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School meals should be free for all students

Nov. 18, 2022 Deputy Editor As soon as the lunch bell rings, students storm out of their classrooms and flood the cafeteria. Dozens of students form a line as they await a tray carrying the essential food groups and a carton of milk. Unfortunately, for far too... More »

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Our hearts all bleed blue and yellow for Ukraine

April 1, 2022 Ukrainians are showing the world their resilience, staying strong under Russian President Vladimir Putin’s savage attempts to dismantle their democracy. Russia’s large-scale military invasion, which began on Feb. 24, comes as a result of Putin’s ... More »

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It’s time to do something about the gender pay gap

March 13, 2022 Although women have made incredible progress, gender inequality is still pervasive. A significant but often overlooked concern is the gender pay gap, also referred to as the gender wage gap. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, on average,... More »

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New law empowers student journalists in the Garden State

Feb. 11, 2022 Dec. 21, 2021 was a monumental day for student journalists. On this date, New Jersey became the 15th state to adopt Bill S108, legislation that protects scholastic press freedoms by providing more concrete guidance to schools than that put forth ... More »

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Texas abortion law puts women’s rights in peril

Nov. 15, 2021 Known as Senate Bill 8, the most restrictive abortion law in the country went into effect in Texas on Sept. 1. It is rightfully inciting outrage among people of all ages, and not just women.  The legislation deems abortion illegal once a heartbea... More »

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Don’t wait to get your Covid-19 shot

June 14, 2021 The Covid-19 vaccine is a key step in keeping people safe and achieving normalcy again. Therefore, it is important for as many people as possible to get vaccinated. Currently, 42% of Americans are fully vaccinated. The goal should be to reach her... More »

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The epidemic of anti-Asian hate must end

May 26, 2021 The biggest motivator for hate is fear, and the American people are in constant fear of the unknown. This fear transforms into hate against anybody they perceive as being unlike them. The current scapegoat in the United States is the Asian America... More »

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Mental illness should not be stigmatized

May 3, 2021 People around the world struggle with mental illness that affects one’s emotions, thinking and behavior. Depending on the form of mental illness, it can be very draining and at times cannot be cured with any medicine or treatment. While mental illn... More »