Sunday, June 20, 2021

Chelsea LoCascio

Activities funding facing major cuts

During the Spring 2016 semester, the College’s Vice President for Student Affairs Amy Hecht proposed to remove up to 15 percent, or about $240,000, of the SAF budget every year to hire new staff during both this semester and the next fiscal year.

Editor-in-Chief reflects on her time at The Signal

Imagine a journalism major attending a college without a newspaper or any other media organizations. Unfortunately, that illogical hypothetical was my reality until I transferred to the College in the Spring 2014 semester.

President Gitenstein shares what is on her mind

When people ask College President R. Barbara Gitenstein “What keeps you up at night?” she responds: “the students… what’s happening that would put them in harm’s way.”

Students should be careful with the media they consume

Modern journalists face an unseemly amount of challenges: They have to be accurate, eloquent and beat everyone to the punch. But I’m biased, right? Or at least that’s what everyone tells me.

Students stand by refugees in crisis

When President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Jan. 27 that suspended immigration and restricted entry into the U.S. for nationals from Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Syria and Yemen, it hit people like Abrar Ebady “like a ton of bricks.”

Loser’s past causes campus clamor

A team of six students recently unveiled their semester-long research into the history of Paul Loser, during which they uncovered documents that indicate the Trenton superintendent of schools from 1932 to 1955 actively opposed the desegregation of the region’s schools. In the wake of the emergence of the documents, a newly formed group called the TCNJ Committee on Unity has spearheaded a campaign to change the name of Paul Loser Hall.

Campus Police identify person of interest in residence hall intrusions

Campus Police have identified a person of interest in the recent residence hall intrusions, according to an email sent to the campus community by John Collins, Campus Police chief and director of Campus Security, on Thursday, Oct. 27.

Intruders in dorm rooms prompt heightened security on campus

The College has seen an increase in reports of intrusions into campus residence halls and dorm rooms.

Mystery of College’s bamboo forest solved

When swatting bugs, wiping away sweat and moving fallen bamboo culms to clear a path, it can be easy to forget you are still at the College. This campus oddity has been shrouded in mystery for decades... until now.

Professors are underutilized and undervalued resources

They are writers, researcher or speakers. They are friends of people you want to be acquainted with, or they are who you want to become. These people, the ones standing at the front of your classrooms, happily wait to bestow their real-world knowledge upon you — a bleary-eyed student counting down the minutes until you’re back in bed.

Alumna Ana Montero becomes CEO of New Jersey Red Cross

College alumna Ana Montero (’89) has been named chief executive officer of the American Red Cross’s New Jersey region, according to the organization’s press release.

Student evaluations examined

Each semester, students are asked to fill out an Online Student Feedback on Teaching evaluation for every course they take. This semester is no different, as some of the undergraduate students at the College can complete them at anytime from Monday, April 25, to Friday, May 6, in PAWS, according to the Office of Records and Registration’s Website.

Students at the College perpetuate defeatist mindset

While good grades are important, they are not everything. They are not worth harming your mental or physical health, social life or happiness.

Club hosts walk to benefit Parkinson’s victims

On the gray, rainy morning of Saturday, April 23, TCNJ Society for Treatments and Awareness of Neuromuscular Disease (STAND) enlightened the College about Parkinson’s disease.

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