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The Vector

Valentine’s Day Is for the Birds

Valentine’s Day Is for the Birds

Christine Olukere, Contributing Writer February 15, 2024

The first Valentine’s Day that I can remember was in second grade.   We were tasked with creating secret admirer valentines for our classmates, and I was excited. My crush, some nobody named Reggie,...

Flyer by NJIT Office of Prevention and Advocacy

Black Feminism

Christine Olukere, Contributing Writer February 15, 2024

This Friday, NJIT’s Office of Prevention and Advocacy will be welcoming Dr. Brittney Cooper, Howard University professor and co-founder of the Crunk Feminist Collective to a symposium called — rather...

Professional Development Training Should Be Part of College Education

Professional Development Training Should Be Part of College Education

Arwa Ouali, Staff Writer February 15, 2024

NJIT has incorporated professional development courses into engineering and computer science students’ curricula. However, for other majors including business, natural sciences, and the arts, such a...

Parents Should Monitor Their Children’s Usage, Not a Bill

Parents Should Monitor Their Children’s Usage, Not a Bill

Vaishnavi Kodali, Staff Writer February 15, 2024

How many of you remember the Tide Pod Challenge? It was fairly recent, so most of us have either seen videos about it online, or at least heard about it in passing. The challenge originated from an internet...

Legal at Home — Not at Work

Legal at Home — Not at Work

Arwa Ouali, Staff Writer February 3, 2024

In 2018, New Jersey, along with a growing list of states, began the process of legalizing marijuana for recreational use. One of the most prominent reasons many states use to justify the legalization is...

Consider the Stork: Why Free Birth Control Matters for College Students

Consider the Stork: Why Free Birth Control Matters for College Students

Christine Olukere, Contributing Writer January 27, 2024

For many young people in college, a sense of anticipation permeates the air; they count the hours until the results of an important exam, the minutes until the end of class, and the number of days until...

We will not wait for the next school shooting

January 24, 2024

Written by Andrew Sun and Alexander Denza, UNC Chapel Hill March for Our Lives Editor’s Note: The following is a student-written op-ed, signed by over 144 student leaders and meant to be published...

Springing Forward or Falling Back

Springing Forward or Falling Back

David Juarez, Staff Writer December 4, 2023

On Nov. 5, the biannual occurrence of time manipulation, better known as “falling back,” or the end of Daylight Savings Time occurred, allowing us to gain an extra hour of sleep. I know that for many...

A Veteran’s Guide to Study Abroad

A Veteran’s Guide to Study Abroad

Matthew Fleishman, Staff Writer December 4, 2023

It’s your first, or maybe fifth, semester at NJIT, and you are looking forward to making the most of your college experience. The classes, clubs, friends, parties, events, and…maybe even studying abroad...

Dear Highlander, My boo just ghosted me

Areej Qamar, Executive Editor October 28, 2023

Dear Highlander,  My boo just ghosted me, and I actually have no idea why. I thought that things were going pretty well with them, but they’ve completely disappeared and stopped responding to my...

Affirmative Action: Good Intentions with Bad Results

Affirmative Action: Good Intentions with Bad Results

Ali Jamil, Contributing Writer October 28, 2023

“From each according to his ability, to each according to his need” is a fundamentally noble and just goal for a nation to strive for. After all, none of us can control the circumstances of our upbringing....

The Gravity of Affirmative Action

The Gravity of Affirmative Action

Christine Olukere, Contributing Writer October 28, 2023

Once upon a time, during that tempestuous period known as college admissions season, I managed to get to the interview portion of the Harvard University application process. With my entire family in tow,...

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