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Column: Teachers Should Not Be Armed

By quovadis April 10, 2018

By Jamal Kingston Opinion Editor After the horrific massacre of 17 people in a high school in Parkland, Fla., a tony suburb, and the strong movement of “March For Our Lives”, which was founded by well-known Parkland shooting survivors Cameron Kasky, Emma Gonzales, and David Hogg, the national debate over guns and gun control has reached a fever pitch. With the March 24 “March For Our Lives” rally that drew nearly hundreds of thousands of people, the...

Column: Choosing Between Dunkin Donuts and Starbucks

By quovadis April 10, 2018

By Candaice Weller Staff Writer America may run on Dunkin, but America also runs on coffee, period. It is the only drink that will make you function every day besides soda or Red Bull. When driving to work or school, there is a tough decision that has to be made: “Should I go to Dunkin Donuts or Starbucks?” There is a war between the two unless you are a die-hard fan of one of them. Comparing the...

Editorial: Campus Cruiser Is Preferred

By quovadis April 10, 2018

By Na’eem Ghee, Chris Place, Kimberly Stratton & Cierra Talavera Staff Writers Before the start of the spring semester, Middlesex County College decided to switch over from Campus Cruiser to Canvas. Ever since they have made the switch, it’s been a long learning process for both students and professors. The reason for that is because Campus Cruiser was a lot easier to navigate. On Campus Cruiser, it was a lot easier to submit assignments and be able...

It Is World Series or Bust for Yankees in 2018

By quovadis April 4, 2018

By Jamal Kingston Opinion Editor The New York Yankees have the most championships of any other baseball team in Major League Baseball—twenty-seven championships (27) compared to second-best St. Louis Cardinals, another venerable baseball team (11) in the American Heartland of Missouri. They are, by the way, my two most favorite baseball teams. The Yankees have always been known as a team that has a clear mission statement: Win every year, win all the time. Anything less than...

Teachers Should Be Armed

By quovadis April 4, 2018

By Roi Abraham Saint-Vil Head Photo Editor Whenever there’s a debate about national security in the country the controversial elimination of the second amendment is mentioned. The Second Amendment is one of 10 amendments that form the Bill of Rights which was formed by the federal government. Almost two and a half centuries later, the federal government cannot provide security for its residents’ children. According to Wordatlas, the United States of America is the third largest country...

New Jersey Budget Unveiled

By quovadis March 27, 2018

By Jamal Kingston Opinion Editor After two months in office so far, the newly inaugurated New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy unveiled his first budget proposal to the State Legislature on March 13. The new governor, who was elected because of dissatisfaction with former Gov. Chris Christie’s economic and social policies unveiled a progressive wish-list that any progressive-leaning person would like in a government budget. The budget totals up to $37.4 billion, which sounds like one of the...

The Newseum Shows That Facts Matter

By quovadis March 27, 2018

By Malcolm Rambert Staff Writer “The free flow of information and ideas is the foundation of a strong democratic society, thus there is no real democracy without a free press.” After my spring break visit to the Newseum in Washington, D.C., this and similar statements now have much more insightful and deeper meanings to me. They have caused me to wonder whether calling reputable new sources “fake news” is an attack on our democracy. The Newseum is...

A Need for Better Food Options on Campus

By quovadis March 27, 2018

By Candaice Weller, Nikki Anolik, Tia Taylor Staff Writers The problem with having long gaps between classes is that what is in the cafeteria does not tend to match what students’ taste buds crave. Middlesex County College should offer their students better food options on campus. Having better food options would save students a lot of time. Starbucks is one of the better options provided on campus, yet students are constantly leaving campus to drive to get...

‘Metal Gear Survive’ is A Massive Failure Commercially and Critically

By quovadis March 22, 2018

By Humberto Marmolejo Staff Writer There was a point in time in which the release of a Metal Gear game would be anticipated with excitement and praise, with the product being a game that would always surpass expectations, amazing players with its brilliant storylines and exhilarating gameplay. The “Metal Gear” series has been one of the most prestigious video game series in the history of the industry, a leading example of finesse and style since the release...

Darrell Wallace Jr. Makes NASCAR History

By quovadis March 22, 2018

By Humberto Marmolejo Staff Writer The Daytona 500 is without a doubt one of America’s most entertaining sporting events. Race fan or not, the race provides thrills and excitement during its two and half hour run, as the fast-paced competition fight for the checkered flag. This year’s Daytona 500 marks the 60th anniversary of the competition being held, seeing 27-year-old Aston Dillon win his first Daytona 500 in the famous #3 car, which is known for being...