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Seniors react to Commencement being postponed

A photo of NJCU's 2018 commencement ceremony . Photo courtesy of njcu.edu

Kenise Brown, Editor-in-Chief

March 31, 2020

May’s commencement ceremony is postponed due to the Coronavirus pandemic President Sue Henderson announced via email yesterday.  Seniors expressed a range of emotions about not walking the stage this semester. Students were contacted through social media for quotes. Cruz Flores Vasquez, a s...

A Petition Goes Viral Over Online Classes

The main entrance to NJCU is locked due  to the virus. Photo by Haresh Oudhnarine.

Haresh Oudhnarine and Maryam Pervaiz

March 23, 2020

As the Coronavirus spreads rapidly, a call for action against online classes has emerged. More than 2,000 signatures amassed on an NJCU Student Pardon petition on change.org in less than 24 hours.  The petition called for students to be heard during a very troublesome time. It said, “Students and s...

West Campus Map

A map displaying the current and upcoming buildings on NJCU's 21 acre West Campus. Map created by Aminah Chaudhary.

March 21, 2020

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Where to Park?

The site of where Lot 3 was located before removed for the upcoming Performing Arts Center. Photo by David Wilson.

Kenise Brown, Editor-in-Chief

March 16, 2020

The development at West Campus means big changes for parking which will become limited due to new construction at NJCU. For example, at the beginning of spring 2020 semester, Lot 3 (which was for faculty, and staff)  was no longer available for parking.  Parking has been an issue at the university for ...

WEST CAMPUS TIMELINE

Map by the New Jersey Room of Mutual Chemical Company site. Photo courtesy of The New Jersey Room.

Kenise Brown, Editor-in-Chief

March 16, 2020

1895: Mutual Chemical Company of America, the largest chrome manufacturer in the world, operates a chromate chemical plant in Jersey City. It results in waste that has high concentrations of hexavalent chromium known to cause cancer in humans and is toxic to the environment. Mutual piles this waste a...

West Campus: Understanding The Money

Construction of more luxury apartment buildings on West Campus. Photo by David Wilson

Kenise Brown, Editor-in-Chief

March 16, 2020

NJCU’s West Campus development continues to grow as new buildings appear on the 21-acre site. The total projected estimate for the project, also known as University Place, is about $400 million, most of which is coming from real estate developers.  The first building constructed was the West Campus Village dorm ...

REMOVING THE BIG “C”

REMOVING THE BIG “C”

Sally Deering and Kenise Brown

March 15, 2020

Until the mid-1950s, NJCU’s West Campus was home to chemical plants that created chromium used on new cars, home-furnishings and contemporary architecture. Although chromium brought shiny silver chrome into 1950s pop culture, it also brought blight to Jersey City. Those chemical plants were burying th...

Update on Light Rail Closures

Update on Light Rail Closures

Haresh Oudhnarine and Maryam Pervaiz

March 15, 2020

The West Side Avenue light rail station that is close to NJCU will not be reopened until April, according to the Jersey City Municipal Utilities Authority (JCMUA). Plans originally called for the station to be reopened on March 1st.   In addition to West Side, the Hudson Bergen Light Rail (HBLR) ha...

An Eventful SGA Meeting

Ivana Estime, Events Editor

February 25, 2020

On February 10th, the Student Government Association (SGA) discussed many topics and events such as the State of the SGA Address planned for April 13th from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the GSUB Lobby.  The School of Business is getting its own committee to help manage and discuss issues. Vice President...

Fluctuating Heat and Hot Water At West Campus Village Dorm

Maryam Pervaiz and Haresh Oudhnarine

February 10, 2020

Throughout the past few months, some students living at NJCU’s West Campus Village (WCV) dorms have complained about a lack of heat and hot water.  West Campus Village is NJCU’s largest and most expensive dormitory, consisting of 427 beds as well as a music room, fitness center, conferen...

Student Government Brings the Heat when discussing Heating, Parking, Scholarships, and More

Student Government Brings the Heat when discussing Heating, Parking, Scholarships, and More

Ivana Estime, Events Editor

January 31, 2020

          The Student Government Association (SGA) held its first meeting of 2020 on January 27th. Many issues were discussed including heating and parking concerns. Ricky Cruz, SGA president talked about concerns students have brought up about heating. Students said that rooms in Vodra Hall have b...

No Truth to Instagram Rumors

Melina Quispe and Isaiah Parmalee, Contributing Writers

January 29, 2020

In a recent interview with Ronald Hurley, associate vice president of Public Safety, rumors about a sex trafficker on campus last semester are false.  There were posts being shared on Instagram by students concerned about safety. The situation increased after Public Safety released a statement to staff a...

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