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    Fox News Blames Video Games for DC Shooting

    by  • October 2, 2013 • News • 1 Comment

    Video games are often misjudged for having connections to rising aggression. PHOTO/Anthony Vigna

    By ANTHONY VIGNA Gamers were outraged when they heard Fox News blamed last week’s mass shooting in Washington DC on violent video games last week. Aaron Alexis, Navy contractor and reservist, reported “hearing voices” before shooting 12 people and being shot by police, according to Reuters. While some are looking into his mental stability, Fox News...

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    Miss Kansas 2014: Not Your Typical Pageant Contestant

    by  • October 2, 2013 • News • 1 Comment

    Miss Kansas 2013, Theresa Vail is breaking the stereotype of a "typical pageant girl."
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    By MICHELE MATTIA Miss Kansas stunned the pageantry world when she walked confidently down the runway in a red bikini sporting a large tattoo on her right side at the 87th annual Miss America 2014’s competition in Atlantic City on September 15th. Theresa Vail, 22,  bearing her multiple tattoos was a shock since many pageant contestants...

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    NFL Suicide Continues Worrisome Concussion Trend

    by  • October 2, 2013 • News, Sports • 2 Comments

    Oliver at the University of Georgia
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    By JOSH SCHWARZ Another former NFL player was found dead in his home on Sept. 24 as a result of a concussion-induced suicide. Paul Oliver, 29, a former defensive-back for the San Diego Chargers, was discovered in his home with a single self-inflicted gunshot wound. The tragic death is the latest in a worrisome recent string...

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    Critics Aim at Governor Christie for Not Signing Gun Legislation Into Law

    by  • October 2, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    By KELLY MOELLER New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is receiving flack from critics regarding the gun control measures that he vetoed last week. According to an article in the Ridgewood Patch, the three measures were to require state enforcement agencies to report misplaced guns to federal databases, requirement of purchase permits to be logged on drivers...

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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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    Boxcar Bagel and Deli: Best Bagels of North Jersey

    by  • September 25, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    An Assortment of Bagels At Boxcar. PHOTO/Jessica Wrixon

    By JESSICA WRIXON Sitting around small green tables at 6:30 a.m.  is the usual crowd of early birds that come into the only bagel shop in Bogota to spend their mornings before work. Among them, Joe ‘Cass’ Cassiopa of Ridgefield Park enjoys his morning coffee and mini bagel with butter. A regular at the Boxcar...

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    9/11 Memorial: What’s to Come

    by  • September 25, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    PHOTO/ 911memorial.org

    By MICHELE MATTIA A new memorial museum at the site of the former World Trade Center in lower Manhattan, commemorating the 2,983 lives lost on September 11, 2001 will make its grand opening in the spring of 2014.  However, there is controversy swirling about admission cost. Cynthia Branco is a volunteer at the 9/11 Tribute Center,...

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    Ramapo Students Discuss Military Intervention in Syria

    by  • September 25, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Jon Mangel, a twenty-year old political science major, is against military intervention in Syria from the United States. PHOTO/Anthony Vigna.

    By ANTHONY VIGNA President Obama caused debate amongst American citizens last week when he was proposing that the United States send military forces to retrieve chemical weapons from President Bashar al-Assad in war torn Syria. The civil war in Syria started to escalate when al-Assad’s regime killed thousands of people, hundreds of which were children, with...

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    Apple’s new iPhones earn mixed reviews

    by  • September 25, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    The 5s is an upgrade of Apple's current iPhone. PHOTO/devicenews.org

    By JOSH SCHWARZ For the first time ever, Apple rolled out two new iPhones at one time, earning mixed reviews from consumers and critics. The 5s is an upgraded version of the current iPhone 5. The 5c is a new cheaper and more colorful installment in the Apple’s line of smartphones. Both the 5s and 5c...

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    Ramapo Awaits Implementation of Reinstated “Diversity Goal”

    by  • September 18, 2013 • News • 1 Comment

    Last Spring, students gathered in front of Ramapo’s Birch Mansion, home to the President’s office, in support of keeping the “the diversity goal” in the school’s strategic plan. Photo Credit: Allison Cabot

    By LAURA FRENCH As Ramapo College begins the Fall semester with a new strategic plan, students and faculty anticipate how the reinstated “diversity goal” will bring about change and awareness on campus. The Strategic Plan Task Force reinstated the diversity goal after the small New Jersey college saw petition and protest against its omission. The...

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