A Message From The Observer

The views represented in the opinion article “Does McGovern’s Tavern Discriminate Against Blacks?”solely belong to the article’s author, Lincoln Farquharson, and not to that of the Office of the Chancellor of Rutgers-Newark. Farquharson has stated “the views expressed in my opinion article ‘Does McGovern’s Tavern Discriminate Against Blacks?’, published in The Observer on May 3, 2016, were solely mine and in no way attributable to … Continue reading A Message From The Observer

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NJIT STUDENT SHOT IN FRAT HOUSE

TAU KAPPA EPSILON BROTHER DEAD AFTER ARMED ROBBERY By Sabrina Lombardi, News Editor   An NJIT student was shot and killed in a fraternity house early Monday. Rutgers University Police said in an email to students that the man was shot at an off-campus house. The Rutgers-Newark campus is just across the street from NJIT on Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard. According to NJ.com, the student … Continue reading NJIT STUDENT SHOT IN FRAT HOUSE

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THE OBSERVER MEETS: RAS BARAKA NEWARK MAYOR VISITS R-N

By Daniel Dematos, Staff Writer On Monday afternoon, May 2nd, The Observer invited the Mayor of Newark, Ras Baraka, to take part inan interview and Q&A session at the Rutgers School of Law here at Rutgers – Newark. At the event, The Observer’s Editor-in-Chief Ray Gnagey opened the event alongside Student Governing Association (SGA) President Rahimah Faiq. Gnagey said that inspiration for the interview and … Continue reading THE OBSERVER MEETS: RAS BARAKA NEWARK MAYOR VISITS R-N

RBS STUDENTS CREATE PROGRAM TO PROMOTE ENTREPRENEURSHIP

By Daniel Dematos, Staff Writer Last week on Monday, April 18th, Rutgers students grouped up into teams to pitch business ideas. The event was organized by a student organization at Rutgers Business School (RBS) called the Collective Entrepreneurs Organization, which goes by CEO. The organization’s objective, as stated on its RBS webpage is to provide the means “by which students can enact their ideas and … Continue reading RBS STUDENTS CREATE PROGRAM TO PROMOTE ENTREPRENEURSHIP

SGA HOSTS STUDENTS CHOICE AWARDS

By Sabrina Lombardi, News Editor On Thursday, April 28, the Student Governing Association (SGA) hosted a red carpet event, The Students Choice Awards in the Essex room. The awards were based on teacher appreciation in their respective categories  voted by the students of Rutgers University-Newark. SGA Vice President, Hajar Mahmound, was the host of the event and put it all together with the help of … Continue reading SGA HOSTS STUDENTS CHOICE AWARDS

Does McGovern’s Tavern Discriminate Against Blacks?

BY LINCOLN FARQUHARSON I am currently an Administrative Coordinator for the Vice Chancellor of Governmental and External Relations and the Senior Vice Chancellor of Public Affairs and the Chief of Staff, but I also run the Newark College Institute, a major program that provides services to help undergraduate students become career ready. Last week, I was invited to join a few students at McGovern’s Tavern. While … Continue reading Does McGovern’s Tavern Discriminate Against Blacks?

People demonstrate against Iceland's Prime Minister Sigmundur Gunnlaugsson in Reykjavik, Iceland on April 4, 2016 after a leak of documents by so-called Panama Papers stoked anger over his wife owning a tax haven-based company with large claims on the country's collapsed banks. REUTERS/Stigtryggur Johannsson - RTSDK91

Panama Papers: Exposing Corruptness

By Carol Muratti, Staff Writer Many of us do not like taxes. We like to keep our hard earned money for our personal expenses. But, what if I told you that some of our taxes are a result of tax evasions done by others? This sad reality unfolded several weeks ago, when the internet exploded with the Panama Papers scandal. The scandal involved Panamanian law … Continue reading Panama Papers: Exposing Corruptness