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Monthly Archives: March, 2009

Lions beam brightly in Sunshine State

For most, Spring Break serves as a time to travel and take it easy. Although the men's tennis team took a trip to Orlando, they made sure taking it easy was not on their list of things to do. With three impressive victories, the team improved their record to 5-1.

DiColo vs. Goliath: Senior finishes sixth at Nationals

They appeared to be superior. They were seeded. They had better records. They were expected to win. They were the favorites. They gave in. Senior Dan DiColo did not, and as he faced each highly ranked opponent, he wrestled on, often waiting until the final moments to claim his victory.

Don’t stop believin’

Talk about catching fire at the right time. After taking down the 15th-ranked Royals of the University of Scranton 54-48 in Rochester, N.Y., last Friday, the Lions advance to their first NCAA Division III Final Four appearance in program history. "It feels awesome," senior center and captain Hillary Klimowicz said.

LETTERS: AMSA is integral for osteopathic students

As an osteopathic student and national leader for the American Medical Student Association (AMSA), I was disappointed to read in the Feb. 25 issue of The Signal that members of Pre-Students of Osteopathic Medicine (Pre-SOMA) felt that AMSA "doesn't have enough time to focus on Osteopathic and Allopathic medicine.

The library’s contents are being wasted

For any of you who may have glanced into the windows of the now-derelict Roscoe L. West Library, there's quite a bit of junk inside. The interior, which is currently used for storage, has that post-apocalyptic look of, for example, the video game "Half Life 2.

Mystery article, caption offends Travers resident

Campus Police was dispatched to Travers Hall on March 3 at 3:10 a.m. on the report of harassment. A resident told the officer that she opened her door at 3 a.m. and found a piece of paper lying on the floor. The paper was a photocopied article entitled "Random Loudness.

Alumnus lectures on post-grad prospects

The College Honors Program presented Matthew Richman Wednesday, March 4 in the New Library Auditorium as part of the Inaugural Young Alumni Lecture series. Richman, a 2005 graduate of the College and history and women and gender studies major, talked to students about graduate school and his research on "Khrushchev's Empire of Nations: Soviet Power and the Virgin Lands Campaign in Kazakhstan.

SFB approves Howard Dean

The Student Finance Board (SFB) unanimously approved the College Democrats' request for $20,439 for "Howard Dean @ TCNJ" to take place on April 9 in Kendall Hall. Governor Howard Dean's lecture will focus on American healthcare and its future, or the "50 State Strategy," one of his ideas during the 2008 Presidential Campaign.

Students ponder the effects of Christianity on society

Members of the Secular Student Alliance and the Protestant Bible Fellowship debated the positive and negative effects of Christianity on March 4. The event, titled "Christianity: A Force for Good?" was held at 8 p.m. in the New Library Auditorium and featured Daniel Yen, junior biology major, and Stephen DeRose, senior philosophy major, arguing for Christianity and Mike Tracey, junior political science major, and Dan Cardinale, senior biology major, arguing against it.

News Bits

A senior adviser said on Monday that former Iranian President Mohammed Khatami has decided to pull out of the upcoming presidential election to avoid splitting the pro-reform vote. An Iraqi soccer player was shot dead on Monday just as he was about to kick what could have been the tying goal in a weekend game south of Baghdad.

Disguised suicide bomber kills 11 people

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) - A suicide bomber in a police uniform detonated explosives he was carrying inside a police headquarters in southern Afghanistan on Monday, killing 11 people and wounding 29 others, the Interior Ministry said. The bombing followed a surge in violence in Afghanistan over the weekend that led to the deaths of eight foreign troops, including four Americans.

Robot in Japan shows promise for future

TSUKUBA, Japan (AP) - A new walking, talking robot from Japan has a female face that can smile and has trimmed down to 43 kilograms (95 pounds) to make a debut at a fashion show. But it still hasn't cleared safety standards required to share the catwalk with human models.

Fight the cold with local tea-riffic hot spots

Spring Break may be over, but the air is still bone-chillingly cold. What better way to fight the lingering frost than with a big mug of tea? Tea is steaming hot, full of disease-fighting antioxidants and comes in a wide variety of flavors, from your average black, green, Earl Grey or herbal tea to the more exotic Indian chai, African rooibos, Yerba Mate or Lapsang Souchang.

Luck o’ the Irish

Students were treated to traditional Irish music on Monday during the Saint Patrick's Day nooner. The College Union Board sponsored the event, which featured Irish band TRINITY. Giveaways, including chocolate coins and 'Kiss me, I'm Irish' necklaces, were handed out to those roaming around the Brower Student Center at the time.

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