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Meet Abigail Ostrova  

Meet Abigail Ostrova  

Rebecca Richardson, HYPE Magazine Editor in Chief November 11, 2021

Abigail is a Graphic Design student at NJCU. Her work is described as fluid, conscientious, and budding. Abigail’s story is an essential reminder to trust your gut. Read on to learn more about the day-to-day...

Laura Bustamante with Councilman Solomon at a Puerto Rican parade. Photo Courtesy of James Solomon.

A Latinx Woman in Power

Melina Quispe, Social Media Manager November 9, 2021

Laura Bustamante is a Latinx woman who is the chief of staff for Jersey City Councilman James Solomon. Bustamante is not only a leader on Solomon’s team but also an NJCU alumni and a part of the LGBTQ+...

The Student Government Association Executive Board members. Photo Courtesy of SGA.

Meet the Members of SGA and SAB

October 1, 2021

Student Government Association Thyquel M. Halley President Major: Political Science/Pre-Law Minor Contact information:  [email protected], 201-200-2127   Alan Cruz Executive...

Vasquez-Villalta at the Skyline Conference which NJCU’s Men’s Volleyball team won. Photo Courtesy of Vazquez-Villalta.

Student-Athlete Defies Odds and Graduates

Suhas Vittal, Contributing Writer September 28, 2021

Jerlis Vasquez-Villalta immigrated from Morazan, El Salvador to America along with his family at the age 8. They came to America hoping to improve their lives and accomplish their financial goals. Despite...

Hispanic Heritage Month 2021: NJCU’s Campus-Wide Celebrations

Hispanic Heritage Month 2021: NJCU’s Campus-Wide Celebrations

Nick Camejo, Arts & Entertainment Editor September 20, 2021

With more than 60 million Hispanics making up the largest minority population in the United States, one cannot ignore the influence their cultures have on our society. The contributions Hispanics have...

Little City Books. Photo Courtesy of Kate Jacobs

SUPPORT Independent Bookstores

Julie Marie Frances DeVoe, Copy Editor September 16, 2021

Supporting local bookstores help owners thrive and help aid the community by giving back to the economy. In the Hudson County area, there are three independent bookstores: The Little Boho Bookshop,...

Students at Green & Gold Day, an event to get students involved for the new school year.

Scenes From Green & Gold Day

David Wilson, Photo Editor September 9, 2021

Photo courtesy of pixabay.

Can the Unemployment Department Do Better?

Melina Quispe, Social Media Manager September 9, 2021

Nearly 14,000 residents in Hudson County filed for unemployment claims in March 2021. Out of the 21 counties in New Jersey, Hudson County had the 8th highest number of cases processed. This surge of cases...

A Commemorative Look at 9/11

A Commemorative Look at 9/11

Julie Marie Frances DeVoe, Copy Editor September 7, 2021

It was a raw, gut-wrenching moment for America. After 9/11, we were wounded. When the hijacked airplanes attacked the Twin Towers and the Pentagon -- and crashed in a field in Pennsylvania --the lives...

Dr. Robert Prowse during a choir warm up.

NJCU: The Pandemic Through My Eyes

David Wilson, Photo Editor May 26, 2021

With the safety concerns surrounding COVID-19 this past semester, there were a limited number of classes and activities taking place on campus. While things were slow, certain activities still proceeded....

Editor-in-Chief, Kenise Brown.

Q&A With Kenise Brown

Nick Camejo, Arts & Entertainment Editor May 13, 2021

GT: What are you most looking forward to about graduation? Kenise Brown: I am looking forward to walking on a stage, grabbing my diploma, and saying ‘I did it.’ I am free from college, so I don’t...

Taylor Ehlinger. Photo courtesy of Ehlinger

Joffrey Ballet Students Strive for Splendor at NJCU

Arianna Bianciella, Contributing Writer March 23, 2021

Taylor Ehlinger, a freshman from Houston, Texas, developed her passion for ballet in third grade watching The Nutcracker on a class trip. “I had never seen a ballet before but as soon as it started,...

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