Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Chelsie Derman

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.

‘Udderly Opinionated’ is the punny student podcast you won’t want to miss

“Udderly Opinionated” is a podcast brought to you by two College roommates — where all they do is talk about milk. Full of puns, debates and taste tests, the podcast is not short on content. Each episode fresh and hilarious, the podcast keeps the topic of milk flowing. 

TMT’s Broadway Night allows students to praise peer talent

For their first event of the year, TCNJ Musical Theatre (TMT) held their first virtual Broadway Night on Tuesday, Mar. 16 at 8:30 p.m., giving members the perfect opportunity to showcase their talents.

College Pep Band lifts spirits of local nursing home residents

Pep Band led a virtual event on Sunday, Mar. 7 at 2 p.m. with a local nursing home — Greenwood House — in hopes of cheering up the residents. In the time of Covid-19, residents have had little in-person interaction with their loved ones or contact with the outside world.

Created in a virtual setting: student band Paid Vacation describes their hopes for the future

From trumpeters to guitarists, the two-member band Paid Vacation is just starting to embark on a new journey in their lives — making original music.

Spring break is necessary for students’ mental health

Think about it — with the “Spring Flex” plan in motion, winter break will be seven weeks long. While that might allow ample time to work a part-time job, relax after taking a winter class and simply enjoy the break to its fullest, should winter break really be that long?

Give it a try — revisit something that once motivated you to spark a passion again

Every few months I keep coming back to it: my college admissions essay.

Students share why they decided to stay in Ewing for the fall

More likely than not, by now you probably know that Ewing is still buzzing with students from the College. Maybe you know a friend, a friend of a friend or someone in one of your classes who chose to live near campus to regain a sense of normalcy. 

Now more than ever, our country depends on it: we must vote

News organizations and social media platforms have been flooded in the last few months with articles about the upcoming election — and for good reason. Now more than ever, Americans must head to polls, send in mail-in ballots and make an effort to participate in the 2020 presidential election.

Performances at the College will still happen—either virtually or delayed

With the College moving to an online-only format for the fall, theatre groups like All College Theatre (ACT), TCNJ Musical Theatre (TMT) and Lyric Theatre are moving away from in-person performances and working on productions in an online format — and for TMT, the organization is in a “blackout” for the semester and will continue production in the spring.

We cannot live in fear: College should continue reopening plan for fall

I’m sure we can all agree — staying in quarantine is not exactly the definition of exciting. After all, how much longer will we have to wait for normalcy to return? With New Jersey slowly opening back up, Foster made the right decision in tentatively opening the College’s campus, too.

Students continue to enroll in summer courses despite online instruction

With lower prices per class and in an effort to lighten up their coursework for future semesters, students continue to add online classes from the College to their summer schedules.

‘Heartbreak Weather’ takes music lovers by storm

This period of quarantine has stripped our daily lives of normalcy and routine, bringing upon some inevitable boredom. Thankfully, Niall Horan’s new album was released at just the right time. Fans can immerse themselves in each song, providing a healthy distraction from stress and anxiety.

Keep your head up — the coronavirus pandemic won’t last forever

Whether they are hoarding toilet paper, scheming for hand sanitizer or filling their shopping carts to the brim with groceries, it is clear that Americans have entered a full-on panic mode — and it’s pretty eerie.

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