The Gothic Times

A Force and a Direction

David Mosca

June 28, 2016

Before Manifest Comics came to fruition, Vector Comics was at the forefront of the comic book market for the Bayonne community. It was conceived in 1983 by Joe Viapiana. I had often joked that before the store ever became Vectors,...

In Between the Panels

David Mosca

June 28, 2016

On an ordinary Wednesday in a small town where nothing special happens, I took a walk that was basically routine for me every week. It was the walk that would give me the answers to the questions on my mind. “Must there be a...

Out of Her ‘Write’ Mind

Husniyah Saeed

June 20, 2016

  I don’t think I really understood how the absence of my father was going to hit me. I couldn’t even remember the last time I had seen my father. It wasn’t until January of 2007 that I would finally see him again. In...

Protecting Green Space in Jersey City

MaDeja Adams

June 8, 2016

“I’m not a fan of limited green space. You can’t build over everything,” said Max Herman, associate professor of sociology at NJCU, of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s plan to privatize Liberty State Park. In...

I Am Beautiful Because They Say I Am

Briana Sweeney

June 7, 2016

In today’s society, so many people allow others to determine who and what they are.  People are no longer being judged based on their intelligence or what they have to offer, such as talents or special skills.  In 2016, one’s...

I Don’t Speak Your Language and You Don’t Speak Mine

Briana Sweeney

June 7, 2016

Every child wants to be loved, cared for and accepted.  Children seek approval and acceptance from not only their parents or families, but from their peers as well.  The feeling of rejection will make a child feel alone in this...

It Still takes a Village to Raise a Child

Briana Sweeney

June 7, 2016

We all need someone to listen to us and be there for us in our time of need.  Support is a gift that is always appreciated and has the power to change one’s life.  Oftentimes, children tend to look towards their families for...

The Social Server

May 19, 2015

Regardless if you tipped your server 20% of the bill or stiffed him the last time you dined out, it is more than likely that your server said something to the effect, “Thanks! Have a great day,” as you left the restaurant. Although...

Serving: Smiles and Nightmares

Elizabeth Sabatini

May 19, 2015

The lights are dim as Lizbeth Iraheta approaches the restaurant. She hears a familiar tune crackling over the sound system, “Ooh, your kisses (ooh), sweeter than honey (ooh), and guess what (ooh), so is my money (ooh)…”...

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