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Diss Tracks 101: Reviewing Two Instant Classics 

Diss Tracks 101: Reviewing Two Instant Classics 

Paridhi Bhardwaj, Staff Writer February 15, 2023

Although some music listeners prefer happy and peaceful songs, diss tracks never fail to amaze me. I am not alone; these songs are often the most successful on the album, featuring sharp writing and pop...

True Stories From Newark 

True Stories From Newark 

Paridhi Bhardwaj, Staff Writer January 31, 2023

Content warnings: mentions of death, self-harm, and terminal illness.  We live in scary times; whenever one watches or reads the news, at least one headline is always about some sort of crime,...

Entertainment Highlights in the Brand-New Year 

Entertainment Highlights in the Brand-New Year 

Paridhi Bhardwaj, Staff Writer January 31, 2023

Welcome to 2020, season 3.   COVID-19 is back in a new avatar. In New Jersey, the seven-day average for confirmed positive tests is 2,184 to date, up 8% from the last week of December 2022...

Sitcom Studies: Reviewing Thanksgiving Episodes in Friends and How I Met Your Mother 

Sitcom Studies: Reviewing Thanksgiving Episodes in ‘Friends’ and ‘How I Met Your Mother’ 

Paridhi Bhardwaj, Staff Writer December 1, 2022

(Photo from NBC/Warner Bros) This article contains spoilers.   Thanksgiving conjures the aroma of pumpkin spice tea and the rustling of leaves. Yet it also presents the chance to take aesthetic...

See You at Midnight

See You at Midnight

Paridhi Bhardwaj, Staff Writer November 15, 2022

(Photo from Spotify) Bring me a box of tissues and a pair of scissors; I am cutting bangs at this very moment. The one and only Taylor Swift — along with her new hairstyle — is back with a brand-new...

Reviewing Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile

Reviewing ‘Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile’

Paridhi Bhardwaj, Staff Writer November 15, 2022

(Photo from Environmental Justice in the Iron Bound) It was a sunny day on Sept. 7; I was jamming to “When You’re Gone” by Shawn Mendes. I had no classes to attend, so I decided to do what everyone...

Highlander Integrity Council 

Highlander Integrity Council 

Paridhi Bhardwaj, Staff Writer November 1, 2022

The author is a member of the organization.  It is vital for a campus to maintain an academic environment in which students behave professionally by respecting their peers and not committing violence...

I Can’t Even Parallel Park: The Story of Every Commuter  

I Can’t Even Parallel Park: The Story of Every Commuter  

Paridhi Bhardwaj, Staff Writer October 13, 2022

Fun fact: NJIT is a school with a majority-commuter population, with 79% of students commuting to campus according to U.S. News.   This year’s incoming class has increased NJIT’s enrollment...

Initiative Feature: Women With STEAM 

Initiative Feature: Women With STEAM 

Paridhi Bhardwaj, Staff Writer October 3, 2022

There is a significant gender gap in employment in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.    The United States census states that in 1970, women made up 38% of...

Stepping into ‘Harry’s House’

Paridhi Bhardwaj, Staff Writer September 23, 2022

Harry Styles finally gives us a fun way to learn physics, singing, “Gravity’s holdin’ me back” in his third album, “Harry’s House.” Released on May 20, the singer-songwriter’s latest release...

Responding to Sabrina’s Released Emails 

Responding to Sabrina’s Released Emails 

Paridhi Bhardwaj, Staff Writer September 16, 2022

After the massive success of singer-songwriter Olivia Rodrigo’s lead single “drivers license,” ‘blonde girl’ Sabrina Carpenter released her side of the story in her fifth studio album “emails...

Public vs. Charter Schools

Public vs. Charter Schools

Paridhi Bhardwaj, Staff Writer September 16, 2022

“The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.” — Aristotle    Let’s go back in time to when we Highlanders were high school students — the days of being disappointed...

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