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Honor student set to graduate in record time

Photo by Dakota Santiago
March 26, 2014

By Ivette Epps 18- year-old NJCU student Thanuja Ganeshalingam will be graduating with her bachelor’s degree this May, with a double major in finance and international business. In Ganeshalingam’s...

NJCU’s Martinez looks for love in ‘Bama

Courtesy of Danny Martinez
February 28, 2014

–By Katherine Guest– Lao Tzu, a famous ancient Chinese philosopher and poet, once said, “being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” New...

Campus Life Podcast Packs a Punch

Rob Quinones, Mr. Jeff Dess and Antonio Talemo (l to r), the trio who run the NJCU's Campus Life podcast. Photo courtesy of Rob Quinones
February 28, 2014

–By Steven Rodas– “Ladies and gentlemen the office of campus life podcast is back! Welcome to 2014, it’s your main man Mr. Jeff Dess with Antonio Talemo and Rob “RoQu” Quinones.” For...

Habitat for Humanity: You Can Make a Difference

Habitat for Humanity:  You Can Make a Difference
February 28, 2014

Spring break in Texas  –By Diana C. Hernandez– According to, the Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit, Christian housing ministry that believes that every man, woman...


February 10, 2014

–By Armando Sultan– The ground slowly shakes in the warehouse apartment as guitar rhythms and bass melodies collide in senses. Their music was unearthly, almost existing on a different level of...

2014 Black Maria Film Festival features Young Filmmakers of Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

2014 Black Maria Film Festival features Young Filmmakers of Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
February 10, 2014

–By Roberto Miranda– If you’re a person who enjoys watching films and wants to know more about the amount of work that goes into them, then you might want to check out the 2014 Black Maria Film...

Meet Annie Lanzillotto

Annie Lanzillotto, NJCU’s writer on campus. *Courtesy of
December 20, 2013

Writer on campus By Roberto Miranda and Armando Sultan Since the beginning of the fall 2013 semester, NJCU has welcomed its new Writer on Campus, Annie Lanzillotto, an established...

Rock trios aren’t dead

Ravens Ballroom (L to R), vocalist/guitarist Matthew Ravens, bassist/vocalist Simi Ravens and drummer Jon Rosenbaum. *Photo courtesy of Matthew Ravens
December 20, 2013

By Roberto Miranda For those of you that do not know, rock music still looms in northern New Jersey. Consisting of only three members, post-punk, psychedelic rock band Ravens...

Ella Chavez – Songwriting from the Soul

Photogaphy 2013.
Ella Chavez is looking forward to releasing more music in 2014. Photo courtesy of Leona Strassberg Steiner
December 3, 2013

By Armando Sultan — “I don’t want to be famous; I want to support myself with my music.” The resonance of an acoustic guitar in harmony with beautiful finger picking, led to not a single...

Arrows In Her: One Year Later

Arrows In Her (L to R): Damian Chacon (lead vocals, guitar), Edwin Garcia (bass), Roger Escano (guitar), and Harold Perez (drums). (Photo courtesy of Arrows In Her)
November 11, 2013

By Diego Ugaz – The Gothic Times recently interviewed local band, Arrows in Her, one of the up-and-coming bands in Hudson County. Arrows consists of four members, two of who are current NJCU students...

NJCU duo seeks talents of the world – one show at a time

The men behind Magnetic Management (L to R), James Impellizeri and Michael Arbitblit.  (Photo by Dakota Santiago)
November 11, 2013

By Roberto Miranda – Looking to promote the musical talents of NJCU students, Magnetic Management is a show booking service started by two seniors who became friends after meeting on campus.  Michael...

‘If films could smell’ – MoMA hosts mid-career retrospective by NJCU professor

Storm Thorgerson created this eerie image for Pink Floyd’s album, A Momentary Lapse of Reason. NJCU professor Roddy Bogawa made a film about Thorgerson called “Taken By Storm.” Bogawa recently had a mid-career retrospective at MoMA in New York City.
November 8, 2013

By Roberto Miranda  – Roddy Bogawa, film production professor at New Jersey City University since 1993, was recently featured at the Museum of Modern Art in New York (MoMA) from September 18...

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