WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. – Neoliberalism is the bane of my existence. Unfortunately, I am neoliberalism. You are neoliberalism. We are all neoliberalism. It is important here to make the distinction between being neoliberalism and being a neo-liberal. It is important as well to define neoliberalism, and why being a neo-liberal is a distinction. Neoliberalism is […]
New Year, Same Knicks
WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. – New year, same struggles for the New York Knicks. 2017 has not been to kind to the Knicks, as they have played seven games, but only won two. The team’s struggles are beginning to worry their fans, since the Knicks started the season with a promising performance and potential playoff spot waiting for them. But their recent issues have left them just […]
24k Magic or Fools Gold?
WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. – Bruno Mars has consistently crafted successful hit songs, both solo and as a featured artist, since his career launched back in 2010 when he sang the catchy chorus for B.o.B.’s “Nothin’ on You”. His latest album, 24k Magic, was highly anticipated after the explosion of his popular single, “Uptown Funk”. In the transition he’s […]
Navigating Trump's America
WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. – Where do we go from here? It’s been nearly six weeks since Election Day. It’s hard to say whether or not the dust has settled since the tumultuous election cycle we’ve endured over the last 16 months. For some, the outcome of the 2016 election was one of the greatest political […]
"Black Lives Matter" or "All Lives Matter"?
WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. – Black Lives Matter (BLM) is a movement that began after Trayvon Martin, an unarmed African American teenager, was murdered by neighborhood watch patrolman George Zimmerman. According to their website, Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi created the group as a “call to action for Black people” and as “a response to the anti-Black racism that […]
Phi Kappa Psi Hosts Annual Monmouth's Got Talent Event
WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J.–On March 28 at 10 p.m. Phi Kappa Psi hosted its annual Monmouth’s Got Talent event in Anacon Hall to raise money for their philanthropy, the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. A huge crowd gathered to support the cause, generating just over $2,500 in donations for the organization. The huge turnout left some […]
The Gym: More than a Resolution?
WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J.– As most of us know, the gym at Monmouth has been overly crowded these last couple of weeks. With the start of a new year and semester, students are motivated to get into shape for the much-awaited warm weather. Unfortunately, this motivation tends to fade as the months pass by. For […]
Bridging the Gender Wage Gap
WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J.–About six decades ago, my grandmother would help her mother get dinner ready for her family. Without asking, she knew she would have to marry a Jewish man because her family was Jewish. She would watch her mother stay at home and work on things at the house. She wanted to follow in […]
The World's Worst Drivers
WEST LONG BRANCH, NJ–If you asked most people who the worst drivers in the world are, they would probably tell you the title belongs to teenagers. They might say that these young people are irresponsible, inexperienced and prone to taking dangerous risks. While these things could be true (and probably are), they don’t mean that […]
Is Graffiti Art?
WEST LONG BRANCH, NJ– Annually, millions of people from around the world visit Germany’s famous East Side Gallery, a nearly mile-long stretch of the original Berlin Wall that has not only been left standing for decades but has also become an illustrious canvas for eclectic street art and graffiti murals by international artists. With this year’s momentous […]