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5 social justice stories to read this week

5 social justice stories to read this week

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: Lawmakers will introduce a bill aimed at tamping down on the wage theft epidemic. Democratic Senators Patty Murray (Wash.) and Sherrod Brown (Ohio) […]


Student Environmental Reporting Contest

Student Environmental Reporting Contest

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Joining a wide array of politicians, scientists, activists, advocates, and religious leaders in recognizing the critical state of our environmental health, the Rutgers Department of Journalism and Media Studies and Center for Cooperative Media at Montclair State University are making an open call for student journalism stories focused on the topic of […]


5 recent stories to read on social injustice

5 recent stories to read on social injustice

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: Despite recent outcry in India for stronger laws in sexual assault prevention, a 15-year-old girl, who was raped, beaten, and set a blazed, […]


Tourism Climbs in N.J. despite Atlantic City drop-off

Tourism Climbs in N.J. despite Atlantic City drop-off

Tourism Climbs in NJ, with Increased Number of Visitors Around the Garden State Click to expand/close The state’s tourism economy continued to grow last year despite a marked drop-off in revenue and jobs in Atlantic City, with overall spending hitting a high of $43.4 billion last year, newly released figures show. Among the state’s 21 […]


Opinion: There needs to be more of an emphasis on politics in public schools

Opinion: There needs to be more of an emphasis on politics in public schools

By Vivian Sanchez — @vivalaviviannn As I sat down on Sunday morning reading through my collective newsfeed I tried my best to wrap my head around the political jargon in order to grasp the main points made in the last presidential debates. Right then and there it hit me: I barely understand any of this. I started […]


5 social injustice stories to read this week

5 social injustice stories to read this week

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: New Weapon in Day Laborers’ Fight Against Wage Theft: A Smartphone App — In the fight against wage theft, phones could soon become day […]


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