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A timeline of President Biden’s first week in office

By McKenzie CollinsInternational Editor Following the inauguration of President Joseph Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on Jan. 20, Biden signed a total of 17...

What the Covid-19 vaccine means for the future of the pandemic

Eleven months after the first Covid-19 case was reported in the United States, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved two vaccines. While vaccinations are a promising step forward in the fight against the virus, they do not promise a quick return to pre-pandemic life.

Alex Trebek dies at age 80

Alex Trebek, long-time host of the game show “Jeopardy!,” died at the age of 80 on Nov. 8 following a lengthy public battle with late-stage pancreatic cancer.

Europe on Edge as terrorist attacks swamp continent

European countries are raising their terror threat levels to their highest in years following a string of violent attacks across major European Cities.

Director of National Intelligence, Federal Bureau of Investigation Suggest Iran and Russia Behind Election Interference Operations

The Directors of National Intelligence and the FBI stated that Iran and Russia were engaging in voter intimidation tactics related to the 2020 Presidential election.

Covid-19 cases spike to new highs as fall gets in full swing

Coronavirus cases are beginning to increase rapidly as the fall season arrives, prompting fears of the long-feared "second wave"

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For the students, by the students: Reclaiming our mission

Since campus closed in March, we have all been living in uncharted territory. At The Signal, this has shed a light on the long-overdue necessity for a total rebrand of our newsroom culture, our mission to serve the community and how that mission is conveyed to our readership. 

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New York Times responds to Lauren Wolfe accusations

The New York Times released a statement on Sunday clarifying that the decision to end involvement with freelance editor Lauren Wolfe was not in response to her comments during Joe Biden’s inauguration.

President Biden signs 17 executive orders; begins to reverse Trump directives

Biden jump-started his presidency today by signing 17 executive actions, working to reverse the decisions of the previous administration while also establishing several avenues of Covid-19 relief.

Joe Biden sworn in as the 46th President of the United States

Today, Joseph R. Biden Jr. was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States. The inauguration makes history with Vice President Kamala Harris being sworn in as the first woman, first Black American and first South Asian American to be elected to the position.

College alumnus arrested for taking part in Capitol attacks

28-year-old Thomas Baranyi, Ewing resident and College alumnus (‘17), has been arrested by the FBI after he was found to be involved in the Jan. 6 pro-Trump Capitol riots.

Trump impeached for second time with only seven days left in office

Today President Trump has become the first president to be impeached twice, after a majority ruling in the House. While this historic impeachment does not remove him from office, it is the first step leading to the Senate trial which will grant Congress the opportunity to bar him from ever holding public office again, as well as potentially removing his post-presidency pension benefits and secret service protection. 

Lions Plate

Although winter doesn’t officially start until Dec. 21, as soon as people start writing December on the top of their notebook or catch a glimpse of it on their lock screen, they are dead set in winter mode. Puffy jackets, snow boots, holiday films, and comfort food are a go once midnight strikes on Dec. 1. For many, winter brings Christmas cookies and morning cups of tea. For others, it is steaming bowls of homemade stew that kick off the cold weather.

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New York Times responds to Lauren Wolfe accusations

The New York Times released a statement on Sunday clarifying that the decision to end involvement with freelance editor Lauren Wolfe was not in response to her comments during Joe Biden’s inauguration.

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"Promising Young Woman" is a dark comedy thriller that boasts an impressive cast, an amazing script, and an overall story that will leave audience members bewildered.

A timeline of President Biden’s first week in office

By McKenzie CollinsInternational Editor Following the inauguration of President Joseph Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on Jan. 20, Biden signed a total of 17...

Drama sparks between songwriters Olivia Rodrigo and Sabrina Carpenter after release of ‘drivers license’

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The Goose: TCNJ Curriculum to be replaced by pop culture references

Hailing from the infamous page on Instagram, The Goose provides ‘the most reliable fake news at TCNJ.’ 

What We’re Watching on Netflix: ‘Cobra Kai’

There were a host of reasons why people this past December looked forward to the New Year. For fans of the “Karate Kid” saga, however, this Jan. 1 came with an extra gift: the long-awaited release of the third season of “Cobra Kai,” the karate series that has taken Netflix by storm.

‘Harry Potter’ live action series is in development, according to The Hollywood Reporter

This morning, exclusive news broke that HBO is in the beginning stages of developing a live-action “Harry Potter” series. The Hollywood Reporter wrote that HBO executives have been meeting with writers to discuss ideas for the show.

President Biden signs 17 executive orders; begins to reverse Trump directives

Biden jump-started his presidency today by signing 17 executive actions, working to reverse the decisions of the previous administration while also establishing several avenues of Covid-19 relief.

Joe Biden sworn in as the 46th President of the United States

Today, Joseph R. Biden Jr. was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States. The inauguration makes history with Vice President Kamala Harris being sworn in as the first woman, first Black American and first South Asian American to be elected to the position.

‘WandaVision’ pokes fun at classic sitcoms

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Analyzing Capitol insurrection: College political science professor weighs in

If these three claims do not hold up under scrutiny, what claims do? We should be clear that enormous damage was done to American democracy on January 6th, 2021, that the insurrection constitutes a clear manifestation of white supremacy’s durability, and that Trump’s encouragement of anti-democratic racists has made the US a more dangerous place for non-White Americans to live.

College alumnus arrested for taking part in Capitol attacks

28-year-old Thomas Baranyi, Ewing resident and College alumnus (‘17), has been arrested by the FBI after he was found to be involved in the Jan. 6 pro-Trump Capitol riots.

Trump impeached for second time with only seven days left in office

Today President Trump has become the first president to be impeached twice, after a majority ruling in the House. While this historic impeachment does not remove him from office, it is the first step leading to the Senate trial which will grant Congress the opportunity to bar him from ever holding public office again, as well as potentially removing his post-presidency pension benefits and secret service protection. 

‘Order Out of Chaos’: An interview with George Saunders

"Everything I do and see, I hope, eventually gets into the stories, albeit, you know – reformatted. I imagine I have this big vat over my head and everything I read and watch and observe in the world goes in there and then I forget about it, but it’s directly feeding the subconscious so that it’s ready to come into a story."

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