Steve Sweeney visits Rowan to discuss New Jersey’s fiscal condition and future

Steve Sweeney visits Rowan to discuss New Jersey’s fiscal condition and future

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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Hard Work Yields Perfection

Hard Work Yields Perfection

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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Is the criticism of the media over their coverage of the Mueller investigation justified?

Is the criticism of the media over their coverage of the Mueller investigation justified?

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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Catholic priests must be held accountable

Catholic priests must be held accountable

By Alexander Heller

In mid August, a grand jury released a statement reporting that more than 300 priests had sexually abused children all across Pennsylvania. Spanning seven decades, nearly all of these cases were protected by church leaders and were consequently covered up over the years. 

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Journalists must adapt to an evolving medium

Journalists must adapt to an evolving medium

By Alexander Heller

I know I shouldn’t start the new year all stressed out about the future, but the recent Huffington Post and BuzzFeed layoffs have gotten me worried about a career that’s looking to become smaller and scarcer in regards to its workforce and job opportunities. The ever changing landscape of “new media” (web based news outlets) has called into question the notion that simply being a reporter is still the viable way of getting a job in media and keeping it. 

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