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New Jersey Primary Election

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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...

Tuition Proposal Meeting: June 29th

Ivana Estime, Events Editor

June 11, 2020

The tuition and fee resolution meeting will be held on Monday, June 29th at 6pm.  A public tuition hearing was held in late April to discuss possible proposals to increase tuition. This was discussed between moderator Virginia Melendez, Board of Trustees, Chairman Rafael Perez, President Sue Henderson and ...

Jersey City protest at City Hall

Jersey City protest at City Hall

Kenise Brown, Editor-in-Chief

June 8, 2020

(June 6), Thousands of people gathered in front of City Hall to protest against police brutality. The protest was held by the Black Diaspora Club, who are Class of 2020 students from McNair Academic High School.  A'dreana, President of the Black Disapora Club, led the protest to end police brutality...

Worried About Your Mental Health? So Are Many NJCU Students

Photo created by Maryam Pervaiz.

Maryam Pervaiz, News Editor

June 4, 2020

As Coronavirus cases continued to grow in numbers, mental health concerns have either resurfaced or continuously affected many NJCU students. Students are quarantined in their homes, dealing or struggling with their emotional well-being.  With New Jersey in lockdown for weeks, many students expressed t...

Jersey City protests over the injustice of black lives

Jersey City protests over the injustice of black lives

Kenise Brown, Editor-in-Chief

June 2, 2020

Hundreds of people in Jersey City came together in unity to protest peacefully in solidarity with protesters around the world including Minnesota. This follows the tragic death of George Floyd who was murdered in late May by Minnesota policeman Derek Chauvin. Nevin Perkins, a student majoring in English,...

Photo Challenge Winners Announced

David Wilson, Photo Editor

April 28, 2020

The Gothic Times thanks all the students who submitted to the Photo Challenge in April. There were two categories: Inside Environment and Outside Environment, and all of the submissions were appreciated. Our first place winner for Inside Environment goes to Joan Vergara. The runner up is Cindy...

The Ban on Plastic Bags

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Monica Ortiz, Contributing Writer

April 18, 2020

Did you know, Americans use 100 billion plastic bags a year, which requires 12 million containers of oil to produce? The average family only recycles 15 bags a year while the rest end up in landfills or as litter. This is an incredible waste of resources that Jersey City has been leading the charge to...

Food Supply For Dorming Students

Canned goods that can be found inside the
food pantry. Photo courtesy of Salvation
Army US West/Flickr

Kenise Brown, Editor-in-Chief

April 17, 2020

More than 90 students remain at NJCU’s residence halls despite the university being closed. While many forage for supplies due to the Coronavirus, the students on campus are being taken care of. According to Jennifer Luciano, assistant dean of Residence Life and Student Engagement, "Gourmet...

The Problems with the Light Rail

This photo displays the Jersey City Liberty State Park Light Rail Station. Photo by Kenise Brown.

Kenise Brown, Editor-in-Chief

April 13, 2020

A short video that displays the temporary shutdown of Jersey City Light Rail on West Side Avenue that affects New Jersey City University commuters. See video below.      

SGA Council Meeting goes Virtual

April 9, 2020

          The first virtual Student Government Association (SGA) meeting was held on Monday, April 6. Many topics were discussed and questions were answered. A Town Hall Meeting with NJCU’s  Provost will be held on Monday, April 13th. More information will be sent out on Thursday or Friday this ...

NJCU student has COVID-19

Photo of the West Campus Village dorm. Photo by Brianna Evans.

Kenise Brown, Editor-in-Chief

April 1, 2020

A student has tested positive with the COVID-19 virus but was reported to not be showing any symptoms. The student has returned home and is no longer on campus. President Sue Henderson made the announcement on Sunday. The student was a resident at the West Campus Village dorm and was last located th...

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