Ramapo Celebrates Mental Health Awareness Month

The first day of May marks the start of Mental Health Awareness Month. This month has been observed since 1949. According to Mental Health America, the aim of the month is to recognize people suffering from mental illness, educate the general public, and reduce stigma. Ramapo has several events marked on its calendar to celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month, from an informative Mental Health Fair … Continue reading Ramapo Celebrates Mental Health Awareness Month

Sunscreen…Helpful or Harmful?

“Put your sunscreen on you’re gonna burn!!!” Have you ever heard that from your parents? Do you love that summer scent of sunscreen? Well, you might want to think twice about putting your sunblock on. Over the past few weeks, the FDA has been testing average drugstore sunscreen brands and revealing that the sunscreen is dangerous to our body. We are all extremely influenced by … Continue reading Sunscreen…Helpful or Harmful?

Students are the Future, not Guns

Students are the future. By waking up every morning, going to school, and educating ourselves, we are preparing to become tomorrow’s doctors, teachers, policemen/ women, and government officials. As seen through the prevalence of mass shootings in our nation today, there is a clear societal routine forming. There are people choosing to express their opinions and beliefs through violence. In our government, there is a … Continue reading Students are the Future, not Guns

Continued Conflict in Israel

On May 6th, Israel was once again in the news for conflict with Gaza, a Palestinian, Hamas-controlled compound. That Saturday, a Gaza sniper had killed two Israeli soldiers and four Palestinians (NY Times). On the following Sunday, Hamas “launched 600 rockets into Israel”, resulting in Israel retaliating with airstrikes into Gaza (CNBC). Israel aimed their airstrike at over 200 militant targets in Gaza and known … Continue reading Continued Conflict in Israel

The Best and Worst of the 2019 Met Gala

On May 6th, the 21st annual Met Gala was held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This year, fashion’s biggest night followed the theme of “Camp: Notes on Fashion”, taking inspiration from Susan Sontag’s acclaimed essay, Notes on Camp. The event, also known as the “Super Bowl of Fashion,” kicked off the Costume Institute’s Annual Fashion Exhibit. To fashion lovers, the first Monday of May … Continue reading The Best and Worst of the 2019 Met Gala

Flashback to 1973

Roe V. Wade was first passed on January 22nd 1973, marking a landmark in the Women’s Rights Movement which ensured a woman’s right to an abortion was her choice and her choice alone. Now in May of 2019, Alabama has passed the strictest law in the nation, banning abortion in all instances including rape and incest with a 25-to-6 vote. The only exception is when … Continue reading Flashback to 1973