Fictional media effectively addresses global issues

April 30, 2018 Michael Battista 0

Immigration is a complicated but important topic to discuss. There is no one right answer that would make everyone happy, but there are plenty of wrong ways to handle it. In the same vein, the way immigration is handled in media needs to accurately highlight the experiences of people who go through the process. […]

Lamar breaks mold with Pulitzer Prize

April 30, 2018 Jada Grisson 0

On April 16, hip-hop artist Kendrick Lamar won the esteemed Pulitzer Prize for music, making him the first artist not belonging to either the jazz or classical genre to do so. Lamar’s album “DAMN.” received the prize almost exactly one year after the album’s widespread commercial success and two Grammy nominations.
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American schools should prioritize bilingualism

April 23, 2018 Emmy Liederman 0

In elementary school, I remember struggling to learn my times tables and memorize the names of state capitals. I spent first grade in Hoboken, New Jersey where Spanish was the first language of most of my peers. I listened to my friends speak effortlessly to their parents, and wondered if I would ever be able to understand. […]

Silencing opposition eliminates free speech

April 23, 2018 Signal Contributor 0

The Graveyard of Innocents — a display by TCNJ Students for Life, a pro-life student organization — has been facing a lot of controversy, both through word of mouth at the College and on social media. The club planted pink and blue flags across Green Lawn, each flag representing 10 fetuses that have been aborted in New Jersey in the past month. […]

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. […]

Celebrities unqualified for presidency

April 9, 2018 Signal Contributor 0

Ever since the outcome of the controversial 2016 presidential election, Democrats have become desperate for any rising voice that can quell concerns over liberal issues in the U.S. When Oprah Winfrey gave an awe-inspiring speech at the 2018 Golden Globes in support of the “Me Too” movement, people were already in support of her running in the 2020 election. […]

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. […]

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