Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Elise Schoening

Classic Signals: German students join the campus

In 2004, a number of foreign exchange students traveled from Frankfurt, Germany to Ewing, N.J., for the academic year.

Classic Signals: Holocaust survivor visits campus

A Holocaust survivor visited the College to share her stories with the hope that they would not be forgotten.

Student translates at Summer Olympics

This year, junior graphic design and environmental studies double major Melissa Natividade, who is also a staff writer for The Signal, had a sideline seat for the action at the Rio Olympics.

Classic Signals: Missing trailer causes campus stir

A construction trailer was reported missing from the College in 2005.

Classic Signals: College student turned celebrity

The College is home to some unique faces that have made headlines in the last few years.

Classic Signals: New students from New Orleans

In 2005, over a dozen students at the College originated from Louisiana. The influx of out-of-state students was due to Hurricane Katrina and the devastation left on colleges and universities in New Orleans.

Classic Signals: Pulitzer winner talks drinking age

Last week, The Signal reported that College alumnus James Queally (’09) was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of the San Bernardino, Calif., shooting in December 2015. Queally served as a sports editor and arts & entertainment editor for The Signal and wrote a front-page piece in 2008 on the heated discussion of raising the drinking age on college campuses.

Classic Signals: Pagan spotted on campus

With the end of the semester approaching quickly, stress levels are at an all-time high and students may appear more disheveled than ever. In 2004, one student roamed campus grounds with a cape and walking stick in-hand. But the unusual outfit wasn’t due to finals insanity. Will Lewis was one of a handful of practicing pagans on campus at the time.

Campus takes back the night

When asked if you or someone you know has experienced sexual assault or harassment, the answer is likely yes.

Classic Signals: Student sets food record

With The Lion’s Den now closed for renovations, students will be turning to other dining alternatives on campus. Most will likely grab lunch at Eickhoff Dining Hall or the Library Café. But in 2005, one student drove all the way to Clearfield, Pa., for a burger. This was not your average hamburger, however, and the College freshman ended up on “Good Morning America” and all over Internet blogs soon after for finishing the six-pound meal in a record amount of time.

Schwartz inspires at Spring Lecture

Accomplished actor, comedian and writer Ben Schwartz stepped onto the polished wooden floors of Mayo Concert Hall on Wednesday, April 13. The room before him was far from full — in fact, the two sides of seating flanking the middle row were sparsely filled with students. Yet, this made for an intimate setting and allowed Schwartz to give a compelling lecture about career aspirations and success. Despite a number of empty seats, the concert hall echoed with steady laughter and applause throughout.

Classic Signals: Hospital patients escape

In 2005, a slew of incidents at the Trenton Psychiatric Hospital left students from the College on edge, particularly those residing at an apartment complex next door to the hospital. Three patients escaped from the hospital in just three days, which was particularly worrisome since an earlier escapee ended up murdering his father while on the loose.

Classic Signals: Local man sets self on fire

Living off campus doesn’t always have its perks. In November 2005, a group of students living in an off-campus house in Ewing, N.J. were traumatized after watching their neighbor set himself on fire. The man survived the attempt of a death by suicide and was brought to Temple University Hospital to be treated.

Dyslexic artist shares her work and wisdom

By Elise Schoening Features Editor The arts and sciences are often considered mutually exclusive disciplines, but Rebecca Kamen, an artist in residence at the National Institute...

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