Trump’s demeaning language about women is not about sex; It’s about power

Donald Trump speaking at the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Md. Credit: Gage Skidmore via Creative Commons

By Richard Katz | Published Oct. 22, 2016 Donald Trump’s language demeaning women is often characterized by the media as “lewd,” implying Trump is overly preoccupied with sexual desire and lust. But, a genuine authoritarian, Trump is less preoccupied with sex than with power. Trump’s objectification of women whom he calls by animal names — such as calling Rosie O’Donnell […]

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Tim Tebow: Baseball player?

New York Mets' Citi Field located in Queens during a Mets vs. Arizona Diamondbacks game on July 11, 2015. Credit: Cole Kennedy via Creative Commons

By: Craig Epstein | Published Sept. 24, 2016 On Thursday, Sept. 8, the New York Mets did what 29 other major league teams were unwilling to do: they signed former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow to a minor league contract. This came as a surprise to not only the baseball world, but the sports world as a whole. The following is […]

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Get the conversation going on climate change (VIDEO)

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Short documentary by Yuri Smishkewych. By Rebecca Panico | Published May 22, 2016 Tower News Editor Yuri Smishkewych, who graduated this May, leaves his mark at the student newspaper with this short documentary about his perspective on climate change. Smishkewych explored how scientists can explain the complex issue of climate change to those outside the science community by interviewing Kean faculty such as […]

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Bernie Sanders, democratic socialism and what it means

Bernie Sanders at a rally in New Orleans, Louisiana, July 26, 2015. Photo Credit: Nick Solari via WikiMedia Commons

By Thomas Rich-Caverly | Published March 31, 2016 Democratic socialism is a combination of both Democracy and Socialism where the power is in the hands of the people, not billion dollar corporations. Indeed, Democratic Socialism, when done honestly and correctly, puts the power where it belongs, in the hands of society. The wealthy and privileged few that own this country, […]

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Food for thought this Earth Day

Our fragile earth from space. Photo Credit: NASA

By: Yuri Smishkewych | Published March 31, 2016 It’s 2155 and a lone angler, knee deep in brackish water amongst the reeds, spots something submerged in front of him shining in the mid-day sun. He reaches down and picks it up for inspection—it’s an old metal sign. As he wipes the algae off its face, blue letters emerge: The sign […]

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Letter: Why we are calling for President Farahi to step down?

Credit: Rev. Ronald Slaughter

By Rev. Ronald Slaughter | Published Dec. 9, 2015 As the chairman of a coalition of black ministers calling for the resignation of President Dawood Farahi, I would like to offer our reasons for demanding a change in leadership at Kean University. First, let me say that our position to call for President Farahi’s resignation solidified long before an anonymous Twitter […]

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December is HIV/AIDS HEALTH Awareness Month

By Dr. Josh Palgi | Published Dec. 9, 2015 HIV is the Human Immunodeficiency virus. It attacks your body’s immune system. The virus destroys CD 4 cells which help your body fight diseases. HIV can severely damage your immune system and lead to Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (AIDs). Unlike some other viruses, the human body cannot get rid of HIV. That […]

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