Friday, May 7, 2021

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Liberal campuses stifle open discourse

Your college years should be a time to learn and grow in all areas of your life. This is made possible in large part through the free and open conversation that the campus and classroom environments are meant to foster.

College needs more on-campus study spots

A vital skill that all successful students need to have in college is the ability to study effectively. This can be done in a variety ways as well as in a variety of places, such as in the library, a dorm room or even at Starbucks. Sometimes it can be helpful to study with a group of classmates or friends.

Expertise does not equate to teaching ability

As college students, we are constantly surrounded by the brilliant minds of our peers, mentors, bosses and of course our professors. The majority of the professors at the College are intellectuals at the top of their field. There are many accomplished professors who have been published numerous times, have ongoing research or own well-established businesses.

New policy stifles fundraising process

The College boasts having more than 230 student organizations on campus. That’s 230 organizations comprised of responsible adults who should, in theory, be able to take responsibility for the actions of their organization. Leadership in these organizations can teach executive and general members alike valuable skills such as time management, event planning and accountability.

Showcasing ‘Humans of 2021’ strengthens campus community

Humans of New York is a revolutionary blog that sparked conversation all around the world. Its creator, Brandon Stanton, began this project through a simple goal of photographing 10,000 New Yorkers.

Party scene marginalizes some students

Having fun means something different for everybody; some people enjoy playing sports while others enjoy spending their day cuddled up with a good book. At the College, there are hundreds of different clubs and activities for students to get involved in, but for many young adults, the main source of “having a good time” is typically associated with going out to parties.

Studying abroad enhances student experience

The opportunity to study and live in another country is unlikely to occur again once you graduate from the College — that’s why every students should absolutely find the time to study abroad during their four years here.

Freshmen should get involved on campus

Moving away from home and beginning a new life at the College can seem like one of the loneliest and most uncomfortable times in a person’s life. For most, the transition into college life is an exhilarating step into adulthood, but many new students still experience feelings of confusion and distress that can sometimes be overwhelming.

Residence halls need improvements

It is an undeniable fact that the College has had many physical improvements in our academic facilities under the leadership of former College President R. Barbara Gitenstein. After all, during her first year as president, the College announced its plan to have all newly built or recently renovated academic buildings by the 2004-2005 academic year, according to the September 7, 1999 issue of The Signal. However, such quick advancement has yet to be mirrored in the residence halls.

Letter to the Editor — Bible Believers misrepresent Bible

Dear Editor: The recent campus visits from the group calling itself “Bible Believers” demonstrated not only hate speech but also an but erroneous way to...

American schools should prioritize bilingualism

In elementary school, I remember struggling to learn my times tables and memorize the names of state capitals. I spent first grade in Hoboken, New Jersey where Spanish was the first language of most of my peers. I listened to my friends speak effortlessly to their parents, and wondered if I would ever be able to understand.

Silencing opposition eliminates free speech

The Graveyard of Innocents — a display by TCNJ Students for Life, a pro-life student organization — has been facing a lot of controversy, both through word of mouth at the College and on social media. The club planted pink and blue flags across Green Lawn, each flag representing 10 fetuses that have been aborted in New Jersey in the past month.

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