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New Jersey Raises Minimum Wage to $15

New Jersey recently became the fourth state to approve a $15 minimum wage, following California, Massachusetts, and New York in a continuing democratic state trend. NJ.com reports that the wage is set to move to…

Microplastics: A Not-So-Micro Problem

Plastics: they are in everything we use. They make our lives easier and are highly cost-effective but remain for hundreds of years and—if not properly disposed of or recycled—can degrade into microplastics.  With a majority…

NJIT Health Student EMT-CSO Update

The Student EMT and Community Service Officer program began its second semester on campus and is eager for new club members and volunteers. Having begun last semester under the auspices of NJIT Public Safety, the…

The US Cold War Treaty

The US is now on track to withdraw from a major Cold War-era treaty restricting nuclear weapons. President Trump delivered a statement on the Feb. 1 declaring that within six months, the country would cease…

Why Aren’t NJIT Students Sleeping?

On average, college students get between 6 and 6.9 hours of sleep per night, according to the University of Georgia’s University Health Center. The recommended amount of sleep per night for college-aged young adults is…

Capturing Carbon

Researchers have been searching for a new method to combat global warming. Since a primary cause of rising temperatures is the increase in CO2emissions—which creates an increased greenhouse effect—a straightforward solution would be the removal…

The Sinister Politics of E-Cigarettes

In 2015, Juul began releasing USB-rechargeable e-cigarettes and cartridges (called pods) with 5% nicotine content—the equivalent of one pack of cigarettes—while competing companies offered products at 1-2% concentrations. Since then, Juul’s popularity has exploded: by…