Every Whit Way: Episode 2 – A look at what legalizing weed would mean for New Jersey

Every Whit Way: Episode 2 – A look at what legalizing weed would mean for New Jersey

This week Alex got the chance to sit down with Rowan Student Government Association President Arielle Gedeon. Elected as the first black female student to hold the office, Alex spoke to her about the things that directly affect Rowan students and why they matter. 

And later, Chad, Greg, and Alex discuss the legalization of marijuana in New Jersey, and what its impact could mean for the nearly 9 million people that call the state their home. 

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Does Social Media Polarize Our Elected Officials? Short Answer, Yes. Long Answer, It’s Complicated

Does Social Media Polarize Our Elected Officials? Short Answer, Yes. Long Answer, It’s Complicated

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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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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How Radio and Craigslist prove there is indeed a Central Jersey

How Radio and Craigslist prove there is indeed a Central Jersey

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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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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Pulitzer Prize winner Wendy Ruderman offers insights to Publishing Industry class

Pulitzer Prize winner Wendy Ruderman offers insights to Publishing Industry class

By Alexander Heller

Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Wendy Ruderman spoke to journalism professor Christina Lynn’s Publishing Industry class last Wednesday afternoon. The discussion centered around Ruderman’s wide-ranging experiences, including her early career moves and her methodology when tackling stories that grab the public’s attention.

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