By Vivian Sanchez – @vivalaviviannn Women in the work force have been striving for equal gender pay for as long as they have started working. The Equal Pay Act of 1963 was a huge stepping stone towards equal gender pay, yet women are still being paid a smaller percentage to execute the same job as their […]
Story by Julia Palazzo – @julialpalazzo We have all seen the square sign that sits on the front lawn of a home: “FOR SALE” with a box below it that says “FORECLOSURE”. If you drive through the streets of New Jersey, you might be seeing more than a few. According to NJ.com, New Jersey is […]
Here at NJ Spark, more than a dozen Rutgers students will be reporting on social injustices in and around the New Brunswick area. However, these issues happen everywhere. Here’s some recent news highlights: Suicide bomber targets Christians during an Easter weekend outing, killing 65 people and injuring 300–mostly women and children. A faction of the Pakistani […]
By Heather Krause Catholic hospitals in New Jersey are being discriminated against, according to a lawsuit filed by St. Peter’s Hospital. Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield is a well-known New Jersey health insurance company that has been around since 1932. This company goes by the saying, “We don’t just work in New Jersey, we live […]
This NJ Spark investigative report by Courtney DuPont and Morgan Parrish looks at the growing problem of food insecurity in New Brunswick and across New Jersey.
By Rose McNulty — @rose_mcnulty In June, Texas lawmakers passed a bill allowing the concealed carry of firearms on college campuses. The law prohibits public universities from generally banning licensed owners of firearms from carrying them as long as they are concealed. This makes Texas the eighth state to pass such legislation, according to the […]