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February Senate Meeting

February Senate Meeting

Maryam Pervaiz, News Editor February 26, 2021

The university’s senate held a meeting earlier this month. The President of the committee, Christopher Shamburg, began by announcing a moment of silence for Sheila Kirven’s (an associate professor...

Wifi On Campus: It’s All About Connection

Wifi On Campus: It’s All About Connection

Joy Akeju, Contributing Writer February 23, 2021

Students have been raising concerns about the quality of internet connection at NJCU throughout all three dorms and main campus buildings. This interferes with their educational and recreational online...

Illustration by Migdalia Valdes.

Counseling Center: New Director and the Wait List Continues

Kenise Brown, Editor-in-Chief February 18, 2021

NJCU’s Counseling Center has big changes this semester as the former director, Abisola Gallagher-Hobson has retired. An interim consultant has been appointed while the waitlist is ongoing.  There...

Construction of the Fort Monmouth building.

NJCU’s New Campus: Fort Monmouth

Kenise Brown, Editor-in-Chief February 17, 2021

The university is expanding in south Jersey with plans for a new campus at Fort Monmouth. Located in Oceanport, the Fort Monmouth campus will include a renovated building called Squier Hall. Both are set...

Coronavirus spreading through the bloodstream. Photo courtesy of Flutie8211/Pixabay.

NJCU Reports over 100 Positive COVID-19 Cases

Maryam Pervaiz, News Editor January 11, 2021

Coronavirus cases have increased over the last few weeks at NJCU. As of January 8th, there are a total of 119 positive cases within the university. 63 of those cases are from commuter students, and...

The SGA letter that was posted to their Instagram page on December 17.

The Fight for the Pass/Fail/No Credit Option

Haresh Oudhnarine and Maryam Pervaiz December 22, 2020

As students push through their finals at the end of an unprecedented semester, the Pass/Fail/No Credit option was not offered by the NJCU administration. However, in Spring 2020, the grading option was...

Walmart and ACME are among stores that gives away plastic bags due to states like New Jersey implementing a ban to have an environmental country.

New Jersey Initiates Ban on Plastic Bags

Maryam Pervaiz, News Editor December 9, 2020

Are you going grocery shopping anytime soon? Well, make sure you bring a tote bag with you because plastic bags have been canceled. In early November, Gov. Phil Murphy signed S864 into law, which is...

Graphic 2: The race demographics of full-time faculty at NJCU. Adapted from data from the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.

NJCU Is Not As Diverse As It May Seem

Haresh Oudhnarine, Web Editor October 28, 2020

Flags from around the world line the interior of NJCU’s student union building, but while the university celebrates diversity, more than half of all its professors are white. NJCU is recognized as...

Voting in a Pandemic

October 5, 2020

The Gothic Times met with Alyssa Moreno from the League of Women Voters of New Jersey and shared ways on voting for the upcoming presidential election.

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

Your Vote Can Make A Difference

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...

The light rail waiting to depart at the Westside station.

Westside Light Rail Finally Reopens

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...

Colleges are still planning whether to reopen during the fall.

Schools Reopening: Where Do We Go From Here?

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...

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