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Senator Menendez Trial Dismissed

By quovadis February 14, 2018

< By Jamal Kingston Opinion Editor On Jan. 31, the United States Department of Justice decided to dismiss the corruption and bribery trial of Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey, a Democrat. Menendez was slated to be retried for allegedly accepting money in campaign contributions in exchange for helping a friend, a wealthy eye doctor from Florida, Salmon Melgen. Menendez was cleared from the wrongdoing and now is free to fully focus on running for a third...

A Quick Canvas Update: So Far, It Is Not So Bad

By quovadis February 14, 2018

By Jamal Kingston Opinion Editor Remember Canvas, the College’s new service tool to get all your information that you need as a student or faculty member? Yes, the use of Canvas which officially began on Jan. 1, began in a rocky fashion for some faculty members and students, alike. After using Campus Cruiser, which is now obsolete, for so long, it is still ingrained in some people’s heads. Canvas, over the past few weeks, has become much...

What Grinds Our Gears: Littering

By quovadis February 14, 2018

By Scott Pietschker Managing Editor One thing that I really hate is when people decide to throw garbage out their windows. A few days ago, I was walking into a Wendy’s restaurant, and all of a sudden a guy waiting in the drive-thru lane throws out an empty bottle out onto the ground. I take a good look at him, pick it up, and say, “Nice going bro.” His smug face showed me that he didn’t care...

What Grinds Our Gears: Smartphones

By Alexander Lewis February 14, 2018

By Alexander Lewis Head Social Media Editor In today’s interconnected society, children gain access to electronics at a very young age, whether that is in the form of a tablet or a smartphone. The constant interruptions caused by notifications from these smart devices interrupts one’s thought processes and leads to the dumbing down of children and young adults. Short-term memories cannot be processed into long-term memory due to the constant interruptions present in contemporary smart-phone-filled daily life....

Trump Tried to Fire Mueller

By quovadis February 4, 2018

By Humberto Marmolejo Staff Writer On Thursday, Jan. 25, The New York Times revealed in an article that in June of last year, President Trump tried to fire Robert Mueller, who is the Special Counsel of the ongoing investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, Robert Mueller. The bombshell report comes after many months of the president denying any intention of firing the special counsel. President Trump allegedly wanted to fire Mueller due to the...

Olympics Unite Korea

By quovadis February 4, 2018

By Humberto Marmolejo Staff Writer The people of North and South Korea have been at odds with each other since the signing of the armistice that ended the fighting and established the demilitarized zone on July 27, 1953. Ever since then, tensions between the two countries have been high, and with the continuation of North Korea’s nuclear mission program, the possibility of war escalating again has been quite frightening. In the past months, the frequent bickering between...

Hugin Looks to Win in New Jersey Senate

By quovadis February 4, 2018

By Jamal Kingston Opinion Editor The New Jersey Republican Party is hoping for a solid, strong candidate for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by embattled New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez (Democratic). Menendez has been under scrutiny for nearly six years for allegedly taking bribes from a Florida eye doctor and taking gifts from the doctor to receive access to trips overseas. Menendez will be retried by the Department of Justice after his original trial ended in...

Murphy Tightens Gun Laws

By quovadis February 4, 2018

By Sergio Rivera Managing Editor New Jersey’s newest Governor Phil Murphy, a Democrat, recently announced his plan to reverse his predecessor’s decision to loosen gun restrictions in a state which holds some of the tightest gun regulations in the United States. The plan made by the Murphy Administration is to reverse the decision made by former Governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie, to make New Jersey an easier place to purchase handguns. New Jersey currently possesses the...

Richard Nixon: One Man Against the World

By quovadis January 29, 2018

There is no denying that the Nixon Presidency is one of the most controversial administrations in the history of our Nation. Richard Nixon himself was a man with a very conflicting and complex personality. On one hand, you have a brilliant politician who came from a rough background who would rise to become the leader of the free world. On the other hand, you have a leader who during his presidency committed many crimes and misdemeanors that...

President Trump: One Year Later

By quovadis January 29, 2018

Last week marks one year that Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States. Jan. 20, 2017 was a day where the political and social divides in America were drawn clearly in front of millions of Americans and people around the world. It felt more than a year. It felt as if three years had passed by with the daily barrage of news information that made your head spin, even if you are...