November 25, 2020

Study groups are a tool to engage in remote classrooms

October 2, 2020 Nancy Bowne 0

I took an Intro to Linguistics course during the spring 2020 semester. As part of our final grade, our professor organized the class into groups for our “mandatory fourth hour lab study period.” I remember thinking it was silly and unnecessary. Besides, I had always preferred to study alone and did not think a study group would just result in a ranting circle of procrastination. […]

Be considerate, wear a mask

October 1, 2020 Natalie Notaro 0

Imagine you go into the grocery store without a mask. You think to yourself that you are young and healthy, and that wearing a mask is a nuisance. While in line to check out, the stranger in front of you has diabetes, and you are exposing them to germs you may be unaware of. You never know the full story of the people around you or the stories of their family members, so it is crucial to wear a mask. […]

Letter from William Green Plantation Committee on recent controversy

June 24, 2020 Signal Contributor 1

“We are aware of the concerns about the Green Plantation. We want to state up front that our group is formed of faculty across a number of departments and is committed to raising awareness about slavery in the northeast. Our intention has always been and is to recover and highlight the lives of formerly enslaved individuals that may have been trafficked through this region.” […]

False expectations plague college experience

November 12, 2019 Signal Contributor 1

It’s easy to fall into the trap of having high expectations for the long-awaited four years of college. I remember being a freshman in high school and hearing my upperclassmen friends excitedly talk about which schools they were applying to as they counted down to graduation. […]

People should not be afraid of emotions

November 5, 2019 Richard Miller 0

‘Living your best life’ promotes false happiness Richard Miller Opinions Editor From a young age, our parents tell us “don’t cry” and “there’s nothing to be sad about.” We’re taught as children that our automatic […]

Reality television fails to represent minority groups

October 21, 2019 Richard Miller 0

Since its inception, reality television has been controversial. The genre claims to be representative of real life, but how can that be if the programs are accurately representing everyone? In the past year, more than ever, there has been a discussion of racial discrimination amongst the genre. […]

Government should be less strict about substance laws

October 21, 2019 Signal Contributor 0

As the status of the legality of marijuana and other illegal substances grows and the war on drugs continues, it is important for us as a nation to take a step back and ask ourselves a simple question — Why are all three branches of government so adamant about repressing the exchange of illegal drugs? […]