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…

Hollywood in Jersey City

By Natalia Amaya, Class of 2018 Jersey City is kicking off October with the Golden Door International Film Festival. The festival is entering its 7th year, and has become nothing short of successful. Founder Bill Sorvino, and his executive director wife, Michelle Sorvino have worked together to give underground, independent, filmmakers an opportunity to shine….

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…

Ladies of JC: A Night of Female-Fronted Local Music

By Christina Gravina Walking down the bright red staircase towards the lounge at Raval in Downtown Jersey City feels like you are entering a painting as you are surrounded by black and white artwork on the wall. Inside, paintings of burlesque women and various artists such as Jimi Hendrix and David Bowie cover the wooden…

Art Gallery at Saint Peter’s Now Open to the Public

By Zahria Perkins, Class of 2018 The space is occupied with about twenty people but yet, the sound of a pen dropping can be heard as clear as day. The sunshine coming through a floor to ceiling glass window is casting a slight glare on the photographs gracefully draped on the walls. Everyone is moving…

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…

WORD on the Street

By Briana Benitez, Class of 2017 WORD on the street is there’s a popular bookstore that sits on Newark Avenue in downtown Jersey City. The name of this particular place happens to be WORD, which makes it a literal WORD on the street. The bookstore in independently owned with two locations: one in Greenpoint, Brooklyn…

Very, VERY, Vintage

By Malieva Hedberg, Class of 2017 If you are looking for a one-stop shop vintage outfit, VERY Lifestyle Shop is your destination. Located in downtown Jersey City just off of Grove Street, it is a small but lively store, with everything from home goods, collective music records to real leather cowboy boots from the 70’s. …

IN(Ward) Move to Jersey City 

By: Yasleen Trinidad and Bridget Whitfield As a part of their identity series, the Jersey City Theater Center invited the dancers of DRIGG productions to Merseles Studio for a special performance called, IN (Ward) on April 22nd through the 23rd. Founded by dancers, Khadija Ahmaddiya and Mark Castera, DRIGG Productions is a Philadelphia-based dance and…

McGinley Square Business Owners Ready For Change

By Hazel Yarber and Christopher Williams   Jersey City is one of 12 cities chosen for Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Innovation teams. The idea is to make the cities more appealing and according to their mission “ensure, longer lives for the greatest number of people.” Bloomberg Philanthropies focus on five key areas, including: public health, environment, education,…