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    The State of the Unions in Chicago and New Jersey

    by  • September 26, 2012 • News • 1 Comment

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    By KAYLEE LAZZARO After 10 months of discussion, contract negotiations between the Chicago Teachers Union and the Chicago School Board broke down on Sept. 9 when they failed to come to an agreement regarding compensation, benefits, and a new teacher evaluation system based on student test scores. Public school teachers find themselves fighting similar battles with school...

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    Ramapo Students Unsure if Tuition Will Swing Vote

    by  • September 19, 2012 • News • 0 Comments

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    By CASEY HOLSTEIN and ANTHONY SMITH As the November Presidential election approaches, students at Ramapo College of New Jersey have varying opinions about whether the high cost of college will impact voters. This Nov. 6, many Americans will take to the polls to elect President Barack Obama, a Democrat, or Republican Mitt Romney as the next president...

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    The Many Shades of Green

    by  • September 19, 2012 • News • 0 Comments

    Americans ponder the value of candidates' focus on environmental issues in the upcoming election. Cartoon credit to artist Joel Pett.

    By ASHLEY INTVELD The Republican presidential  candidate stood in front of thousands of supporters to criticize his opponent’s environmental record. “President Obama promised to begin to slow the rise of the oceans and heal the planet.” Mitt Romney paused to let the laughter resonate. He raised his brow, looked left, then right, and smirked as the...

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    2012 Election Calls All Women To Vote

    by  • September 19, 2012 • News • 0 Comments

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    By KRISTA SALINARDI AND VALERIE TORRIZO Weeks after Todd Akin’s controversial remarks on “legitimate rape” surfaced and less than two months from the presidential election, women’s vote is more important than ever as their health, choice and privacy are at stake. Akin, the U.S. Representative for Missouri’s 2nd Congressional District, who is running as the Republican...

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    Small Business Owners Pay Attention to Candidates’ Reform Plans

    by  • September 19, 2012 • News • 0 Comments

    By GABRIELLE MONDO With the Nov. 6 election drawing near, business owners are paying close attention to the Presidential candidates’ plans for health care reform and incentives for small businesses in the face of skyrocketing costs. As the costs of health care skyrocket, small business owners struggle to provide health insurance benefits for their employees as...

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    Religion not likely to impact election outcome

    by  • September 19, 2012 • News • 0 Comments

    Dr. William Dodd and his wife, Vivian, watching the evening news in their New City home. Photo/CHRISTOPHER EMCH

    By CHRISTOPHER EMCH When the polls close this Nov. 6, America may have  elected its first Mormon president. It is no secret that GOP candidate Mitt Romney is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a fact that has made religion a focal point of this year’s presidential campaign. Romney’s opponent, President Barack...

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    Clint Eastwood’s RNC Speech Amuses But Does Not Impress Voters

    by  • September 19, 2012 • News • 0 Comments

    First-time voter Peter Lazzaro, 17, of Saddle Brook, N.J., watched Clint Eastwood’s speech on YouTube after seeing the reaction on Twitter.

    By KAYLEE LAZZARO “Go ahead, make my day.” This famous line of dialogue, number six on the American Film Institute list “AFI’s 100 Years… 100 Movie Quotes,” has had an interesting political life since first being spoken by American actor and filmmaker Clint Eastwood in the 1983 film “Sudden Impact.” Quoted by President Ronald Reagan at the...

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    For LGBT, the Election Is More Than Same-Sex Marriage

    by  • September 19, 2012 • News • 0 Comments

    By KATIE BRUNO When President Obama announced in May his support for marriage equality, he became the first American president to stand up for same sex marriage. As of right now,  HRC.org, the Human Rights Campaign website for equal rights among the LGBT community, states that only seven out of the 50 states authorize same sex...

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    Will Young Voters Come Out to the Polls?

    by  • September 19, 2012 • News • 0 Comments

    By VIRGINIA DiBIANCA and LAUREN PAIGE MAGENTA In 2008, young, first-time voters had high hopes that Barack Obama would bring change to America. They believed in him, voted for him and helped him get to the White House. It is now four-years later and the slow economic recovery and high unemployment has left young voters...

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    Ramapo-Bergen Animal Shelter Leads “No-Kill” Policy

    by  • April 18, 2012 • News • 0 Comments

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    By BILL PIVETZ, GARRET IVINS, RICHIE FETZER and AMANDA DALEY OAKLAND, N.J. –  Three concrete walls surround the animals housed behind gates.    The caretaker locking in the animals has a kind face. There is plenty of food and water, and the rescued animals in the Ramapo-Bergen Animal Shelter  are cleaned. All they need now...

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    Steve Jobs’ Passing Leaves Apple with a Legacy to Carry On

    by  • October 19, 2011 • News • 0 Comments

    Iphones are just one example of Apple's widespread reinvention of the way people use media. PHOTO/Sarah Bloom

      By SARAH BLOOM, MELISSA FALCONE, MAUREEN SCULLY and DIANA STANCZAK The visionary co-founder of Apple Inc., Steve Jobs, died Oct. 5 of respiratory failure caused by his long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 56. Jobs stepped down as CEO in August after battling cancer in recent years, and his passing raises the question about the...

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    College Graduates Wary of Obama’s Job Stimulus

    by  • September 21, 2011 • Features, News • 0 Comments

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    By DANIEL MORRELL You finally graduated college. Welcome to the real world. Welcome to the unemployment line. Recent college graduates have been grappling with the dilemma of being jobless and in debt. With the unemployment rate coasting at an unsettling 9.1 percent, workforce jailbaits are hoping for some help. However, President Obama’s recently announced American Jobs...

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