Student Voices

March Round Up: The Best of John Jay on the Internet

“I wanted to show them that they are also superheroes.” – Alumna Tamykah Anthony-Marston launches science workshops for kids inspired by the hit film Black Panther. Read more in Brooklyn Reader. Blanche Wiesen Cook discusses Eleanor Roosevelt’s love…

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In the words of John Jay scholars

Every day, John Jay students are achieving their dreams of college success with the support of life-changing scholarships. These are a few of the stories of JJC’s exceptional scholars.

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February Round Up: The Best of John Jay on the Internet

“A visually inventive film that expertly balances lighthearted fun (you’ve probably never laughed at the word “colonizer,” but you will here).” Jonathan W. Gray reviews Black Panther for the New Republic. “I’m turning 27 on June…

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The Aging Prison Population is a Problem. Geriatric Release Can Help

By Angela Silletti – Elderly inmate populations are on the rise. Almost 45% of the federal prison population is over 51 years old and in 2008, at the height of the mass incarceration movement, 837…

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The Perils of a White Academy: Why Grad School Needs Better Representation

By Mawia Khogali – As a doctoral candidate in psychology and law, I have had the opportunity to experience the role of both student and professor. My position as a woman of color has interacted with…

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January Round Up: The Best of John Jay on the Internet

“They are taking literally everything away from us.” Ismary Calderon on why she and several other students went to DC to call for a government shutdown on NBC News. Similarly, Fairooz Haider shares what it’s like…

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Life as the Child of a Chronically Incarcerated Parent

By Angela Silletti – I was ten years old the first time I knew my father was in prison. My mother picked up the phone and shortly thereafter passed the phone to me. “Hey Ange,…

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From One Grad Student to Another: 9 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Program at John Jay 

By Jessica Pomerantz – As a graduate student at John Jay, I’ve sometimes wondered how to make the most out of my graduate program. Whether you’re a Forensic Mental Health Counseling student like me or…

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What Makes a Woman

By Katherine Santana – What makes a woman? Is it her physique? Her demeanor? Or her character? Unfortunately, the physique of a woman seems to be given much more attention than anything else. So many…

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Empty Bottles Filled With Life

By Ivan Taurisano – If you live in Jamaica, Queens, you are probably familiar with Rufus King Park, a sporadic green lung in the middle of the neighborhood, situated between Jamaica Station and Hillside Avenue,…

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