Club Spotlight: Association of Computing Machinery

Club Spotlight: Association of Computing Machinery

The NJIT chapter for the Association of Computing Machinery is the largest organization on the NIJT campus for students majoring in any computer-based discipline. It is a technical club focusing on the advancement of education for students attending the Ying Wu College of Computing, but they also offer opportunities for students looking to relax and engage in fun activities outside of their...

Behind the Paper: My Reflection on Four Years at The Vector

Behind the Paper: My Reflection on Four Years at The Vector

Within the first few weeks of my freshman year I joined The Vector Newspaper. I had never written for a newspaper before—in fact, I had hardly even read newspapers before. But, I loved writing and I thought I had a lot to offer to the paper.  My start was in covering politics: gun laws in New Jersey, corporations not paying taxes and reading more...

Support for New University Hospital Facility in Newark

Support for New University Hospital Facility in Newark

On April 14, New Jersey state and local officials came to University Hospital and Rutgers New Jersey Medical School to show support for Governor Phil Murphy’s approval of $500,000 in funding earmarked for the construction of a new University Hospital facility in Newark in 2022.   According to the news release, “the current 519-bed University Hospital opened in 1979 and has been relying on its aging infrastructure...

Stayin’ Alive – How One Newark Hotspot Moved the Dance Floor to the Living Room

Stayin’ Alive – How One Newark Hotspot Moved the Dance Floor to the Living Room

It seems that nowadays, life can take place almost anywhere. From doctors’ checkups in your kitchen to college lectures in your bed, remote meetings are widely used as a substitute for the face-to-face life. One Newark business is taking it a step further — a weekly nightclub with live DJ-ing, right in your living room!  QXT’s is an alternative dance club on the corner of Mulberry...

Meet Your 2021-2022 Student Senate Eboard

President Anuja Badeti Third year computer science major Anuja Badeti wanted to run for the position of President because of her drive to establish positive change in NJIT. She “felt that [she] found a community that was equally driven” to do so, and being in Senate would allow her to enforce these potential modifications. This is something she has understood through her past role as Vice President...

Top 10 Reasons to Watch “Neon Genesis Evangelion”

Top 10 Reasons to Watch “Neon Genesis Evangelion”

“Neon Genesis Evangelion” is one of the most iconic anime series of all time. A massive success during its initial release in Japan in 1995, it still remains one of the most popular anime franchises. The show tells the story of Shinji Ikari, a teenage boy who pilots the robot Eva Unit 01 to protect Tokyo-3 from behemoths in the ‘futuristic’ year 2015. With a...

NBA Play-In Tournament: Race to the Playoffs

NBA Play-In Tournament: Race to the Playoffs

Coming off March Madness, which ended in a shocking fashion on April 5, basketball fans everywhere are looking to the NBA for some big-time entertainment this spring. These fans can look forward to the newly established “NBA Play-In Tournament.”   Let’s take a second to visualize this: the ninth and tenth seeds of the Eastern and Western Conferences will be given the chance to earn a spot in the 2021 NBA Playoffs, while...

Advice to Future Highlanders

Advice to Future Highlanders

My first semester at NJIT feels like it was just yesterday. I’m now in the final leg of my sophomore year, and personally, my mental growth has seen noticeable improvements— something that I think many college students can relate to even if they don’t realize it. I’ve reached new levels of independence and motivation, but I’m still continuing to grow nonetheless. I want to impart some knowledge that will...

Addressing Hunger among College Students

Addressing Hunger among College Students

On April 13, the Department of Human Services announced increased funding for New Jersey’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, colloquially referred to as food stamps. The recently passed Consolidated Appropriations Act 2021, signed Dec. 27, 2020, temporarily expanded the program’s eligibility to include college students who are enrolled in at least half-time and are eligible for work study programs or have an expected family contribution...