Sunday, May 16, 2021

Jane Bowden

People should realize they’re not alone

When I transferred to the College last fall, I’ll be honest — I didn’t think I belonged at first. It wasn’t because the environment wasn’t welcoming or I thought I should’ve gone to another school; it was because I felt alone and different for being a transfer student.

Students should use person-first language

Anyone who has met me knows I’m passionate about mental health. As a member of the Collegiate Recovery Community, publicist of the Healing Arts Club and writer for my personal discovery and mental health blog, Your Friend Jane, I eat, sleep and breathe mental health every second of every day.

Interns should be paid for their work

Imagine sitting in the library every day studying your textbooks from cover to cover, taking out thousands of dollars in student loans and spending four to six years working toward your education, only to find out that the job of your dreams has a catch — you’ll work 40-hour weeks without getting a paycheck.

College needs to improve student parking

I’m the kind of person who likes to arrive early for everything. Doctor’s appointments, dinner reservations, movie showings — you name it. If I’m not 20 minutes early, then I’m late.

Seniors share goals to complete before graduating

For seniors at the College, this year brings a lot of lasts. The last time they’ll eat at Eickhoff Dining Hall, study into the early-morning hours at the library and organize campus events with their favorite clubs — their time at the College is winding down and there’s not much time left to do things as a student.

More people should eat vegetarian, vegan options

If you asked me years ago what my favorite food was, I would’ve said a hamburger. Medium-cooked beef topped with American cheese, lettuce and ketchup between a toasted bun — it was what I ate every time my family and I went out for dinner since I was born.

Classic Signals: Alumna says keep job options open

With graduation just around the corner, seniors might have doubts as to whether they have chosen the right profession. In an April 1999 issue of The Signal, Elizabeth Gloeggler, a College alumna and CEO of her own clothing company, Mismo,

Classic Signals: Sleep deprivation damages health

With finals just around the corner, students will soon be pulling all-nighters and cramming for exams at the last minute. In an October 2005 issue of The Signal, the features assistant

Classic Signals: Students celebrate Poetry Month

National Poetry Month is a time to reflect on famous poets, such as Maya Angelou and Langston Hughes, who have highlighted important social issues in their creative works.

Classic Signals: Charity concert benefits community

This June, performers such as Miley Cyrus, Chance the Rapper and The Killers will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of Woodstock in New York. In an April 1996 issue of The Signal, a reporter wrote about the College’s version of Woodstock

Classic Signals: Students advocate for recycling

With Earth Day just around the corner, it’s important to practice eco-friendly habits such as shopping at the local thrift store, using reusable bags and avoiding plastic straws.

Tcnj-snap’s actions spark confusion, controversy

When Jennifer Massa, a junior special education and English dual major, wanted to sell a few pairs of her used sneakers back in October, she had a range of options. Online resale stores such as ThredUp and Poshmark had thousands of customers nationwide

Classic Signals: Students promote marriage equality

This June marks four years since the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage across the country. In an April 2004 issue of The Signal, a reporter wrote about same-sex couples participating in a mock wedding ceremony in an effort to promote equality.

Classic Signals: Students address gender inequality

In the age of the #MeToo Movement, Women’s History Month has become a time to not only honor women’s accomplishments throughout history, but to also shed light on the obstacles they face every day.

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