Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Scott Kieffer

Guitar heroes click their way to video-game prestige

Fingers flew as rivalries flared last Wednesday night at the office of Residential Education and Housing's (ResEd) "Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock" tournament. The trash-talking started long before the match, with the top two players of the night bantering on the event's Facebook page.

Budget cuts lead to structural weaknesses

If you've walked around the College lately, you may have noticed the new curse word we've added to our repertoires. It didn't come from movies or rap music. No, this one came from our state government. You got a parking ticket? "Budget Cuts!" There's a bug in your salad? "Budget Cuts!" A pipe wiped out your building? "Fucking Budget Cuts!" It may not be the most eloquent of phrases, but in the situation, nothing fits better.

All new characters set to ‘Brawl’

"Super Smash Bros. Brawl" is by far the biggest game to hit the Nintendo Wii, in every sense of the phrase. No other title has been so hotly anticipated. No other title has had such phenomenal sales (in the first week, "Brawl" sold at a rate of 120 units per minute).

Guild Wars offers chance at online gaming redemption

To those who have never heard of a massively multiplayer online role playing game (MMORPG), let these words serve as a warning, a consumer recommendation and humble video game guidance. To those of you who proudly play your level 70 paladins, warlocks or rogues, this is your chance for redemption.

Why we should stick it out in Iraq

Let's face it: Americans are sick of the war. They are bored with it. When our tanks were dramatically zooming across the desert everyone was in favor of war. But the dramatic stuff is over, the harsh reality of war has set in and now the people have changed their minds.

Students spend night ‘killing’ each other for prizes

In most cases, hearing the words "You beat down a Jew" would be a cause for alarm. Being told that "a tiny testie killed you" would probably raise some questions. And a lot of people would have a moral problem if "Bags of Jay sniped a Big Penis." But at the official "Halo 3" Launch Party last Wednesday, Oct.

Republicans, weathers on SFB agenda

The Student Finance Board (SFB) voted to fully fund a presentation by conservative politician Phyllis Schlafly on May 2 at its last meeting. SFB also provided funding for the New Jersey Climate March that took place Sunday. College Republicans was granted $3,070 for its event - $3,000 for the speaker herself and $70 for advertising.

Our school could beat up your school

If you look at any other page in The Signal this week, you probably won't get a very positive image of the College. The squeaky wheel gets the oil, and it's our job as journalists to find the squeaks. So I'm going to take a break from the "impartial" journalist attitude and give you my opinion of the College.

English professor brings art of peace to College students

To all of those who claim the College lacks diversity, beware: there's a new religion on the block. Jess Row, professor of English, has recently started a Buddhist meditation group, the first of its kind at the College. "When I first came to (the College), it seemed like the kind of campus where students are interested in exploring new cultures and belief systems," Row said.

RES.net mix-up cuts off Internet

Emotions were running high last week when a number of students from the College suddenly found themselves without Internet on their computers. Even though most got their connection back within a few days, a too-late reminder from RES.net caused many to continue to be angry.

Tau Beta Sigma-not good to go

For the first time in at least 18 years, the Student Government Association (SGA) denied official status to a club when it voted down Tau Beta Sigma (TBS) last week. The club's failure, the first in the memory of anyone now at the College, raised questions about why it was voted down and about the unconstitutional methods used in the denial of the club.

Vacant SGA VP seat filled

The new executive vice president of Student Government Association (SGA), James Gant, was announced at last week's meeting. Also, despite opposition, a bill recognizing Equity and Diversity as a full committee of SGA was approved at the meeting. At the beginning of the meeting, Christine Cullen, SGA executive president, announced her appointment of Gant as vice president.

Pasternack’s disqualification continues to draw controversy

Two former SGA members rose to debate underage drinking and Eric Pasternack's removal from office at last week's Student Government Association (SGA) meeting. "Would you really stand behind Mr. Pasternack?" Leo Inglima, former vice president of Equity and Diversity, asked SGA members.

SGA searching for VP, secretary

The Student Government Association (SGA) had its first meeting of the year last week, although it lacked an executive vice president and a secretary. Christine Cullen conducted her first meeting as executive president after ascending to the position in the wake of Eric Pasternack's removal from office.

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