Rutgers-Newark Student Killed In Car Crash

By Sabrina Lombardi, News Editor A Rutgers University student and a man were killed on Friday, October 15, early in the morning when there cars crashed into a vacant building in Roselle. According to NJ.com, “both drivers, identified as Fabiana Escandon, 22, of Linden, and Oscar Chaviano, 64, of Elizabeth, were traveling in the same direction on St. George Avenue near Rivington Street when they crashed … Continue reading Rutgers-Newark Student Killed In Car Crash

Newark Breast Cancer Walk Raises $200,000

By Daniel Dematos, News Editor Hundreds walked down Broad Street on Sunday in this year’s Making Strides walk. According to the American Cancer Society’s “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer,” the Breast Cancer Walk in Newark on October 16th raised nearly $200,000 from over 500 teams and nearly 3000 participants registered in advance, with perhaps many more registering on arrival. Numerous Rutgers departments and student organizations … Continue reading Newark Breast Cancer Walk Raises $200,000

Student Government Association Announces Winners of Fall 2016 Elections

By Sabrina Lombardi, News Editor The Student Governing Association (SGA) of Rutgers University-Newark announced the winners of the Fall 2016 election on Oct. 12, and welcomed six new representatives to their organization. This election, the SGA had the highest voter turnout in the past five years. They also had the most competitive race in the history of the SGA, with at least three people running … Continue reading Student Government Association Announces Winners of Fall 2016 Elections

Campus Paper Faces Unexpected Adversary

By George Garneau, Advisor of The Observer Studying journalism at Rutgers-Newark in the late 1970s, I was hounded by Allan Wolper, my journalism professor, “How can you call yourself a journalism major and not work for The Observer?” Eventually, I gave in. I joined the staff, got great experience covering real news on campus, learned the power of the press — and then landed a … Continue reading Campus Paper Faces Unexpected Adversary

NASA budget cuts are completely unnecessary and unrequited

By Samantha Glover, Opinions Editor The course of history changed dramatically when the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) opened its doors on Oct. 1, 1958. In the early years, we faced the prospects of the Soviet Union—today it’s China and our own ambivalence holding us in place. In the years that followed the Apollo and early lunar missions, NASA has become one of the … Continue reading NASA budget cuts are completely unnecessary and unrequited