Dr. James Connor—author and professor

By Melissa Jewels   Dr. James Connor is a successful author and professor English at Kean University. He has had five of his nine books publishes and now, in between authoring books and his professorship at Kean, he is embarking on a new endeavor as a publisher. Connor, who teaches World Literature and Creative Writing, writes both fiction and non-fiction. […]

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Sesame Street still changing lives today

By Thomas Antonelle   Now a father of two, Joseph Mazzarino has transformed the way young African-American girls feel about there hair. A director, puppeteer, and head writer for Sesame Street, Mazzarino was introduced to this issue when he and his wife adopted their first daughter from Ethiopia. “I started to notice when she was four that she was having a problem with her […]

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Barnes and Noble comes to college

By Melissa Jewels   You may have noticed some changes going on at Kean University’s bookstore. Kean has teamed up with Barnes and Noble Bookstore to better meet the needs of students when it comes to course books, advanced technology, school and dorm supplies, general reading books, and much more. One of the biggest issues Kean students have is high textbook prices. […]

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Kean sophomore turning heads as emcee

By Fatimah Sanford   Sophomore and Trenton emcee Jaryd “Lewie2Stacks” Lewis, has been kicking rhymes and stealing the spotlight since the third grade. Since the age of eight, Lewie was making songs about money, cars and nice clothes, until his brother, “Roc” sprinkled him with some wise words that gave him just the spark he needed. “They like you when you rap, but they love […]

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Kean graduate affects change in the Dominican Republic

By Andrea Parr   When Kean University graduate Edyta Drobniewska and her fiancée traveled to the Dominican Republic in June they were eager to see the countryside during their stay. It was then that she first encountered the discrepancies between life for those in a resort area and life not many see on vacation, that of the people who live below the poverty line. During a […]

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