The Montclarion

The Montclarion The student voice of Montclair State University since 1928. The Montclarion has been Montclair State's student newspaper since 1928. In 2008 the publication became independent from the University's Student Government Association.

In 2010 the paper became an officially recognized non-profit organization. We're an award winning paper honored annually by the New Jersey Press Foundation and the Society of Professional Journalists. We're always looking for more writers, photographers, videographers, designers and creative MSU students, so stop by our office in the School of Communications, room 2035. Joining the paper is one of the best decisions you can make at MSU! Executive & Editorial Board 2019-2020
Editor-in-Chief: Jen Losos
Managing Editor: Thomas Neira
Production Editor: Erin Downey
Business Manager: Henry Hochhauser
Operations Manager: Gabriela Cevallos
Chief Copy Editor: Lauren Lamantia
Entertainment Editor: Sam Nungesser
Feature Editor: Casey Masterson
News Editor: Rosaria Lo Presti
Opinion Editor: Brian J. Ronney
Sports Editor: Samantha Impaglia
Photo Editor: Ben Caplan
Video Editor: Brielle Wyka
Web Editor: Michael Banovic
Social Media Manager: Rose Kershner

Operating as usual

Our Editorial Staff was disappointed with Administrations lack of empathy and action for student issues on campus.
05/25/2021
EDITORIAL: Montclair State University Spring 2021 Report Card - The Montclarion

Our Editorial Staff was disappointed with Administrations lack of empathy and action for student issues on campus.

About one year ago, the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic stopped Montclair State University dead in its tracks. Residents were sent home, all courses were reformatted to digital platforms and the future was left uncertain. Now, one year later, the future is bright again. Vaccines are widely accessibl...

Do you think the Covid-19 vaccine should be mandated for MSU students? MSU students are petitioning to remove the mandat...
05/24/2021
Montclair State University Students Begin Petition Opposing Mandatory Vaccine Requirement - The Montclarion

Do you think the Covid-19 vaccine should be mandated for MSU students? MSU students are petitioning to remove the mandate. #vaccine

The Montclair State University Administration announced on April 22 that all students who will be attending classes in person this fall will be required to have the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine and it will be added to the list of the required immunizations. The announcement also states the college...

A Lenni-Lenape student is teaming up with Montclair State University professors to create an indigenous studies minor.
05/19/2021
Lenni-Lenape Student Helps Bring New Indigenous Studies Minor to Montclair State - The Montclarion

A Lenni-Lenape student is teaming up with Montclair State University professors to create an indigenous studies minor.

A Lenni-Lenape student is teaming up with Montclair State University professors to create an indigenous studies minor. Brianna Dagostino is a senior history major and Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape tribal member, one of New Jersey’s three state-recognized tribes. When she was in high school, a girl messag...

President Susan Cole’s presented her goodbye speech earlier this week.
05/18/2021
PHOTO ESSAY: President Cole Bids Montclair State Farewell - The Montclarion

President Susan Cole’s presented her goodbye speech earlier this week.

As the spring semester winds down, so does President Susan Cole’s tenure as president of Montclair State University. On Wednesday, Cole made an invitation-only speech to faculty and staff at the amphitheater adjacent to the Alexander Kasser Theater. During the speech, Cole quoted Geoffrey Chaucer....

How do you feel about the COVID-19 vaccine mandate from MSU? Students and Faculty shared mixed feelings. #Vaccine
05/17/2021
Students and Faculty React to the COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate - The Montclarion

How do you feel about the COVID-19 vaccine mandate from MSU? Students and Faculty shared mixed feelings. #Vaccine

Montclair State University students received an email on Thursday, April 22 announcing that coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccinations will be required for all returning students for the upcoming fall 2021 semester. The news caused many students to share their opinions and wonder what this meant for the fa...

Over the past year calls for reform to promote racial equality have spread to many aspects of business and life.  The jo...
05/12/2021
#FOCUSRACIALJUSTICE: EDITORIAL: Racial Equity in Journalism - The Montclarion

Over the past year calls for reform to promote racial equality have spread to many aspects of business and life. The journalism industry, and us at the Montclarion, are guilty of not properly representing our communities in executive positions.

We welcome and encourage all Montclair State students to contribute to their student voice publication. Diversification of our staff will only make us more valuable to the community we serve.

Over the past year, calls for reform to promote racial equity and hold perpetrators of racial prejudice accountable have taken public conversation in the United States and beyond by storm. Elected officials, corporations, entertainment studios and others in positions of power have all dealt with the...

Zoom Sweethearts, Nick Krentz and Shannon Martin share their relationship story upon meeting through a Zoom class at Mon...
05/12/2021
Montclair State's Zoom Sweethearts - The Montclarion

Zoom Sweethearts, Nick Krentz and Shannon Martin share their relationship story upon meeting through a Zoom class at Montclair State University.

https://themontclarion.org/feature/montclair-states-zoom-sweethearts/

College is where you’re supposed to make some of your best memories and best friends, but in the time of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, that’s a lot harder to do. Specifically, it has been a lot harder for people to put themselves out there and meet potential partners, as online dating can...

Have you gotten your COVID vaccine yet? MSU Students are now eligible for COVID-19 vaccines, available conveniently on M...
05/10/2021
Shots for Red Hawks: Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine on Campus - The Montclarion

Have you gotten your COVID vaccine yet? MSU Students are now eligible for COVID-19 vaccines, available conveniently on MSU campus. #vaccine

Students, employees and nearby residents lined up at Panzer Athletic Center on April 27 to get their first shots of the Pfizer vaccine on Montclair State University’s campus. Vaccinations took place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. inside the gymnasium. Students and campus employees were able to register onl...

Students had the opportunity to attend over nine in-person and virtual events throughout the course of Earth Week, culmi...
05/10/2021
Photo Essay: Montclair State Goes All Out for Earth Day - The Montclarion

Students had the opportunity to attend over nine in-person and virtual events throughout the course of Earth Week, culminated by the Earth Day Extravaganza on April 28, hosted by the Montclair Animal Activists.

After a quiet winter on campus, Montclair State University welcomed the warm weather with Earth Week, a weeklong celebration of Earth Day hosted by the Campus Recreation Center. Students had the opportunity to attend over nine in-person and virtual events throughout the course of Earth Week, culmina...

Paul Hirsch, Oscar-winning editor of films such as “Star Wars: A New Hope,” “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” and “Ferris...
05/07/2021
'Star Wars: A New Hope' Film Editor Paul Hirsch Speaks To Montclair State Film Forum Class - The Montclarion

Paul Hirsch, Oscar-winning editor of films such as “Star Wars: A New Hope,” “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” and “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” spoke to Montclair State University’s virtual film forum class on March 30.

Paul Hirsch, Oscar-winning editor of films such as “Star Wars: A New Hope,” “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” and “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” spoke to Montclair State University’s virtual film forum class on March 30. During the conversation, Hirsch discussed his own pathway toward hi...

Commuter students at Montclair State University respond to the announcement of in-person classes for the Fall 2021 Semes...
05/05/2021
Montclair State Commuters React to In-Person Classes for Fall 2021 Semester - The Montclarion

Commuter students at Montclair State University respond to the announcement of in-person classes for the Fall 2021 Semester.

https://themontclarion.org/news/montclair-state-commuters-react-to-in-person-classes-for-fall-2021-semester/

Thanks to a decrease in positive coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and an increase in vaccinations across the U.S., things are beginning to open up again. Montclair State University is just one among the growing list of schools reopening their doors to students. Following an announcement from the adminis...

Advocates of police reform, social justice and more specifically, George Floyd, exhaled a collective sigh of relief on A...
05/04/2021
Montclair State Whispers in Light of Derek Chauvin Conviction - The Montclarion

Advocates of police reform, social justice and more specifically, George Floyd, exhaled a collective sigh of relief on April 20 at the news of Derek Chauvin being convicted. Despite the occasion, Montclair State University did not issue a statement on the matter.

Advocates of police reform, social justice and more specifically, George Floyd, exhaled a collective sigh of relief on April 20 at the news of Derek Chauvin being convicted. Despite the occasion, Montclair State University did not issue a statement on the matter. This comes as a surprise to some mem...

What does life look like after the coronavirus pandemic for college students? With global vaccination rates climbing and...
05/03/2021
College Students Look Forward to Post-Pandemic Adventures - The Montclarion

What does life look like after the coronavirus pandemic for college students? With global vaccination rates climbing and restrictions lessening, students like Olivia Valatkavage, Alyssa Osenbruck, and Tatiana Ricks are staying hopeful for the future. #VaccinesBringUsCloser

https://themontclarion.org/feature/college-students-look-forward-to-post-pandemic-adventures/

Life during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has been stressful for Alyssa Osenbruck, a Montclair State University senior majoring in psychology and minoring in child advocacy and policy. She said she feels like she cannot leave her house without worrying about catching the virus and taking preca...

Montclair State University’s women’s swimming and diving team landed a talented swimmer from the U.S. Virgin Islands, fr...
04/28/2021
Montclair State Swimmer From U.S. Virgin Islands Shines in Freshman Season - The Montclarion

Montclair State University’s women’s swimming and diving team landed a talented swimmer from the U.S. Virgin Islands, freshman Lidia Bogusławska, who traveled 1,691 miles just to attend Montclair State.

Montclair State University’s women’s swimming and diving team landed a talented swimmer from the U.S. Virgin Islands, freshman Lidia Bogusławska, who traveled 1,691 miles just to attend Montclair State. Bogusławska grew up on the island for most of her life, attending Good Hope Country Day Sch...

Alyssa Bussanich, Montclair State University junior, starts her own baking business. Go check out some of her delicious ...
04/28/2021
Montclair State Student Follows Passion and Creates Baking Business - The Montclarion

Alyssa Bussanich, Montclair State University junior, starts her own baking business. Go check out some of her delicious treats on Instagram @bakedbybuss.

https://themontclarion.org/feature/montclair-state-student-follows-passion-and-creates-baking-business/

College students all over the country have tried to keep themselves busy during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, whether it be by picking up a new hobby, reading a new book or bingeing all the Marvel Cinematic Universe films. However, Montclair State University junior family science and human de...

Brockhampton has returned with their latest studio album, “Roadrunner: New Light, New Machine,” which features some of t...
04/27/2021
Brockhampton Keeps the Ball Rolling with 'Roadrunner: New Light, New Machine' - The Montclarion

Brockhampton has returned with their latest studio album, “Roadrunner: New Light, New Machine,” which features some of the collective’s most seamless and mature work to date.

Brockhampton has returned with their latest studio album, “Roadrunner: New Light, New Machine,” which features some of the collective’s most seamless and mature work to date, all while maintaining the creative and experimental spirit that earned them a following in the first place. I’ve revi...

Community activist, filmmaker, entrepreneur and U.S. citizen Shakoure Charpentier spent 7 months in Bergen County Jail u...
04/26/2021
A Foreigner in His Own Land: Seven Months in ICE Detention as a U.S. Citizen - The Montclarion

Community activist, filmmaker, entrepreneur and U.S. citizen Shakoure Charpentier spent 7 months in Bergen County Jail under ICE control.

“Sorry, everything’s been so crazy, we’ve been renovating our house,” Shakoure Charpentier said as he walked into his small home office. But for someone who was just released from a detention facility the other day, home renovations were not an expected concern. Journey deep into the F Line ...

Montclair State University President Susan Cole announced via email on Thursday, April 22, that the university will requ...
04/25/2021
Montclair State Announces Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccines for Students in the Fall - The Montclarion

Montclair State University President Susan Cole announced via email on Thursday, April 22, that the university will require all students to be vaccinated for (COVID-19) for the fall semester.

The mandate requires all students to be vaccinated, except for those who are enrolled in fully remote degree programs or with religious and medical exemptions in accordance with New Jersey law.

Montclair State University President Susan Cole announced via email on Thursday, April 22, that the university will require all students to be vaccinated for coronavirus (COVID-19) for the fall semester. The mandate requires all students to be vaccinated, except for those who are enrolled in fully r...

Congrats to our Men's Soccer team for winning the NJAC semifinal game against Rutgers-Camden on April 10th with a score ...
04/24/2021
Photo Essay: Men's Soccer Defeats Rutgers-Camden in NJAC Semifinals - The Montclarion

Congrats to our Men's Soccer team for winning the NJAC semifinal game against Rutgers-Camden on April 10th with a score of 3-2!

The Montclair State University men’s soccer team defeated the Rutgers-Camden Scarlet Raptors in the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) semifinal at the Montclair State Soccer Park on April 10 by a score of 3-2. The high stakes semifinal meant a lot to both teams, from the cheer of the fans to s...

In the aftermath of last week’s student concerns, Montclair State Residence Life held two town halls.
04/23/2021
One Week Later: The Town Halls on Resident Life Reforms - The Montclarion

In the aftermath of last week’s student concerns, Montclair State Residence Life held two town halls.

Two town halls were held via Zoom to discuss the current situation at Montclair State University on Wednesday afternoon, April 14, and Thursday evening, April 15. These meetings featured important staff members for Montclair State, from the departments of Residence Life to Dining Services. Students....

Hackensack Brewing Company shares their experience of being just one of three Black-owned breweries in New Jersey. https...
04/21/2021
#FocusRacialJustice: Craft Beer Breaking Down Racial Barriers - The Montclarion

Hackensack Brewing Company shares their experience of being just one of three Black-owned breweries in New Jersey.

https://themontclarion.org/feature/focusracialjustice-craft-beer-breaking-down-racial-barriers/

Peace, love, beer. This is the message Hackensack Brewing Company wanted to share with their community. With a taproom decked out in string lights and local music memorabilia as well as offering several unique craft beer flavors, the intention was to simply bring people together and have a good time...

MSU Alumnus contributes to the new film, “Security”.
04/20/2021
Montclair State Alumnus Daniil Krimer is Artistic Director of 'Security' - The Montclarion

MSU Alumnus contributes to the new film, “Security”.

Moving out to New York City after graduation, working as a waiter and auditioning for projects he ultimately didn’t book, Daniil Krimer’s journey to where he is today falls nothing short of what you’d see in a coming-of-age film. Of course, there is no plot without the protagonist’s satisfyi...

Montclair State University’s gospel choir, Voices of Unity (VOU), spreads the everlasting love of the Lord through music...
04/19/2021
Montclair State's Gospel Choir Continues to Spread a Steadfast Love - The Montclarion

Montclair State University’s gospel choir, Voices of Unity (VOU), spreads the everlasting love of the Lord through music and dance and proves that their relationships are stronger than the obstacles they face.

Montclair State University’s gospel choir, Voices of Unity (VOU), spreads the everlasting love of the Lord through music and dance and proves that their relationships are stronger than the obstacles they face. VOU, founded in 2015 by Elijah Griffiths, a Montclair State alumnus, is a class-two orga...

Montclair State needs to take accountability for its own role in the rise of positive tests and change its procedures re...
04/19/2021
EDITORIAL: Practice What You Preach, Stop Gaslighting Us - The Montclarion

Montclair State needs to take accountability for its own role in the rise of positive tests and change its procedures regarding campus tours and events.

Montclair State University students recently received an email from university administration threatening another campus shutdown. The email entitled “Is The Next Message You Want To Get: Pack Your Bags and Go Home?” sent on Aug. 25, 2020, was used once again on April 11, 2021. The email states ...

Montclair State University students and the AAPI Dean speak about their own experiences and stopping Asian hate.
04/17/2021
Montclair State AAPI Dean and Students Speak Out Against Asian Hate - The Montclarion

Montclair State University students and the AAPI Dean speak about their own experiences and stopping Asian hate.

Over the past year, Asian Americans have experienced racist rhetoric and violent hate crimes at an alarming rate. To Gabby Taylor, Dr. Yune Tran and Abby Szatmary, these occurrences are personal and have even caused them to fear for their lives. Since the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic began last M...

After sending out an email to all residential students on April 11 about not allowing guests in their dorm rooms due to ...
04/15/2021
Residence Life Backtracks Guest Policy as Resident Students Speak Out - The Montclarion

After sending out an email to all residential students on April 11 about not allowing guests in their dorm rooms due to an increase in coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic cases on campus, Montclair State University Residence Life changed their policy two days later after outrage from students.

After sending out an email to all residential students on April 11 about not allowing guests in their dorm rooms due to an increase in coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic cases on campus, Montclair State University Residence Life changed their policy two days later after outrage from students. The polic...

Address

2305 Communication And Media Arts Building
Montclair, NJ
07043

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when The Montclarion posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Business

Send a message to The Montclarion:

Videos

Nearby media companies


Other Media/News Companies in Montclair

Show All