Breaks from social media strengthen relationships

April 16, 2018 Clare McGreevy 0

On a beautiful Tuesday afternoon, I sat outside of Traditions at a table with friends. The sun was out and the birds were chirping, but I suddenly realized I couldn’t hear any other sounds when I looked up in the middle of stalking my cousin’s boyfriend’s friend’s sister on Instagram. I became glaringly aware that each person around the table was also on their phone. […]

Course registration cause for concern

April 16, 2018 Deanna Amarosa 0

A week before my course enrollment time slot, I logged into PAWS to check on class selections for the fall semester and my heart immediately dropped — a core class for my public health major had no seats left in both sections. […]

Success often product of privilege

April 2, 2018 Emmy Liederman 1

During spring break of my junior year in high school, I happily accompanied my family on a vacation to Florida. Just one year later, I was admitted to the psych ward at Trinitas Hospital in Elizabeth, New Jersey. […]

Harassment reactions reveal double standard

March 27, 2018 Signal Contributor 0

Katy Perry, one of three judges on ABC’s “American Idol” reboot, has recently made headlines due to a property dispute with Californian nuns. This scandal overshadowed an instance of sexual misconduct on Perry’s part during the show’s pre-recorded auditions. […]

Letter to the Editor

March 6, 2018 Signal Contributor 0

Dear Editor: I believe that most of us Americans have been victims of bullying and/or some form of abuse at some time in our lives. As a former counselor and therapist, I worked with and […]

Students should feel welcome at gym

March 5, 2018 Signal Contributor 0

This semester, I became the person I never thought I would be — the person who actually goes to the gym almost every day. I have always been insecure about my body. I am fortunate to have never struggled with my weight, but I feel as though I am constantly defined by my lack of muscle and naturally-thin physique. I decided that I wanted to gain muscle mass with the help of one of my friends, a fitness enthusiast who exercises frequently. […]

Shooters do not deserve sympathy

March 5, 2018 Signal Contributor 0

An active shooter invaded Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, claiming the lives of 17 teachers and students on Feb. 14. Following the shooting, several news outlets and major media networks published articles that sympathized with the shooter. […]

Gun debate stigmatizes mental health

February 27, 2018 Signal Contributor 0

Mass shootings in the U.S. have produced a staggering number of victims in the last decade. No place seems exempt, from the 20 Newtown, Connecticut first grade students and faculty members in 2012 to the 58 concertgoers in Las Vegas last October, and now the 17 people at a Florida high school on Feb. 14. […]

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