“An Island of Health in a Sea of Disease”

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By Robert Chiossi – Student Journalist and Author Plans for the fall semester, vaccination registration for students through the Rutgers Portal, and concerns about the university’s recent vaccine mandate were topics of discussion during the university’s bi-weekly Covid-19 Health Briefing with University Chancellor, Brian L. Strom and Executive Vice President Chief Operating Officer, Antonio M. … Continued

Frederick Douglass’ Iconic Independence Speech

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By Britley Blessitt – Student Journalist Tears filled my eyes and rolled down my smooth, brown skin as my fists gripped a copy of Frederick Douglass’ “What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?” speech. I am a Black woman. A hundred sixty-nine years later, I can still feel the pain of my people. … Continued

The Other Side

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By Nadia Ahmed-Student Journalist X is in a quest for the value of Y Y is in a quest for the value of X. Commoners want to be celebrities. Celebrities want to be commoners.  Why is It that we always yearn for what we don’t have.  Why is it that we always crave  what we haven’t … Continued

Rainbow NeoSonnet

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By: Britley Blessitt – Student Journalist I want to know who died and made them almighty Judges. Whether or not that book says “No Adam and Steve or Mary and Eve” But I know he loved all of us no matter skin color or who we loved. Beautiful. Passionate. Addicting. Breathtaking – real love. Violet, … Continued

One Night in Miami- Movie Review

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By Esther Paul – Copy Editor Regina King transports us in the presence of four legends in Room 245 of the Hampton House on Feb. 25, 1964 in her new film, ‘One Night in Miami.’ The movie is based on the famous night Cassius Clay, later renamed Muhammad Ali, became the world’s heavyweight champion and … Continued

From Blood and Ash: Bold and Addictive

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By Sydney Kennedy – Student Journalist From Blood and Ash is a riveting and romantic tale of a young woman who is faced with exiling herself from all she has ever known in order to forge a better life. Penellaphe “Poppy” Balfour is the Maiden. Eighteen-year-old Poppy has a fair share of betrayers for someone … Continued

2020 Graduates are struggling to find jobs in their fields amidst the pandemic

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By Esther Paul – Copy Editor With a Bachelor’s in hand, the only thing graduates want entering the job market is acceptance into their fields. For 2020 graduates, rejection was their portion as the Coronavirus upended everything, including the economy. According to fas.org, “the unemployment rate peaked at an unprecedented level, not seen since data … Continued

Andrew Cuomo: Nursing Home Deaths and Sexual Harrasment Allegations

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By Titi Afolabi – Student Journalist Looking back on the COVID-19 pandemic, many republican states were under fire in the press regarding the handling of state regulations from mask-wearing, to social distancing, to the closing and opening of local businesses. Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, unlike other elected officials, was consistently praised and awarded … Continued

Failing Fallon

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By James Ochoa – Student Journalist Jimmy Fallon is done, he’s over. No, he didn’t say anything offensive or racist, but his age is really starting to show.  If you haven’t heard by now, Fallon started a Twitch channel, where his inaugural stream consisted of a few games of Among Us with The Roots, members … Continued

Mandatory Vaccination is Met With Mixed Emotions at Rutgers University

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By Robert Chiossi – Student Journalist / Novelist The decision by Rutgers University requiring that all students must be vaccinated for Covid-19 if they want to return to classes on-campus has been met with mixed reviews. The decision, announced March 25, mandates vaccinations for approximately 13,451 students in enrollment, but doesn’t require vaccinations for its 1,575 … Continued