Growing up as a black female entertainer, Keke Palmer was determined to never be put in a box. Instead of being held back by racial stereotypes, she developed her own identity as a vivacious spirit, providing a comedic and uplifting outlet in a world full of negativity. […]
By Garrett Cecere and Emmy Liederman Editor-in-Chief and Staff Writer Arkeyia Beal, a Sodexo employee who had worked at the College since 2015, was shot and killed on June 9 near Southard and Calhoun Streets […]
In some ways, Jason Zujkowski was just an ordinary student. He hated getting up early, loved internet memes and was loyal to his favorite brands, never touching anything but a Samsung cell phone and Lenovo laptop. Although he was a lot like other college kids in some aspects, there was something extraordinary about him — he had an undeniable passion for music.
In a May 1981 issue of The Signal, a reporter began a two-part investigation on why the College wasn’t receiving ample funds to fix electrical and plumbing issues, as well as other maintenance projects. It seems that this low funding boiled down to the state’s refusal to prioritize higher education.
In the 1960s, it was commonplace for collegiate women to participate in beauty contests, and many were oblivious to the sexism behind the pageant ranking process. In 1962, sophomore Karen Marcason was chosen as the College’s representative for Glamour Magazine’s “Best Dressed Girl on Campus” contest. Participants were judged by a variety of criteria, which included having a “good figure,” “beautiful posture,” and an “appropriate —- not rah-rah — look for off-campus occasions.” The article specifies that if Marcason wanted to win the competition, it was of the utmost importance that she maintained “shining” hair that was “not just neat but impeccable.” […]
In December 1993, a story documenting a fast-growing computer virus dominated the front page of The Signal. The virus had spread to two computer labs at the College, which caused mass confusion among faculty and students alike. […]
For some, homecoming is a time of nostalgia — some alumni come to reflect on their time at the school they once knew as Trenton State College, while others reconnect with old friends. This fall’s Homecoming Spirit Week was an opportunity for the campus community to reunite with alumni, showcase school spirit and get to know our new president, Kathryn Foster. […]
When Kate McKinley (’11) received a letter from Trenton Water Works six weeks ago that stated her water contained toxic chemicals, she began to think about the lack of transparency between local government and its residents. She then received a voting ballot in the mail and noticed that many Ewing candidates were running for office with no opposition. […]
TCNJ Students for Life planted blue and pink flags across green lawn last April in a displayed titled The Graveyard of Innocents. Each flag represented 10 fetuses that had been aborted in New Jersey in the past month. This display caused an uproar among pro-choice students, who decided to vandalize the display and post a video of the vandalization on social media. […]
Between clubs, schoolwork and social obligations, it is common for students at the College to become so wrapped up in campus life that they forget to engage with the larger community. This is where Ewing Community Fest — an annual festival featuring music, food trucks and representation from local businesses –– comes into play. […]
A September 1980 issue of The Signal documents the sexual assault of a female freshman. The student came back from a party under the influence and “awoke in the woods with her pants and panties removed. She was bruised and was bleeding from the vaginal area.” […]
In a February 1977 issue of The Signal, two student members of the LGBTQ+ community, Carol and Keith, were profiled on what it was like to come out to both their families and the campus community. Although the students were accepted by some of their peers, they were ostracized by others. […]