Students at the College are tired of remaining silent. Several emerging Instagram accounts are inviting students to anonymously recount the times when they’ve faced microaggressions, exclusion and sometimes blatant discrimination on the College’s predominantly white campus.
As coronavirus cases escalated in New Jersey and social distancing became a public health mandate, campus life as students, faculty and staff knew it was completely halted. Classes were moved online, students were asked to pack up their dorm rooms and extracurricular activities were cancelled.
When Ryan Vazquez and his friends signed up for a semester abroad in Milan, they envisioned scenic walks to class, carefree nights at bars and cheap weekend flights to countries across Europe. But as the junior finance major packed his bags and prepared for an emergency trip back home, he watched a city that was once a bustling pinnacle of Italian culture take a turn for the worse.
Delaney Potter planned to spend the semester studying for nursing exams, attending lectures and obtaining hands-on nursing experience at local hospitals. But when the coronavirus outbreak struck, campus closed and positive cases at these hospitals began to grow, it was clear that the next few months would look a lot different than what she had imagined.
Ewing Police Dispatch received an anonymous call on the night of Thursday, March 27 about a party on the 300 block of Concord Avenue. Officers dispersed over 40 guests and the renter of the apartment was issued summonses for Obstructing Administration of Law or Other Governmental Function and a Violation of Emergency and Temporary Acts, according to police.
A COVID-19 case at the College was confirmed by president Kathryn Foster in a campus-wide email on Thursday, March 19. According to Head Media Relations Officer Luke Sacks, this is the first known case in the campus community.
Growing up as a black female entertainer, Keke Palmer was determined to never be put in a box. Instead of being held back by racial stereotypes, she developed her own identity as a vivacious spirit, providing a comedic and uplifting outlet in a world full of negativity.
In some ways, Jason Zujkowski was just an ordinary student. He hated getting up early, loved internet memes and was loyal to his favorite brands, never touching anything but a Samsung cell phone and Lenovo laptop. Although he was a lot like other college kids in some aspects, there was something extraordinary about him — he had an undeniable passion for music.
In a May 1981 issue of The Signal, a reporter began a two-part investigation on why the College wasn’t receiving ample funds to fix electrical and plumbing issues, as well as other maintenance projects. It seems that this low funding boiled down to the state’s refusal to prioritize higher education.
In the 1960s, it was commonplace for collegiate women to participate in beauty contests, and many were oblivious to the sexism behind the pageant ranking process. In 1962, sophomore Karen Marcason was chosen as the College’s representative for Glamour Magazine’s “Best Dressed Girl on Campus” contest. Participants were judged by a variety of criteria, which included having a “good figure,” “beautiful posture,” and an “appropriate —- not rah-rah — look for off-campus occasions.” The article specifies that if Marcason wanted to win the competition, it was of the utmost importance that she maintained “shining” hair that was “not just neat but impeccable.”
In December 1993, a story documenting a fast-growing computer virus dominated the front page of The Signal. The virus had spread to two computer labs at the College, which caused mass confusion among faculty and students alike.