Tag: New Jersey

Young voters are ready to turn out for midterms

Photo courtesy of CCEC, Facebook Whether it is gun control, abortion, the country’s leadership or US foreign policy, younger voters are an increasingly loud voice as the midterm elections approach on Nov. 6. Involvement is expected to drive higher turnout for a midterm election than what was seen four years ago. […]

Signed artist from Ramapo performs at Clifton club

Photo by Jessica Ryan The Breakout, a modern alternative band performed at Dingbatz, a live music club in Clifton, NJ that hosts both national and local touring artists on Thursday, March 29. Band members within The Breakout include Ramapo College students Andrea Baez on lead vocals and Mike Giucumbo on […]

New Jersey residents elect Phil Murphy as governor

Photo courtesy of Phil Murphy, Flickr Chris Christie’s time as New Jersey’s governor has come to an end.  On Tuesday, voters went to the polls to decide who would be his replacement and Democrat Phil Murphy came out on top with 55.6 percent of votes. Decidedly blue in presidential elections, […]

Students Testify Need-Based Programs at Hearing

Photo courtesy of Ramapo College Ramapo College students testified at the assembly budget hearing on higher education at Felician University in Rutherford on March 29 to speak about proposed changes to the state budget, specifically need-based programs, that could negatively impact the aid students receive. Ramapo senior and history major […]

New Jersey is Now Home to an Array of Cultures

Photo courtesy of Jim Henderson, Wikipedia New Jersey is known for many things – its colonial history, its famous diners and of course, the Jersey shore – but it is also one of the most culturally diverse states in the country. For example, New Jersey has the largest population of […]

Panel Addresses the State of Budget at Roundtable

Photo by Giancarlo Sepulveda On Feb. 16, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie outlined his proposed state budget for the 2017 fiscal year. While the governor did not spend much time on the topic of higher education, he indicated that the appropriations devoted to senior public institutions, community colleges and NJ […]

Congressional Candidate Josh Gottheimer Connects with Students

A collection of students and residents from the nearby area gathered at Ramapo College this past Tuesday, listening intently as the former speechwriter for Bill Clinton, a Democratic candidate for Congress, spoke about his beginnings in public service and his platform for his campaign. Josh Gottheimer, a moderate Democrat, is […]