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Ball is not life: Put student safety first

It’s another week, another football scandal — and another editorial about it. Whether it’s on a national or a local level, people don’t seem to get the point: There are plenty of things (most things, to be honest) that are much more important than the sport.


Ebola panic encouraged by social media

Both ignorance and insensitivity abound on social media regarding the current Ebola outbreak. All over social media news feeds, you can see original and shared posts with ridiculous statements and references to Ebola.


Latino leadership important for classroom, community

This month, I have the privilege of celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month alongside 90 strong, intelligent and resilient eighth graders. Together we’ll reflect on our past, reading works by Sandra Cisneros, Julia Alvarez, Junot Díaz and others. Through these talented writers, we will examine and share stories about our background and what it means to be Latino. We’ll be looking toward the future of Latinos in the country as we look at the lives of women like Sonia Sotomayor, while also discussing our own plans and goals for the future.


Rutgers should develop more cohesive sense of identity, culture

1766. It’s written on the University’s logo and on many a red sweatshirt. Between the icebreakers and the cheesy videos, it’s one of the morsels of University trivia tossed to incoming freshmen during orientation. It’s used as justification for calling Rutgers historic. After all, the founding date of the University brands it as a colonial college, as one of the oldest institutions of higher learning in the country, founded even before the U.S. government. 


Misinformed column contains inaccuracies about Hamas

In her recent column “Hamas is not ISIS, ISIS is not Hamas: UN speech misleading,” Margarita Rosario attempts to take Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to task over what she calls “fallacious rhetoric” before the United Nations General Assembly, where he delivered the line “Hamas is ISIS, and ISIS is Hamas.” 


Save the women, not just the boobs

On Wednesdays, we wear pink, and in October, we wear pink every day. Pink ribbons, pink banners, pink balloons — the annual wave of pink is a reminder that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an international campaign by charity organizations to boost awareness of the disease and raise funding for cancer research.

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