Beauty and its Beast: Jersey City Artists and Gentrification

By Ennica Jacob, Class of 2017 Emerging from the Grove Street Path Station, you’re hit by a wave, in the figurative sense. A portrait of a controlled ocean wave hovers above Dunkin’ Donuts. Depending on what path you choose, you’ll be greeted by an aesthetically pleasing mural or “Protect Yo Heart” tags spray-painted on the…

St. Peter’s Support Nepal

— By Matthew Holowienka, 2015 Clad in a collared shirt and slacks, Saint Peter’s University junior Sabin Pradhan walked through the Panepinto Plaza. In one corner, students were creating unique posters representing their respective student organizations. In the other, a group of young men and women were drawing on the ground with sidewalk chalk. Altogether,…

Jersey City Gets Arty

By Armond Marke, Class of 2016 On Newark Avenue, between Fourth and Fifth Street, you may notice two neighboring buildings, one of them under construction and the other, a blue and grey stoned facade. The owners are hoping that these two buildings will soon merge to become the center of the thriving New Jersey arts…

A Change of Heart – Developing McGinley Square

by Garvey Potter, Matthew Holowienka, and Tatiana Ferraro The “Heart of Jersey City,” McGinley Square, will house a 20-story construction called Saint Peter’s Tower by late 2016 due to a joint venture between Saint Peter’s University and the Maryland-based Sora Development, according to a January press release published on the university website. Saint Peter’s will…

Grove Street Just May Be Jersey City’s Newest Hot Spot

by Dylan Smith and Helene McGavin, Class of 2014 When one hears of Grove Street, they may think of an area designed and created as a family-friend zone for parents to go out with their children, but Grove may have more to offer the young adult seeking a fun night out. From quirky and unique…

Walk For Diversity!

By Ksenia Stsepyetkina, Class of 2014 Jersey City is one of the most diverse communities in the country.  Later this month, all are welcome to celebrate that diversity at a special walk. On May 20, in Liberty State Park, the American Conference on Diversity is hosting the 12th Annual Diversity Stride Walk-A-Thon. Participants will get…

In The House With Ladder #9

Nothing is too hot or too extreme for Jersey City’s Ladder # 9.  Firefighters Collin Caesar and Cyle Conboy gives us the inside scoop on what goes on in a Jersey City firehouse. Hear real life stories of exciting adventures these fire fighters have been through and how things get hot on the job. Cyle…

The Young and The Occupied

Occupy Wall Street has been a worldwide phenomenon originating in the hearts and dreams of middle class Americans ever since the downturn of our economic situation. This movement has captivated and inspired the youth of America as many of them are beginning to recognize their unfortunate future standings given our current crisis. For the Full Story by Mackenzie Flint

Doggy Day

I recently read a quote by Josh Billings, “A dog is the only thing on earth that will love you more than you love yourself.” So, I began to wonder, what is the greatest thing we could do in return for our four-legged buddies, since all they seem to want is love?  The answer: DOG…