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Sayreville: severe hazing case or cultural norm?

BY NATALIE ACCARDI The National Study of Student Hazing from 2008 found that 47 percent of high school students involved in extracurricular activities experienced hazing. Only 8 percent of those who experienced hazing in high…


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The “naked” truth of reality television

BY JENNIFER CUEVAS Over the past few years on television there has been a wide variety of shows and series. There have been shows for all types of audiences and for years TV has found…


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Emma Watson opens door to discussion about feminism

BY NATALIE ACCARDI 2014 has been marred with women proclaiming their anti-feminist status online and celebrities are quick to disassociate themselves with the feminist movement. People wanting equality on a social, cultural and legal level…


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The United States against the world

BY MICHAEL PEREA For a number of years, there has been debate about the United States being the world police. It seems lately that almost everyone in the U.S. is tired of having to deal…


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Why police brutality is also a race issue

BY NATALIE ACCARDI According to a 2008 study conducted by the U. S. Department of Justice, if you are a black driver, you are approximately three times more likely to be searched during a traffic…



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NBA Commissioner Did the Right Thing

BY NICOLE NOCERA On Tuesday, April 29, National Basketball Association (NBA) commissioner Adam Silver was forced to lay down the law on Los Angeles (LA) Clippers owner, Donald Sterling. Sterling, the owner of the Clippers…


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NCAA it’s Time to Pay Up

 BY DANDRE CHERY Imagine this: you are a student-athlete at one of the highest learning institutions across the country. Like all students at the institution, you must attend class and maintain a respectable GPA. But…


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UCONN makes Connecticut proud

 BY NICOLE NOCERA As both a resident of Connecticut and avid sports fan, I could not be any happier for the University of Connecticut (UCONN) Huskies.  The men’s team were a seventh seed at the…


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Tensions rise between Venezuela and U.S.

 BY NICOLE NOCERA With the recent events that are happening in Ukraine and the devastating disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, the media has ignored the country of Venezuela and the problems they have been…