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Jersey City Protest Against Asian Violence. Photo by Felix.

Anti-Asian & Pacific Islander Hate Crimes in America

Nicholas Felix, Contributing Writer May 3, 2021

Hate is a powerful weapon often favored by persuasive leaders who twist politics, the media, and other public and private institutions to spin people towards dangerously directed agendas. Hate is venomous...

Harris speaking at a Democratic Party Convention.
Photo by Gage Skidmore/Flickr

Kamala Harris and the Flaws of Representational Politics

Nevin Perkins, Op/Ed Editor March 31, 2021

Millions across the nation celebrated Kamala Harris being sworn in as the first female and Black Vice President (VP) of the United States on Inauguration Day. Chucks and Pearls, her signature ensemble...

How a student should dress on zoom. Photo by Anna Shvets/Pexels

Keep Your Shirt On: What to Wear to Virtual Class

Julie Marie Frances DeVoe, Contributing Writer March 29, 2021

While going over a syllabus as a new student at NJCU, I was shocked when I read “no undergarments or absence of undergarments” under Zoom etiquette. I had to refrain from laughing as I never encountered...

Dr. Daryl Scott. Photo courtesy of the Lee Hagan Africana Studies Center.

Black History Month Opening Event

Ivana Estime, Contributing Writer February 27, 2021

The Lee Hagan Africana Studies Center kicked off Black History Month with keynote speaker Dr. Daryl Scott on the importance of Black history and celebrating the accomplishments of Black people in February. Dr....

Georgia runoff election results by county. Photo by Dennis Bratland/ Wikimedia Commons. Zoom in to see percentage results.

NJCU Canvasses in Georgia

Ellen Gruber Garvey January 21, 2021

When Georgia “turned blue” and voted in two Democratic senators in the January 5 runoff, it wasn’t that citizens had simply changed their minds about who to vote for. Stacey Abrams and thousands...

Amanda Nesheiwat. Photo by Shaun Mader.

Amanda Nesheiwat on Climate Change, Environmental Racism, and COVID-19

Monica Ortiz, Contributing Writer December 15, 2020

I initially discovered Amanda Nesheiwat when Thomas Dallessio and Susan Haig from CivicStory recommended I contact her because of her work with the environment and sustainability. I immediately scheduled...

The Miss America Diner located behind the John J. Moore Athletics and Fitness Center.

The Taste of Change

Luis Pomales-Diaz, Contributing Writer December 11, 2020

A one-dollar pizza slice, burgers with milkshakes, and buttermilk pancakes with fresh coffee are only feet away from campus. Eateries have held a majority share of modern Americana for the past few...

The Jersey City kosher supermarket that is located on Martin Luther King Dr. that was attacked and is now repaired and open. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

The 2019 Jersey City Shooting: A Year Later

Luis Pomales-Diaz , Contributing Writer December 10, 2020

It’s now one year since the firestorm of thoughts and speculation surrounding a tragedy that has been swept up in conspiracy, confusion, debate, and the sickening violence of a hate crime. Two gunmen...

A bookshelf filled with young adult to educational literary texts.

Our Whitewashed K-12 Curriculum 

Melina Quispe November 30, 2020

When I was a child our educational system convinced me to praise figures such as Christopher Columbus, Susan B. Anthony, and Abraham Lincoln. The educational system failed me, and they failed to tell me...

Poster for the controversial film on Netflix. Photo by Kenise Brown.

Cuties: Why Blatant Pedophilia In Hollywood Should Concern You

Ivana Estime, Contributing Writer November 14, 2020

A parent's worst nightmare has come to life through a movie called Cuties on Netflix. Cuties, written and directed by Maïmouna Doucouré, is about an 11-year-old girl who joins a twerk dance crew and...

A view of the empty campus from the student union building looking towards Karnoutsos Hall.

An Active Campus Gone Dark

Luis Pomales-Diaz, Contributing Writer November 12, 2020

There has been a drastic shift in not only the education universities across America are employing as of late but in the spirit of their grounds. The decentralization of NJCU as a result of COVID-19, is,...

The ELKAY water systems that are found throughout the campus. Photo created by Aminah Chaudhry.

The Quest For Water On Campus

Monica Ortiz, Contributing Writer November 12, 2020

Between commuting, going from class to class, clubs and extracurricular activities, students can get thirsty very quickly. There are multiple places on campus where thirsty students can get water, e.g.,...

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