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The Importance of News… About the News

Kris Schneider May 19, 2015

Following the terror attacks at the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris, France earlier this year, the age-old question arose once again: just where does the media draw the line?  Why is our media afforded...

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Christie Administration Violates Pension Law

Kris Schneider March 2, 2015

As Governor Chris Christie gears up for a potential run for the Oval Office in 2016, troubles continue to brew at home for the Republican governor.  Aside from Christie’s approval rating dropping...

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School’s Taboo: The Bullying Problem in America

Kris Schneider March 2, 2015

Wednesday, December 3, 2014.  A seemingly normal day in the lives of many at a middle school in Folsom, California became a day that shall live in infamy for the community and the country.  Seventh...

The Media Mob

Kris Schneider February 13, 2015

Almost immediately following the revelations that NBC News anchor Brian Williams had misrepresented numerous events while reporting the news, industry critics and members of the public alike jumped...

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NBC Suspends Brian Williams

Kris Schneider February 13, 2015

On Tuesday, February 10, 2015, Brian Williams, anchor of the top-rated "NBC Nightly News," was suspended by NBC News for six months without pay following days of controversy over statements he made regarding...

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PARCC: Testing Dystopia

Kris Schneider January 28, 2015

In second grade, you may remember taking the relatively simple TerraNova standardized test, geared towards what students learned up to that point in elementary school.  Then for the next six years of...

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Je Suis Charlie

Kris Schneider January 28, 2015

The terrorist attack on the French satirical publication Charlie Hebdo on January 7 shocked the people of France and the entire world.  Twelve people, mostly journalists, were murdered by three terrorists...

Federal Budget Passes

Kris Schneider January 28, 2015

On Tuesday, December 16, the White House announced that President Barack Obama signed the federal spending bill for fiscal year 2015, which will fund most of the government through September 2015.  The...

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Centennial Celebration Brings Wave of Unexpected Change

Kris Schneider December 20, 2014

As The New Republic celebrates its one hundredth year of publication, a great amount of change has swept through the offices of the magazine.  Depending on who you speak with, the changes thrust upon...

Bond Referendum Passes

Kris Schneider December 18, 2014

After months of planning, the $18.5 million bond has passed in Caldwell and West Caldwell, in a vote of 806-497. The polls were open on Tuesday, December 9.  The bond, proposed by the Caldwell-West...

The Power of Local News

Kris Schneider October 19, 2014

“...Good morning, we have breaking news, this out of downtown Manhattan, where a plane has allegedly crashed into the World Trade Center. You’re looking at live pictures right now from NewsChopper7…”...

The Need to Network

Kris Schneider October 18, 2014

Almost one year ago, I signed up for the professional social networking site LinkedIn.  Your first response to that statement may be, “but isn’t LinkedIn for college graduates and professionals?”...

America’s Renewed War on Terror

Kris Schneider October 18, 2014

*This story is developing daily.  This article may not reflect the most recent information.* When President Barack Obama announced in May that the United States would withdraw from Afghanistan by...

Tragedy at Fort Hood

Kris Schneider May 12, 2014

Nobody ever thought they would see the day on which soldiers would be killed on an American military base within the U.S.  So the mass shooting on November 5, 2009 by former Army Major Nidal Hasan who...

The Polar Vortex freezes the US

Kris Schneider February 11, 2014

On Tuesday, January 7, 2014, much of the United States was plunged into a deep freeze, caused by the Polar Vortex.  All fifty states had at least one location below the freezing mark on January 7.  New...

Meningitis Scare at Princeton

Kris Schneider January 7, 2014

Princeton University, one of the nation’s most exclusive schools and an Ivy League institution, has recently been faced with a potentially catastrophic outbreak of meningitis, a disease that has been...

JCHS seeks Middle States Accreditation

Kris Schneider October 21, 2013

As the 2013-2014 school year begins, students are scrambling to adjust to new classes and teachers, while administrators and district officials are preparing to welcome representatives from the Middle...

New York, others negotiate to reopen national parks

Kris Schneider October 21, 2013

After the ongoing government shutdown began on Tuesday, October 1, most government services shut down, including all of the national parks, which are managed by the National Park Service (NPS), which...

America’s government shuts down

Kris Schneider October 21, 2013

At the time the article was written, the government was in shutdown. It no longer is.   On Tuesday, October 1, 2013, at midnight, the United States Federal Government shut down for the first time in...

The United Kingdom says goodbye to the Iron Lady

Kris Schneider April 26, 2013

Politics in the United Kingdom (U.K.) and around the world changed in May 1979: Margaret Thatcher was appointed to the position of British Prime Minister, the first woman to hold this position. Under...

History in the view of Lady Liberty

Kris Schneider April 23, 2013

Eight months after Hurricane Sandy closed, one of America’s most recognizable landmarks to visitors around the world, the Statue of Liberty will welcome tourists once again. The National Park Service,...

Pope Benedict XVI Resigns

Kris Schneider April 1, 2013

For the first time in 598 years, Roman Catholics around the world saw their beloved leader, His Holiness the Pope, step down from his position.  Pope Benedict XVI, age 85, announced to his closest advisors,...

A nation takes on gun reform

Kris Schneider April 1, 2013

December 14, 2012.  The day in which 26 lives were forever changed in Newtown, Connecticut.  Adam Lanza, 20, began his rampage at 9:30 am, when he stole his mother’s firearms, then shot and killed...

China Takes a Stand on Smog

Kris Schneider February 9, 2013

Beijing, 2008. Less than two weeks to the Summer Olympic Games. Athletes around the world prepared to endure not only the extreme competition presented in the Olympic Games, but also the deteriorating...

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