Student Voices

13 Reasons Why To Thrive

By Joseph Homsey—Being an advocate for justice means being someone who will stand up for those who cannot stand up for themselves, or those who seek help because they know they cannot do it alone….

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Black Panther’s Revolutionary Soundtrack  

by Michelle Richards –  “Life a livin’ hell, puddles of blood in the streets Shooters on top of the building, government aid ain’t relief Earthquake, the body drop, the ground breaks The poor run with…

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

“It’s a scholarship that is going to make Abby live forever in the real lives of these young people that find out about this,” Pauley Parrette says, on the creation of a John Jay scholarship for…

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A Thin Red Ethical Line in Global Policing

By Roberto Quiroga Chavez – Interventionism is a diplomatic ideal that recommends and is proactive about stepping into global affairs when perceived “bad actors” break—or sometimes just have been alleged to break—international law. In the international…

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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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