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60 years of service: Peace Corps panel features President Foster, other returned volunteers from the College

Peace Corps regional recruiter Sarah Price was joined by President Kathryn Foster, professor Donald Hirsch of the chemistry department and College alumna Jasmine Miller in a panel event on Wednesday, March 3 to celebrate 60 years of service with the Peace Corps. 

Arts & Entertainment

Marvel’s ‘Wandavision’ comes to a conclusion with ninth episode

Marvel Studios wrapped up what might be its most ambitious project yet on Friday, Mar. 5: WandaVision, their first television series and the beginning of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase Four. 

Tackling French culture in “The Committed:” an interview with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen

In his follow-up novel, “The Committed,” Nguyen turns his attention to France, with the titular character relocating to 1980s Paris, uncovering a world of bureaucratic authority and left-wing radicalism while confronting the past atrocities of French colonization in Vietnam.

‘Moxie’ kicks off Women’s History Month with a bang

Especially in high school, there are an abundance of rules and regulations, such as dress codes that remain targeted at women. Administrators and students too often accept that “boys will be boys” and that the status quo must be maintained, resulting in dangerous values and priorities. 

WTSR’s Album of the Week: ‘Collapsed in Sunbeams’

“Collapsed in Sunbeams,” the debut album by 20-year-old English poet, Arlo Parks, showcases the artist’s profound wisdom despite her young age in a comforting landscape through a mix of pop and hip-hop music. 

How David Ross Lawn is ‘making it’ as a professional musician

“The reason this album is called ‘The Nocturnes’  is that it’s the pieces of the nighttime,” Lawn said. “These pieces for me are my response to the darkness, the darkness that one would feel when they are getting told that they have to stay inside, they can’t do anything really artistic or have an audience in front of them, and so I think it goes deeper into the darkness that someone would feel during this time. And that’s where I drew my inspiration for this, I just kind of sat at the piano and went for it.”

CUB hosts Cody Ko and Noel Miller in virtual comedic experience

Cumulative laughter of 500 people makes a distanced world much closer. On Wednesday Feb. 24, the College Union Board (CUB) held a virtual Q&A style comedy event with internet comedy duo Tiny Meat Gang, which is made up of Cody Ko and Noel Miller.

International

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

Coach’s Corner: Running With Lindsey

After a collegiate and professional career as a track runner and over a decade in coaching, Head Coach Justin Lindsey knows his way around a track program. He has brought his years of expertise and experience to the College, and found great success which he hopes to continue in order to make the track program a national powerhouse. 

Student Spotlight

Features

Opinions

OPINION: President Foster’s email ignores real cause of Covid-19 spike, will result in more harm than good

President Foster’s email early on Feb. 28 regarding the number of positive student cases over the past ten days was astounding to say the least.

OPINION: Unethical Senators within Trump’s impeachment trial

The Senators in the impeachment trial did not behave in the court of law as they should have.

The Goose: Freshman couple goes to Panera Bread to have an awkward first date

Valentine's Day. The day of the year where happy couples can send cards in an expression of love designed with the intent to ostracize...

The Goose: Democrats and republicans finally agree that nobody cares about College political clubs

After a close election ending with the nomination of Joe Biden, (insert tension that's not going to set the world on fire or something)...

OPINION: Why the Trump Impeachment Trial was dead before it began, and what Democrats can do

On Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 1 p.m., the United States Senate convened to try former President Donald Trump for inciting the riot that occurred on Jan. 6.

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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60 years of service: Peace Corps panel features President Foster, other returned volunteers from the College

Peace Corps regional recruiter Sarah Price was joined by President Kathryn Foster, professor Donald Hirsch of the chemistry department and College alumna Jasmine Miller in a panel event on Wednesday, March 3 to celebrate 60 years of service with the Peace Corps. 

Marvel’s ‘Wandavision’ comes to a conclusion with ninth episode

Marvel Studios wrapped up what might be its most ambitious project yet on Friday, Mar. 5: WandaVision, their first television series and the beginning of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase Four. 

Coach’s Corner: Running With Lindsey

After a collegiate and professional career as a track runner and over a decade in coaching, Head Coach Justin Lindsey knows his way around a track program. He has brought his years of expertise and experience to the College, and found great success which he hopes to continue in order to make the track program a national powerhouse. 

Students question potential shelter-in-place following Covid spike

With 1139 students residing on campus, the College has seen 150 Covid-19 cases among students since the beginning of the semester. A Feb. 28 email from President Foster addressed the recent spike and warned that a shelter-in-place would be implemented if cases do not decrease in the upcoming weeks. 

Single-dose vaccines now available from Johnson & Johnson

Johnson & Johnson received approval from the FDA on Saturday, Feb. 27 to begin offering their single-dose vaccine. The New Brunswick-based company made the announcement on their website, promising to deliver 20 million doses to U.S. citizens in March.

QAnon sparks mounting concern across the nation

By Sarah AdamoCorrespondent Beyond the persistent fear surrounding Covid-19, another force has the nation gripped. QAnon conspiracy theorists are now venting their frustrations against the...

Cuomo faces several sexual harassment allegations, prompting investigation

By Ariel SteinsaltzStaff Writer A former member of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration gave details about alleged sexual misconduct on Feb. 24, claiming he...

Tackling French culture in “The Committed:” an interview with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen

In his follow-up novel, “The Committed,” Nguyen turns his attention to France, with the titular character relocating to 1980s Paris, uncovering a world of bureaucratic authority and left-wing radicalism while confronting the past atrocities of French colonization in Vietnam.

‘Moxie’ kicks off Women’s History Month with a bang

Especially in high school, there are an abundance of rules and regulations, such as dress codes that remain targeted at women. Administrators and students too often accept that “boys will be boys” and that the status quo must be maintained, resulting in dangerous values and priorities. 

Virtual seminar with Dr. Eddie Glaude speaks on the future of racial diversity in America

The College was virtually visited by Dr. Eddie Glaude on Feb. 26 for a presentation on Black history, social justice and the future of America. The Inclusive Excellence Team hosted the event.

Women-owned businesses at the College express creativity through online shops

Hobbies are a way for students to focus on the things that bring them joy. Whether students like to express themselves through writing, music, or even crafting, hobbies play a key role in motivation, mental health and happiness.

WTSR’s Album of the Week: ‘Collapsed in Sunbeams’

“Collapsed in Sunbeams,” the debut album by 20-year-old English poet, Arlo Parks, showcases the artist’s profound wisdom despite her young age in a comforting landscape through a mix of pop and hip-hop music. 

Golfers support Tiger Woods after car accident

Tiger Woods was badly injured last week in a car crash in Los Angeles. Golf fans and the sports world alike were relieved to learn that his injuries were not life threatening and he was in stable condition. 

How David Ross Lawn is ‘making it’ as a professional musician

“The reason this album is called ‘The Nocturnes’  is that it’s the pieces of the nighttime,” Lawn said. “These pieces for me are my response to the darkness, the darkness that one would feel when they are getting told that they have to stay inside, they can’t do anything really artistic or have an audience in front of them, and so I think it goes deeper into the darkness that someone would feel during this time. And that’s where I drew my inspiration for this, I just kind of sat at the piano and went for it.”

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