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Performative activism: how not to go about social media advocacy

by Charlotte Siohan, Staff Writer

June 17, 2020

In the era of social media, it has become increasingly common for users to utilize their platforms in offering support for various movements and causes. After the tragic death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer, many people turned to social media to spread awareness for the Bla...

Why the Asian-American community has to stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter

by Yethmie Goonatilleke, Staff Writer

June 17, 2020

Right in front of the scene where George Floyd was murdered by Derek Chauvin, Tou Thao, an Asian-American police officer of Hmong descent, heard the struggles of George Floyd right beside him. Instead of taking action, he stood in front of the scene with his back turned, blocking off the scene.  Th...

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, we need print books more than ever

by Charlotte Siohan, Staff Writer

June 17, 2020

As work and methods of communication have rapidly shifted online in response to stay-at-home orders across America, the time spent in front of a screen has majorly increased as well. The importance of taking time away from our devices to enjoy other activities has never been as central as now. Reading...

Beaches should not reopen amidst COVID-19

by Yethmie Goonatilleke, Staff Writer

June 17, 2020

Amidst the 2020 Coronavirus Pandemic, many crucial decisions are being made determining what will open within the next few weeks, or what will remain closed. Many businesses have either closed or have taken precautionary measures, such as schools in New Jersey deciding to remain closed for the school year, beaches, recreational businesses, and entertainment businesses.  Across the ...

Death with dignity

This political cartoon represents both sides of the death with dignity argument.

by Devyn Ivers, Social Media Manager (Instagram)

June 15, 2020

A quick death. A way out. An end to suffering, but only for the terminally ill. Death with dignity is an opinion that is often debated. In many of the states, it is against the law, seen as a crime, but this needs to be changed. In October of 1997, Oregon became the first state to legalize euthanasia through the Death with Dignity Act, allowing patients who will die in the next six months t...

University of Texas at Austin (Southern Region)

University of Texas at Austin (Southern Region)

by Chloe Siohan, Chief Copy Editor

June 15, 2020

As a prospective student of the University of Texas at Austin, the situation in the state concerns me. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has already re-opened the state, but it has just had its largest single-day increase in COVID-19 cases, with more than 47,000 confirmed cases. Despite this, the state continues to move forward with ...

Rutgers University and Temple University (Tri-State Area)

Rutgers University and Temple University (Tri-State Area)

by Isis Kirkland, Editor-in-Chief

June 15, 2020

With New Jersey following New York in the highest number of coronavirus cases, its colleges are scrambling to make a decision on whether to open for the fall semester.  There have been 148,000 positive coronavirus cases in New Jersey, and 10,435 people have died from the virus. Gov. Phil Murphy says that New Jersey is entering Stage 1 of his multi-stage plan to re-open ...

Syracuse University (Upstate New York Region)

Syracuse University (Upstate New York Region)

by Jenny DeStefano, Managing Editor

June 15, 2020

Currently reigning first in U.S. coronavirus cases and deaths,  New York began a reopening of three regions on May 15. As of May 19, New York totalled over 360,000 confirmed cases and over 20,000 deaths. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced May 11 that the Finger Lakes, Southern Tier, and Mohawk Valley regions ha...

Our take on the 2020-2021 season

Fall sports are hoping to be able to start there season according to schedule, although the chances of this happening are not in their favor.

by Michael Silver and Rob Zamparelli

June 15, 2020

As summer sports training is expected to start for all high school teams on July 13th, there is speculation that the fall sports season will be unable to start on time. Summer practices have already been postponed and limited to non-contact activities. Football, soccer, volleyball, cross country,...

Prospective college students reflect on re-opening school for the fall

June 5, 2020

As college campuses nationwide evaluate what course of action to take for the upcoming school year, many students anticipate a return to normal, on-campus instruction in the fall. However, as coronavirus continues its path of destruction throughout the U.S., that may very well not be the case. Though...

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