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11/15/2018 11:03pm

CASTELLI: Moral relativism may be serious detriment to society

What is truth? In a postmodern era, there is profound skepticism toward reason, logic, knowledge and truth. Each individual has their own truth, which varies between different people or communities. Within this discussion, the concept of relativism, especially morality, is inevitable. Moral relativism is the philosophy that claims everything is relative because some people within different cultures and historical periods have disagreed about what is right and wrong, thus arguing that there are no objective moral values. 

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11/15/2018 10:17pm

WEEK IN REVIEW: Laurels and Darts | November 16, 2018

America has seen a decrease in socioeconomic mobility. There has been a decline in lifetime earnings mobility and an increase in probability that one will end where they started for every income group. Rutgers is joining 130 public colleges in an effort to increase college access, close the achievement gap and award significantly more degrees by 2025. In this day and age, a college education is arguably more important than ever. We laurel Rutgers’ commitment to confront the pressing issue of mobility in America. 

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11/15/2018 10:55pm

SHAH: Political correctness is not meant for comedy

On the Nov. 3 episode of the famed skit comedy Saturday Night Live (SNL), comedian Pete Davidson, in a series of light-hearted roasts, made a misstep. Prefacing his joke by noting that Texas Republican Dan Crenshaw had, “lost his eye in war or whatever.” Pete joked that the politician looked like “a hit man in a porno movie.” 

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11/14/2018 10:13pm

GLASS: Football team is on downward spiral

University President Robert L. Barchi will not be known in history for the reuniting of Rutgers University with its medical school or the new construction or administrative improvements. He will be known as the college president who ended college football where it began. This did not happen all at once. The first steps were taken before he became president, another was made early on in his term and the final step will be made next week.

11/14/2018 9:37pm

COMMENTARY: People must take action soon to protect, conserve planet

The current dilemma at hand is people on Earth taking advantage of the planet through disgusting living habits and abuse of our natural resources. Global warming has now evolved to a point of mass destruction on our planet. The atmosphere has become not only warmer in its climate, but the effects are taking huge tolls on our wildlife across the globe.

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11/14/2018 12:30am

BOZTEPE: Dietary supplements require regulation

Welcome to this week’s, “What Kaan Jon finds wrong now," where I inevitably discuss a flaw that is often overlooked. Today’s topic: supplements. Also known as the holy grail of getting fit quick, from your creatine shakes to your whey protein isolate, yet most people do not realize just how dangerous and short-term these stimulants are.

11/14/2018 1:04am

KEVETT: Virtual reality is the future of video game technology

A couple of days ago, I finally picked up a new (to me) GTX 1080 graphics card to replace my long obsolete GTX 780Ti in my PC, and what a world of difference the additional VRAM makes. I had picked up an Oculus Rift Virtual Reality (VR) headset a couple of years ago when they were first released. The headset did not work very well with my 780Ti, but it ran games nonetheless, and I was deeply impressed. Even with a choppy frame rate, VR is an incredibly immersive experience, one that everyone should try as soon as they can.

11/12/2018 10:58pm

SINGH: Strong gun laws will save people’s lives

The National Rifle Association (NRA) is a non-profit organization that advocates for gun rights. On Nov. 7, in response to medical proponents of gun control, it tweeted, “Someone should tell self-important anti-gun doctors to stay in their lane. Half of the articles in Annals of Internal Medicine are pushing for gun control. Most upsetting, but, the medical community seems to have consulted NO ONE but themselves.” 

11/12/2018 10:37pm

PANISH: Transnationalism presents us with intractable problems

In her column last week, Malaika Jawed, a School of Arts and Sciences sophomore, astutely outlined the situation now facing our aging nation-states. As detailed in that article, the global population is becoming increasingly mobile, meaning that more people are immigrants to the places where they now live. While advances in transportation technology made this mobility possible, advances in telecommunications technology have allowed people to remain virtually immersed in their native culture — or any other culture, for that matter — from afar, presenting an alternative to assimilation.

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11/12/2018 10:36pm

EDITORIAL:Prevention must begin with children

A recent Rutgers University Student Assembly (RUSA) Town Hall was focused on sexual violence and education. Four panelists, who are leaders in Rutgers’ sexual violence education and support community, were brought in to discuss the issues on how to mitigate the occurrence of sexual assault. Brady Root, the prevention education coordinator at the Office of Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance, said in an interview with The Daily Targum that the ultimate goal of her office is to eradicate sexual violence before it occurs. 

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