Rutgers Faculty Prepares for In-Person Learning

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By: Karoline Gonzalez – Student Journalist Following a hectic year comprised of strict social distance, mask mandates, long periods of quarantine and isolation and what felt like endless zoom fatigue, Rutgers University is well on its path to start in-person learning after its remote adaption due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But what exactly does this … Continued

“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

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

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

The U.S Unemployment System vs Fraud

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By: Erika Mendez – Student Journalist The unemployment program in the U.S has helped millions of Americans throughout the Covid crisis. Still, the state run agencies struggle to properly distribute funds due to the overwhelming amount of claims and their flawed computer systems. This makes them an easy target for criminals looking to swindle the … Continued

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