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NBA Needs New Draft Requirements

By Matthew Serraty November 28, 2018

By: Matthew Thorton Staff Writer The NBA Should Change Draft Requirements for college players The NBA is the most competitive basketball league on the planet. Players from different colleges, states and even other countries are all assembled to showcase their skills and abilities. However, sometimes college prospects leave college too early. They are anxious to start a career with the NBA, but aren’t prepared. Currently, the draft requirement is that the individual must be at least one...

The Best Thanksgiving Food

By quovadis November 21, 2018

By: Jamal Kingston Lifestyle&Culture Editor   It is the holiday season. Once November hits, it is a time to give thanks for what we have and to think about the life that we live. Thanksgiving food is one of the main points of the holiday. I know that most people love to eat turkey, chicken, mashed potatoes or whatever you may like, but I have the best Thanksgiving foods that you will like the most. First is...

Birthright Citizenship is Here to Stay

By quovadis November 14, 2018

Mike Daniewicz  Staff Writer On Oct. 30, President Donald Trump announced that he wanted to take away birthright citizenship, which grants any person born in the United States automatic citizenship. This has been a part of the constitution since 1868 as the 14th Amendment. The 14th Amendment explicitly states, “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.”...

Pittsburgh Shooting Has Impact

By Matthew Serraty November 7, 2018

On Saturday, Oct. 27, Robert Bowers entered the Tree of Life synagogue located in Pittsburgh, Pa., and killed 11 people. It was reported that Bowers was yelling anti-Semitic slurs while shooting. According to CBS Pittsburgh, he told officers, “I just wanted to kill Jews.”  This extreme act of anti-Semitism is obviously outrageous and disgusting. Why is this way of thinking starting to creep back into today’s world? It’s like we are moving backwards, and we are accepting...

MCC Cafeteria

By Matthew Serraty October 31, 2018

MCC provides its students with a cafeteria in College Center, a Starbucks located in Main Hall and vending machines all around the campus. It is very convenient to not have to leave campus and grab a quick bite. But the real question is, “Should you be looking at the school cafeteria for a consistent healthy meal?” The answer is no. The staff in the cafeteria at College Center is some of the friendliest people you will ever...

Is The New Library Helping Students?

By quovadis October 17, 2018

The college’s library officially re-opened on June 20 and now offers a variety of new features that are intended to help MCC students improve their learning.     The ceilings had to be taken down in order to install a sprinkler system as well as occupancy lights, which are environmentally-friendly.     There have been a number of renovations to help restructure and improve lighting and central air within the library in the past; however the new renovation allowed for even...

Noel Jones: Being an Artist

By Matthew Serraty October 3, 2018

Noel Jones is currently a student at Middlesex County College and attended North Brunswick Township High School, graduating in 2016. Sounds pretty typical right? But while being a high school student, Noel made a name for himself using his music. He released music under the stage name NoL.   He details how he first fell in love with hip-hop, and how big an influence his father was. “My dad is one of my biggest influences; he’s the...

Internet Addiction Plagues the Lives Of Teens Around Us

By quovadis May 1, 2018

By Claudia Ugbana Staff Writer Scientists have dedicated several years to research that will help identify the leading causes of internet addiction. Identifying what category internet addiction falls into is the first step in solving the problem. Internet addiction can be categorized as a mental disorder that plagues the lives of individuals every day because the effects inflict a variety of problems all around us. Internet addiction in teens has become a more leading issue, according to...

The Plant Based Diet Is Healthier Than Other Diets

By quovadis May 1, 2018

By Cierra Talavera Staff Writer Over the past few years, the plant-based lifestyle has taken over social media, television, and even your local grocery store. Many of these images have shown healthy plates containing vibrant fruits and vegetables with the occasional tofu and alternative meats. Throughout my experience, being plant-based for almost eight months, I can say that this lifestyle has plenty of benefits inside and out. Before being plant-based, most of my meals contained red or...

NBA Playoff Setup Must Change

By quovadis May 1, 2018

By Matthew Thornton Staff Writer Now that the NBA regular season has ended, the playoffs have begun. The ongoing issue of teams that are good enough to participate in the playoffs but not making it because they play in a tougher conference has been going on for years now and this must change. Currently, the setup for the playoffs is that the top eight teams in the east, as well as the top teams in the west,...