Why the Oscars aren’t worth watching anymore

Why the Oscars aren’t worth watching anymore

By Alexander Heller

The Oscars is one of the biggest nights in Hollywood and has been for nearly 90 years. Hollywood makes a big spectacle out of it, but what leaves a bad taste in my mouth throughout that night is the inevitable winners, the constant snubbing of talented filmmakers and the nearly three hour snooze fest that over hypes Hollywood’s impact on the entertainment industry. 

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Heller: Amazon needs to invest in Middle America

Heller: Amazon needs to invest in Middle America

By Alexander Heller

After New York City flat-out rejected Amazon’s second headquarters, joy spread through certain political populations and those with invested interests. Small business owners, union activists and workers’ rights advocates were generally thrilled about the news of Amazon’s decision to retreat. 

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Rowan’s rising student population causes housing crisis for some

Rowan’s rising student population causes housing crisis for some

By Alexander Heller

Over the past decade, Rowan University has been the epicenter of incredible change. The university, and the greater Glassboro area, has seen a large influx of business, wealth, and people, particularly college students. As the university celebrates its steady rise in college rankings and students settling in for the new semester, other students are certainly having a far more difficult time setting up their residency. 

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As overall crime falls, sexual offenses are on the rise, according to Rowan’s annual report

As overall crime falls, sexual offenses are on the rise, according to Rowan’s annual report

By Alexander Heller

On Saturday afternoon, Rowan students received an email detailing an assault at Holly Pointe Commons early Thursday morning. The incident occurred at approximately 4:30 Thursday morning as a female student was fondled by someone she described as an “intoxicated short black male.”

The female student encountered the male sleeping in a restroom, and as he awoke he followed her back to her room uninvited and attempted to enter her room. 

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Community gathers outside Wellness Center to discuss mental health following student’s fall from RoBo garage

Community gathers outside Wellness Center to discuss mental health following student’s fall from RoBo garage

By The Whit Staff

This afternoon, following an incident at the Rowan Boulevard parking garage, students and faculty came together to discuss issues revolving around the Wellness Center and its handling of student mental health.

The impromptu meeting was held on the front steps of the Wellness Center. Discussion between participants focused on the experiences of themselves and those of people they know, as well as what improvements they think could be made at Rowan.

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Student falls from Rowan Boulevard parking garage

Student falls from Rowan Boulevard parking garage

By The Whit Staff

At approximately noon today, an incident involving a student occurred at the Rowan Boulevard parking garage, as confirmed by Rowan Public Safety.

A male student fell from the parking garage near the Barnes & Noble and is in critical condition at Cooper University Hospital, according to an email to the university community by Joe Cardona, the vice president for university relations. Cardona declined to comment about the incident outside of the information provided in the email.

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Every Whit Way: Episode 9 – Concerning the mental health crisis both at Rowan University and in the US

Every Whit Way: Episode 9 – Concerning the mental health crisis both at Rowan University and in the US

News broke on Thursday, December 5, of a Rowan student’s alleged fall from the parking garage on Rowan Boulevard. The news sent shockwaves across Rowan University, in a community already reeling from three suicide deaths throughout the semester. 

During the week, Rowan students expressed their frustration with both the Wellness Center and the administration online; as many believed Rowan isn’t doing enough in tackling the growing mental health crisis within its students student body.

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Every Whit Way: Episode 8 – Climate Change (Part 2)

Every Whit Way: Episode 8 – Climate Change (Part 2)

In our second and final part of our climate change series, we sit down with associate professor and chair of the journalism department at Rowan University, Mark Berkey-Gerard. As one of the founders of South Jersey Climate News, Berkey-Gerard discusses the website, how it started and what climate change means for South Jersey. 

And later, we talk about the effects of climate change in New Jersey and what it means for the state’s future with the help of our special weather guest, Peter Planamente! 

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