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…

Art in Motion

By Alexis Morales Hearing someone butcher your name is not something that would excite most people, but when it meant being recognized by the head of BMW’s North American Performance Division as having one of the Top 12 cars of the 2018 Rallye BMW show, Adyan Rahman couldn’t help but smile-just a little bit. Adyan…

The Private Sector and Social Inequality – Analysis

(This is part of the Jersey City in Havana Series, multimedia stories produced by St. Peter’s students who spent Spring Break in Cuba.) By Patrick Farrell, Class of 2019 The Cuban Revolution was fought for equality in all respects. Every Cuban is to have the same opportunities and the same standard of living. But on…

Cuba’s Tourism Industry

(This is part of the Jersey City in Havana Series, multimedia stories produced by St. Peter’s students who spent Spring Break in Cuba.) By Annalisa Leite, Class of 2019 The sound of music and car horns fill the broken cobblestone streets. The bright and vibrant buildings filled with handmade gifts catch your eyes as you…

Cuba’s Tobacco Farms

(This is part of the Jersey City in Havana Series, multimedia stories produced by St. Peter’s students who spent Spring Break in Cuba.) By Mary Mercado, Class of 2019 One of my most memorable experiences on our trip to Cuba was the excursion to Viñales where we visited a family-owned tobacco farm.  The tobacco industry…

Study Abroad: Cuba 2018

Top Five Things to Do in Havana Video Produced and Edited by Franz Lalaine Yabis, Class of 2018  

Sights and Sounds in Havana

(This is part of the Jersey City in Havana Series, multimedia stories produced by St. Peter’s students who spent Spring Break in Cuba.) Shot, Produced and Edited By Brian Bates, Class of 2021 Havana Fisherman   Café Al Cappuccino Habana Live music is common in Havana. They provide a fun atmosphere and the music is…

Havana Nights

(This is part of the Jersey City in Havana Series, multimedia stories produced by St. Peter’s students who spent Spring Break in Cuba.) By Jayson Ildefonso, Class of 2020 As people head through the doors, gentlemen are greeted by a woman dressed in a bold glittery costume handing each man a single cigar, while ladies…

Pour Me Another: The Business of Booze

(This is part of the Jersey City in Havana Series, multimedia stories produced by St. Peter’s students who spent Spring Break in Cuba.) By Tristan Cotto and Norky Torres, Class of 2018   An island not too far off the coast of Florida is one that we all know of yet do not really know…

Cuba’s Crumbling – An Opinion Piece

(This is part of the Jersey City in Havana Series, multimedia stories produced by St. Peter’s students who spent Spring Break in Cuba.) By Jonathan Veintimilla, Class of 2020 Travelers exalt the island’s beauty while warning of the lack of technology and toilet paper, but not many people speak of the deterioration crisis.  No advice…