Friday, February 26, 2021

Jaclyn English

Your welcome back gift: The ABC’s of Internet lovin’

Dear (hopefully) tanned and relaxed College students, First off, I'd like to apologize for the fact that I wasn't there for you all summer. Surely you came across tons of relationship issues in your hometown - avoiding the ex, meeting new people at parties or bars or possibly traveling into new, uncharted sexual territory.

Woodwind ensemble channels the greats

Last Wednesday evening, the College's woodwind quintet showcased its amazing skill and poise to a captive audience in Kendall Hall. The quintet is comprised of junior music major Katie Ambacher on flute; junior music major Gregory Marsh on clarinet; senior music major Bethanie Schultz on oboe; senior music major Timora Hartwig on bassoon; and junior music major Kristina Gannon on French horn.

Letters

Don't believe Wikipedia's lies I was very impressed with Shaina Basile's Opinion article in the last issue of The Signal, in which she called Cindy Sheehan "despicable" and "an insult to (her) son's memory." I was particularly intrigued with the fact that Basile credits all of the facts in the article as having been retrieved at wikipedia.

Lions get No. 1 ranking after steamrolling Owls

The baseball team used an offensive explosion to remain perfect on the year by sweeping a doubleheader at Haverford College on Saturday. The team now ranks atop all of Division III according to the American Baseball Coaches Association poll released March 27.

Lions steamroll NYU at home

The sun was shining last Friday and Saturday and so were the women's and men's tennis teams. Opening day was heating up in the Recreation Center on Friday as the women's team defeated New York University and the men's shut out No. 31-ranked Washington College on Saturday.

Way to go Joe: D’Alessandro is cookin’ in Brooklyn

Last June, after watching the 50-round Major League Baseball draft pick-by-pick on the computer with his father, junior pitcher Joe D'Alessandro was ecstatic to find himself drafted in the 23rd round by the New York Mets. "It was really great; my dad was so proud of me," D'Alessandro said.

Speaker encourages females to be world leaders

Drawing laughs and questions from a full audience in the New Library Auditorium, Laura Liswood, senior advisor in Global Leadership and Diversity for Goldman Sachs who interviewed 15 female prime ministers and presidents, spoke on women in leadership last week.

Apple ripe as always with newest release

It has been six long years since Fiona Apple's last album, "When the Pawn..." In her absence, fans discovered that Apple was working on her latest release with producer and usual collaborator, Jon Brion. Soon, two songs were leaked. Eventually, all the tracks were available to any fan with a healthy knowledge of how to navigate the Internet.

Annual variety show highlights depth of Asian culture

For the twelfth year, the Asian American Association (AAA) brought a high-energy, colorful combination of sights and sounds to the campus community on April 2 with Mystique of the East. In this year's show, Mystique's correspondents "reported" from the front line of countries across Asia to bring us "fun, singing, dancing, tradition and beauty," Amardeep Gill, sophomore biology major, said.

Women share words of comedy, empowerment, Miss Peach

When English professor Cathy Day opened for the sixth annual Women's Words event in Forcina on March 16, she shared a story about a fan letter she received from a Mr. White. Mr. White, who had purchased and read her book "The Circus in Winter," was extremely satisfied with his choice to have done so, but brazenly stated, "I don't read women writers."

Rascals, scoundrels and an apprentice loved by the College, yo ho!

The Opera Theatre presented a fun mix of swashbuckling and irreverent humor in their performances of Gilbert & Sullivan's "The Pirates of Penzance" on Feb. 25-27. The story follows the misadventures of Frederic, who was thrust into pirate apprenticeship when his nurse, Ruth, misheard her orders to apprentice him to a pilot.

Strangers and nuns solve mystery of “Mary Murderer”

If there are two things students at the College are always looking for, it's entertainment and food. Students in search of these and more were able to find it in the All College Theater (ACT) murder mystery dinner production of Billy St. John's "Murder Can Be Habit-Forming," which was performed in the Decker main lounge on Feb.

Comedian brings song, humor and Signal jokes to college

Nothing was off limits at the comedy show featuring Stephen Lynch last week - not even The Signal. Lynch, who is recognized for his irreverent and ridiculously funny songs on his own Comedy Central special, seemed confused by the name of the paper and asked bewilderedly, "Like a television signal?" That led him to ask the name of our TV news program, "The Journal.

Sequel has same quirky characters, less pleasing plot

If you are looking for a replica of "Bridget Jones' Diary" in the movie's sequel, it is just about certain that you will not be pleased with "The Edge of Reason." However, if you long to see Bridget and her antics on-screen again, then the new flick should satisfy your craving.

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