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Make Democracy Work — Vote in the Student Senate Elections

Yukthi Sangoi, Editor-in-Chief April 8, 2024

If you care about where your money goes, what classes you take, and who’s in charge of professional and social opportunities on campus, vote in the Student Senate elections taking place from April 8-10....

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National Guard Deployed in NYC Subways: A Commuter’s Concerns

Arwa Ouali, Senior Staff Writer April 8, 2024

Crime in the subway system in New York City is constantly the headline on ABC7 Eyewitness News. As of February, the New York Police Department (NYPD) reported that arrests on the transit system, which...

The Top Three Tech Fails of 2023

The Top Three Tech Fails of 2023

Hritik Champaneri, Contributing Writer April 8, 2024

Our world today could not be where it is without new technology revolutionizing it at every turn, from the invention of the light bulb to the discovery of nuclear fusion. However, many technology fails...

Standardized Examinations Should Be Required — with Proper Preparation for Students

Standardized Examinations Should Be Required — with Proper Preparation for Students

Potri Abhisri Barama, Contributing Writer April 8, 2024

After four years of being test-optional, Yale University is requiring students to submit standardized test scores beginning in the Fall 2025 admission cycle. They are allowing students to submit a variety...

Despite Sparking Controversy around Ethics, Sora Can Be Beneficial with Proper Regulations

Despite Sparking Controversy around Ethics, Sora Can Be Beneficial with Proper Regulations

OpenAI recently released an artificial intelligence tool called Sora that can convert text to video and generate extremely realistic content up to a minute long, while maintaining visual quality and accuracy...

Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage

Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage

Maharshi Vyas, Contributing Writer March 3, 2024

A few weeks ago, Greece legalized same-sex marriage. This landmark case resulted in Greek same-sex couples to be permitted the same rights and privileges experienced by heterosexual couples. As I read...

From left to right: Dr. Marybeth Boger, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students; Udochukwu (Laura) Nwanebu, first-year Newark Mayors Scholar and Albert Dorman Honors Scholar; Dr. Brittney Cooper; Dr. David E. Jones, Chief Diversity Officer; Dr. Angela Garretson, Chief Government and Community Relations Officer − Photo Courtesy of Black History Month speaker series organizers

Reflections on Black Feminism, As Told by Dr. Brittney Cooper

Christine Olukere, Staff Writer March 3, 2024

Reflecting on Dr. Brittney Cooper’s talk at NJIT, titled “All About Love: A Call to Black Feminism,” one is immediately struck by the depth and urgency of her message. Cooper’s invocation not to...

Valentine’s Day Is for the Birds

Valentine’s Day Is for the Birds

Christine Olukere, Staff Writer February 15, 2024

The first Valentine’s Day that I can remember was in second grade.   We were tasked with creating secret admirer valentines for our classmates, and I was excited. My crush, some nobody named Reggie,...

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Black Feminism

Christine Olukere, Staff Writer February 15, 2024

This Friday, NJIT’s Office of Prevention and Advocacy will be welcoming Dr. Brittney Cooper, Howard University professor and co-founder of the Crunk Feminist Collective to a symposium called — rather...

Professional Development Training Should Be Part of College Education

Professional Development Training Should Be Part of College Education

Arwa Ouali, Senior Staff Writer February 15, 2024

NJIT has incorporated professional development courses into engineering and computer science students’ curricula. However, for other majors including business, natural sciences, and the arts, such a...

Parents Should Monitor Their Children’s Usage, Not a Bill

Parents Should Monitor Their Children’s Usage, Not a Bill

Vaishnavi Kodali, Staff Writer February 15, 2024

How many of you remember the Tide Pod Challenge? It was fairly recent, so most of us have either seen videos about it online, or at least heard about it in passing. The challenge originated from an internet...

Legal at Home — Not at Work

Legal at Home — Not at Work

Arwa Ouali, Senior Staff Writer February 3, 2024

In 2018, New Jersey, along with a growing list of states, began the process of legalizing marijuana for recreational use. One of the most prominent reasons many states use to justify the legalization is...

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