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Taylor Swift’s rerecordings feature the same songs, same stories, same lyrics, but are told differently. Album cover for Red (Taylor’s Version). Photo courtesy of Taylor Swift/Republic Records.

I Remember It All Too Well: The Lasting Impact of Taylor’s Music

Monica Ortiz, Contributing Writer May 12, 2022

Taylor Swift’s fourth studio album technically begins and ends with the same song. “State of Grace” opens the album with a loud and upbeat pop-rock track about the trials and tribulations of love...

Junk journal spread.
Photo by DeVoe.

A Different Kind Of Scrapbooking

Julie Marie Frances DeVoe, Copy Editor March 28, 2022

Junk-journaling is a hot new trend, but for me, it has brought some calmness from my busy days. In my eyes, it is merely the combination of scrapbooking and journaling. People can make their spreads...

Scenes from the January 6, 2021, insurrection at the United States Capital. Photo by Dakota Santiago

The Destructive Legacy Of January 6th

Grace Perez, News Editor March 22, 2022

It’s known now as the “big lie;” the idea that Donald Trump perpetuated the idea among his supporters that the only way his campaign would lose this election would be if there was interference...

The Science building at NJCU where most STEM classes are taken. Only 7 and 12 percent of Black and Hispanic students pursue a degree in STEM. Photo by Haresh Oudhnarine.

Do I belong? The Impact of Imposter Syndrome on First-Generation Minority Students

Kamila Esquivel and Nicolle Vilca March 18, 2022

For most, getting accepted into a prestigious university is cause for celebration, but excitement can quickly turn into feelings of dread as thoughts of inadequacy creep in. As a person of color, these...

Buffalo Exchange in New York. Photo courtesy of Buffalo Exchange Marketing.

Thrifting Trend in College Students May Help Save the Planet

M. Blessing Akeju, Contributing Writer January 17, 2022

Buying clothes at thrift stores has become more popular among college students in recent years, even though many young people don’t realize how this habit can help save the planet. While it used to...

The NJCU campus. Photo by David Wilson

Tips to Prepare for a Successful Semester

Julie Marie Frances DeVoe, Copy Editor January 14, 2022

The start of the Spring 2022 semester is January 18th and a lot of students are probably feeling anxious due to the first two weeks being virtual. Readjusting after a short break can be challenging. Returning...

10 MOBILE GAMES TO PLAY AFTER A LONG DAY

10 MOBILE GAMES TO PLAY AFTER A LONG DAY

Station Rodriguez, Contributing Writer December 20, 2021

Everyone gets tired after a long day, and there are very few games that are made to help people relax. This list is of quick and easily accessible mobile games that are simple and relaxing to play after...

Credit: NARUTO © 1999 by Masashi Kishimoto

The Rise of Anime

Tia Warren, Web Editor December 17, 2021

A few years back I would have never imagined that I would become an anime fan. I didn’t really know anyone who watched anime. The only thing I knew about anime fans is that they used to get made fun...

NJCU campus. Photo by David Wilson.

College: An Overwhelming First Impression

Jaren Couvertier, Contributing Writer December 16, 2021

Starting college is meant to be a life-changing experience that gets you excited for the betterment of yourself and the next four years of education. If that’s the case, then why are so many college...

Haiti. Photo from Pixabay.

The Curse of Imperialism on Haiti

Nevin Perkins and Grace Perez December 14, 2021

In late September 2021, images of the U.S. Border Patrol agents on horses surfaced to national media attention. Seen on horseback, the photos show officers attempting to apprehend Haitian migrants and...

Costars Yara Shahidi (biracial) and Trevor Jackson (monoracial) act out a conversation during recent season of hit TV show Grown-ish. Photo Courtesy of ABC Signature Studios [Fair Use]

What Happens When We Don’t See Ourselves?

M. Blessing Akeju, Contributing Writer November 4, 2021

While roles for Black women in modern television and film have expanded, much could be improved. Numerous shows now provide multiple Black main characters and dynamic supporting roles. A generation...

Lewis Spears, a Jersey City native. Photo from spearsforjerseycity.com.

Mayoral Candidate Lewis Spears: Jersey City’s Unexpected Contender

Nicholas Felix, Features Editor October 28, 2021

Mayor Steven M. Fulop is pursuing his third mayoral term, but his opponent, Lewis Spears, has answered the people’s call for change. In my perspective, Fulop has failed the city as a leader. In my opinion,...

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