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Ben Jones speaking during the opening reception of The Universe of Ben Jones at the Harold B. Lemmerman Gallery, NJCU, January 27, 2024.  Mansa K. Mussa.

The Universe of Ben Jones

Andy Liu, Contributing Writer February 16, 2024

There is a fine line between getting old and getting older, and Professor Emeritus Ben Jones has stood the test of time with his new retrospective show at NJCU’s galleries. As Jones would say, “Life...

 “Listen To This” Official Poster

You May Want To “Listen To This!”

Kendry Hilario, Managing Editor December 6, 2023

Music is something that surrounds us on the daily. It is there waiting for us on our playlists when we wake up in the morning, it is there when we commute, and throughout various points of our day,...

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Sabrina Carpenter serves “Fruitcake” for the Holidays

Kendry Hilario, Managing Editor November 19, 2023

Mariah Carey may have defrosted, but Sabrina Carpenter knows how to serve up the holiday spirit! Released on November 17, 2023, the 15-minute extended play features the song “A Nonsense Christmas”,...

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M: Absence of Sound

Rasec Ventura, Contributing Writer November 2, 2023

If there’s one absurdly necessary thing in the films we watch today, it’s sound. Long gone are the days of silent films. Instead, we now have films that use sound in many ways, whether for mood, themes,...

Emesis Blue

Emesis Blue:

Rasec Ventura, Contributing Writer October 4, 2023

Fear and mystery. Never has there ever been a more efficient duo that can strike the hearts of men in such wrenching ways. With so many questions unsolved, it’s up to you to fill in the blanks and make...

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Student Spotlight: MP14

Brandon Gabriel, Contributing Writer May 8, 2023

Former student Miguel Pacheco, who now goes by the stage name MP14 has had a passion for songwriting and rapping. His stage name comes from his initials and his birthday, August 14. BG: Tell us a little...

Puss In Boots: Last Wish’ Redefining a Legend Movie review and Summary

Puss In Boots: Last Wish’ Redefining a Legend Movie review and Summary

Jaren Couvertier, Contributing Writer March 14, 2023

‘Puss In Boots: Last Wish’ was one of the last movies to come out in 2022 and it was undoubtedly one of its best. What I think makes this movie so great is its characters and how each one brings their...

Early Episodes (Drawing Reverberation Series), 2022/23

Firoz Mahmud: “Early Episodes II” Review

Sam Saper, Contributing Writer March 13, 2023

Land holds histories, and as we dig deeper into the dirt of the places we come from, we find a cross-section of stories that make up a place. This cross-section is illustrated in Firoz Mahmud’s show,...

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The Evolution Of African American Art

Prophet Miller, Contributing Writer November 8, 2022

Artist come in all different shapes, color, and sizes; all artists are unique to themselves, each expressing themself in a new way. Despite the diversity, before the 19th century, the fine arts were...

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Taylor Swift’s Midnights Hits Different

Grace Perez November 4, 2022

Taylor Swift’s tenth studio album is finally out and needless to say, it has shocked her listeners once again. In fact, Midnights broke the Spotify record for the most streamed album in a single day....

Lisa Ficarelli Halperns Still Life With Flowers And Shells After Van Der Ast. Photo courtesy of Ficarelli Halpern.

Extraordinary Still Life: NJCU Visual Arts Gallery

Nicholas Felix October 3, 2022

“Still life art flourished in the 17th Dutch renaissance era, it can commemorate life and death among other events,” said Midori Yoshimoto, gallery director and Art History professor. “For example,...

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is the newest movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Photo by Marvel Studios.

Doctor Strange Brings Horror to the MCU: A Non-Spoiler Review

Tia Warren, Editor in Chief May 7, 2022

The wait is over and Doctor Strange 2 is finally out! The movie is a mix of superhero, action, science fiction, and horror. Marvel movies don’t typically fall into the horror category, but this movie...

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