How Do Rutgers Newark Students Feel About Online Learning?

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By Sarah Alaeddin – Executive Editor If typical school years begin with a bang, then this one began with a quiet thud. We asked Rutgers University-Newark students about their experiences with the pandemic and online learning, and here’s what they said. Name: Jebreal Habehh Year: Sophomore Major: Undecided, planning to join RBS Have you taken … Continued

Can Schools Reopen Safely?

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By Brian Crespo – News Editor September 22 marks the first official day of the fall equinox. It is a season that will be remembered for many years to come, and perhaps not fondly. COVID-19 will be approaching its first birthday some murky time between September and December. Political tensions will exacerbate the most contentious … Continued

Was the NBA Boycott a One Time Instance?

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By Edwin Duodu – Sports Editor The National Basketball Association, led by Adam Silver, has done a phenomenal job of bringing a feel-good factor to the league and fans worldwide. Prior to the playoffs starting, teams who were mathematically still in the race for the playoffs were invited to the NBA bubble. Everything was going … Continued

The Power of Music During COVID-19

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By Britley Blessit – Arts and Entertainment Editor Music is all around us almost everywhere we go. Music can brighten our moods, bring us together, and heal our minds, bodies, and souls. During the pandemic, we truly need music that can get us through these difficult times. One of the greatest things about music is … Continued

The Death of Chadwick Boseman

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By Henry Perazza – Managing Editor 2020 has been a long year. And nothing feels like it summed it up (thus far) with the death and story of Chadwick Boseman. Boseman, age 43, had established himself not only as an actor, but a damn good one. Ever since his breakout role as Jackie Robinson in … Continued

Speaking for the Outspoken: The NBA and BLM

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By Tyrese Henryel – Co Sports Editor The National Basketball Association has returned after a 4-month stoppage due to players testing positive for COVID-19 and the sports world is headed back to regularly scheduled programming. A significant Issue that seems to have been troubling the players and its fans that represent the communities, is the … Continued

Back to (Virtual) School

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By: Esther Paul – Copy Editor The beginning of any normal semester meant the hustling and bustling to acquire books and new outfits, school lawns filled with students headed to classes, and crowds gathering at back-to-school events. This semester, however, has proven to be anything but normal. With the irresolution of the COVID pandemic, many … Continued