All College Theatre performs one act plays

April 25, 2017 Mia Ingui 0

All College Theatre presented An Evening of One Act Shorts from April 21 to April 22 in the Kendall Black Box Theater. The show consisted of five short plays of several genres, including drama, comedy and murder mystery. One Acts provided an opportunity for the young writers and directors of ACT and TCNJ Musical Theatre to show off their skills, with two of the shows written by students at the College and all of the shows directed by students.
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‘Newtown’ documentary shows aftermath of the tragedy

April 25, 2017 Signal Contributor 0

The documentary included commentary from a few of the victims’ families, specifically from the families of 7-year-old Daniel Barden, 6-year-old Dylan Hockley and 6-year-old Benjamin Wheeler. Each of the families discuss how their lives have changed since the tragedy and how they plan to live for their children and honor their memories.
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Campus MovieFest debuts student films

April 25, 2017 Connor Smith 0

CMF provided computers, software, cameras and sound equipment for students to write, shoot and edit their own 5-minute films in one week. Out of 46 films, 16 were screened, and only four were granted Jury Awards to advance to the national level. […]

Noname’s mixtape ‘Telefone’ fuses rap and slam poetry

April 24, 2017 Signal Contributor 0

Noname’s use of this genre as a staple of her music marks a key difference in her style of rap in comparison to other popular female hip-hop artists. In short, it allows her to do what so many others in the genre fail to do in their attempts to mimic their more mainstream predecessors. She does not try to rap in the harsh, aggressive ways that are characteristic of some prominent female rappers like Iggy Azalea and Nicki Minaj, and the result is something raw and genuine, a refreshing and honest work of art. […]

WTSR New Noise: Go Fever & Middle Kids

April 18, 2017 Signal Contributor 0

Calling their music “surf pop rock & roll” they pull influences from the Beach Boys to the Pixies. Acey’s attitude and unique point of view translate directly to her music. Complete with catchy lyrics and three-part harmonies, “Go Fever” is sure to be stuck in your head for days and wanting more. […]

Joey Bada$$ speaks ‘For My People’ on ‘All-Amerikkkan Bada$$’

April 18, 2017 Thomas Infante 0

These lyrical themes are evident from the first track on the album, “For My Pethis track, Joey raps about how difficult it can be growing up black in America. It’s a great opening track, and its calming, yet upbeat production draws the listener in with soft synthesizers and horns behind a groovy drum rhythm. His lyrics also seem to summarize the purpose of the album.

“Music is a form of expression,” Joey raps. “Imma use mine just to teach you a lesson.” […]

The Chainsmokers change sound on ‘Memories’

April 18, 2017 Signal Contributor 0

The majority of the songs were still very enjoyable even if the sound was a little repetitive. You can hear little bits of “I Want Something Just Like This,” featuring Coldplay, in the group’s other tracks like “Don’t Say” and “Bloodstream.” But the consistency isn’t bad. It gives off a relaxed pop sound.
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