to the trend, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) just approved the first genetically modified organism (GMO) apple.
In response to the finely reported article, “Class Divide Exacerbates Strain among Students,” written in The Daily Targum last week, I would like to offer observations after working at Rutgers as an advisor, teacher and dean for many years.
Buyers beware: your daily herbal green tea pills may have no trace of green tea or herbs. The New York State attorney general’s office recently investigated store-brand supplements from GNC, Wal-Mart, Walgreens and Target.
On Feb. 12, 2015, the world lost David Carr, a prominent writer for the New York Times. Despite his huge success in very same field that I am passionate about, I had not even heard of him until I stumbled upon the news article announcing his death.
American news media outlets have neglected to cover the story. Early last week, three individuals were killed in an execution-style shooting in Chapel Hill, N.C. Deah Barakat, Yusor Abu-Salha and Razan Abu-Salha were all victims of a violent crime, but their deaths have not garnered the type of media coverage that you would expect to see.
What’s the point of Black History Month? What’s the point of a whole month to make the token black kids squirm through “I Have A Dream?” What’s the point of learning about the same roughly twenty abolitionists and civil rights leaders year, after year, after year. Why save it all for a specific month, making it essentially separate, but equal? The emphasis on specific black education and empowerment during Black History Month not only perpetuates the racial divide, but subliminally implies that this month is for blacks only. At the end of the day, we need it the least.