Mariah on Medical Marijuana

By Annalisa Leite, Class of 2019   When Mariah wakes up in the morning and her daily stretches don’t help her get rid of her pain, she turns to her newest prescription medication, Medical Marijuana.  Mariah began taking medical marijuana last February for chronic pain and anxiety. At first, she would make her own oils…

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…

Making Jersey City Beautiful (and Green) Again

Gabriella Robles and Amanda Jones Jersey City has the second largest population  in New Jersey, falling just short of Newark. With over 250,000 residents in the city, various groups have stepped up to make their home a more beautiful and efficient place to live. Whether it’s the city’s captivating street art, safer areas for kids…

Interpretation through Fashion

Michael DeMoya: So tell me who you are? Thomas Quinones: I’m the cookie monster. What kind of f***ing question is that? Mike: D**n it. I mean who are you? Act like I’m nobody you know. This doesn’t work if I have to feed you answers. Tommy: Aight aight. Let me get in my GQ state of…

A Moment of Clarity

Chelsey Forbes, Class of 2017 The city of Forty Fort, Penn. is quiet. Soundless, if you will. With deep American Revolution roots, it’s population of approximately 4,500 enjoy The Beer Deli, a popular, greasy lunch spot where the average age of their customer is 55, and The Strange and Unusual, an oddities parlor that carries…

Bare Naked Emotion: A Profile of Shannon Stoia

Greeted in her studio space, I was welcomed to sit on her soft yet overwhelmingly large bean bag chair; although, the clutter of her supplies made it difficult to shimmy myself into a comfortable position. Regrouping my thoughts, my eye catches a tattoo of a woman’s legs stretched out of a giant coffee cup on…

Local Woman of the World: Lucy Rovetto

Olivia Monahan- Class of 2017 The arts scene in Jersey City is slowly blossoming throughout the city. Tucked away in Downtown Jersey City, a community for local artists is quickly becoming a hub for visual and performing arts. Jersey City Theatre Center (JCTC) was founded in 2006 by Olga Levina, a theatre professional with 20…

Gabriel Pacheco: Creator, Fixer, Teacher

By Gabriella Robles, Class of 2018 In the autumn air of October, the mother of 6 year-old Gabriel Pacheco did what many mothers do during this season. She bought her son a Halloween costume. It was a hawk costume, which came with a jumper outfit and a plastic mask— the kind that covers only the…

YOUR NIGHTLIFE – by Michelle Chalen

  Welcome to If you’re a college student you are most likely looking for a place with the best deals that is closer and less expensive than New York City. Well, Hudson County is where “it’s at.” Better yet, why not the city right across from Manhattan: Hoboken. The best thing about going out in…