Why Should We Learn English?

Why Should We Learn English? There are many reasons why learning a new language is a good idea. Meeting new people, communicating easily, understanding new cultures more deeply, seeing the...


Pro-Choice Activists May Face a Tougher Fight this Time

Some fear the days of backroom abortions and unwanted childbirth will return “When Roe v. Wade was declared law in January 1973, we thought there was no stopping us,” reflected Susan...


Wearing Hijab in Trump's America

A headscarf can signify modesty, or entry into a safe space. It may make the wearer feel  empowered, liberated or confident.  The scarf is also highly politicized, one wearer points out — and...


The Body as Landscape

  Women are pushing back against the structures that tell them to suck in, hide, cover, fit in and shrink. To be less than they are. To diminish into thin air. This photo essay invites women...


New Brunswick Doing Little to Address its Parking Garage Suicides

Seven people have committed suicide by jumping from the New Brunswick Parking Authority garages over the past five years. The only response so far has been to erect warning signs. Elizabeth Johnsen, a...


The People We Lost

“Leave me alone and don’t come any closer,” ordered Colleen Freeman, when two parking garage employees found her teetering near the edge of a 10th floor parking deck. Then she jumped. Colleen...


We're All Reviewers Now

“Booktubing” craze attracts GenZ’ers eager for personality-driven video connection Four years ago on a hot day during finals, Rutgers University student Justin Staley hopped out of his dorm...


A Life-Threatening Exposé

A journalist’s investigation attracts death threats, and she’s forced to shut her magazine and flee   Journalist Lucia Escobar, left. Photo by Alyvia Walters Soon after she...


My Visit to an Invented City of Privilege

  Paseo Cayalá, Guatemala City’s modern commercial replica of a 16th century colonial town, featuring upscale condos, elegant shops, and gourmet restaurants, was counterintuitively one of...


Web of Tradition

  Americans take many of their privileges for granted, but even smaller ones, such as dreaming of what you want to be when you grow up, aren’t available to many impoverished Mayan women in...