Karl Horvat of Sticky Fingrs

By Michael Hester, Class of 2019   Karl Horvat is the Chief Operations Officer of Sticky Fingrs, a company that specializes in making the world’s first fingertip grinder for marijuana and medicinal herbs. Horvat and his team have been working on this since March of 2017 and they officially launched their product three months ago….

Prevention: The Fight Against Legalization

By Annalisa Leite, Class of 2019 “A stronger and fairer New Jersey embraces comprehensive criminal justice reform — including a process to legalize marijuana,” said Governor Philip Murphy during his Inauguration speech on January 16, 2018. Since Murphy became governor, New Jersey has been waiting for legalization to become a reality. On November 26th, New…

A Cop In Jamaica Speaks Out Against Marijuana

By Chevoyne Green, Class of 2020 A typical morning for the officer as he enjoys his fresh brewed cup of coffee in one hand is reading another issue of his favorite newspaper issue of The Jamaica Observer. He sets his mug down and his eyes avert to the distinctive smell coming from the cracked window….

A Star in the Making

  By Kadira Johnson, 2019 “I don’t even remember how to drive around Jersey City anymore,” said Sharae Nikai. The 35-year-old Jersey City native told me as she was taking me to her cousin’s house. She hasn’t lived in Jersey City in 13 years since she moved to Los Angeles, California. We are driving along…

JCTC ARTSpeaks Goes In-Depth With The Powerpop Trio

By Zahria Perkins, Class of 2018 Photo by Zahria Perkins (Projection of a masking tape piece by Kayt Hester) The lighting is dim and the space is occupied with about 15 people in Merseles Studios. The energy in the room is cozy, yet simultaneously festive. All eyes are focused on the Powerpop Trio; a collective made…

New Jersey Artists Visits Local Art Gallery

By Franchesca Maniscalco, Class of 2018 Photo By Franchesca Maniscalco For those trying to escape the bleak and rainy weather, a small gallery located on Bowers Street opened its doors to the locals so they come in and look at various art pieces on display. The Visualize Artist Talk was held on Sunday, Oct. 29…

Review: “A Blind Hero: The Love of Otto Weidt”

By Zahria Perkins, Class of 2018 Many of us are taught “not to judge a book by its cover” and the story of Otto Weidt definitely proves this lesson true tenfold. “A Blind Hero: The Love of Otto Weidt” made its Northeastern premiere at The Golden Door International Film Festival on Friday, October 6th after…

West Coast Style Comes to Jersey City’s Newly Renovated White Eagle Hall

By Tom McLaughlin, Class of 2019 Music fans lined up outside of the newly restored White Eagle Hall on Wednesday, October 11 in Jersey City to see the California-based indie pop group Best Coast perform with the Philadelphia and Brooklyn-based indie rock group Field Mouse. White Eagle Hall (WEH) is one of the newest additions…

SPU Art Gallery: An Interview with Photographer Kay Kenny

By Jojenet Encarnacion, Class of 2019 As the art and music culture expands in Jersey City, newcomers and locals are seeing a growth of original artwork from artists displayed publicly. Saint Peter’s University is showcasing its newest attraction in the 5th floor of Mac Mahon Student Center at its newFine Arts Gallery. Camera’s Vision: Archaeology|Architecture|Landscape…