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Palmroot Exhibit. Art by Jaz Graf.

Ancestral Ties In Art

Julie Marie Frances DeVoe, Contributing Writer May 21, 2021

Jaz Graf, is an artist whose work was featured in NJCU’s Virtual Studio Visit called: The Art and (Im)Possibilities of Belonging, “Art is a space where we can find that sense of belonging.” The...

Ice Cube, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Morris Chestnut. Photo courtesy of WikiMedia Commons.

Boyz N The Hood Nearly Thirty Years Later

Paul Tannucilli, Contributing Writer May 5, 2021

John Singleton released his worldwide sensation Boyz n the Hood back in 1991, but the message he sends is still relevant today. Twenty-nine years ago, Singleton set out to make a film that would tell...

Javicia Leslie as the new Batwoman. Fair use of CW Network

From Othello to Batwoman: Representation Matters

Nicholas Felix, Contributing Writer April 2, 2021

The new season of the television show Batwoman brings a huge change as the character is now portrayed by a Black, lesbian, and Jewish actress, Javicia Leslie. Unfortunately, Leslie and the production team...

The cover of The Sight, a novel by David Clement-Davies

Keep Your Eyes Peeled For “The Sight”

Ariana Perez, Contributing Writer March 2, 2021

It was a mid-summer and I was on vacation with my parents in West Virginia. On our way to lunch, we found a small bookstore filled floor to ceiling with books of all kinds. We spent quite a while in...

The summer themed basketball painting by Slaby. Photo courtesy of Deep Space / Artsy.

Slow Summer Macadam: Summer’s Not Over Yet!

Katherine Reyes, Contributing Writer November 23, 2020

With winter right around the corner,  Deep Space Gallery, a contemporary art gallery in Jersey City, is featuring “Slow Summer Macadam”-- a summer-themed art show for the month of November. With...

The cast of the tv series Selena starring Christian Serratos as the star. Photo Courtesy of Campanario Entertainment and Q-Productions with Netflix

SELENA: The Heart of Texas

Arianna Bianciella, Contributing Writer November 18, 2020

Remembered as La Flor and favored by the Corpus Christi community for her love of white roses and striking voice, Selena Quintanilla, a Tejano legend torn from society when she was ready to reach stardom...

Poster for Marvel's Black Widow movie starring Scarlett Johansson. Photo courtesy of Marvel Entertainment [Fair Use].

Black Widow (2021) Is Marvel’s Apology To Natasha Romanoff

Monica Ortiz, Contributing Writer November 13, 2020

Since her film debut in Iron Man 2, fans have wanted a Black Widow solo movie. She was a character that was just beginning to be explored more, from the initial teasing of her dark past during her interrogation...

A look at the book cover of The Meaning of Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey: Star’s Memoir and Latest Album

Haresh Oudhnarine, Web Editor October 21, 2020

  Mariah Carey celebrated 30 years of her astounding career with weekly releases of remixes of her most successful songs leading up to the publication of her deeply personal memoir and an album...

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A Conversation with Nancy Savoca

Maryam Pervaiz, News Editor October 12, 2020

If you are into romantic movies, you might have watched Dogfight, starring actor River Phoenix and actress Lili Taylor. And if you do not know, the director of this movie is the one and only, Nancy Savoca. The...

Music students follow precautions in class. Photo by Dr. Desamparados Fabra.

How the Music, Dance, and Theatre Department will change due to COVID-19

Ivana Estime, Events Editor September 17, 2020

As students are separated from the stage where they shine, what will happen when they return to campus? In early August, Music, Dance, and Theatre (MDT) Chair, Dr. Desamparados Fabra Crespo held a virtual...

A poster for Shirley, winner of the U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Auteur Filmmaking at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival.

Shirley Movie Review

Arianna Bianciella, Contributing Writer September 16, 2020

Since 1948, Shirley Jackson has been an eccentric visionary and one of the few women writers of the horror genre during that era. Jackson is known for her renowned short story anthology, The Lottery and...

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No Time To Die Preview – The End of the Craig Saga

Angel Madera, Copy Editor April 18, 2020

There is a new addition to the Bond franchise. As he played the iconic MI6 agent since 2006, Daniel Craig will end his run of his role with this last film, “No Time To Die”. Originally slated to release...

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