Perspective Z by Tapestry


ABOUT Perspective Z

Perspective Z is a publication of opinions from Generation Z about varying topics.

This is a showcase of ideas and opinions of young diverse college students whose mission is to educate others on their individual perspectives.

"The Tapestry Initiative of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, is designed to engage Rider University students in unique media learning and teaching opportunities, including filmmaking, opinion, journalistically impactful reporting, and community educational presentations that foster reflection of the cultural and life experiences of underrepresented populations."

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Dani Jackson

My name is Danielle Jackson I'm a senior double major in film and history and I live in Voorhees, New Jersey. I enjoy watching films, exercising, and reading in my free time.

Shamiya Ford

My name is Shamiya Ford and I am a junior English major with minors in Sociology and Gender & Sexuality Studies. I have a passion for books, art, and activism. I love writing about issues surrounding race, gender, and class in societies around the world, but mostly in Europe and the Americas. I joined Tapestry because I want to help elevate the voices of underrepresented populations through writing and media.

Esteban Collado

Hi, I’m Esteban Collado. I am a senior majoring in Filmmaking, TV & Radio. I am a graduate of the Performing Arts Academy of Arthur P. Schalick High School. I joined Tapestry to expand my knowledge in the different aspects of media.

Tatyanna Carman

My name is Tatyanna Carman. I am a graduate student studying Business Communication at Rider University and I am also a copy editor at The Rider News on campus. I am one of the student editors of Perspective Z. I love all types of writing such as writing journalistically, poetry and short stories. I joined Tapestry because I am passionate about sharing the stories of the overlooked and underrepresented.

Rikiyah Nahjé Mixson

My name is Rikiyah Nahjé Mixson, I am a senior at Rider University majoring in Communication Studies. The most important aspects of my life are the things and people that make me happy. I am very close to my parents and my three siblings. At this point in my life I do not know what exactly are my aspirations in life, but I love being faced with new challenges, watching basketball, dancing, acting, and singing in the mirror. I joined Tapestry through a recommendation from my chairman/ professor in my department, and after attending a meeting I felt like this was the place I belonged. My goal is to use my voice to inform and inspire as many people as I can while learning more myself.

Mikayla Lillibridge

My name is Mikayla Lillibridge, I’m from Houston, TX, and I’m a freshman music production major. Outside of class I make music, read books, and do a lot of journaling. I’m still figuring out where exactly my place will be in the real world, but I do know that Tapestry is where I want to be right now.

Faith Robinson-Hughes

I am Faith Robinson-Hughes and I am a freshman here at Rider University and a proud Tapestry member. I am from Plainfield, New Jersey and am majoring in Film & Television. I enjoy writing, playing piano, singing and being active. I am thoroughly involved in the Bronc Box Office and I am continually making projects. I hope to get even more involved on campus and create amazing content.

Jasmine Fox

My name is Jasmine Fox. I'm a freshman studying Film & Television. I'm from Bridgewater, New Jersey and I love writing and watching films.

Taiza Bagley

My name is Taiza Bagley. I’m from Linden, NJ. I’m a senior and my major is Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology. I will be attending graduate school for Criminal Justice. I’m interested in becoming a correctional officer. I enjoy being with family and friends.

Sasha Flowers

My name is Sasha Flowers, but I go by Sasha Andrea (You can call me both I don’t really mind). I go by She/Her pronouns. I am a Film & Television major, aspiring to be a ScreenWriter/Director. My main writing topics/genres tend to be Drama, Informative, and Fiction.
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Meet Our Spring 2022 Contributors

Rabbi Jennifer L. Frenkel

Rabbi Frenkel serves as the Senior Rabbi of Congregation M’kor Shalom in Cherry Hill, NJ. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology and a specialization in Jewish Studies from Michigan State University, and received her Master of Arts degree in Hebrew Letters and Ordination from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. Rabbi Frenkel has a certification in pastoral care and gerontology, serves as a Past President of the Tri-County Board of Jewish Clergy, and is a member of the Jewish Hospice Advisory Council for Samaritan Hospice.

Reverend Marcus White

Reverend White is a graduate student at Rider University where he is in the final year of completing his master’s degree in organizational leadership with a concentration in higher education. He manages and develops spirituality efforts with several faith-based student organizations and local spiritual leaders, in alignment with the Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC). He also oversees the management of mentoring programs for first-year students of color who may identify as underrepresented, marginalized, and/or under-resourced and leads in the design and collection of data for the Center’s annual report. Through his servant leadership, Reverend White is also a counselor of the Male Leadership Academy (MLA) for the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) at Rider University. Reverend Marcus White is an ordained minister of the Christian faith and serves his church in Brooklyn, NY.

Dr. Barbara Blandford

Dr. Blandford is the Director of Student Accessibility and Support Services at Rider University.
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Spring 2022 Articles

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