Wednesday, April 14, 2021

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Team Zero wins $30,000 in Mayo Business Plan Competition

The Mayo Business Plan Competition, held virtually for the second year in a row, concluded its final round on March 31. Teams competed against each other at a chance of winning $30,000 for their business plan.

Arts & Entertainment

Seniors in the music department will perform Senior Recitals on stage, Covid-19 restrictions in place

Normally, Sundays in April are very busy for those in the music building. Sunday afternoons and evenings used to have crowds of people entering Mayo Concert Hall to attend senior recitals. The visitor parking lots would be full, no matter the weather. The lobby would be tightly packed as people waited for the door to open to find the perfect seat. But since the pandemic, things look a little bit different.

Creating art from anywhere: College alumnus shares creative perspective

Tyler Fugazzie is unlike any artist you’ve ever heard of.  In many ways, the title “artist” might not do Fugazzie justice. His work and creative interests span a wide range of artistic frameworks and styles, from visual design, creative writing, poetry, music and photography, just to name a few.

The original ‘Fearless’ may hold my heart, but ‘Fearless (Taylor’s Version)’ is just as beautiful

Love, heartbreak, young adulthood — Taylor Swift captures these themes just as strongly in her re-recording of her second 2008 album, “Fearless,” an album that takes me back to my childhood.

Cehryl’s “time machine” is a reminder of the poetry of music

If you love lo-fi and poetry, “time machine” is perfect for you. For 21 minutes, Chow tackles loss in an aesthetically pleasing yet authentic way, whether that be the loss of a place associated with youth, or a beautiful summer afternoon long gone.

‘Thunder Force’ isn’t sure what it wants to be

While at first I was charmed by some of the ridiculous humor... I had to wonder what this film was trying to be. I felt as if, for an action-comedy, it wasn’t committed a great deal to either, and Spencer is somewhat outshined in these scenes that did not play to her strengths.

The challenges and joys of writing: an interview with ‘Motherless Brooklyn’ author Jonathan Lethem

Jonathan Lethem is seemingly unstoppable. Over the past 30 years, the author has written on subjects ranging from science fiction to the civil rights movement, dystopias to noir, tough-talking kangaroo gangsters to superheroes that exist in the real world today. 

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

A preview into the upcoming Master’s Tournament

It’s that time of year — March Madness has ended, baseball has begun and the azaleas on the Augusta National Golf Course have blossomed. That’s right, it’s time for the Masters Tournament: a golf tradition unlike any other. 

Student Spotlight

Features

Opinions

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.

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.

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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Team Zero wins $30,000 in Mayo Business Plan Competition

The Mayo Business Plan Competition, held virtually for the second year in a row, concluded its final round on March 31. Teams competed against each other at a chance of winning $30,000 for their business plan.

Seniors in the music department will perform Senior Recitals on stage, Covid-19 restrictions in place

Normally, Sundays in April are very busy for those in the music building. Sunday afternoons and evenings used to have crowds of people entering Mayo Concert Hall to attend senior recitals. The visitor parking lots would be full, no matter the weather. The lobby would be tightly packed as people waited for the door to open to find the perfect seat. But since the pandemic, things look a little bit different.

Alumni Miguel Gonzalez gives hope for the future with a look into his past

Since graduating from the College in August 2019 as a journalism major, Miguel Gonzalez has taken the time to reflect on his time spent in the College’s journalism program, as well as The Signal, and how it encouraged him to pursue a career at The New York Post.

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.

Creating art from anywhere: College alumnus shares creative perspective

Tyler Fugazzie is unlike any artist you’ve ever heard of.  In many ways, the title “artist” might not do Fugazzie justice. His work and creative interests span a wide range of artistic frameworks and styles, from visual design, creative writing, poetry, music and photography, just to name a few.

Gov. Murphy announces new eligibility for vaccine, progress with vaccination efforts

Gov. Phil Murphy held a Covid-19 briefing on April 5, the start of National Health Week. He made several announcements regarding vaccinations and the trends of the deadly virus in New Jersey.

Sixth annual Day of Giving raises over $334,000 for the College

On March 25, the College held its sixth annual Day of Giving. 2,049 donors consisting of alumni, staff, faculty, students, parents and friends raised over $334,000 to support the future of the College and its many programs, clubs, buildings and sports teams, the College announced in a school-wide email.

A step-by-step guide to getting your Covid-19 Vaccine

With the nation largely working towards becoming vaccinated, it can be difficult to compare and find the option that is best suited for your age, location and schedule.  Many may feel overwhelmed in their journey to inoculation. Below is a step-by-step guide to finding the right vaccine option for you based on your availability, geographical location and preferences. 

The original ‘Fearless’ may hold my heart, but ‘Fearless (Taylor’s Version)’ is just as beautiful

Love, heartbreak, young adulthood — Taylor Swift captures these themes just as strongly in her re-recording of her second 2008 album, “Fearless,” an album that takes me back to my childhood.

Cehryl’s “time machine” is a reminder of the poetry of music

If you love lo-fi and poetry, “time machine” is perfect for you. For 21 minutes, Chow tackles loss in an aesthetically pleasing yet authentic way, whether that be the loss of a place associated with youth, or a beautiful summer afternoon long gone.

‘Thunder Force’ isn’t sure what it wants to be

While at first I was charmed by some of the ridiculous humor... I had to wonder what this film was trying to be. I felt as if, for an action-comedy, it wasn’t committed a great deal to either, and Spencer is somewhat outshined in these scenes that did not play to her strengths.

Coping with social anxiety in a post-pandemic society: a look into the future

As vaccines become increasingly more available day by day, things seem to be headed towards the sense of normalcy we were all used to before the pandemic hit.

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