Tag: New Jersey

People of all ages deserve their reproductive rights protected

Photo courtesy of Coalition, Unsplash. In this gubernatorial election cycle, Democratic candidate Gov. Phil Murphy and his Republican challenger Jack Ciattarelli have had two debates, both of which focused on contentious state and federal issues. Salient amongst others, however, is the nominees’ takes on reproductive rights. The topic was nearly unavoidable […]

Ramapo students speak up against pipeline expansions

Photo by Natalie Tsur A group of students gathered around the Arch, each holding a cardboard sign close to their chest as they watched senior Miriam Sokolska prepare them for the first chant. “When I say ‘climate,’ you say ‘justice!’” Sokolska commanded, initiating the start of student-led climate action group […]

ICE presence officially lessened in North Jersey

Photo courtesy of Charles Rabada, Unsplash Hudson County, N.J. will end its controversial contract with the federal Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE), releasing its 45 detainees from Kearny jail as of Nov. 1. According to a letter obtained by The Jersey Journal on Sept. 10, Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise […]

New Jersey students respond to recent marijuana bill

Photo courtesy of Phil Murphy, Flickr After a 67% approving vote in November, New Jersey officially legalized marijuana on Feb. 22. The response has been varied despite its majority vote. The Ramapo News asked students their thoughts via Instagram, and several perspectives were introduced. One student said they had not […]

A DNAR order is the most suitable option for doctors

Photo courtesy of Hackensack Meridian Health, Wikipedia As the coronavirus pandemic rages across the state, New Jersey hospitals have been struggling to keep up with the influx of COVID-19 patients being admitted. To compound the issue, there is a shortage of ventilators for patients and PPE (personal protective equipment) for […]