Trump signs order defending “free inquiry” on college campuses
Apr03

Trump signs order defending “free inquiry” on college campuses

On March 21, President Donald Trump signed an executive order to defend “free inquiry” on college campuses. President Trump called the move “historic action” to protect American values. Many see this executive order as a response to events such as the University of California, Berkeley’s cancellation of far-right speaker Milo Yiannopoulos two years ago. Photo via Wikimedia Commons When Yiannopoulos’ speaking engagement was cancelled...

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Journalist Protection Act introduced by N.J. senator Menendez
Mar20

Journalist Protection Act introduced by N.J. senator Menendez

NJ senator Bob Menendez introduced the Journalist Protection Act, which would codify the intentional assault of a journalist as a federal crime. The proposed legislation comes amid President Donald Trump’s criticism of the press. Photo courtesy to Flickr/US Capitol According to newsmax.com, there was a similar act introduced in 2018, but the effort failed in the Republican-controlled Congress. Govtrack.com states the act would amend...

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New NBA Draft rules provide college players with flexibility
Sep06

New NBA Draft rules provide college players with flexibility

College basketball recently made a monumental change to its foundation, and it comes in the form of an adjustment in which the “One and Done” rule may finally be terminated. Since the adoption of the “One and Done” in 2006, no high school players have been able to make the leap from senior year of high school to the NBA. Now, the NCAA has proposed a change in which high school players can forgo the college experience depending on how...

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Students present work at State Department
Apr25

Students present work at State Department

On April 12, four Seton Hall University students presented their work for the SHU Abd el Kader Fellowship to the State Department in Washington, D.C. The students began their research in September under the guidance of SHU alumnus, Mohamad Mirghahari, and presented their conclusion to the state department. Mirghahari explained what the research and the students’ overall experiences entailed. “The AEK Fellowship students worked for the...

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Willard showed proper initiative in FBI allegations response
Feb28

Willard showed proper initiative in FBI allegations response

Since the City College of New York point-shaving scandal of 1951, college basketball has not been a clean sport by any stretch of the imagination. Despite the various point-shaving and recruiting scandals that have turned college basketball on its head over the years, Yahoo Sports’ latest report of corruption within recruiting released on Feb. 23 takes the cake as the biggest story in the history of college basketball. From the...

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After Nassar sentence, investigation needed at Michigan State
Jan24

After Nassar sentence, investigation needed at Michigan State

On Jan. 24, the infamous USA Gymnastics and Michigan State doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison for sexually abusing 156 young athletes over the duration of his career. “I just signed your death warrant,” Judge Rosemarie Aquilina said as she handed down her decision. While Nassar’s conviction and sentencing were important in serving justice to his victims, there are many more adults that must be held...

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Social media posts holding players accountable for actions
Jan18

Social media posts holding players accountable for actions

Some of the biggest stories of this season’s NFL playoffs have branched from athletes’ posts on social media. When athletes post the wrong thing, the public will critique it to no end. The first example of this came when Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. posted a picture on social media of him on Justin Bieber’s yacht in Miami. He was accompanied by teammate Victor Cruz, among others. Once the picture was posted, the public tore...

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