Malaika Jawed


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JAWED: All-nighters for finals are counterproductive

Pulling all-nighters before final exams seems like the logical thing to do. At least in my experience. I keep hearing that sleep is important, but when push comes to shove the night before the exam and I feel unprepared, sleeping is the last thing on my mind. It just makes more sense to stay up, cram and walk into the exam knowing that I at least covered everything even if I barely got any sleep. 

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JAWED: Notre Dame donations can have larger impact

As the devastating structure fire destroyed the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris on April 15, people all over the world mourned the loss of the beautiful historic structure. Multiple generous donations have flooded in to help restore the cathedral, reflecting the importance and significance that the structure held for many. 

OPINION

JAWED: US should be inspired by acts of New Zealand

It has been more than two weeks since Brenton Harrison Tarrant attacked two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. It has been confirmed as of April 3 Tarrant "will face 50 murder and 39 attempted charges when he appears in the High Court in Christchurch on Friday 5 April," according to a tweet by New Zealand Police.

OPINION

JAWED: Constant fear of war defines Pakistani, Indian relationship

wo nuclear powers. One Jammu and Kashmir. With a long history of armed conflict, Pakistan and India once again find themselves at the brink of war. Since the violent partition in 1947, tensions between the two nations have hardly dwindled down. With overt military clashes in 1947, 1965, 1971 and 1999, both countries have a history of uneasy coexistence, to say the least. The recent events following an attack on Kashmir have instilled yet again the fears that hostilities could escalate between the two countries.

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JAWED: Attacks on mosques violate right to religious freedom

In the recent trial regarding a Minnesota mosque bombing in 2017, it was brought to the forefront that the point of the attack was to "scare Muslims into leaving the U.S." The explosion, resulting in fire and considerable damage, occurred right before the morning prayer. Even though none were injured, the attempted attack terrified the community.

OPINION

JAWED: We can reach fulfillment through personal narratives

In Emily Esfahani Smith's Ted Talk titled "There is more to life than being happy," she discusses that in her research, she has discovered four things that actually make people fulfilled. Combining her studies in psychology, neuroscience and philosophy, she stated the four pillars of fulfillment as follows: a sense of belonging, finding purposes (not the same thing as finding a job that makes you happy), stepping beyond yourself and storytelling. 

OPINION

JAWED: Significance of national borders has been decreasing

With the multi-directional flow of immigration all over the world, economic, political and socio-cultural transnationalism is diminishing the effect of border-bound national identity. The experiences of 258 million people and those who directly/indirectly interact with these people are based on hybrid identities due to transnationalism.

OPINION

JAWED: ‘Weed-out’ courses can be detrimental

In this sink or swim environment being fostered in the STEM community at Rutgers, weed out classes are yet another trial students have to be put through. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, almost half of the incoming STEM majors end up switching majors or dropping out of college.

OPINION

JAWED: Islamophobia has impact on Emergency Services personnel

In a New Jersey Transit safety training meeting for my town's Emergency Services staff (police, firefighters, EMS), the instructor eventually and inevitably brought up the topic of terrorism. I just remember thinking, “Here we go.” What was the first video he played? One made by ISIS.  It starts with the words "Bismillah Al Rahman Al Rahim," which translates to "In the name of God, the Beneficient, the Merciful." What followed, was a short segment which displayed a device meant to derail trains simply by placing it on the track. It was not made of explosives or anything. It was just designed to interact with the train in a way that derailed it simply by placing it on the tracks. 

OPINION

JAWED: Structural racism is crucial to consider

Racism is much more than an abstract social concept. It comes as no surprise that minorities face structural barriers when it comes to securing quality housing, healthcare, employment and education. The historical repercussions of American history in relation to minorities, especially Black people, are embedded into the cycle of poverty that entraps these groups.

OPINION

JAWED: Syrian war is not civil, but international

As witnesses to the atrocities of the Syrian crisis, it is crucial to raise this simple question: Does anybody have a plan? A real plan, beyond self-interest and maintaining alliances? A real plan that actually ends this international war subjecting Syrian civilians to torment and abuse? If we take out the Syrians who are the actual and direct victims of warfare, there are quite a few parties who are set up to gain something from Syria's "civil" war. At the cost of mass brutal murder? Apparently, that is acceptable. 

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JAWED: True meaning of Jihad lost in news coverage

The bigotry that fosters a false sense of self-empowerment is actually rooted in ignorance. And if knowledge is power, then shouldn't the ignorant be deemed impotent? The actions of those among us and those in the positions above us speak volumes about the corruptibility of human nature as the elected President of this country is empowered enough to impose upon us bigotry in the form of a Muslim ban. 

OPINION

JAWED: Eliminating DACA is self-sabotage for US

The cost of ending the government shutdown this week was the shutting down of something else: a lot of hope. When 33 Democrats in Senate voted to end the recent government shutdown with a temporary spending bill to Feb. 8 instead of resisting the pressure, the hope for DACA beneficiaries plunged a little deeper into the ground. 

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The first meeting of the New Jersey Student Power Network brought students together from across the state to find creative solutions to political issues.
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The first meeting of the New Jersey Student Power Network brought students together from across the state to find creative solutions to political issues.

For the last 45 years, progressive individuals have met to preserve the legacy of the Modern School — an anarchist community that used to exist near Rutgers.
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For the last 45 years, progressive individuals have met to preserve the legacy of the Modern School — an anarchist community that used to exist near Rutgers.

One of the drivers at Rutgers said that there are no designated breaks during his 8-12 hour shifts, which is why most drivers opt to make longer stops at the Rutgers Student Center.
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One of the drivers at Rutgers said that there are no designated breaks during his 8-12 hour shifts, which is why most drivers opt to make longer stops at the Rutgers Student Center.

Rutgers recently revamped their system for online classes, but the degree of difficulty for remote classes remains high.
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Rutgers recently revamped their system for online classes, but the degree of difficulty for remote classes remains high.

The Aresty Research Program is the University's main undergraduate research network. It allows students such as Samantha Fong (left), a School of Arts and Sciences junior, and Sean Connelly (right), a School of Arts and Sciences senior, to take part in meaningful research with professors distinguished in their fields and offers opportunities from over 100 different University departments ranging from STEM to the humanities and social sciences.
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The Aresty Research Program is the University's main undergraduate research network. It allows students such as Samantha Fong (left), a School of Arts and Sciences junior, and Sean Connelly (right), a School of Arts and Sciences senior, to take part in meaningful research with professors distinguished in their fields and offers opportunities from over 100 different University departments ranging from STEM to the humanities and social sciences.

Monday night, Students for Justice in Palestine hosted two local activists who spoke about the Boycott, Divest, Sanctions (BDS) movement. The organization's aim is to educate the Rutgers community about the conflict in Israel and Palestine.
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Monday night, Students for Justice in Palestine hosted two local activists who spoke about the Boycott, Divest, Sanctions (BDS) movement. The organization's aim is to educate the Rutgers community about the conflict in Israel and Palestine.

The Downtown Printing center, which was created in 1977, just celebrated its 40th anniversary. The center has served the Rutgers community since its creation and is individually operated as a family business.
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The Downtown Printing center, which was created in 1977, just celebrated its 40th anniversary. The center has served the Rutgers community since its creation and is individually operated as a family business.

The Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) club at Rutgers plans to bring speakers to campus that include Cathy Young, Christina Hoff and Pete Rohrman. The club advocates for free speech among other libertarian values.
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The Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) club at Rutgers plans to bring speakers to campus that include Cathy Young, Christina Hoff and Pete Rohrman. The club advocates for free speech among other libertarian values.

With live music, food and giveaways, the Back to School Block Party drew hundreds of students to The Yard @ College Avenue. The Rutgers University Programming Association (RUPA) has numerous events coming up this semester, including Scarlet Harvest in October.
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With live music, food and giveaways, the Back to School Block Party drew hundreds of students to The Yard @ College Avenue. The Rutgers University Programming Association (RUPA) has numerous events coming up this semester, including Scarlet Harvest in October.

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