The Lotto Gamechanger

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By Britley Blessitt – Student Journalist Two weeks ago, I waited in the car and watched through the window as my mom played lotto in a crowded deli. In a dangerous pandemic with a massive jackpot, my mom must have been feeling lucky. She took all the necessary precautions. My mother wore thick gloves, two … Continued

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

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

The Unwanted Positive

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By: Vanessa Reyes – Student Journalist The television’s bright glow hit my face as I watched for the ball to drop in Time Square. This New Year’s Eve did not feel like any other as I was in the living room feeling like I’ve been hit by a bus, distancing myself from my parents who … Continued

Covid-19 Vaccine: What Is Taking So Long?

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By: Titi Afolabi – Student Journalist Over the past nine months, the U.S. has been plagued with a virus that has produced more than 350,000 deaths and 20.6 million active cases. Recently, more people have become hopeful because of the distribution and development of a vaccine, yet remain aware that the virus is still very … Continued

A Frontline Essential Worker’s Opinion about the COVID-19 Vaccine

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By: Sophia Prieto – Student Journalist After a full year of struggling against the pandemic and recent months of alarmingly high infection rates and death tolls, the country has recently been offered a light at the end of the tunnel in the form of small, multi-dose vials. On the morning of Monday, December 14, the … Continued

Zoom University: The Online School Experience of Gabriel De Oliveira

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Gabriel De Oliveira hits his alarm for the last time and rolls out of bed, fifteen minutes before his first class that begins at ten in the morning. Normally, he would wake up two hours before his class to wash up, eat a quick little breakfast, and make it to the bus stop on time to get on the bus. However, now after he washes up, he just returns to his room and sits at his desk parallel to his bed where his sheets still lay disheveled from his past night’s slumber. He opens his laptop and clicks a link for a zoom meeting where he logs onto his last first day of college.

Among Us and Social Distancing

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By Henry Perazza – Co Arts and Entertainment Editor Over the past 6.5 months, people have had to come up with new ways to substitute for many day-to-day activities. How to go to work, attend classes, buy groceries, or even just mowing the lawn now has anywhere from several extra precautions to complete redesigns. As … Continued