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...Read more →
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...Read more →
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...Read more →
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...Read more →
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...Read more →
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...Read more →
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...Read more →
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...Read more →
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...Read more →
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...Read more →
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...Read more →
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...Read more →