Tag: students

School walkout gives students a platform to protest

Photo courtesy of Lorie Shaull, Wikipedia Columbine high school, Columbine, Colorado: 15 dead, 24 injured. Sandy Hook Elementary, Newtown, Connecticut: 28 dead. San Bernardino, California: 14 dead, 22 injured. Orlando, Florida: 50 dead, 48 injured. Las Vegas, Nevada: 59 dead, 527 injured. Parkland, Florida: 17 dead, 14 injured. Again and […]

Teachers shouldn’t have to defend students with guns

Graphic courtesy of Dave Conner, Flickr There was nothing that compares to the presence that the victims had following the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida. Their constant appearances on television and their speeches that went viral across the Internet is unparalleled. Their message was clear: they […]

Grad School Not a Practical Option for all Students

Photo by Nicole Williams Generally speaking, the effects of a crumbling economy are that individuals are in need of more money and higher-paying jobs. While salaries are based on a specific candidate’s qualifications for a certain job, qualifications are typically measured by a candidate’s level of education and prior experience […]

Students of Color Present List of Demands to President

Photo by Rebecca King Last Wednesday, Vanna Garcia, Kevin Hurtado, Domonique Jarrett and I met with President Peter Mercer and Kat McGee, director of Affirmative Action and Workplace Compliance, to discuss the racial climate at Ramapo. As concerned student leaders of color on campus, we requested the meeting with President […]

Being Aware of Mental Health Important During Finals

Every college student knows that finals week is the most stressful time of the semester. Whether due to exams, presentations or papers, the stress level of students seems practically unmanageable. Some students have mastered the art of preparation and this particular week seems no different from the rest; but for […]

Vaping Not a Viable Alternative to Cigarettes, Has Damaging Effects

Photo by ecigclick.co.uk, Flickr Creative Commons A recent fire alarm in my Bischoff Hall dormitory on Oct. 8 was set off due to a vape/electronic cigarette that was being used inside of the residence hall. Although Ramapo’s website and college policies explicitly state that smoking is prohibited in all academic […]

Additional School Lunch Regulations Needed

Photo Courtesy of Ishikawa Ken, Flickr Creative Commons Students from Prince George’s County Public Schools in Fort Washington, Maryland. recently claimed that they were served moldy and undercooked food in their cafeteria lunch, and after reportedly appealing to the school district, they have not received an official response. Pictures of […]