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... on a steady decline since the Digital Age began with multiple newspapers and magazines going bankrupt and shutting down completely But it s not all doom and gloom for magazines Complex and New Jersey Monthly have proven that it s very possible to be successful Complex a bi monthly magazine that targets the male twenty something year old has embraced the internet in order to become extraordinarily successful You d be shooting yourself in the foot if you don t embrace it said Shannon Metzger assistant to the managing editor at Complex Last Updated on Thursday 10 May 2012 12 27 Read more Change of president in France does not mean much for the US Written by Louis Haushalter Wednesday 09 May 2012 09 25 NEW BRUNSWICK N J French voters elected Socialist Fran├žois Hollande as their new president last weekend but this should not significantly change France U S relations observers said Hollande a 57 year old lawmaker and a former mayor took 51 7 percent of the vote in the presidential runoff Sunday The Wall Street Journal reported He defeated conservative incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy who leaves power after a five year term Last Updated on Thursday 10 May 2012 11 52 Read more Rutgers trustees thwart Gov Christie s merger plan Written by Jacquelyn Gray Tuesday 08 May 2012 23 12 Though the board voted almost unanimously to block the merger they are still open to negotiations NEW BRUNSWICK N J On May 4 the Rutgers Board of Trustees voted 32 4 to block Governor Chris Christie s merger that would give Rutgers Camden to Rowan University The merger would give parts of The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey to Rutgers While this would result in a medical school being located in New Brunswick it also entailed giving Rutgers Camden to Rowan University Rutgers has a checks and balances in place that ensures that without the Board of Trustees approval the merger deal cannot go on With the Board of Trustees blocking the deal the Board of Governors does not have the authority to let go of any of their assets as Christie wished On Sept 20 Gov Christie released a video titled UMDNJ Merger Will Move Rutgers from Good to Great on his official site regarding the possible merger Last Updated on Thursday 10 May 2012 11 45 Read more Buccaneers draft Eric LeGrand as a symbolic gesture Written by Vanessa Balzano Monday 07 May 2012 12 57 NEW BRUNSWICK N J Former Rutgers University Head Coach Greg Schiano called it a symbolic gesture but to Eric LeGrand it s a dream come true On May 2 the NFL s Tampa Bay Buccaneers drafted LeGrand the Rutgers football player who became paralyzed after being tackled in an October 2010 game to recognize his character spirit and perseverance Last Updated on Monday 07 May 2012 23 44 Read more Springsteen s Wrecking Ball speaks to Americans Written by Brett Kimmins Wednesday 09 May 2012 16 48 NEW BRUNSWICK N J After four years of the worst economic downturn in America s history Bruce Springsteen has come back to inspire hope and inner strength with his new album Wrecking Ball It is fair to say that Springsteen alternates his sound and reinvents himself with every new record Wrecking Ball is no exception Springsteen has turned towards a combination of rock and roll fused together with gospel and the end result is something that grabs the listener s attention with the intent to listen all the way to the end Last Updated on Thursday 10 May 2012 12 31 Read more The Beastie Boys feminist influence Written by Alyssa Roibal Wednesday 09 May 2012 16 57 NEW BRUNSWICK N J The music world is currently mourning the loss of Adam Yauch otherwise known as MCA of the New York hip hop group the Beastie Boys who died of cancer on Friday at the age of 47 When most people think of the Beastie Boys the first thing that springs to mind is the image of three young rebellious kids who became famous in 1986 with the singles You Gotta Fight for Your Right To Party and The New Style which featured lyrics like We rag tag girlies back at the hotel Then we all switch places when I ring the bell But the boys grew up realized that their attitude had been wrong and began to speak up about it In the 90s the group became committed to progressive causes and philanthropy This change included a newly found respect for women the most explicit example being MCA s famous like from Sure Shot I want to say a little something that s long overdue The disrespect to women has got to be through To all the mothers and sisters and wives and friends I want to offer my love and respect to the end Last Updated on Thursday 10 May 2012 12 29 Read more Teenager takes Seventeen Magazine to task over airbrushed photos Written by Hina Khaliq Monday 07 May 2012 20 24 Eighth grader Julia Bluhm sets the stage for open discourse between publishers of teen magazines and their targeted audience but change is hardly around the corner PRINCETON N J What started out as a few self deprecating comments made at a ballet class quickly became the basis for an online petition sporting upwards of 50 000 signatures after 14 year old Julia Bluhm decided to take a stand against Seventeen Magazine s use of doctored images To girls today the word pretty means skinny and blemish free says Bluhm in the petition which was directed at the magazine s editor in chief Ann Shoket Why is that when so few girls actually fit into such a narrow category It s because the media tells us that pretty girls are impossibly thin with perfect skin Bluhm a Maine based blogger with SPARK decided to take Seventeen Magazine to task after drawing a connection between...

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