Thursday, March 4, 2021

Joseph Hannan

Kings of Leon takes Garden by storm

Jan. 29 was truly a night for fans. Kings of Leon played to a packed Madison Square Garden that teemed and swayed with the pulsating energy of their sound. It was the band's first show at the Garden and an early foray into arena rock. They took to it with gusto and swagger, delivering what will probably go down as one of the most memorable of the band's career.

Solar power propels students to the finish line

Each day, they slowly rumble down College sidewalks - maintenance vehicles burning fossil fuels. Many College students never give these trucks and vans a second thought. But Jim Quigg, senior engineering management major, saw these maintenance vehicles as a point of departure for his senior engineering project.

Rihanna stops the music

Much to the dismay of die-hard fans of her Top-40 radio hits including "Umbrella" and "Disturbia," the College Union Board (CUB) announced Monday R&B singer Rihanna declined a bid to perform at the College's Spring Concert. The announcement came in the form of a campus-wide e-mail around 11 a.

Students react to historic moment

"You know, I started crying," Roy Johnson, a College alumnus, said to a friend over his cellphone Tuesday night, minutes before Sen. Barack Obama's victory speech. He added that tomorrow, he'll be purchasing every copy of every newspaper he can get his hands on to commemorate this historic election.

College students encouraged to get flu shot

Finals are difficult enough, but imagine studying for and taking those December exams while your body is overwhelmed with the flu. With flu season just around the corner, Health Services has offered three opportunities for College students, faculty and staff to obtain the $20 vaccination.

‘Chinese Democracy’ leaker endures unfair legal crackdown

Kevin Cogill, a blogger from Culver City, Calif., was arrested by the FBI on Aug. 28 under suspicion of violating federal copyright law. Cogill allegedly distributed nine unreleased Guns N' Roses songs from the bands long-delayed upcoming record, "Chinese Democracy.

Readymade Breakup looks to rock’s past

It would have been a recipe for disaster for many other bands: Rent a house on the Jersey shore, live in that house together for months on end, while self-recording and producing a bold, sophomore record. For Asbury Park-based Readymade Breakup, this daring approach yielded "Alive On The Vine," a substantial set of 10 songs, hand-crafted and brought to life on the New Jersey shore.

Keep to campus for stunning entertainment

Thinking about heading home for the weekend? Considering a Tuesday night drinking binge from which you will wake up to find crudely drawn penises all over your body? Think again. Various student-run organizations provide a diverse offering of entertainment available during each week of the semester.

Admins talk possible increase in tuition

College treasurer Barbara Wineberg apprised the Board of Trustees at its April 22 meeting of the College's current financial state and what implications this state might have for College tuition. According to Stacy Holland, chair of the Board of Trustees, the meeting was held as a preliminary discussion to determine a possible tuition increase in the upcoming academic year.

College-bound students get new options in Web 2.0 sites

Many college-bound high school students are forced to contend with low standardized test scores that limit the caliber of colleges and universities to which they can apply. New Web 2.0 sites, including and, are both enabling students to market themselves more effectively to higher-education institutions, and allowing colleges and universities to target potential students more efficiently.

Dean moves on from College

After six years of service to the College as both an English professor and the dean of the school of Culture and Society, Susan Albertine will be departing from the College in July of this year to serve as the first senior director of Liberal Education and America's Promise (LEAP) State Initiatives.

Writing in defense of the mundane

Having attended a school consisting of an overwhelming majority of in-state students for nearly three years now, I can say that I have overheard much heated debate over one eternal, pressing question: Which geographic region of the Garden State is superior - north, south or central New Jersey? This simple question has posed an even greater array of questions, each particular to the state's three geographical regions: What is the best shore destination? Is it a hoagie or a sub? Is Philly or New York "The City?" Of all of these questions, maybe the most divisive and hotly contested question by far is: Which is better, Wawa or QuickChek? This edition of "In defense of the mundane" will settle the Wawa vs.

Can China control Bjork’s blast?

Before I launch into this edition of Sounding Off, there is something I have to clarify. By and large, I can't stand politically motivated or inspired music. I like to keep my politicians and musicians separate. I don't feel like I need a musician telling me how to feel about world and national political issues.

Latest SRS goes from serious to silly

Students presented finely honed literary works on Feb. 28 at Ink's Student Reading Series. The prose of Tom Dunford, Signal News Editor and Michelle McGuinness, Signal Editor-In-Chief, combined with the poetry of John Boccanfuso, sophomore English major, made for an entertaining journey through the craftsmanship of literature.

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