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NJIT's Student Newspaper

The Vector

NJIT's Student Newspaper

The Vector

Flooding in Essex County, New Jersey after Hurricane Ida in 2021 | Photo from Destroyeraa-alt | CC-BY-SA-4.0

A Call to Fight

Sadia Mohiuddin, Contributing Writer February 15, 2024

Envision this — rain patters on a street surface, accumulating until it pours across the concrete, sweeping along with the howling winds. Below the surface, a myriad of copper, clay, and wooden pipes...

The Place of Dwelling built by NJIT architecture students in front of Weston Hall on the Warren Street side.

NJIT Students Support Newark’s Unhoused Population

Mrunmayi Joshi, Managing Editor February 9, 2024

In November, Newark mayor Ras Baraka made headlines by announcing that the unsheltered homelessness rate in New Jersey’s largest city had fallen 57.6%, according to an annual study conducted by the New...

A Rising Metropolis: How Newarks Horizontal Housing Expansion Is Changing the City

A Rising Metropolis: How Newark’s Horizontal Housing Expansion Is Changing the City

Nicholas Heisler, Contributing Writer February 3, 2024

Driving through Newark’s streets will soon be a very different experience from what it is today, as the city is in the midst of a development renaissance. The city has initiated a multitude of new development...

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...

Graphic by Areej Qamar

Touring the Brick City

Mrunmayi Joshi, Managing Editor September 29, 2023

1) American Insurance Building at Rutgers University: 15 Washington St.   This 16-story neoclassical building was built in 1930 for the American Insurance Company by Newark natives John and Wilson...

View from Prudential Headquarters in Newark | Photo from Derek Jensen | CC-BY-SA-3.0

Building Newark’s Future

Mrunmayi Joshi, Managing Editor September 29, 2023

Today, Newark is better known for dilapidated buildings and violent crime than for its heyday as the center of industrial manufacturing in the Northeast. However, a slew of major construction projects...

In with the Engineers, Out with the Algae 

In with the Engineers, Out with the Algae 

Yukthi Sangoi, Editor-in-Chief May 9, 2023

NJIT’s chapter of Engineers Without Borders is always working on improving the quality of life of local and developing communities. One of its two current main projects includes a region inside...

Flower Power: The History of Branch Brook Park’s Cherry Blossoms 

Flower Power: The History of Branch Brook Park’s Cherry Blossoms 

Mrunmayi Joshi, Managing Editor April 28, 2023

Every April, over 10,000 visitors flock to Branch Brook Park to stroll around its lakes, ponds, and most importantly, Cherryblossomland, the nickname for the park’s collection of over 5,000 cherry...

Photo from Wikimedia Commons

Newark Hosts Its First LGBTQ+ Film Festival 

Yukthi Sangoi, Editor-in-Chief April 28, 2023

“We thought about how we could do something that amplifies the voices of Newark’s creative people who are Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC); filmmakers; and artists in different...

Rutgers Strike Is Resolved 

Rutgers Strike Is Resolved 

Mrunmayi Joshi, Managing Editor April 28, 2023

For an intense week from April 10 to April 15, an unprecedented strike on all four Rutgers campuses — New Brunswick, Camden, Newark, and Biomedical Health Sciences — brought class to a standstill...

GlassRoots Combines Artistry and Advocacy in Newark 

GlassRoots Combines Artistry and Advocacy in Newark 

Mrunmayi Joshi, Managing Editor April 7, 2023

Despite being a fairly industrialized city, Newark contains many patrons of the finer arts who care deeply about using their talents to revitalize the area. One example is GlassRoots, a nonprofit glass-making...

Ramen Gami Reopens after Three Years 

Ramen Gami Reopens after Three Years 

Yukthi Sangoi, Editor-in-Chief April 7, 2023

(Photo by Areej Qamar) The last few weeks saw lines of hungry customers stretching out to the corner of Sussex Avenue and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Ramen Gami, a Japanese restaurant specializing...

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