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NJIT's Student Newspaper

The Vector

Groundskeeper Omar Garcia stands next to a heart-shaped bush of his own creation on Summit Street.

The Unrecognized Importance of NJIT’s Groundskeepers

Kevin Wood, Contributing Writer February 24, 2024

The NJIT campus is comprised of many departments and individuals who work in tandem to keep the campus functioning for the now over 12,000 students in attendance. For some departments, like Public Safety,...

Graphic by Areej Qamar

Student Senate Square

Hunter Russo, Student Senate Information Technology Representative February 24, 2024

Vol. C | Spring | Issue V On Feb. 14, the Student Senate met with four candidates running for three vacant representative positions. The biology representative position was left open. Nikita Nair, third-year...

Main entrance of Newark Penn Station in 2015 | Photo from King of Hearts | CC-BY-SA-3.0

The History of the NEC Line

Maharshi Vyas, Contributing Writer February 15, 2024

One of the most important rail lines to Newark residents and students alike is the Northeast Corridor line. Stretching from New York Penn Station all the way to Trenton, it is one of the best forms of...

‘Legally Blonde’

Shreya Sureshkumar, Contributing Writer February 15, 2024

Following the traditional fall play and spring musical sequence, the NJIT-Rutgers Theatre Program will be putting on a production of “Legally Blonde” this semester! The musical, following the hit movie...

First place awardees of GirlHacks 2023 and their winning token.

LunaTech and Professor Launch Soar to Victory at GirlHacks 2023

Anastasiia Volynska, Contributing Writer February 9, 2024

In a celebration of innovation, collaboration, and female empowerment, the winners of GirlHacks 2023 were announced, with LunaTech taking home the top prize. The 24-hour hackathon, sanctioned by Major...

Wico the Toucan, after receiving a new prosthetic beak made by members of the NJIT Prosthetics Club

Changing Lives, One Limb at a Time

Aiden Miller, Contributing Writer February 3, 2024

In recent months, members of the NJIT Prosthetics Club have repaired a toucan’s beak, restored mobility to a paralyzed dog, and created hands-on opportunities for fellow students to learn how to make...

Graphic by Areej Qamar

Student Senate Square

Yukthi Sangoi, Editor-in-Chief January 27, 2024

Vol. C | Spring | Issue I The Student Senate introduced second-year financial technology major Nahomy Zuniga as the new vice president of finance and third-year civil engineering major Larissa Cavalcante...

Alvaro Coronado, President of the Society of Hispanic and Latine Appreciation

A Student’s Start in Social Sustainability

Sadia Mohiuddin, Contributing Writer November 11, 2023

For many students, campus sustainability comes in the form of addressing environmental concerns — most commonly through recycling and composting. Fourth-year architecture student Alvaro Coronado’s...

The Nomadic Nightmares of Newark

The Nomadic Nightmares of Newark

Vaishnavi Kodali, Staff Writer November 5, 2023

The spooky season has come to a close and it is only a matter of days before turkeys and Christmas trees take over. Let’s hash out some of the myths and legends of Newark, according to online sources.  Starting...

Photo from OpenAI

ChatGPT Updates Draw Curiosity and Caution

David Juarez, Staff Writer October 28, 2023

By now, all of us have heard this program’s name and become accustomed to heeding the many warnings that come following its title. This is none other than ChatGPT, also known as a homework-saver, GPA-destroyer,...

Members of the Swim Club in action

Club Spotlight: The Swim Club

Yukthi Sangoi, Editor-in-Chief October 12, 2023

If you’re looking for a splash of having fun, being in an inclusive community, and learning or perfecting water skills, NJIT’s Swim Club may be the place for you! The organization may be only a few...

A Look Behind New Student Orientation

A Look Behind New Student Orientation

Vaishnavi Kodali, Staff Writer October 8, 2023

Every Highlander has heard about the NJIT New Student Orientation, or NSO. The program, meant to assist first-year students in learning about the university, is led by NSO director Kristen DeGraff and...

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