• "Icarus" and the Russian Doping Scandal (Part 2)

    If you follow sports, you probably have heard about Barry Bonds, Maria Sharapova, Tyson Gay, Diego Maradona, or Lance Armstrong. Without even mentioning their athletic achievements, you could outline one thing these athletes have in common. They dope. How could anyone know about these cases without an investigation? Some say ...
  • “Icarus” and The Russian Doping Scandal (Part 1)

    In Greek mythology, Icarus and his father, Daedalus, escaped from the tower above the palace of Minos. Both were flying above the sea, until Icarus ignored the warnings from his father and flew too close to the sun, crashing into the sea below later named the “Icarian Sea”. This title ...
  • Debate on Campus: DACA, North Korea and Free Speech

    Debate Club hosted a Freeholders Open Forum on Tuesday, Oct. 10 in the Grand Conference Center to encourage students to engage in a dialogue across representatives of two teams. Professor Glenn M. Ricketts moderated the debate. Approximately 30 people were in attendance, including students and faculty members. Many were in ...
  • Bad Protest Music

    Let's be honest, most music is garbage. Yet of all the filth rotting away in the stinking heap, nothing stinks more than bad protest music. Which like music in general, is not only awful, but insultingly and obnoxiously bad. Until recently perhaps the most tasteless example of bad protest music ...
  • Contemporary media creates false beliefs of romance

    Adolescents wish to better understand how romantic relationships work. What easier way to learn than to watch rather than perform? They see on screen the stereotypes, relationship norms, and stimulating interests among many other values of a romantic relationship. Film producers follow common themes to seek their fandom. Four ideal ...
  • Political Participation And Voting

    Voter turnout is at an all-time low. And the issue is now being recognized on a national level. The federal and several state governments have invested millions in ad campaigns and other strategies to spark an interest in voting, none of which have been effective as of yet. Frightening statistics ...
  • Hey Kids! Can you Spot The Narcissist Hiding In The Picture? Cartoon courtesy Doug Savage

    We the Machiavellians: The Development of a Cultural Narcissism Epidemic as a Result of Parenting

    What started as a minute trend in social behavior has grown and mutated into two generations that are riddled with callous–unemotional, Machiavellian, and narcissistic traits.In the book by Jean Twenge and Keith Campbell titled The Narcissism  Epidemic, they discuss how western parenting is producing children with extreme status anxiety and, ...
  • Good-Looking Google

    Some have called Google’s new logo immature and uncharacteristic of the company. Others see imposing G-O-O-G-L-E refrigerator magnets. Still, others accept it with open arms. But what’s not talked about could be more important: Google’s appeal to the younger market, where the seeds of brand loyalty are planted by clever ...
  • Welcome to a New Year at The Record

    Welcome students, faculty, staff and other readers of The Raritan Valley Record to the start of the Fall 2015 semester. I would like to introduce myself as the new Editor-In-Chief of The Record.
  • A Farewell from the Former Editor

    The most important lessons I learned in the last two years as Editor-In-Chief of The Raritan Valley Record were not about the news. They were about myself. Now my focus is on giving future students the same opportunity to grow.
  • Student Artist Creates Ceramic, Whimsical "Moss City"

    Friday, March 27 marked the opening of the Raritan Valley Community College "Student Art Exhibition, Part I" at the college’s art gallery.  One particular ceramic piece in the show caught my attention: “Moss City,” made by artist Savannah LoPrinzi this spring for her Ceramics III class taught by Assistant Adjunct ...