The Gothic Times

Your Vote Can Make A Difference

The 2020 election is on Tuesday, November 3rd. Use your power and vote.

Brenda Araniva, Contributing Writer

September 18, 2020

As a first-time voter in New Jersey, I’m encouraging everyone to register to vote. You have the power to choose who will represent your community and future generation. When my pre-law summer program at NJCU was postponed and I was also laid off from my job as a result of COVID-19, I wondered what...

Westside Light Rail Finally Reopens

The light rail waiting to depart at the Westside station.

Haresh Oudhnarine, Web Editor

September 18, 2020

After an entire school year with the Westside Avenue light rail station being closed, it is now reopened and students, faculty, and staff can now commute better to campus. Gabriel Bulaon, a junior Global Business major said, “I think it’s great that the light rail is back up, the commute will...

Schools Reopening: Where Do We Go From Here?

Colleges are still planning whether to reopen during the fall.

Justin Jablonsky, Contributing Writer

September 4, 2020

As summer comes to a close, every student, teacher, and parent are weighing in on the state of education for the fall semester. A poll conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that close to 66 percent of parents are not in favor of sending their children back. President Trump has stated his su...

An Unprecedented Fall Brings Many Changes

Classroom located in the School of Business. Photo courtesy of

Kenise Brown and Haresh Oudhnarine

August 20, 2020

When the university unlocks its gates in the Fall, many professors will strive to have students in a secured environment with online and HyFlex learning, a model where students can attend class both in-person and virtually throughout the semester. Many professors and even departments have already made decisions...

Protecting the NJCU Community

Citizen taking a COVID-19 test. Photo courtesy of Staff Sgt. Justin Andras / Indiana National Guard.

David Wilson, Photo Editor

August 13, 2020

This fall will not be a typical semester as NJCU students must take a COVID-19 test and schedule a virtual appointment and evaluation before returning to campus. The university has entered into an agreement with Diligent Urgent Care LLC, a medical care company that has been treating COVID-19 patients...

SGA’s July 20th Meeting

SGA's logo. Photo courtesy of SGA.

Maryam Pervaiz and Haresh Oudhnarine

July 22, 2020

The Student Government Association (SGA) held a virtual zoom meeting on July 20th to give updates on housing scholarships, demands that address the budget cuts, and insurance grants.  At the beginning of the meeting, SGA President Ricky Cruz announced that SGA’s executive board would vote on two plan...

NJCU requires students to have health insurance

Aetna, is a healthcare company where students can enroll for health insurance. Photo courtesy of WikiMedia Commons.

Kenise Brown, Editor-in-Chief

July 21, 2020

Do you see an additional increase in your student account balance? Do you think it goes towards tuition? Well, it doesn’t. NJCU has a new policy for students to have health insurance, which lasts for a full year.  The university followed the lead of other New Jersey colleges to make sure all f...

Students Protest as NJCU Increases Tuition

Students protest against NJCU's raise in tuition on July 15 at the front of NJCU. Photos by Haresh Oudhnarine and Kenise Brown.

Haresh Oudhnarine and Maryam Pervaiz

July 17, 2020

NJCU students gathered at the front gates of the university on the evening of July 15th, to protest the approved tuition increase. Students walked around the perimeter of the main campus, furtively observed by public safety officers. Onlooking the Hepburn lawn, they became engrossed in a conversation abo...

“The Student Body will judge you”

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Kenise Brown, Editor-in-Chief

July 6, 2020

As other universities in New Jersey such as Rutgers, Rowan, Felician, and Fairleigh Dickinson froze tuition, NJCU raised theirs. The school’s Board of Trustees voted to raise tuition by 3.5 percent on June 29th. President Sue Henderson said in an email interview that the tuition was raised to ...

Celebrating Pride Month 2020

The LGBTQ+ Community. Photo created by Haresh Oudhnarine

Maryam Pervaiz and Haresh Oudhnarine

June 29, 2020

The month of June is coming to an end and that means, so are the festivities of Pride month. Celebrations of waving the rainbow flag, spreading love, and marching for the injustice the LGBTQ+ community has been facing for a long time are what the festivities are all about. As we continue to celebrate the lives of ...

New Jersey Primary Election

Photo courtesy of Hannahlouise123/Pixabay

Kenise Brown, Editor-in-Chief

June 13, 2020

The primary election in New Jersey is July 7. To anyone who has not registered to vote, the deadline to register is June 16. What is the Primary Election? In the primary, you are able to choose your party and candidate. You will also choose the senate seat of Cory Booker and the 12 U.S. House of...

The Nightmare Virus

Angela A. Garcia, Contributing Writer

June 12, 2020

I found out I was positive for the Coronavirus on April 21st nearly two weeks after I was first tested. However, my symptoms began on March 25th, but because I have asthma, and the constant weather changes, it was hard to tell the difference.  When I went to get tested, masks were handed out and the healthc...

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