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By Alexander Heller

Social media has changed the way people interact in politics in the U.S. and how politicians interact with their constituents. Since the founding of both Facebook and Twitter, politics as a whole became more heated and more personal. Suddenly, large swaths of people have the power to voice their concerns, albeit at the behest of qualified politicians. As people are becoming more involved with the political process it begs the question. How does social media influence political participation in the U.S.?

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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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By Alexander Heller

Just as we journalism majors were enjoying some much needed downtime during spring break, the Special Counsel’s office of Robert Mueller III decided to end its nearly two year investigation into whether or not Donald Trump and his campaign colluded with Russia to sway the 2016 election into his favor. As the Special Counsel was gathering evidence and indicting 34 individuals, the answer as to whether or not Russia attempted to influence the 2016 election was an unequivocal yes throughout the Justice Department, the Intelligence Community and the Special Counsel’s office. 

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