By Alexander Heller

Venezuela is in ruin. A nation of more than 30 million people, and home to one of the largest oil reserves in the world, is on the brink of total economic collapse and inevitable civil war. Its socialist economy and current oppressive regime has brought this once promising country to its knees and the people of this proud country are fighting for its freedom.

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By Alexander Heller

The events last Monday were an unfortunate eye opener that showed how divided and different Rowan and Glassboro really are. For those not familiar with what transpired, Rowan students received an alert on Oct. 1 detailing how Glassboro police identified a vehicle belonging to someone who was reportedly armed on campus. However, the vehicle belonged to an unarmed black Rowan student who was subsequently pulled over and held at gunpoint, along with his friend.

Luckily, no one was harmed and no charges were filed on Altaif Hassan, but the event soon gained backlash on how the Glassboro police interact with students of color as a whole. 

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By Alexander Heller

On Monday evening, New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney visited Rowan’s Business Hall to discuss the state’s fiscal condition and its future to the public.

Held by the Rowan Institute for Public Policy and Citizenship (RIPPAC), the purpose of the meeting was to address the fiscal concerns that are plaguing New Jersey, as well as to discuss the financial issues that New Jersey students are currently facing.

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By Alexander Heller

Imagine living in a place where the majority of the population in your state says doesn’t exist. You’ve lived in that area all your life believing it’s real as well as seeing the evidence yourself. However, one man’s truth is another man’s fallacy. This is the case for many New Jerseyans who’ve lived in the mythical land of Central Jersey. The Central Jersey debate has often been used as a means to bridge the divide of North and South Jersey, but more often than not Central Jersey has been seen as a laughing stock for many. No longer.

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By Alexander Heller

I had to grab a Lyft to Philadelphia, due to my car acting up for the past two weeks. The ride from Glassboro to Philadelphia and back totaled around $105. Even when I’m drunk, that’s quite a rare occasion for me to be spending that much cash going to the city. As soon as my driver picked me up, my eyes were set on my destination: Kadillac Tattoo of Mount Airy, Philadelphia. The 40 minute ride on Route 76 and Lincoln Drive was not only graced with a brisk autumn day, but a collection of beautiful autumn colored leaves that danced with the sunlight, as if it were from a forest scene in a fantasy film.

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