College needs more on-campus study spots

October 23, 2018 Signal Contributor 0

A vital skill that all successful students need to have in college is the ability to study effectively. This can be done in a variety ways as well as in a variety of places, such as in the library, a dorm room or even at Starbucks. Sometimes it can be helpful to study with a group of classmates or friends. […]

Expertise does not equate to teaching ability

October 8, 2018 Signal Contributor 0

As college students, we are constantly surrounded by the brilliant minds of our peers, mentors, bosses and of course our professors. The majority of the professors at the College are intellectuals at the top of their field. There are many accomplished professors who have been published numerous times, have ongoing research or own well-established businesses. […]

New policy stifles fundraising process

October 1, 2018 Tom Ballard 0

The College boasts having more than 230 student organizations on campus. That’s 230 organizations comprised of responsible adults who should, in theory, be able to take responsibility for the actions of their organization. Leadership in these organizations can teach executive and general members alike valuable skills such as time management, event planning and accountability. […]

Party scene marginalizes some students

September 21, 2018 Katherine Holt 0

Having fun means something different for everybody; some people enjoy playing sports while others enjoy spending their day cuddled up with a good book. At the College, there are hundreds of different clubs and activities for students to get involved in, but for many young adults, the main source of “having a good time” is typically associated with going out to parties. […]

Freshmen should get involved on campus

September 11, 2018 Clare McGreevy 0

Moving away from home and beginning a new life at the College can seem like one of the loneliest and most uncomfortable times in a person’s life. For most, the transition into college life is an exhilarating step into adulthood, but many new students still experience feelings of confusion and distress that can sometimes be overwhelming. […]

Residence halls need improvements

September 11, 2018 Signal Contributor 0

It is an undeniable fact that the College has had many physical improvements in our academic facilities under the leadership of former College President R. Barbara Gitenstein. After all, during her first year as president, the College announced its plan to have all newly built or recently renovated academic buildings by the 2004-2005 academic year, according to the September 7, 1999 issue of The Signal. However, such quick advancement has yet to be mirrored in the residence halls. […]

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. […]

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