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    The Journey of a Raw Vegan: Karen Ranzi

    by  • May 13, 2013 • Features • 1 Comment

    Karen Ranzi

    BY ALEXA RIVERA A leading vegetarian author advises parents to understand the need for a diet based on more fruits and vegetables and less processed and genetically altered foods. Local Ramesy author, Karen Ranzi  is an expert in the field of nutrition and child development. Her book Creating Healthy Children serves as a guide to  parents who want...

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    NEDA Helps Create Eating Disorder Awareness

    by  • February 28, 2013 • Features • 1 Comment


    By ALEXA RIVERA “So sick of wanting, too tired of wishing to be skin and bones. I hate conforming my God-given body into what society wants to see.” This is an excerpt of a poem pulled from the website Something fishy, a website dedicating it’s time to create awareness, as well as a support system for...

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    Childhood Bullying

    by  • February 23, 2013 • Features • 1 Comment

    Padilla’s classroom is full of Anti bullying signs, assignments, and so on. “From the moment I opened my door to my new students and those in the building who are not my students I have a sign outside that reads, you are entering an anti-bullying zone.

    BY ALEXA RIVERA According to the article Effects of Bullying Last into Adulthood, the new study published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry is the most comprehensive effort to date to establish the long-term consequences of childhood bullying, said Catherine Saint Louis, Author. Since the 1990’s technology has advanced into a global social network. With sites such as...

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    The Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

    by  • February 14, 2013 • News • 1 Comment

    “Most people don't want to speak of it and relive it because it is so heartbreaking,” said Salardino.

    BY ALEXA RIVERA As the sky turned a cold gray on Oct. 29, the residents of the Jersey shore knew Hurricane Sandy was approaching. The water from the jersey shore rose high as the winds picked up, and started pouring through the streets. Sandy came and took with her homes, businesses, and more. Today more than...

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    Greek Life Reflects Changing Demographics

    by  • February 7, 2013 • News • 1 Comment

    Members of Mu Sigma Upsula Sorority at Ramapo College. PHOTO/ Courtesy

    By ALEXA RIVERA According to the article,  The Future of the Greek Experience: Greeks and Diversity, authors Vic Boschini and Carol Thompson suggest that between 1990 and 2030 the population of whites will increase about 25 percent, the black population about 68 percent  and Hispanics about 187 percent. The 2011 Census has shown that in New...

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