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Getting Po[lit]ical: The Legalization of Marijuana in New Jersey

Getting Po[lit]ical: The Legalization of Marijuana in New Jersey

Najla Alexander and Rayiah Ross, Staff Writers May 18, 2022

New Jersey voters approved a general ballot legalizing marijuana in November 2020, but it wasn’t until April 21st that the state established the first legal sales of adult-use, recreational cannabis....

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Nicki Minaj Calls out Fashion Industry

Najla Alexander, Staff Writer April 1, 2022

The music industry is a very male-dominated industry, but Black female artists like Lil’ Kim, Nicki Minaj, Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion, and Doja Cat proved that it is not male-dominated anymore but...

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Fierce Appreciation: Live Music’s Triumphant Return in New York City

Maria Collins, Guest Writer September 30, 2021

After a relaxing sunset car ride across the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge, we arrived in East Williamsburg just as the sun completely disappeared, leaving only the street and the building lights of Brooklyn...

The members of Bummer! From left to right: Josh Miller, Jesse Prior, Drew Harvey, and Andrew Caira

A Pandemic Creation

Maria Collins, Guest Writer May 3, 2021

A phone screen lights up with a notification: “@bummertheband is live on Instagram.” A viewer enters the livestream, finding themselves transported to a small music studio enclosed by walls adorned...

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The Rise of the Face Mask

Rayiah Ross, Staff Writer February 18, 2020

Within the past few years, American culture has seen a rise in what is considered “HypeBeast” Streetwear. This sense of fashion being loosely defined as a person that follows a specific trend in fashion...

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