Kean University invests in new radio equipment

Take a look at the new WKNJ audio board.
Photo Courtesy of 
 Saad Majid.

  By Kiana Anderson| Published May 4, 2017 Kean University’s “New Cougar Radio,” has now invested in new studio equipment. The equipment is a huge investment for the station. Now, all the shows airing through the WKNJ station will be recorded with high quality equipment. The station is now filled with new radio boards, cordless microphones, a transmitter which connects […]

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National Anthem singers announced for graduation

A previous winner singing the national anthem at the commencement ceremony.
Photo Courtesy of Kean University.

  By Jennifer Padilla| Published May 4, 2017 With graduation day rapidly approaching, auditions were held for commencement 2017 National Anthem singers on April 10 and April 17. The winners had been chosen by the judges— Giulianna Viera and Steven Collins. “I am extremely honored,” said Steven Collins, who is graduating in May with a Bachelor’s in theater education at […]

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David Jacobsen hypes up crowd at Rock n’ Joe cafe

David Jacobsen flyers. 
Photo Courtesy of Gail Fredricks.

  By Gail Fredricks | Published April 30, 2017 Independent singer and songwriter David W. Jacobsen performed at Rock n’ Joe on Saturday. Despite the rainy day, Jacobsen promoted his new satirical, anecdotal folk album, ‘Begin the Chagrin’, to the customers in the cafe. Jacobsen describes his newest album as a range of noble, relatable, pitiable and revolting characters dealing […]

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A glass full of conscience

Students fall into a virtual journey through Ethiopia by wearing computer generated simulation goggles. Credit: Monica Sudfield

By Cody Louie | Published April 7, 2017 While the majority of us reach for a bottle of water to quench our thirst with ease we often overlook the hardships that most of the world experiences. For Selam, a 13-year-old living in Ethiopia, that luxury doesn’t exist. “The Source”, a virtual reality (VR) event held in the Miron Student Center […]

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Leslie Jones joins Kean for Unity Week

Tickets for the show. Credit: Monica Sudfield

By Monica Sudfield | Published April 7, 2017 Saturday Night Live (SNL) comedian Leslie Jones filled the Wilkins Theater with laughter on March 16, 2017, as a special guest to celebrate this year’s Unity Week. Jones’ routine, which incorporated stories from her youth, relationship humor, and audience interaction, was raunchy. “This isn’t SNL. I’m a bad person,” warned Jones right […]

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‘More Life:’ Has Drake surpassed Lil Wayne?

Drake at the Summer Sixteen Tour 2016 in Toronto. Credit: The Come Up Show via Flickr

By Kiana Anderson | Published April 7, 2017 “Has Drake surpassed Lil Wayne?” is a question now being discussed with the success of Toronto rapper Drake’s highly anticipated new album, “More Life.” The feedback from the album has been amazing as Drake took to sample many legendary songs while putting his own twist on things. Drake signed to  Wayne’s label, […]

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Kean Gospel Choir sets out to win two years in a row

Kean Gospel Choir prepares to take the McDonald’s Gospelfest stage. Photo courtesy of the Kean Gospel Choir

By Jennifer Padilla | Published April 7, 2017 The Kean University Gospel Choir (KGC) has been selected, for the second year in a row, as a finalist in this year’s McDonald’s Gospelfest. The McDonald’s Gospelfest will be held at Newark’s Prudential Center on Saturday, May 13. “I am ecstatic about the McDonald’s Gospelfest,” said Rochanda Fegins, a graduate student in […]

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Kean Students React to ‘Get Out’ Film

Daniel Kaluuya as Chris Washington in "Get Out"

By Kiara Mays | Published April 4, 2017 Since its release on Feb. 24, critically acclaimed film “Get Out” continues to dominate at the box office. Having grossed over $147 million domestically and a rare 99% favorable review on Rotten Tomatoes, students at Kean University voiced their thoughts on the Jordan Peele (of Key and Peele), written and directed, thriller/comedy […]

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