The Covid Vaccine- Are Rutgers Students Prepared For It?

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By Esther Paul – Copy Editor Vaccines that combat the novel coronavirus and the disease it creates—Covid-19—are coming soon to a clinic near you. The question at Rutgers University-Newark is: Are students ready to roll up their sleeves to take it?So far, the answer appears to be maybe. “I still have not decided if I … Continued

How Young Adults Proved Decisive in the 2020 Presidential Election

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By Sophia Prieto – Student Journalist Unlike any other candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont has maintained high levels of popularity among young voters. This may have been largely in part to his progressive policies, some of which appeal enormously to a more young audience: Medicare-for-all, enacting the Green New Deal to combat the climate … Continued

Biden’s $1.9 Trillion COVID-19 Rescue Package

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By Nadia Ahmed – Student Journalist President Joe Biden has taken urgent steps to relieve the United States of its financial consequences brought on by the pandemic. Prior to his inauguration date, President Biden has unveiled the offerings of a 1.9 trillion dollar care package to help revive the state of our nation. The main … Continued

Fact or Fiction: Part 1

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By Jaden Monroe – Student Journalist In early January of 2019, America started to change in ways we couldn’t imagine. A new virus known as Covid-19 appeared out of thin air, and brought on the deaths of many through a global pandemic, leaving the world physically and emotionally weak. It is because of this 2020 … Continued

Tattoos and Taboos

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By Karoline Gonzalez – Student Journalist Growing up in a conservative and Catholic family, any sort of body modification was a source of controversy and not to be taken lightly. No amount of discussing or negotiating could change my parents’ perspective nor convince them that there was nothing wrong with having a well-crafted art piece … Continued

The Divided States of America

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By: Britley Blessitt – Student Journalist I have a confession to make, my voice truly awoke only a few years ago. It took me a while to learn how powerful my voice was. Even from a young age, I realized words could stir up many different emotions. These words were one of the reasons why … Continued

Days Leading to Inauguration

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By Nina Gonzalez – Opinions Editor Last Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 6, President Trump’s supporters stormed the Capitol, incited by a rally that he held. The president continued to insist, with baseless claims, that this election was stolen from him and there was a significant number of fraudulent votes that swayed the outcome. Days before they … Continued

Unchecked Trump Supporters Storm the Capitol: How Did We Get Here?

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By Titi Afolabi – Student Journalist This past Wednesday, January 6th, America experienced one of the most unprecedented events in modern history. Most of Generation Z have not witnessed an event as seemingly unexplainable as the storming of the Capitol. We are taught about the tragedies experienced during slavery, the Jim Crow Era, World War … Continued

A Long Night

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By Henry Perazza – Arts and Entertainment Editor “When was the last time you said goodbye?” Emily stared into the inky blackness of night, taken aback by the sudden words. Her sister would usually be eerily quiet during the evenings they spent awake together. The stars welcomed them with their light, the moon affectionately gazing … Continued

Preserved Hope

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By: Britley Blessitt – Student Journalist You are patient. You are kind. You are gentle. You are savored. You are loved. You are unbothered. You are strong. You are brave. You are humble. You are the light in the darkness.