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Music professor assigns TikTok homework to teach in remote learning environment

TikTok is known for being a social media platform. However, one professor at the College is turning TikTok into a platform for learning.

‘Keeping your foot on the pedal’: A.M. Homes outlines her career in writing

Known for her strange, sometimes controversial work, author A.M. Homes has been praised for her originality and unconventional style when it comes to writing. Her work, which has been characterized as surreal, postmodern and darkly humorous, has been known for exploring the inner psyches of often troubled characters in dire situations, including confrontations with their own sexualities and the darker aspects of their personalities.

‘Drive Anywhere’ is the sunshine pop song created by your peers

A college student nearing finals knows the feeling — books everywhere, papers lined up by professors, tests nearing closer  — but with summer on the horizon, things may start looking hopeful. To give anyone a break during these next long couple of weeks, students can check out a new cheerful song released by two students at the College.

Mosaic Society ups the standard for representation in theatre

TCNJ Musical Theatre (TMT) and All College Theatre (ACT) collaborated for the first time on Friday, April 30 in their production of Mosaic Society, a collection of monologues from students in a support group setting about topics ranging from compulsory heterosexuality to being a person of color struggling with mental health.

‘Things Heard and Seen’ tells a confusing, frustrating story

When artist Catherine Claire (Amanda Seyfried) and her family move to the Hudson Valley, she begins to suspect that her marriage and new home are overtaken by a haunting darkness that has to do with the previous owners. As Catherine tries to learn more about the tiny town and its history, her family suffers from haunting memories, mental illness and infidelity. 

Q&A with The Imaginaries: ‘music called us’

As a culmination of independent solo music careers filled with three studio albums apiece, tours, gigs and song placements all over television and film comes The Imaginaries, a husband-wife duo that combines the talents of Maggie McClure and Shane Henry in a bluesy, dramatic debut album.

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Editorial

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. 

Sports

College athletes granted extended eligibility in light of pandemic

College sports of all three divisions were canceled via an NCAA announcement last March, in an effort to ensure the events did not contribute to the spread of the pandemic. While fields were left empty and jerseys went unworn, some comfort was given to student athletes when the NCAA announced the extended eligibility rule.

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OPINION: How the College should manage marijuana legalization

Now that New Jersey has taken steps to legalize marijuana, there is a proper procedure the state should take to integrate the drug on college campuses.

OPINION: Youth, Peace and Security Act must be a priority for members of Congress

Youth have always been central to progress across the globe. Eager to make change in their communities, we have them step up time and time again.

OPINION: Covid vaccine: current and future status, accessibility

It has been over a year since the first lockdowns due to the Covid pandemic. For much of that time, there were feelings of hopelessness with many people asking if life would ever be the same. While situations seem to be improving, the reality is that this pandemic is still as deadly and dangerous as ever. The emergence of the Covid vaccination has been a beacon of hope in the quest for a possible end to the pandemic.

OPINION: President Foster’s email creates a sense of optimism within the campus community

On March 12th, President Foster’s follow-up email regarding Covid cases on campus brought a hopeful message to students. After over a year in lockdown, many students have begun to feel trapped with a routine that involves sitting in front of a computer screen for the majority of the day.

OPINION: Foster’s email has truth to it

I will admit when I first read President Foster’s email about the number of Covid cases rising on campus, I missed the sentence where she says the students are to blame for not following protocols.

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Music professor assigns TikTok homework to teach in remote learning environment

TikTok is known for being a social media platform. However, one professor at the College is turning TikTok into a platform for learning.

‘Keeping your foot on the pedal’: A.M. Homes outlines her career in writing

Known for her strange, sometimes controversial work, author A.M. Homes has been praised for her originality and unconventional style when it comes to writing. Her work, which has been characterized as surreal, postmodern and darkly humorous, has been known for exploring the inner psyches of often troubled characters in dire situations, including confrontations with their own sexualities and the darker aspects of their personalities.

‘Drive Anywhere’ is the sunshine pop song created by your peers

A college student nearing finals knows the feeling — books everywhere, papers lined up by professors, tests nearing closer  — but with summer on the horizon, things may start looking hopeful. To give anyone a break during these next long couple of weeks, students can check out a new cheerful song released by two students at the College.

Mosaic Society ups the standard for representation in theatre

TCNJ Musical Theatre (TMT) and All College Theatre (ACT) collaborated for the first time on Friday, April 30 in their production of Mosaic Society, a collection of monologues from students in a support group setting about topics ranging from compulsory heterosexuality to being a person of color struggling with mental health.

‘Things Heard and Seen’ tells a confusing, frustrating story

When artist Catherine Claire (Amanda Seyfried) and her family move to the Hudson Valley, she begins to suspect that her marriage and new home are overtaken by a haunting darkness that has to do with the previous owners. As Catherine tries to learn more about the tiny town and its history, her family suffers from haunting memories, mental illness and infidelity. 

Gov. Murphy announces relaxed Covid-19 restrictions

Gov. Phil Murphy held a press conference on April 26 to update the state on the effort to reopen, announcing increases in venue capacity and vaccination news. 

A look at the College’s progress on anti-racism efforts

Institutions have been especially vocal about social injustice since last summer when Black Lives Matter protests gathered in streets worldwide. Among them is the College, where President Foster has released emails with calls to action for the community and where anti-racist organizations were born out of the pressure put on the institution by students who wanted change. 

Demand for Covid-19 vaccines slowing in some states

By Ariel SteinsaltzStaff Writer Several locations across the country have found themselves turning down shipments of Covid-19 vaccines as the demand for them declines, according...

India’s Covid crisis worsens as the second wave becomes deadlier

Hailey RuaneStaff Writer Over the past few weeks, India has reached its peak in Covid-19 cases. Over 18 million cases have been reported since the...

Death of Ma’Khia Bryant the latest in string of police shootings of Black people

Tuesday, April 20, 2021, will always be a date of parallel occurrences. While the nation eagerly awaited the verdict in the case against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who was convicted on three charges for the death of George Floyd, police in Columbus, Ohio shot and killed 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant outside her foster home during a fight with two other women.

What virtual teaching means for future educators

By Kaitlyn BonomoCorrespondent The experience that comes with student teaching plays an indispensable role in becoming an educator. Working closely alongside a teacher in a...

Students present AAPI stories at PAA Talks event

The Pan Asian Alliance held the first “PAA Talks” discussion on April 22 for students from different Asian cultural organizations to share their personal experiences.

Q&A with The Imaginaries: ‘music called us’

As a culmination of independent solo music careers filled with three studio albums apiece, tours, gigs and song placements all over television and film comes The Imaginaries, a husband-wife duo that combines the talents of Maggie McClure and Shane Henry in a bluesy, dramatic debut album.

Webinar on family farmers of New Jersey focuses on the role of journalists in the intersectional coverage of agriculture

The complexity of agriculture has traditionally been overlooked by reporters who cover it, leading to a failure to address the intersectionality of the subject.  In a live webinar hosted by senior journalism and professional writing major Lana Leonard on April 16, four panelists discussed this topic in an effort to reflect on the role of journalists in race, gender and news framework as it relates to agriculture. 

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