Rutgers University Planning on Reopening for Fall 2021

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Nadia Ahmed-Student Journalist Whispers have been circulating that Rutgers will be reopening for the fall 2021 semester. Students and faculty are excited about the prospect of once again attending school in person. Nancy Cantor, Chancellor of Rutgers University-Newark, sent out an email on Jan. 27 stating that, “increasing mobilization of Rutgers’ own expertise and public … Continued

The Big Squeeze

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By Brian Crespo – News Editor What is happening to GameStop? The video game retailer has seen its stock soar more than 1000% percent in January, from around $17 to $469 at its height. Unlike other bubbles, GameStop’s stock is not rising because traders see potential in its operations. The video game retailer is widely … Continued

What is Bitcoin and How Does it Work?

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By Erika Mendez – Student Journalist Cryptocurrency is digital money that is stored on a secure computer file, and can be used to buy goods and services, or as popularized with investing. Bitcoin is just one type of crypto to emerge in the last few years.  Bitcoin is a decentralized payment network that is solely … Continued

Kyrie Irving Saga: Mental Health in Basketball

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By Tyrese Henryel – Co-Sports Editor The Brooklyn Nets have orchestrated one of the biggest trades of this season that may serve to tip the power scale in the NBA. The Nets acquired James Harden in a three-team trade that stripped the Nets of most of their depth, while at the same time added more … 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

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

Making Betting Great Again

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By Tyrese Henryel – Co-Sports Editor For years, sports betting was undermined by anti-gambling restrictions and a supreme court ruling that kept sports betting in the underground market. As recently as May 2018, things have changed in the world of betting. Since the Supreme court deemed sports betting a constitutional act, it has integrated itself … Continued

Devonta Smith Makes History But Will It Change Anything?

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By Edwin Duodu – Sports Editor DeVonta Smith has recently made history by becoming the first wide receiver to win the Heisman trophy in nearly three decades. The wait for a receiver to claim the award is finally over, making Smith just the third Alabama player win it. The task was daunting for him, to … 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