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    Visiting Scholar Discusses Darfur Genocide

    by  • November 21, 2013 • News • 1 Comment

    Vising Scholar Ahmed H. Adam discusses the ongoing genocides taken place in Darfur under the reign of Omar Al-Bashir at Ramapo College's Birch Mansion Tuesday afternoon. (PHOTO/Doug Depreker)

    By BLAKE CORRAO, DOUG DEPREKER and RYAN MCGRATH During his presentation at Ramapo College regarding the ongoing genocide in Darfur, a visiting school from Columbia University talked about the horrors occurring on a daily basis in Sudan. In his talk entitled,  “Voices from Darfur,” Ahmad Adam spoke Nov. 19 about survivors of the ongoing genocide. “The crimes...

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    Deconstructing the “Emo Revival”

    by  • October 23, 2013 • Features, News • 1 Comment

    A collage of artists referenced in Stereogum's "12 Bands You Need to Know From the Emo Revival" article. Bands like the The World is a Beautiful Place, Into it Over It, You Blew It Empire Empire (I was a Lonely Estate) were among the list of many who were highly referenced in this article. (PHOTO/Stereogum.com)

    by RYAN MCGRATH Within the last couple of weeks there has been numerous debate amongst music purists who have drawn out conclusions that have ultimately predicted the revival of the emo genre. The recent debate of the emo revival sparked different perspectives from various Ramapo College students who were highly infatuated with the genre. Even though sophomore...

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    The Big Picture of Octoberfest Weekend 2013

    by  • October 17, 2013 • News • 3 Comments

    Students and their families enjoying the day together as the weather clear up for the afternoon of Saturday's Octoberfest Carnival. (PHOTO/Ryan McGrath).

    By RYAN MCGRATH, JACINTA FORD and AMANDA SICILIANO It is definitely clear that Fall has finally made its way back to Ramapo College because this past weekend marked the return of the campus’ annual Octoberfest. Every year, Ramapo College’s Student Government Association puts a lot of dedication and effort into providing the students with many festive-themed...

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    Technical Difficulties delay Campus Radio from being On-Air this semester

    by  • October 8, 2013 • News • 2 Comments

    WRPR General Manager Max Liebamn showing perceptive recruits how to run the station's mixing board while undergoing their training. (PHOTO/Ryan McGrath)

    By RYAN MCGRATH After finally renovating the entire layout of the studio, it appears that Ramapo College’s campus radio station WRPR is still experiencing some technical difficulties that may keep the station temporarily off-air for the start of the Fall semester. According to WRPR Staff General Manager Max Liebman, it was made apparent to him as...

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    Aftermath of Naval Yard Shooting Introduces New Questions

    by  • October 2, 2013 • News

    A police responders on the scene during the shooting rampage that took place at the Washington Naval Yard on September 16, 2013. (Photo by Astrid Riecken for The Washington Post).

    By RYAN MCGRATH In the aftermath of the tragic shootings that took place at the Washington Naval Yard on Sept. 16, there are still many questions left unanswered in regards to the reasoning as to why Aaron Alexis to went through with the shootings. The events occurred on early Monday morning when Alexis entered the Naval...

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    Faulty Wiring Caused Seaside Heights Boardwalk Fire

    by  • September 17, 2013 • News • 2 Comments

    Governor Chris Christie holds a press conference and tours the fire area with senior staff and Office of Emergency Management personell at the boardwalk in Seaside Heights, N.J. on Sept. 13, 2013. PHOTO/Governor's Office

    By RYAN MCGRATH Faulty electrical wires caused the blaze that leveled businesses across four blocks of the Seaside Heights boardwalk, officials said. Less than a year after Super Storm Sandy devastated the Jersey Shore, the  fire that broke out at a Kohr’s Frozen Custard in Seaside Heights Sept. 12 immediately spread to dozens of  local...

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    Facebook Connects Campus Music Community

    by  • September 17, 2013 • News • 2 Comments

    The Facebook group Jamapo brings together many different members within the music community throughout the entire campus. Photo/Ryan McGrath

    By RYAN MCGRATH Through the use of social media, a spark of unity has been ignited within Ramapo College’s music community.  The Facebook group, Jamapo, is a page that provides students with the opportunity to makes connections with one another through sharing their common interests and passions towards music. Members of the Jamapo group page can...

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