This editorial will be loved by so many ladies

May 2, 2007 Andrew Grant 0

The Signal has been a part of my life since the very beginning of freshman year. As time passed, it devoured more and more of my time every week.

This semester, I’ve probably spent an average of 14 hours in our office each Monday and Tuesday. Add that to the significant amount of time spent here on Sundays and Wednesdays, and I realize that an entire day of every week is spent in the dungeon, whose defining characteristics include no windows, a squishy couch, slow computers and days-old Italian food strewn about everywhere. […]

One Year Later

March 21, 2007 Andrew Grant 0

This issue of The Signal means a lot to me as an editor, a member of this campus and a human being.

It’s hard to believe that it’s been a year since the disappearance of John Fiocco Jr. In some ways, it feels like it happened decades ago; on the other hand, the feelings remain ingrained in all of us as if it just happened yesterday. […]

Case still unresolved; investigation ongoing

March 21, 2007 Andrew Grant 0

Nearly one year after the disappearance of freshman John Fiocco Jr., the case is still unsolved and seemingly no closer to resolution than months ago.

“There are no new developments at this point,” Lt. Gerald Lewis of New Jersey State Police said.

He said the case is still considered open, and investigators will continue listening and following up on any leads they receive. […]

Gitenstein talks about state budget

March 7, 2007 Andrew Grant 0

College President R. Barbara Gitenstein expressed some concerns but focused on the positives when addressing the governor’s budget proposal at the Feb. 27 meeting of the Board of Trustees.

According to Gitenstein, Gov. Jon S. Corzine’s proposal, which includes a $49 million increase in funding to higher education and a $1. […]

Corzine allots $1.6M more to College

February 28, 2007 Andrew Grant 0

The College will receive a $1.6 million increase in its base appropriation for fiscal year 2008, according to the state budget plan proposed by Gov. Jon S. Corzine on Thursday.

Corzine’s $33.3 billion proposal calls for a $49.3 million increase in total higher education funding from this fiscal year, partially restoring money to a fund that was cut by more than $169 million last year. […]

One Rotten Apple Doesn’t Spoil the Bunch

February 21, 2007 Andrew Grant 0

On Feb. 7, the student newspaper of Central Connecticut State University (CCSU), The Recorder, included an article in the opinions section titled “Rape Only Hurts If You Fight It.”

In case you haven’t read the article, it includes some controversial material (and that’s an understatement): “If it weren’t for rape, how would (ugly women) ever know the joy of intercourse with a man who isn’t drunk?” The writer of the story (and opinions editor of the paper), who began the piece by describing rape as “a magical experience that benefits society as a whole,” said that it was meant as a satire. […]

Accordion makes strange bedfellow in orchestra

November 29, 2006 Andrew Grant 0

The orchestra filled the Kendall Hall main stage auditorium with the brilliant sounds of strings, brass, woodwinds, percussion and . the accordion?

On Nov. 18, the College’s orchestra held its biannual concert and played five pieces, including the Concerto for Accordion & Orchestra, which featured Robert Young McMahan, professor of music, on the accordion. […]

Alum is livin’ the dream as Mets announcer

November 8, 2006 Andrew Grant 0

When Tom McCarthy entered Trenton State College in 1986, he wanted to play baseball. When that didn’t work out, he decided to be a baseball broadcaster instead.

That turned out to be a very wise switch in career goals.

McCarthy, a 1990 graduate of the College, has reached his dream job, having just completed his first season as the radio voice for the New York Mets on WFAN 660 AM in New York. […]

Facebook Fury

September 13, 2006 Andrew Grant 0

Did you know that Diana and Nicole just became friends? How about that Robert just added new photos? And what a shame, Brian and Jen just ended their relationship.

Welcome to the new Facebook.com. Everyone is complaining about it, and many have joined groups like “Stop Stalking Me, Facebook. […]

Payroll, intramurals targeted for budget cuts

April 19, 2006 Andrew Grant 0

The Student Finance Board (SFB) introduced its budget for fiscal year 2007, which includes cuts to certain paid student leadership positions and intramural sports as well as a pay increase for the Student Government Association (SGA) and SFB presidents.

The budget, approved last week by SGA and Elizabeth Paul, interim vice president of Student Life, also creates a club sports council to allocate funds among club teams. […]

Dining hall closes after water main break

March 8, 2006 Andrew Grant 0

Students expecting a normal dinner at Eickhoff Dining Hall Monday night were less than pleased when the dining hall was closed due to a water main break.

The break occurred outside the Marketplace Convenience Store and was reported just before 5 p.m. Water saturated the lawn and flowed out into the street. […]

Joel’s music still timeless

March 1, 2006 Andrew Grant 0

Feb. 25, 2006. Madison Square Garden. Section 233, Row E, Seat 1. Those figures have been in my head for the past three months.

Needless to say, I was extremely excited to see Billy Joel in concert. I love many of his songs, and who knows how much longer the 56-year-old will be able to perform?

After attending the sold-out show, I can easily say that it was the best concert I have ever attended. […]

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