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5 Most Popular Hobbies During Quarantine

Baking bread during quarantine; seeking new hobbies during the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic.

Rebecca Richardson, Features Editor

September 18, 2020

Covid-19 altered our daily routines and lifestyles seemingly overnight. For better or worse, work-from-home mandates, restaurants, gym, and library closures, and social event cancellations, left many with more time on their hands than they're used to. So in a time of loneliness, distress, and global...

Here’s A List Of Books About Anti-Racism, But Is Reading About Race Enough?

The cover of children's novel

Rebecca Richardson, Features Editor

September 15, 2020

Not only did Americans march the streets of major cities and small neighborhoods after the murder of George Floyd, many also turned to books to educate themselves on systematic and institutional oppression and ways to navigate conversations about race. As a result the call for anti-racism books streamed...

Latinx Research and Lounge Center Grand Opening

Sandra Mendez, Arts & Entertainment Editor

March 3, 2020

     A new center for Latinx Research at NJCU will officially be open in March. It will be jointly run by Program Coordinator Dr. David Blackmore and Associate Professor Dr. Cora Lagos from the Modern Languages Department. Lagos says, “I am excited to be able to offer our Latinx students a place the...

Recap: Toni Morrison

Recap: Toni Morrison

December 8, 2019

The Literary Festival In Honor of Novelist Toni Morrison was held November 13. Staff, Faculty, and students came together to remember Morrison with readings and open discussion. There were book and kindle giveaways.  The event was co-sponsored by The Gothic Times, Center for Leadership and Engagement, ...

Gothic Times Attends National Journalism Conference

Pictured from left to right: Interim Editor in Chief Kenise Brown, Opinion-Editorial Editor Nevin Perkins, and Advisor Theta Pavis.

Kenise Brown, Editor-in-Chief

December 8, 2019

The Gothic Times attended the National College Media Convention in Washington, D.C. in late October/early November. About 1,600 students and advisers from across the U.S. came to the conference which featured workshops, on-site critiques, networking and a film festival. Students got to see Washington,...

In focus: Adjuncts

Prof. Michael DiFeo teaches in the Media Arts Dept.

David Wilson , Photo Editor

November 29, 2019

    Michael DiFeo is an interdisciplinary artist living in Jersey City. His work incorporates photography, animation, sound, video, and research. He teaches Film & TV Lighting and Digital Media in the Media Arts Department, works as a commercial photographer, and is current...

Mom & daughter classmates

Picture left to right, Marie Albert & Andrea David                                                          Photo by David Wilson.

Sally Deering, Contributing Writer

November 29, 2019

Marie Albert majors in Business Management at NJCU, and Andrea David double majors in Music Business and Art Therapy. Both women are first year students who support each other through the terrific and tough times; good friends who are members of the Class of 2023, as well as Mom and Daughter. &nb...


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Nelson R. Monterrosa

November 26, 2019

  Men’s and Women’s wrestling has arrived at NJCU. This exciting news is important because NJCU will be the first university in New Jersey to offer wrestling as a varsity sport for women. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has also announced Women’s Wrestling as an emer...

U.S. Olympian is women’s wrestling coach

Elena Pirozhkova (l.) NJCUs new Women’s Wrestling Team Head Coach.

Sally Deering, Contributing Writer

November 26, 2019

Elena Pirozhkova grew up with eight brothers and sisters who enjoyed wrestling each other for the fun of it. Today, Pirozhkova’s wrestling career is legendary – a World Champion and former U.S. Olympian on Team USA – and she was just recruited by NJCU to be the university’s first Women...

Mapping Life Exhibit

Mapping Life Exhibit

Michi Suazo

November 20, 2019

France, Fukushima, the Island of Hispaniola, and Manhattan, among many other places swirl around the gallery with Noriko Ambe's Under the Big Tree (2017-2019) as the epicenter. It is a piece sculpted from 22 history books taken from eight Asian countries including Japan, Taiwan, Vietnam, Indonesia, Th...

An Unknown Gem on Campus

An Unknown Gem on Campus

David Wilson, Photo Editor

November 7, 2019

  Featuring more than 10,000 books donated by publishers, the Jerry M. Weiss Center allows people at NJCU to borrow books for free.    Located in Grossnickle, room 103, the center currently offers 3000 recently published books. While there is a large selection in the main office, ...

Light Rail Closures

Photo by Marco Rezk

Marco Rezk, Editor-in-Chief

October 29, 2019

The West Side light rail station is closed until March 2020, affecting hundreds of students, faculty and staff.   Earlier this year, a sewer leak was discovered underneath three light rail stations which required immediate repair. Repairs to the pipes underneath the rails began in June. Until...

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