Saturday, July 24, 2021

Ashley Marty

The hammer rarely comes down

Dear The Signal, After two-and-a-half, love-filled years, I think it's time for us to part ways. This isn't to say that I don't love and admire you as a newspaper; this is more of a statement that this relationship feels "fundamentally wrong" and I think we're holding each other back from our respective lives.

FemTV panel opens Women’s History Month

"Even before I knew I was a feminist, I knew I loved TV," Jennifer Baumgardner, a panelist at Wednesday's "I Want my FemTV: Third Wave Feminism and the Media" discussion, said. The event, held in the New Library Auditorium, kicked off the College's celebration of Women's History Month.

Online Petitions: Another way to sit on your ass

A couple of weeks ago, on Jan. 27 to be exact, my old pal John Kerry sent me an e-mail asking me to sign a petition to support a filibuster of Judge Samuel Alito's nomination to the Supreme Court. Within five days, Alito's position was confirmed. That said, I must admit I'm very skeptical of "petitions to filibuster" in general.

Indie frontwoman’s solo debut more country than rock ‘n’ roll

While seemingly every interviewer in the world was busy asking Jenny Lewis questions such as, "How is your relationship with your mother?" and "Did you and Conor Oberst hook up?" or even the occasional, "So what's the deal with you and fellow Rilo Kiley member Blake Sennett?" we, due to a lack of proximity to the pretty red-haired girl currently gracing the pages of both Jane and Spin magazines, decided to let her brand new album, "Rabbit Fur Coat" speak for itself.

Get ready to bawl — but we can’t say why

Upon reading this, please understand that I am doing everything I am capable of to not give away or spoil the horrific end to this sorcerous book. "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince," J.K. Rowling's sixth installment in the series, goes to great lengths for Harry and his friends to be thought of as tragic rather than young or magical.

Sigma Tau Gamma chapter suspended five years due to alcohol offense

In late November 2004, Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity had its charter suspended for five years due to an alcohol offense made shortly after the organization had rewritten its alcohol guidelines due to a previous infraction. According to Tim Wilkinson, Fraternity and Sorority Program Director at the College, in late September, a police report was filed about a party that took place in a house where Sigma Tau Gamma members live.

College celebrates 150 years

The College kicks off its 150th anniversary today with an all-day celebration and a number of activities and events. The Founders' Day Celebration events commenced with the Founders' Day Scavenger Hunt that began on Feb. 2. Students ran around campus testing their knowledge about the College in hopes of winning a $150 cash prize.

Elegant flow, unique lyrics accompany much anticipated CDs

Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes has reached the point of his life where he can no longer be deemed a child prodigy. At 24, Oberst has acquired a nearly cultish fan base, critical acclaim and the indie scene's equivalent to gangsta rap's 'street cred.' Oh, and on top of this, he's put out a bunch of the most emotionally charged, musically haunting records I've heard in the past decade.

Pop Culture Commentary

What do you get when you mix a rapper/mega-mogul who freely refers to himself as "Hova" with an R&B singer who has recently become well-known only for his masochistic sexual relations with underaged girls? Apparently, you get a bruised ego, pepper spray and anger.

Students weather the cold to raise awareness about homelessness

As the temperature drops, the time we spend indoors rises. That seems logical enough. But what happens to people who have no homes to turn to as winter approaches? This is a problem we, as students at the College, stuck in our suburban 'Ewing bubble' very seldom see or worry about.

Bass and lights program will allow hearing impaired to ‘feel the beat’

With the influx of new mp3 players and download sites (paid, of course), it's hard to imagine life without a soundtrack playing in the background. For some people, it's that new Britney Spears song with the hypnotic dance beat and raunchy lyrics.

Saves the Day concert at CMJ well worth the drive

I'll put this simply. There are very few events that would cause me to drive an hour and a half on the N.J. Turnpike during rush hour, sit in an hour of Lincoln Tunnel traffic in a bus and then drive an hour and a half back at 2 a.m. What, you may ask, would cause me, a responsible college student, to throw caution to the wind? Saves the Day, my friends, Saves the Day.

Green Day makes political rock opera

"Dearly beloved, are you listening?" The new Green Day rock opera album, "American Idiot," is worth more than a listen; it deserves repeated play and praise. The band's first entirely new album since 2000's "Warning," "American Idiot" may very well be one of the best rock albums of the year - if not the best.

Pop Culture Commentary: First Jessica, now Ashlee — the spiral downward spiral of addiction

I learned a valuable lesson this summer. No, it had nothing to do with swimming, sunscreen or the Jersey shore. It's much more serious than that. I learned that the more hatred grew in my heart for Ashlee and Jessica Simpson, the more I watched their shows, the more I knew every word to their songs and the more I felt like they were people I actually knew.

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