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Students share experiences after receiving the Covid-19 vaccine

Since June, Finkelstein has been working at HUMC with Covid-19 patients, putting her in close witness to the pandemic’s true effects.

For the students, by the students: Reclaiming our mission

Since campus closed in March, we have all been living in uncharted territory. At The Signal, this has shed a light on the long-overdue necessity for a total rebrand of our newsroom culture, our mission to serve the community and how that mission is conveyed to our readership. 

Four movies you may have missed in 2020

2020 was a weird year for movies. With thousands of theaters still closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, audience attendance rates were lower than they’ve been in years. Additionally, with many of the year’s new movies being released directly to streaming platforms or video-on-demand services, the number of films that saw widespread theatrical releases were extremely limited.

Ripple effects follow Capitol attacks, rumors of second impeachment linger

After the desolation of the Capitol building during a recount of votes from the 2020 presidential election on Jan. 6, the following days have brought a chaotic end to the presidency of Donald Trump.

OPINION: Congress more unified in wake of attack on Capitol Building

A long-divided country and government met its breaking point on Jan. 6th — a date that will be remembered as one of the darkest days in United States history. Yet out of the ashes of insurrection is a more unified American government that has the clear intent to preserve the Constitution.

Pro-Trump mob storms Capitol building: a timeline of events

In an unprecedented moment in American history, thousands of Trump supporters descended upon the Capitol building in Washington D.C. today. The rioters breached security to reach the floor of Congress, disrupting today’s certification of electoral college votes.

What the Covid-19 vaccine means for the future of the pandemic

Eleven months after the first Covid-19 case was reported in the United States, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved two vaccines. While vaccinations are a promising step forward in the fight against the virus, they do not promise a quick return to pre-pandemic life.

‘Mandalorian’ Season 2 recaptures the essence of ‘Star Wars’

Ever since Disney’s purchase of Lucasfilm in 2012, “Star Wars” has largely been marked by a build up of excitement, followed — almost always — by a crushing letdown. With “The Mandalorian,” Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni have recaptured the very essence of “Star Wars,” telling their story with the kind of love and passion that was so sorely lacking in the Sequel Trilogy. 

Spring ‘Flex’ update: how are students feeling?

As the virtual fall semester comes to a close, students are left wondering what the future holds for them on the College campus. A start to the Spring Flex plan was outlined in October, but an email from President Foster yesterday aimed to clarify outstanding questions.

Gov. Murphy takes stance on potential Covid-19 shutdown in New Jersey

Over the course of the last nine months, the unyielding grips of the Covid-19 pandemic have impacted nearly everyone across the planet, and the state of New Jersey is no exception. 

White House aide Jared Kushner meets with Saudi Arabia and Qatar

White House aide and son-in-law to President Trump, Jared Kushner, is taking a step on behalf of the Trump administration to maintain a diplomatic relationship with Saudi Arabia. Their initial meeting in Qatar was arranged with the intent to end the current dispute within the Middle East. 

Campus and alumni activists attend 2020 Women’s Leadership Summit

The School of Business hosted its tenth annual Women’s Leadership Summit via Zoom on Nov. 11. Students, faculty, alumni and other interested parties were invited to convene and discuss social constructs and a variety of topics relating to their experiences both within and separate from the workplace.

College decides against ungraded option, extends withdrawal period

After a challenging semester spent online in the midst of a raging pandemic, the College, despite a Change.org petition that has garnered nearly 2,000 signatures, reaffirmed its position today against an ungraded option for the fall 2020 semester. 

Lyric Theatre presents virtual musical ‘Songs from a New World’

The College’s Lyric Theatre performed Jason Robert Brown’s “Songs From a New World” from Dec. 4 to Dec. 7 through a virtual streaming service, anywhereseat.com. The original words and lyrics were transformed into a story referencing social justice, Covid-19, and the chaos surrounding the current societal climate.

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