Saturday, July 24, 2021

Matthew K. Fair

Senior Week canceled after 7 percent of class signs up

In an e-mail message sent late Monday evening, Senior Class President Mollie Seiferas announced "with the deepest regret and sorrow" that this year's Senior Week would be canceled due to lack of interest. According to the e-mail, only 7 percent of the Class of 2007 - about 100 students - signed up to participate in the festivities originally scheduled for May 15 to 18.

Mo’ Mold, Mo’ Problems

Documents provided to The Signal last week through the state attorney general's office have revealed that mold species discovered in the Metzger Student Apartments could pose a health risk to the surrounding community. The College maintains, however, that it is taking every precaution to make sure that students and Ewing residents are safe during the demolition process.

Breaking the Mold

As the College moves to raze the infamous Metzger Student Apartments, a project abandoned nearly two years ago after it was discovered the structures were damaged by water and mold growth, concerns have been raised over air quality with the potential for mold spores being released as the buildings continue to come down.

You probably won’t even read this editorial

You probably didn't vote last Tuesday. You might've thought about it, but you probably didn't feel like driving all the way home, or maybe you didn't know how to arrange for an absentee ballot. But either way, you probably ended up speaking with the majority of Americans who stayed home last week discharging a chorus of dispassionate sighs.

Why I’m Sick of Rick

Despite the preponderance of New Jersey residents at this school, I'd like to direct this editorial to my fellow Pennsylvanians in encouraging them to get home on Election Day to cast their vote against incumbent U.S. senator Rick Santorum (R-Penn.). A dangerous hypocrite, a conservative Christian ideologue, Santorum needs to be swept out on Nov.

Father Journalism retires

It has been 33 years since Dr. Robert Clayton Cole, 68, first arrived at the College for the Fall semester of 1973. His career here, set to end with his retirement at the end of this academic year, has been a storied one. It is also one that almost never took place.

A line they drew in blood

At nearly five o'clock in the morning, December 4, 1969, heavily armed members of the Chicago Police Department kicked in the door to Fred Hampton's apartment and, without provocation, opened fire. The bullets first found Mark Clark, asleep in an armchair with a shotgun in his lap.

PrintSense has successful start, saves a million sheets of paper

One semester after the christening of the College's new printer-use monitoring program PrintSense, the office of Information Technology (IT) hails it as a tentative success, citing a million-page reduction in printing from last fall. "I think overall it went pretty well," Frank Nardozza, assistant director of Access Technology, said.

Top gubernatorial candidates debate in Music Building

The Oct. 18 gubernatorial debate hosted by the College was the only one aired on network television in prime time. And, with only an hour to work with, the candidates - featuring two third-party contenders, Hector Castillo of the Education Not Corruption Party, and Jeffrey Pawlowski of the Libertarian Party - jockeyed for speaking time in what seemed, at points, to be a very cramped debate.

Jonathan Ames: he shit his pants in the South of France

Jonathan Ames ended his reading last Wednesday afternoon like he ends all of them - with the Hairy Call. According to Ames, the author of three novels and two essay collections who read at the College as part of ink's Visiting Writers Series (VWS), the call was invented by his childhood friend Jon "Fat" Eder when they were in fourth grade.

Scorcese deconstructs Dylan myth

By 1966, everyone knew what was best for Bob Dylan - except, apparently, himself. To the masses, record company executives, the press, his fans, Dylan had transcended the boundaries of mortality. He had become a shaman, a guru, a political and spiritual leader - the much-heralded "voice of his generation.

Corzine and Forrester discuss education

Gubernatorial candidates Sen. Jon Corzine and Doug Forrestor articulated the need to work at keeping N.J. students in the state for college at a forum held Monday in the Music Building Concert Hall. The New Jersey Presidents' Council, a body composed of representatives from 50 public, private and community colleges and universities across the state, sponsored the event, moderated by Kent Manahan, senior anchor at New Jersey Network (NJN) News.

A round with Senator Corzine

The announcement that Senator Jon Corzine, the Democratic contender in the state's gubernatorial race, would be stumping at the College on Thursday came with only a day's notice, and I, having never met a United States senator, was quick to jump on the story.

Corzine focuses on improving public education

The campaign of New Jersey gubernatorial hopeful Jon Corzine made a stop at the College last Thursday morning, with the senator stumping out of Forcina Hall. Corzine's remarks, which weighed in at a little under an hour, focused on primary public education in the state.

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