Saturday, January 16, 2021

Michael Battista

Fictional media effectively addresses global issues

Immigration is a complicated but important topic to discuss. There is no one right answer that would make everyone happy, but there are plenty of wrong ways to handle it. In the same vein, the way immigration is handled in media needs to accurately highlight the experiences of people who go through the process.

NHL playoffs worth lengthy postseason

I love the smell of ice in the morning. The National Hockey League playoffs started a few weeks ago, and I’ve been enjoying myself immensely so far despite the fact that the New York Rangers failed to make the postseason for the first time since 2010.

Maryland ends ice hockey’s successful season

After one final practice at Loucks Ice Center and an overnight six hour bus trip, the College’s club ice hockey team made its first appearance in the American Collegiate Hockey Association Southeast Regional tournament on Friday, Feb. 23. The team ultimately fell to the University of Maryland, 6-1, at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Lions freeze opponents to take CSCHC Cup

The College’s club ice hockey team entered the Colonial States College Hockey Conference playoffs as a fourth seed and left as the conference’s first ever two-time champion with a 14-5 win over second seed University of Scranton, on Sunday, Feb. 18 in the conference final. The team continued its victory streak after advancing past West Chester University, 4-1, in the quarterfinals on Friday, Feb. 16, and overcame the University of Pennsylvania in an overtime thriller, 7-6, on Saturday, Feb. 17.

Club ice hockey team set for conference playoffs

Coming into this season, the College’s club ice hockey team had the biggest target on its back in the team’s 40-year history. The team’s 23 wins last season propelled the Lions to their third conference title, and their first in the Colonial States College Hockey Conference. The team also made its first trip to the American Collegiate Hockey Association regional playoffs.   Now, the team is skating back into the playoffs, which will be played on home ice because of last season’s conference title. As the fourth seed, the Lions are preparing to play fifth seeded West Chester University on Friday, Feb. 16 at Loucks Ice Center at the Lawrenceville School.

Neither Super Bowl team worth celebrating

Well Philadelphia, you did it. Backup quarterback Nick Foles and the underdogs finally have a ring to call their own. It doesn’t matter that Eagles fans have pretty much destroyed the city and made their cars thoroughly “lit.” They can finally join everyone else in the National Football Conference East as Super Bowl champions. I’m glad some people are happy. The past two weeks have been awful as a New York Giants fan. I was stuck between a rock and a hard place. There was no right answer when I was asked who I wanted to win Super Bowl LII. Yet here at the College, I’ve seen more green than ever, and I’m fairly sure some of the fans who supported the city of brotherly love are defectors of the Big Apple.

Tcnj.snap deserves to be saved

Despite being away from the College for more than a month, last semester’s campus controversy and subsequent shutdown of the unofficial College Snapchat, tcnj.snap, by its faceless creator continues to chip away at me — I believe it was the wrong way to handle the issue of racism in our community.

Women’s soccer season ends in national semifinals

The women’s soccer team came up short in the national semifinals in Greensboro, North Carolina on Friday, Dec. 1. The team earned their first loss of the season to the University of Chicago, 1-0. The Lions end the season with a record of 21-1-1 and a third place finish in the NCAA tournament.

History evident in College’s architecture

While the College itself is well over a century old, its current home on 289 acres of Ewing land still holds reminders of its 1930s move from Trenton — present in many of the buildings around campus.

Lions head to North Carolina for Final Four matchup

The Lions beat Lynchburg College, 5-0, on Saturday, Nov. 18 and then advanced in penalty kicks in a 1-1 draw with Messiah College on Sunday, Nov. 19. The team is in the hunt for the program’s fourth-ever national title, and its first since 2000.

Women’s soccer advances to sectionals, seeks national title

The women’s soccer team’s quest for a fourth NCAA Division III title started last week when the team hosted the opening two rounds of competition at the Soccer Complex. With their newly earned No. 1 ranking in the United Soccer Coaches Division III poll, the Lions notched up two clean wins. The first win was against Roger Williams University on Saturday, Nov. 11, and the second against Virginia Wesleyan College Sunday, Nov. 12.

Women’s soccer fights in NJAC finals

The team earned the chance to play against Montclair after they defeated Stockton University, 4-0, on Tuesday, Oct. 31, in the conference semi-finals.

Despite US absence, World Cup unites soccer fans

The U.S. men’s national soccer team’s elimination from World Cup qualification was monumentally embarrassing. Not only did the U.S. fail to qualify in a easy group, but it left its own fate against Trinidad and Tobago teams that had nothing at stake for them.

Lions defeat Rowan, capture top playoff seed

The Lions, undefeated and ranked second in the nation according to United Soccer Coaches’ Division III poll, have clinched the top seed in the New Jersey Athletic Conference playoffs for the second straight season. The NJAC regular season champions earned their title in a thrilling, 2-1, victory over the No. 18 ranked Rowan University Profs on Oct. 25.

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