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New Faces of Student Government SGO Opens New Student Lounge The Gothic Times celebrates journalism NJCU Media Arts Student Publishes Second Novel Art for the Heart Scenes from the Art Gallery Comic Relief for NJCU – by Andrea Reyes Summertime in New York City Softball 2014 CAPSTONE Journalism Class – Table of Contents
 

New Faces of Student Government

By Steven Rodas – After a grueling 13 hours of open polls and weeks of campaigning, the votes were in for the new Student Government Organization Executive Board for the fall 2014/spring 2015 semester.

SGO Opens New Student Lounge

Starting May 5, current NJCU students and incoming freshman will have a new student lounge available to them in the Gilligan Student Union Building (GSUB) The simple, plush and radiant furniture along with comfortable booths and recently installed carpet transform the room into the ideal student hangout.

The Gothic Times celebrates journalism

The “Celebration of Journalism” is an annual event that the journalism staff of The Gothic Times (GT) organizes for all to attend. Being that it is an occasion given once a year, the GT staff and Journalism professors presented several awards and announced the title of the following year’s Editor-in-Chief.

NJCU Media Arts Student Publishes Second Novel

By Caitlin Mota – NJCU is home to many great published authors, most who are assumed to be professors. Across Culver Ave in the media arts department is student Jessica Baggett, 27 year old media arts major of Jersey City, and self-published author.

Art for the Heart

By Horzy Genao – I was given the opportunity to interview the lovely and charismatic ladies of the Art Therapy Association: Art Therapy Major and club President and Joana Carvalho, 33, and Vice President Amanda Garced, 20, a Ceramics Major. They run a rather unique club that focuses more on the individuals’ emotions and how […]

Scenes from the Art Gallery

Photos by Dakota Santiago      

Comic Relief for NJCU – by Andrea Reyes

   

Summertime in New York City

New York City in summer time is full of hidden wonders that are all neatly placed in the palm of your hand. Unfortunately, you cannot cover the entire city in a single day or a single week for that matter, but we've listed some of the best things to do in NYC during the summer.

Softball’s Shining Star

By Ike Ejikeme – The NJCU 2014 softball team had one of its more underachieving seasons in recent memory. With the season now over, the team accumulated a 5-33 record (1-17 in conference play), and ended the season with an 11 game losing streak. Despite their hard work this season, they were not able to […]

2014 CAPSTONE Journalism Class – Table of Contents

2014 CAPSTONE Journalism Class – Table of Contents

In the spring of 2014, New Jersey City University journalism students spent 15 weeks researching and writing “long form” stories for the Journalism Capstone course. Each of the stories deals in some way with an urban theme — primarily Jersey City, but also Newark and New York City. Gothictimes.net is proud to present their work.

NJCU Resident Students Feel Isolated

10 May 2014

By Armando Sultan and Steven Rodas An NJCU Residence Life meeting on April 11 outlined the department’s future plans and recent student complaints. The problems often cited by resident students and R.A.s (resident assistants) revolve around food availability, safety and general morale.

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Board of Trustees Considers Proposed Tuition Hikes for 2015

10 May 2014

By Amber Vaughn – On April 28, there was Board of Trustees meeting concerning the proposed percentage increase on the tuition and fees for 2015. Prior to this meeting, a petition was being signed to freeze the tuition during the SGO elections on the table of the Gothic Knights Grassroots (GKG). The 316 petitions that […]

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Striving for Success: One Student’s Love of STEM Brings Her to NJCU

10 May 2014

By Tom Johanesson – Science is a field in need of good students as we are in the midst of a time where the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) are under-enrolled. Fortunately at NJCU, we have students working tirelessly to become successful in STEM, in their own way. Among those students is […]

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The Lamest Excuses from Students!

10 May 2014

By David Mosca – We’ve heard it all before, and we’ve probably said it ourselves: “My dog ate my homework,” “I forgot to do it,” “my computer broke,” “I had to take my mother to the hospital,” “I got stuck in traffic.” The excuses just go on and on. We’ve all had our fair share […]

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Why You Should Join NJCU’s Business Society

10 May 2014

By Amber Vaughn – The purpose of the NJCU Business Society is to build a business associated community through the gaining and understanding of social, cultural, and environmental trends that impact business. This society is a member of the Student Government Organization (SGO), and was established in 1996. The Business Society helps students to broaden […]

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Struggle with Sexuality Displayed Through Art at NJCU Gallery

10 May 2014

Jessica Natal’s show opens on Monday, May 5, at the Visual Arts Gallery at NJCU. Opening reception to begin at 5 p.m. Archiving the hand-written letters of her first relationship, Jessica Natal examines the interconnection between episodic memory and the subconscious compulsion to unite the two worlds that inform who we are today. Natal uses […]

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Letter to the Editor: Give more credit to ‘Les Miz’ orchestra

10 May 2014

To the Editor I was happy to see an article in The Gothic Times by Tom Johanesson about the recent production of Les Miserables. The production was spectacular and all who participated are to be congratulated. It was with some dismay that I noticed that Mr. Johanesson didn’t mention the orchestra. He mentioned the cast […]

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Feminism is Actually for Everyone

10 May 2014

By Armando Sultan Misunderstood and constantly judged, feminism takes a wide variety of attacks from both of the sexes. On one side, some women claim that feminism is far too narrow minded and doesn’t truly reflect the desires of women. While on the other side, men view women that take this view to be “unattractive” […]

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Campus Question: What classes or majors do you think NJCU should offer?

10 May 2014

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Should New Jersey City University provide self-defense workshops to students?

10 May 2014

By Amber Vaughn – On April 1, the Tremendous Tau Colony Lambda Divas of NJCU hosted self-defense classes in Multi-Purpose Room A with instructors from Tiger Schulmann’s Karate, and sponsored by Lambda Sigma Upsilon. Prior to this event, there was an incident on February 20 in which an NJCU student pulled a gun on two […]

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Summertime Madness

10 May 2014

By Crystal Davis – The end of the semester is here so I have decided to give all of our readers a friendly brain-teaser!

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Faces of NJCU

10 May 2014

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All Jazzed Up

10 May 2014

By E.P-Louis – At 5’7,” Jazz Randall, 19, biology major from West Orange, NJ is an example of some of the outstanding students who attend New Jersey City University. The two-sport star athlete has been nominated to be inducted to join the National Society of Leadership and Success, Sigma Alpha Pi. The National Society of […]

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440 and Beyond: An Investigation of Illegal Street Racing in Jersey City

07 May 2014

By Arantxa Lozada The plaza on route 440 in Jersey City, NJ, is a popular meeting place for car racers. More specifically, the Dunkin Donuts’ parking lot serves as the first meeting point before the illegal activity takes place. On any given day or weekend around midnight, you could find a group of low riding […]

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Top Three Race Tracks in New Jersey

07 May 2014

By Arantxa Lozada In efforts to stay away from illegal street activity there are alternative street racing locations, in which a person can fulfill that adrenaline rush in a safe and controlled environment. Among some of the most popular for Jersey City car fanatics are these top three most talked about locations:  1. Old Bridge […]

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Think like a Thief

07 May 2014

By Arantxa Lozada In the early morning of October 28, 2014 college student Ivan Munoz, 22, from Jersey City, NJ, was being dropped off home after a night out with friends. To his surprise after arriving onto his block, he noticed something wrong with his parked car. Both the driver side and passenger side windows […]

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