The Signal: Fall '18 No. 10

Page 1

Breaking news and more at Vol. XLIX, No. 10

November 7, 2018

Serving The College of New Jersey community since 1885

‘Urinetown’ fans flood Kendall

Admired football coach leaves lasting legacy By Maximillian C. Burgos Staff Writer Calling Donald “Donny” Klein, offensive line coach and recruiting coordinator for the College’s football team, larger than life is an understatement. Known as a hard worker with a contagious positive attitude, his death on Oct. 30 deeply impacted the campus community. Klein died in a car accident on I-95 in the early morning on Oct. 30, when his Jeep Wrangler veered off the road and struck a tree. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision, according to “When we all heard the news, we were just heartbroken,” said senior offensive lineman Michael Garcia. “Everyone is still so heartbroken on the inside and our coaches kept telling us to simply win the day.” The Lions may have lost their last home game of the season against Christopher Newport University on Saturday, Nov. 3, but they won the day at Lions Stadium. see MOURN page 3

Miguel Gonzalez / News Editor

The show puts a satirical twist on an impoverished society. By Kim Tang Correspondent

TCNJ Lyric Theatre debuted its fall show, “Urinetown,” on Friday, Nov. 2 in the Kendall Hall Main Stage Theater to an audience of eager students, faculty, friends and family. The satirical musical, based on the Greg

Kotis’ novel of the same name, originally premiered in 2001, and featured music by Mark Hollmann and lyrics by Hollmann and Kotis. It addresses topics such as greed, poverty, capitalism and politics through fourth wall breaks, song and dance. The Urinetown Project was started by Alyssa Sileo in April 2018 to raise money

for the drinking water crisis in Flint, Michigan. The show’s proceeds went to providing clean water to the residents of Flint, and each night, cast members collected donations as well. At the end of the show, the cast had raised more than $850 dollars for the Urinetown Project. The story follows the people of an unnamed town, where a 20-year drought has caused severe water shortages. These shortages have driven private bathrooms into becoming a thing of the past. All restrooms are public and taxed, and everything is controlled by the “Urine Good Company”, or “UGC” for short, headed by the corrupt and greedy Caldwell B. Cladwell, played by sophomore history major Kordell Forrest. The people live in oppression and in fear of breaking the law and being sent to Urinetown, a place that fills the citizens with dread. Bobby Strong, played by sophomore history major Frank Fabiano, and sophomore vocal and secondary education dual major Joey Rippert, fight back against the corruption following a heartfelt moment with the Cladwell’s daughter, Hope, played by junior music education major Brianna Carson and sophomore elementary education major Katie Cole. The narrator, Officer Lockstock, played by sophomore music education major Matthew Schlomann, breaks the fourth wall

Senior exhibits evoke themes of introspection

Meagan McDowell / Photo Editor

Englander’s projects portray her experiences in a long-distance relationship.

By Jane Bowden Staff Writer

A phone rang in the middle of gallery 119 in the Art & Interactive Multimedia building, but no one dared to answer it to disturb the echoing silence. The sunlight flickered on and off behind the trees as it poured in through


the floor-to-ceiling windows. Then, the walls began to ooze black slime. No, this isn’t the Hash Slinging Slasher terrorizing the College — the student exhibits of senior fine arts majors Cara Giddens and Carly Englander introduced universal themes of intrusive thoughts and long-distance

Nation & World / page 7

Follow us on... The Signal @tcnjsignal

Editorial / page 8

relationships through thoughtprovoking mediums of painted clay shaped to look like black ooze and a live performance. In her exhibit “Pervade,” Giddens captured her the concept of impulsive thoughts that come into a person’s mind suddenly when there is no trigger in their visual environment. Using white paint Opinions / page 9

to cover objects found in everyday life, such as an armchair and a rug, she incorporated black clay shaped into bubbling ooze to symbolize the threatening nature of ideas. “I want to invoke a feeling of discomfort and futility with my viewers, with a bit of humor mixed in. The entire space is just supposed to look wrong, you know?” Giddens said. “You can pick out pieces that are clearly objects that you recognize, such as the armchair, the rug, the frames … but the fact that they have been altered by the paint and ooze makes them uncanny and odd.” Giddens’ exhibit also included other untitled art pieces, like a porcelain-white faucet leaking black clay into an overflowing bowl and dozens of picture frames covered in bubbling, black material. “(Intrusive thoughts have) become a part of my life, and every piece in the show is a metaphor of all these weird thoughts trickling in and invading every aspect of my life. The white paint tries to claim some sort of pristine unity and is

Features / page 13

see ART page 17

see GREED page 17

College celebrates Day of Giving By Allie DeGrazio Correspondent

“What a Difference a Day Can Make.” This was the phrase that read across the backs of many students, faculty and alumni who participated in the College’s fourth annual Day of Giving on Thursday, Nov. 1. The Day of Giving, as described on the College’s official Instagram page, is a “24-hour period of generosity that can help fund more of what makes TCNJ so great.” The goal of the event, which took place in the Brower Student Center, was to unite alumni, faculty and students to help raise money for different programs at the College. The event was an opportunity for students to both give back and have fun. Roscoe the Lion was in attendance taking pictures, giving hugs and dancing to the music. One of the donation booths raised money for Lions Fighting Lions, a program that provides financial support for students who have been met with unexpected hardships and may not be able to meet their college expenses. Rebecca Goetz, the College’s design see DONATE page 13

Arts & Entertainment / page 16

Sports / page 20

Christmas Struffoli Learn to make this traditional treat in Lions Plate

Melodies at Mayo Department of Music hosts weekly recital series

Women’s Soccer Lions capture NJAC championship

See Features page 15

See A&E page 16

See Sports page 20

page 2 The Signal November 7, 2018

Intoxicated student found in pool of vomit By Brielle Bryan Business Assistant

Student guzzles seven shots of vodka Campus Police was dispatched to Travers Hall at approximately 11:30 p.m. on Oct. 26 on a call about an intoxicated male student. Upon arrival, Campus Police met with a female student who said that her friend had consumed too much alcohol and needed help. Campus Police observed the student sitting on the bed and throwing up into a garbage can. He was in and out of consciousness, police said. Campus Police attempted to ask the student how much he had to drink, and he guessed he had drank about seven shots of vodka. He mentioned he was drinking on another floor in the building. TCNJ EMS and Ewing Township EMS treated the student and he was transported to the hospital for further evaluation, police said. He was not issued a summons due to the New Jersey 911 Lifeline Legislation. TCNJ EMS determines intoxicated student needs further medical care A security officer observed a male student vomiting in Wolfe

Hall near the elevators at approximately 11:45 p.m. on Oct. 27. Campus Police was dispatched to Wolfe Hall and observed the student sitting on a sofa with vomit on his jeans and shirt. Campus Police asked the student his date of birth, and he struggled to answer. TCNJ EMS arrived and assessed the student’s condition, and determined that the student needed to be transported to the hospital for further evaluation, police said. Pro-staff arrived on scene at approximately 11:51 p.m. Lawrence Township EMS arrived on scene at approximately 11:52 p.m. and transported the student to the hospital, police said. The student was issued a summons for underage drinking.

Community adviser assists student lying in vomit Campus Police was dispatched to Allen Hall at approximately 4:28 a.m. on Oct. 27 on a report of an intoxicated male student. Campus Police arrived on scene and met with the student and his CA. The CA stated that he observed the student lying on the floor with vomit by his face, police said. The student admitted to consuming an unknown amount of

vodka and beer. The student also stated he was drinking with his friends earlier in the evening at Travers Hall. TCNJ EMS was dispatched to evaluate the student and determined that the student would not need to be transported to the hospital, police said. He was issued a summons for underage drinking. Officers advised that if the student needed any further medical treatment, he should contact Campus Police. His roommate was also advised to monitor his condition.

Student admits to consuming six cups of jungle juice at off-campus party Campus Police was dispatched to the Residence Life office in Travers Hall on a report of an intoxicated male at approximately 1:33 a.m. on Oct. 28. Upon arrival, Campus Police observed a male student on the couch who appeared to be intoxicated. A Pro-staff member stated that he was approached by a CA requesting help for the student who appeared intoxicated while walking through Travers and Wolfe Halls, police said. Campus Police asked the student if he had consumed alcoholic beverages and he stated

he had consumed six cups of jungle juice at a party that was off campus. TCNJ EMS was dispatched and arrived on scene at approximately 1:35 a.m. to evaluate the student, police said. TCNJ EMS determined he did not need to be transported to the hospital for further evaluation, but during TCNJ EMS’ evaluation, the student vomited multiple times in a wastebasket. The student read and signed a medical refusal form and was turned over to the care of another student, police said. The student was not cited for underage drinking due to the New Jersey 911 Lifeline Legislation.

Student claims locker was broken into at Campus Town Fitness Center On Thursday, Nov. 1, at approximately noon, a male student arrived at Campus Police Headquarters to report a theft that occurred on Oct. 29. He reported that he was at the Fitness Center in Campus Town between approximately 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. when he placed his bag inside of a locker in the

locker room and put a combination lock in the locker handle to secure it, police said. When he returned to his locker, he noticed that the lock was opened. He stated that he did not pull on the lock to ensure that it had latched closed, police said. When he opened the locker, he noticed that the compartment where his wallet was stored had been left open. Looking in his wallet, he noticed that all of his cards and identifications were there, however, $200 in cash was missing, police said. When he returned to his residence that night, he also noticed that his watch was missing from the bag. He stated that his watch was a black G-Shock, which had identifying scratches and worn edges on the face. He was advised to attempt to locate a model or serial number for the watch, police said. He was provided a victim notification form and case number for reference. He also stated that he did not observe any suspicious activity or people in the gym at the time of the incident. He was advised to contact Campus Police if he obtained additional information about the incident.

Parents’ role critical in developing childrens’ math skills

Alumna’s studies show benefits of early math education

Miguel Gonzalez / News Editor

Braham encourages families to reinforce math skills outside of school.

By Barbara Cucci Correspondent

The department of psychology sponsored a lecture titled “Understanding Difficulties with Math in Early Childhood” on Oct. 30 in the Social Sciences Building Room 105. Alumna Emily Braham, (’13) a doctoral candidate at the University of Pittsburgh, spoke to inform students and professors on the impact they have on their children’s future math skills. During preschool and elementary school, Braham said that parents do not realize how influential numbers are in the

lives of their young children. At a young age, children are informally introduced by their parents, caregivers and teachers to symbolic math skills like counting a number of blocks and singing number songs. While she recognized that parents do encourage their children to read and write, she said that children miss out on learning critical skills, like problem solving and analytical thinking, through math. These skills will later be used for the rest of the children’s lives. Like reading books and coloring, Braham said that children best learn math by practicing with their parents. “The better the parents are at math, the

more they talk about it at home and the better their kid gets,” Braham said. She then showed a study that showed that the less a child’s parents knows about math, the less likely they are to discuss it together. The study also reported that when parents and their children discuss more math, their children are more likely to comprehend it with ease when they are older. Braham tested these findings by putting together a study with toddlers and their parents. She gave them a book that could easily invoke the discussion of numbers through counting shapes and objects depicted in the book. The children of the parents who discussed more about numbers in the book turned out to be better at counting than those of parents who did not. The study concluded that math skills are linked to the environment a child grows up in, and are dependent on parents’ conversations with their children. Although she was proud of these findings, she knew her research was not done. She soon asked herself why some parents use more math to talk to their children than others, and if there was a way to better encourage parents to communicate math skills to their children. Building upon her first study, Braham conducted two more studies. The first was a test of parents’ simple math skills. The idea was to see how they reacted to the math, not so much how well they did on the test. The parents were asked to solve math problems, and their initial reactions were studied. The studies showed that the majority of women became anxious while dealing with math, which could be the reason why in some households is it not spoken with their children often. The second study took place at the grocery store. Braham put up signs that clearly talked about math, ones that could potentially talk about math and ones that did not. The

idea was to see if the signs would invoke the discussion of math with families that came in to the stores and read the signs. By observing the parents and children, Braham and her team found that each set of signs catalyzed some kind of discussion of math. They hoped that the increased conversation about math in common places like the grocery store would continue into their homes. While Braham used her studies to show that the environment children grow up in has a significant impact on their math skills, other studies suggest that genetics play a role in math skills as well. She evaluated the connection between intergenerational math skills by asking parents and children from 5 to 8 years old to test their approximate number sense. According to Braham, an approximate number sense is how people can tell which line is longer or which crowd is bigger, without actually counting the number of people. She believes it is innate, and not an ability that is taught. Children demonstrate number sense when they have to quickly calculate which tree has more apples or who has more blocks. Using two separate groups of dots on the right and left side of the powerpoint, Braham tested the audience’s approximate number sense. One group had more dots than the other, and it was up to the audience to decide within seconds which side had more dots. Past results of the test showed that the better the parents did, the better their child would perform in math. “Parents’ own math skills explain the individual variability in differences in their math talk during informal play,” Braham said. She concluded her lecture by affirming that discussing about math during a child’s growth heavily influence their math skills throughout the rest of their lives and that there is a link between parents’ and children’s number sense.

November 7, 2018 The Signal page 3

Mourn / Team grieves loss of beloved leader College offers support to Klein’s family, friends “Donny was just an absolutely amazing guy — that’s all you really need to know about him. His ability to connect with people and to put a smile on your face was uncanny. He just loved life. He loved coming to work every day. He loved coaching these kids everyday. He poured everything he had into it.” —Casey Goff

Head Football Coach

Photo courtesy of the Sports Information Desk

People remember Klein for his passion and grit.

continued from page 1

They played their hearts out, but the pain from their loss was readily apparent. The offense struggled to keep a rhythm going, but they pushed, tackled and hustled their way to the last whistle. “I think as an offensive line, it hit us the hardest,” Garcia said. “We spent every day, every second of football with him and it’s just crazy to think he is gone.” The news deeply affected the team and shook it to its core. Despite the sudden tragedy, the team rose to the occasion. After all, there was still a game to practice for. “We have never had a week like

this,” said senior offensive lineman Ryan Signora. “Finding out the news on Tuesday was definitely a blow to the team’s morale. Just like every other week though, we had to focus on getting better and keep preparing for the upcoming opponent, and I think we did that. It acted as an outlet for the emotions they were feeling all week.” When the football team’s Head Coach Casey Goff was asked to comment on Klein both as a person and a coach, he paused for a moment before he delivered a deeply heartfelt response. “Donny was just an absolutely amazing guy — that’s all you really need to know about him,” Goff

said. “His ability to connect with people and to put a smile on your face was uncanny. He just loved life. He loved coming to work every day. He loved coaching these kids everyday. He poured everything he had into it.” Many people have reached out to offer their condolences to Klein’s family on social media. Not only does the campus community feel the loss, but so does Klein’s family and residents of Manasquan, where Klein played football and lacrosse and later worked as a coach for both teams. Klein was most remembered for the energy he carried and his love of life itself. In the Asbury Park Press, Klein was described as an indomitable spirit and a force of nature. His passing left a clear void in the coaching room

for the Lions. “I don’t know if I’ve ever been around a harder worker,” Goff said. “He never complained, things like that simply just never entered his mind. He just wanted to make sure that playing football was an experience that these kids enjoyed every second of because that’s how much he loved it, and I think that’s what we’ll take out of this. The guy was a technician. He was the best offensive line coach that I’ve even seen in terms of his ability to teach the position.” Klein will forever be a part of the College’s football community, and his loss was an unfortunate reality for a football team already so battered by adversity. In the past four years, the team has had four straight losing seasons with three different head coaches and

has been plagued by a high rate of injuries. The team will take time to heal from this shocking loss, but they will be left better for having known and been coached by Klein, according to Goff. “The thing is we are all going to carry a piece of him because of the type of person he was,” Goff said. “The type of coach, the type of friend, the type of father he was for everyone. He was just a special kind of dude. He’s the type of guy this sport needs right now. More people have to step up and coach the way he did, bringing the passion and the love that he did. I know that’s what we are going to miss, that smile every morning when he came in because he loved being here.”

SAF-funded cooking class arms seniors with practical life skills By Garrett Cecere Staff Writer Seven organizations were fully funded at the Student Finance Board meeting on Oct. 31. The College’s Pan-Hellenic Council, was fully funded $440 to cover its national dues. Alpha Kappa Psi received $500 to host motivational speaker Bryan Falchuk, who will discuss the concepts presented in his new book, “Do a Day: How to Live a Better Life Every Day.” “(Falchuk) is talking about something you can use everyday, something everyone can benefit from,” said Jash Patel, a junior economics major and vice president of finance for Alpha Kappa Psi. The event will be held on Nov. 28 from 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Business Building Lounge. SFB will cover expenses for the speaker’s transportation fee. Sigma Lambda Gamma was fully funded $215 for its event, “A Taste of Diversity.” According to the organization’s proposal, the event will educate students about the Mid-Autumn Festival, which is celebrated in Chinese culture. Food dishes such as mooncakes will be served. The event will be co-sponsored by Barkada, the Asian American Association and the Chinese Student Association for attendance and advertising purposes. It is scheduled to take place on Nov. 19 from 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Brower Student Center Room 225. SFB

will cover expenses for mooncakes, watermelon, egg fried rice and Cantonese roast chicken. The Class of 2019 received $1,500 for its senior cooking classes. The classes will be facilitated by chefs who will help students learn how to cook for themselves when they live on their own. “As (students) move into the real world...they can learn about the basics of cooking from a real chef,” said Dominic Clark, a senior management major and president of the Class of 2019. The cooking class sessions will be held on three days. On Nov. 16 and Nov. 30 the classes will be held from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. On Nov. 17 there will be two classes, the first from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and second from 2 to 4 p.m. Colleges Against Cancer received $622.42 for its event, the Great TCNJ Smoke Out, during which the organization hopes to raise awareness for the effects of lung cancer. At the event, students will be able to pledge not to smoke by signing slips, which will then be hung on a sheet on Green Lawn. The organization will serve free hamburgers, hot dogs and veggie burgers. The event will take place on Nov. 16 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Green Lawn wall next to the Student Center. SFB will cover expenses for food, condiments, plates, aluminum foil, a bed sheet, safety pins, caution tape, a fire permit, fire extinguisher, sternos, propane tank refill, a

curling ribbon and a helium tank. The Association of Students For Africa received $842 for its social event, Aje, a celebration of African culture with food, dancing and music. “We’re going to have music playing throughout,” said Tiffany Thimba, a senior sociology major and president of ASFA. The event will be held on Nov. 30 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. in the Student Center Room 225. SFB will cover expenses for decorations, a DJ and food. Chabad and Hillel received $2,950

for their Hanukkah party, which will take place on Dec. 4 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Education Building Room 212. The clubs stated in their proposal that they hope to bring the campus community together to celebrate and learn about Hanukkah. Alpha Epsilon Pi will co-sponsor the event for public relations purposes. SFB will cover expenses for food, drinks, a sign, balloons, an inflatable dreidel, paint, menorahs, dreidels, paper goods and a hypnotist performer.

SFB fully funds Chabad and Hillel’s Hanukkah party.

Meagan McDowell / Photo Editor

page 4 The Signal November 7, 2018

Fun Stuff

Fill all rows, columns and three by three boxes so the numbers 1-9 appear once in each category.

November 7, 2018 The Signal page 5

Alumna addresses impact of microaggressions

Meagan McDowell / Photo Editor

Mazzula helps marginalized groups find their voices.

By Kerry Hennessy Correspondent

The College’s Educational Opportunity Fund program invited a college alumna to give a presentation titled, “Discovering Greatness: Inclusion and Social Change,” on Tuesday, Oct. 30 in the Education Building Room 212. Silvia L. Mazzula (’98 and ’02) is an associate professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. During her talk, she taught students to embrace who they are — their greatness, their heritage

and their future at the College. “College, in so many ways, is a wonderful opportunity to find who you are,” Mazzula said. “Not that you’ve been lost. But to redefine, or reclaim who you are.” Mazzula shared her experiences and the little moments that made her realize why her work was so important and how she rose above the obstacles life threw at her. She recognized how students from oppressed and marginalized backgrounds experience microaggressions on a daily basis.

According to Mazzula, microaggressions are the subtle comments and messages that go unnoticed and contribute to the new phase of racism and sexism. They are the most harmful experiences young adults of marginalized or oppressed backgrounds experience. She emphasized that these actions have damaging consequences. “They seem harmless, but these comments indicate that they are outsiders, that they are different,” Mazzula said. “Not like the rest of us ‘normal’ people. And research shows, mine included that ... the trauma is real.” During her time at the College, Mazzula’ found that she couldn’t rely on the current research that covered issues surrounding racism and marginalization. In the midst of her psychology internship at Rider University, she was seeing students who were coming to her with problems that weren’t in her textbooks. These issues ranged from racism, discrimination, gender roles, social class conflicts, intersectionality and conflicts between their own perspectives versus the world views of their parents. She knew there was a hole for psychologists

to explore and define. Mazzula explained how she used the Least Intervention First Time method, a tiered approach to psychological care often applied to individuals with anxiety, depression or others looking to try and improve their well-being, to work with mental health patients. “Their LIFT experiences were missing in the history of psychology and in understanding human healing and distress,” Mazzula said. “Completely missing.” These missing answers lead Mazzula toward her passion for helping people who feel alienated. She claimed she didn’t realize it at the time, but her calling is to give voices to those unable to speak, either because they are silenced or because they are completely missing from society’s narrative. “You don’t have to be invited to sit at the table,” she said. “You can create your table.” Based on research, including her own, Mazzula showed that when people feel they belong, better solutions are made to any problems they encounter. Mazzula used the topic of problem-solving to define excellence.

Leaving college and going into the world, speaking up to change things for the better, she said, is an example of excellence. Her emphasis rejects the GPA that students weigh themselves so heavily on. Through each drastically new step in her life, she felt that she was an imposter. Voicing her feelings of otherness during her childhood, high school years, time at the College, family gatherings after college and even in the first days of her doctoral studies at the University of Columbia, Mazzula remained optimistic. Even after being told that she would fail every single class in graduate school, she found herself accepted to one of the greatest programs for race and gender studies. “It becomes easier every time you step into something that is unknown or different,” Mazzula said. “You just have to have the courage to believe in you and your ability to figure things out.” Jada Lamptey, a senior public health major, felt empowered after Mazzula’s lecture. “I feel more inspired, or I guess more capable, despite my background,” Lamptey said.

SG recognizes Lambda Pi Eta Vital Signs: Should you go gluten-free? By Alex Shapiro Staff Writer Student Government approved one club during its general body meeting on Oct. 31. SG first had a moment of silence for the victims of the recent shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh and for Donny Klein, the offensive line coach and video and recruiting coordinator for the College’s football team who was killed in a car accident on Oct. 30. SG approved the College’s Lambda Pi Eta chapter of the National Communication Association’s official honor society for communication studies majors. The honor society intends on hosting events for the upcoming semester, including a LinkedIn workshop, which will be co-sponsored with the business fraternity Alpha Kappa Psi. The workshop will provide free LinkedIn portraits and advice on how to structure a profile and build a network. The organization also plans on having alumni networking events and inviting Lambda Pi Eta alumni from other universities to share what they accomplished and how their communications studies major benefitted them. The organization’s long-term goals are

expanding membership and providing more engagement opportunities for communications studies majors. Jenni O’Neill, a junior history major and vice president of governmental affairs, highlighted the importance of participating in SG’s “Walk to the Polls” event on Tuesday, Nov. 6. SG encouraged all students to vote in the midterm election. Kiana Stockwell, a political science and sociology double major and a senator for the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, announced Anti-Violence Initiatives’ first annual “Green Dot X Greeks for Change Bowl.” According to Stockwell, the event is an afternoon of flag football and fun, while AVI’s Green Dot program educates students about ending power-based personal violence in the campus community. The event will be take place on Friday, Nov. 9 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the lawn behind Trenton Hall. Students can register as a team of six to eight members. Eashwayne Haughton, a senior philosophy major and vice president of diversity and inclusion, announced that Campus Dialogue Day will occur on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at the Brower Student Center Room 100 starting at 9 a.m.

Meagan McDowell / Photo Editor

SG approves the communication studies honor society.

Gluten substitutes tend to lack necessary nutrients.

By Anna Kellaher Columnist

Gluten has caused a surprising amount of controversy in recent years. According to the Celiac Disease Foundation, it is found in grains, including wheat, barley and rye, and acts like a “glue” that keeps dough elastic. For people with celiac disease, their bodies recognize gluten as a dangerous pathogen and launches an immune response. The response damages the small intestine, which overtime prevents the body from absorbing nutrients from food properly, according to The New York Times. There is no medication or treatment for Celiac disease. The only way to manage it is through a strict gluten-free diet. According to Forbes, as of January of last year, around 3.1 million Americans followed a gluten free diet. However, not all of these consumers suffer from celiac disease. Seventy-two percent are classified as non-celiac disease people who avoid gluten. The number of people following a gluten-free diet has tripled since 2009, while the prevalence of celiac disease remains the same. Many people consider themselves sensitive to gluten and report a link between eating gluten and experiencing


symptoms including headaches, a foggy mind and joint pain, according to the Celiac Disease Foundation. While there are no particular health benefits to a gluten-free diet, there is nothing wrong with avoiding gluten if it makes you feel healthier. However, there are potential downsides to be aware of as mentioned in The New York Times. There is a limited number of commercially-prepared glutenfree products and, in order to replicate the texture and taste of their gluten-containing counterparts, these products often contain higher levels of saturated fat, sugar, sodium and lower levels of protein — these ingredients, when eaten in high amounts, can be unhealthy substitutes for traditional wheat products. Gluten-free products also tend to be lower in important vitamins and minerals like folic acid and iron because they do not contain enriched wheat. However, some gluten-free grains, including quinoa, rice and corn can be good sources of vitamins and minerals, as well as protein and fiber. While it is important to feel good from what you eat, it is also important to ensure that you’re getting the necessary nutrients from your diet. Searching for healthier substitutes is one way to be conscious of what you’re eating and maintaining a balanced diet.

page 6 The Signal November 7, 2018

November 7, 2018 The Signal page 7

Nation & W rld

Synagogue shooter pleads not guilty to hate crime By Ariel Steinsaltz Staff Writer A gunman opened fire at the Tree of Life synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh on Saturday, Oct. 27, according to CBS Pittsburgh. The suspect, Robert Bowers, allegedly walked into the synagogue with an AR-15 rifle and three handguns during a weekly Shabbat service shouting, “All Jews must die.” The incident is being investigated as a hate crime by the FBI, according to CBS Pittsburgh. Bowers received a 44-charge indictment, including several hate crime charges, which could lead to the death penalty if he is convicted. Bowers pleaded not guilty at his first court appearance, according to USA Today. The shooting killed 11 people and injured six others, four of which were police officers, according to USA Today. Bowers

was also wounded in the massacre. The victims of the shooting included two brothers who had regularly attended services since their childhoods, a doctor who led Torah studies, and a research assistant who was also a front-door greeter, according to The Washington Post. The victims ranged in age from 54 to 97, and included a husband and wife, according to USA Today. Some of the burials took place as soon as Tuesday, Oct. 30, while others were delayed due to the investigation. Jewish customs require burials to happen as soon as possible, and do not generally allow for disfigurement of the body, though exceptions can be made for autopsies in an investigation, according to USA Today. Respecting burial rules is particularly important for the victims’ families since they were killed specifically for being Jewish and are thus considered holy

martyrs, according to USA Today. Many people stepped forward to help in the aftermath of the shooting, according to ABC News. Just one day after the tragedy, two Muslim groups started raising money for the victims, and by Oct. 28 had raised nearly $80,000 from more than 1,800 donors, according to CBS. Bowers was known for being anti-Semitic, and had published posts on the social network site Gab about HIAS, a Jewish organization that helps both Jewish and non-Jewish refugees escaping persecution. Bowers believed that Jews were funding mass immigration into the U.S. and was particularly concerned with the caravan of Honduran immigrants that President Donald Trump has used to stoke immigration fears, according to New York Magazine. Trump visited Pittsburgh on Oct. 31 to see the synagogue and meet


Pittsburgh residents participate in a vigil for the victims.

with the rabbi who survived the attack along with families of victims. This visit was against the wishes of many residents of Pittsburgh, as tens of thousands of people signed

an online petition telling Trump he was not welcome in Pittsburgh until he “‘fully denounced white nationalism,’” according to The Washington Post.

FBI arrests man in connection to mailing pipe bombs

Biden is among the many politicians who received a bomb.

By James Wright Staff Writer

A man accused of sending at least 14 pipe bombs to prominent Democratic leaders and critics of President Donald Trump has been formally charged with five federal crimes in Miami, according to The Independent.


Cesar Sayoc, 56, was arrested on Oct. 26 for his connections to the pipe bombs sent to influential figures in the Democratic Party, including former President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Sayoc was charged with the mailing of explosives, threatening a former president, making threatening interstate communications and

assaulting federal officers, according to The Independent. Sayoc is an ardent Trump supporter, and planned his attacks at least three months in advance, according to The New York Times. The FBI found conclusive evidence from Sayoc’s laptop and cellphone, which were found in his van, according to The New York Times. In addition, law enforcement officials stated that Sayac had prepared a list of 100 potential bomb targets, each of whom has been notified by authorities. Sayoc’s cell phone contains photos of some of his alleged victims, including prominent billionaire George Soros, the homes of both Obama and former Vice President Joe Biden, along with a photo of a driver’s license belonging to former First Lady Michelle Obama, according to ABC News. The FBI also reports that Sayoc’s laptop had a file with an address of former DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s office in Florida. That office was used as the return address on the packages containing

the pipe bombs, according to ABC News. Sayoc will be transferred to New York to stand trial and face federal charges, as per an order from U.S. Magistrate Judge Edwin Torres, according to USA Today. Sayoc’s lawyers have found it in his best interest to have the hearing in New York instead of staying in Miami. Questions remain about whether the pipe bombs sent out by Sayoc were able to detonate on their own, according to The New York Times. Prosecutors are still determining whether Sayoc had the necessary skills to successfully build a bomb that could detonate on its own, or if he intended to send the bombs out to forge a divide and heighten political tension. The released court papers restate what authorities thought all along –– despite the bombs being crudely fashioned, they were in fact dangerous and sent out with the intention of detonation and causing maximum harm, according to The New York Times.

Adenovirus claims lives of 10 children at NJ healthcare facility

By Camille Furst News Assistant

Between Sept. 26 and Oct. 30, the New Jersey Department of Health reported that 27 pediatric patients at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Haskell, New Jersey contracted a viral infection and that 10 children have died as a result of this illness. Patients at the center range in age from toddlers to young adults, according to CNN. The outbreak is known as an adenovirus, and has in some cases compromised patients’ ability to breathe without assistance. Adenovirus can cause symptoms such as a common cold, sore throat, bronchitis and pneumonia, according to the state’s Department of Health report from Oct. 31. The department has been working closely with staff to control further spread of the infection, which can be transmitted through coughing, sneezing or by touching a contaminated surface or person, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Pathogens are known to grow on unclean surfaces, and while they normally do not cause such sickness in healthy people, those with compromised immune systems are at a greater risk. “I’m upset that the kids I took care of –– that were all getting better and getting stronger and learning to walk

–– are now dead,” said former Wanaque Center employee Javier Guzman, according to CNN. There have also been four recently reported cases of the same virus found at Voorhees Pediatric Facility in Voorhees, New Jersey, according to CNN. However, preliminary tests done there show that the virus is of a different strain and that no one in Vorhees is currently in critical condition. The New Jersey Department of Health stated that it will not officially say the outbreak has finished until four weeks have passed since the last onset, according to the Oct. 31 report. Current and former staff at the Wanaque Center believe that the infection could have been prevented, and nurses agree that a shortage of both supplies and nursing staff may have contributed to the spread of the virus, according to CNN. During an unannounced inspection conducted on Oct. 21, inspectors found unhealthy hand hygiene in four of six staffers, but they also reported other satisfactory health practices. In an effort to prevent further outbreaks, the New Jersey Department of Health stated in its report from Oct. 29 that it will be sending infection control experts to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick and four pediatric healthcare facilities in New Jersey to further train employees on infection control procedures.


Gov. Murphy comments on the deadly outbreak.

page 8 The Signal November 7, 2018


Seniors should not feel pressured to choose careers right away

I’ve never really been a girl with a plan. I’m very much a cross my fingers and do it by the seat of my pants type of person. This attitude has long irritated people who know me well, especially my parents, who have tried to arm me with skills to improve this character flaw. I’ve been fueled by impulsivity my entire life, so why now, as a senior in college, am I suddenly paralyzed with panic over the fact that I have no idea what my plan is after graduation? I have to admit that for the past few months, I’ve been struck by the same stomach-dropping feeling I assume most people feel standing at the edge of a cliff, except I’m contemplating what to do with the rest of my life. Every time someone mentions they have a job lined up after graduation, I feel like I’ve been hit by a truck. Why don’t I have a job yet? Why didn’t I apply to graduate school? Visions of me, homeless, picking through garbage in the streets of Manhattan fill my daydreams. My mother always threatened she’d change the locks when I turned 18 (she didn’t) but I always worry that living back home would be worse than living in the streets. I know I won’t be a bum, but I think I’ll just need to accept the eerie feeling of uncertainty that comes with choosing a career. I don’t have a career plan yet because I don’t know what I want to do. I didn’t apply for graduate school because I don’t know what I want to study. Why should I waste time and money into a future I’m unsure about? I also need to realize that, for once, I’m not the only one without a plan. Every time I gripe to someone about my impending doom, I hear them reassure me that I’m not the only one stuck in this boat. I’m not the only one who feels cornered into choosing a career right after they leave school. As generations go by, peoples’ roles change. “Adultolescence” is a word generally defined as 20-somethings who have the emotional maturity and the responsibility level of a careless teenager. However, according to, there is more to word than the negative connotations imply. The timelines of society are changing –– instead of getting married in their early 20s and having babies soon after, people are waiting until their late 30s or even early 40s to start a family. People don’t start at one job and stick with it for the next 30 years, but they jump around from place to place searching for different experiences. Why? Because we’re living longer and we have more physical lifetime ahead of us. According to the site, the average lifetime has doubled since the mid-19th century. How we view our future, and how long we perceive our lifetimes to be, greatly affect our attitudes. Why bother rushing to bend to the wishes of a society that was modeled for people living years ago? Even if I don’t know what I want to do for the rest of my life, and even if I move back in with my parents until I can find a job and save up enough to move out and start paying rent, I think I’ll survive. I’ve put in so much work during my four years here that I’m sure I’ll be qualified for some sort of job after I leave. So my plan for now is to not have a plan, because deciding what I want to do for the rest of my life is a plan that is bound to fall to pieces at some point. I’ll be dusting off my resume and looking out for job opportunities, but I’m going to graduate with an open mind, and, most importantly, options –– though I should probably still run this by my parents, just in case they’ve been talking to a locksmith recently.

— Elizabeth Zakaim Managing Editor

Editorial Content Unsigned editorial opinions are those of the Editorial Board, which consists of the Editor-in-Chief, the Managing, News, Features, Arts & Entertainment, Opinions, Photo, Sports, Review and Social Media editors and the Business and Production managers, unless otherwise noted. Opinions expressed in signed editorials and letters to the editor are those of the author and not necessarily those of The Signal.

Graduating can be stressful for seniors who are unsure of their career paths.


Quotes of the Week Email: Telephone: Production Room (609) 771-2424 Ad Email:

Editorial Staff Michelle Lampariello Editor-in-Chief Elizabeth Zakaim Managing Editor Miguel Gonzalez Lily Firth News Editors Alexandra Parado Sports Editor Emmy Liederman Features Editor Nadir Roberts Arts & Entertainment Editor Clare McGreevy Opinions Editor Gianna Melillo Nation & World Editor Nicole Zamlout Reviews Editor Meagan McDowell Photo Editor Danielle Silvia Production Manager Heather Haase Web Editor

Mailing Address: The Signal c/o Forcina Hall The College of New Jersey P.O. Box 7718 Ewing, NJ 08628-0718 Alexandra Raskin Alyssa Louis Social Media Editors Katherine Holt Opinions Assistant Madison Pena Features Assistant Camille Furst News Assistant Emilie Lounsberry Adviser Derek Falci Business/Ad Manager Brielle Bryan Business/Ad Assistant

“The thing is we are all going to carry a piece of him because of the type of person he was. The type of coach, the type of friend, the type of father he was for everyone. He was just a special kind of dude. More people have to step up and coach the way he did, bringing the passion and the love that he did. I know that’s what we are going to miss, that smile every morning when he came in because he loved being here.” — Casey Goff Head Football Coach

“It becomes easier every time you step into something that is unknown or different. You just have to have the courage to believe in you and your ability to figure things out.” — Silvia L. Mazzula

Alumna and Associate Professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice

“I want viewers to connect what they see in my show to aspects of their own life. Whether it is a significant other, past love or even a family member that they can attribute the same value of affection, love and effort towards. I want my work to bring up feelings of love.” — Carly Englander

Senior Fine Arts Major

November 7, 2018 The Signal page 9


Construction does not address existing campus issues

Forcina Hall is often criticized for being outdated. By Deanna Amarosa “Is it just me, or is TCNJ under constant construction?” a girl asks her friend as she maneuvers around caution tape

on the sidewalk. I happened to overhear this keen observation on my way to class last week, but almost every student at the College has either made a statement similar to this, or has heard

Letter to the editor: New exhibit testament to College’s growth

On Friday, Oct. 26, 2018 the TCNJ community gathered at the steps of Trenton Hall to celebrate the unveiling of the “Our Trenton Roots” exhibit. The creation of this permanent exhibit marks the fulfillment of one of the key recommendations emerging from the Advisory Commission on Social Justice report issued in June 2017. That recommendation called for increasing the awareness of, and engagement with, the cities of Trenton and Ewing among TCNJ undergraduates for a deeper sense of community, history, and institutional identity. “Our Trenton Roots” would not have been possible without the tireless work of faculty and students. Under the leadership of Professor Rob McGreevey and incredible research conducted by students including Dan Spinelli (’18), important moments in the history of the college were revealed and those stories told. Professor John Kuiphoff brought the stories to life through the static wall displays and the interactive video experience he created. This exhibit is a testament to the college’s commitment to self-examination, collaboration and transparency. Many individuals deserve to be recognized for helping us get to this moment. The students who formed the Committee on Unity, the members of the Advisory Commission on Social Justice and the Task Force, and the students, faculty, staff and members of the Trenton and Ewing communities all can take great pride in the work that has been done. But there is more to be done. Let’s continue to do it together. John P. Donohue Vice President for College Advancement

one like it. It seems that there has not been one day this school year without some sort of work being done somewhere on campus. Students witnessed workers laboring seemingly nonstop within the past two weeks during the construction of the area surronding the new Lion statue next to the Brower Student Center. While it seems that we are in a constant state of construction, this recent addition appears to have taken priority over other maintenance jobs around campus. It would be more important for the College to focus more on existing structural issues on campus. These same problem areas are the buildings that the College’s student ambassadors, clad in their signature white and navy striped shirts, always strategically avoid when showing prospective students and their families around our campus. For example, Forcina Hall, a

building on the far end of campus which students collectively groan at the prospect of having a class in, is known for having ridiculously poor air ventilation and an elevator that students are genuinely afraid to set foot in because the doors often open and close seemingly of its own volition. Forcina Hall is located right next to Roscoe West Hall, a building with a lot of potential, considering that it used to be home to the College’s library. The main entrance to the building, however, has had a sign saying “please use other door.” Students who walk past the building at night can peer into its basement windows and see abandoned book shelves, tables and chairs. This space has the potential to be transformed into something great on campus — maybe a new area for the tutoring center to take advantage of, as the room that it is currently housed in becomes exceedingly cramped and loud during its

busiest hours. The College’s construction efforts, however, are more readily put into installing a new lion statue rather than thinking more practically about its construction investments. An additional place for efforts to be put into is the Student Center. The food stations there are so poorly laid out that cashier lines often cut through food lines. The place becomes a madhouse between the hours of 11 and 2, when students can take advantage of meal equivalency. Something needs to be done about the layout to give students more space to wait in line. These are just a handful of current structural issues that exist on campus right now. It is time for efforts to be put into creating solutions for existing maintenance problems on campus, rather than prolonging their negative effects and letting them continue to deteriorate in the years to come.

Healthy people should be vaccinated By Michelle Lampariello

Like many kids, I was terrified of getting my flu shot and would throw tantrums until my mother bribed me with a promise of macaroni and cheese for dinner if I behaved. Though I may have spent my childhood terrified of needles, I changed my tune as I got older and learned more about the role of vaccines in disease prevention. When healthy people don’t get vaccinated against diseases like measles, meningitis and chickenpox, we are endangering people with compromised immune systems who are unable to get the vaccine themselves. Herd immunity, which is also sometimes referred to as “community immunity,” is the idea that as the number of people in a population who are vaccinated and become immune to a disease increases, the disease’s ability to spread decreases, according to When a larger percentage of the population is immunized, it becomes harder for pathogens to find a host to infect. It also becomes less likely that someone who is unable to be vaccinated will come in contact with an infected individual. There are a variety of reasons why someone may be unable to be vaccinated, but common causes include having an allergy, Type 1 diabetes, HIV/AIDS or cancer, according to Clearly, these people are not

avoiding their flu shots because they don’t like needles — most of them endure much more painful procedures for the condition that makes them ineligible for a flu shot in the first place. When healthy people refuse to be vaccinated because they are apprehensive, doubt its effectiveness or adhere to the misconception that vaccines cause conditions like autism, they allow disease to spread much faster in their community and put people with compromised immune systems in harm’s way. If every healthy person were to get their flu shot, they could protect everyone who had a medical reason to not be vaccinated through herd immunity. But

for every healthy person who does not get their flu shot, it becomes increasingly less likely that herd immunity will offer protection to people with compromised immune systems. In some cases, people elect not to be vaccinated for religious reasons. While these people can’t necessarily be stopped or told what to do with their faith or their bodies, it is important to remember that almost every religion emphasizes the value of helping others, especially those who cannot help themselves. Getting your flu shot allows you to help protect those who need healthy, vaccinated people to limit the spread of disease in their community.


Herd immunity creates a safer environment for those unable to get shots.


The Signal is published weekly during the academic year and is financed by the Student Activities Fee (SAF) and advertising revenue. Any student may submit articles to The Signal. Publication of submitted articles is at the discretion of the editors. The letters section is an open forum for opinions. Submissions that announce events or advertise in any way will not be printed. All letters should be sent via email to Handwritten letters should be sent to The Signal, c/o The Brower Student Center, The College of New Jersey, PO Box 7718 Ewing, N.J. 08628 or placed in our mailbox in the Student Life Office. Letters must be received by the Friday before publication and should not exceed 500 words. The Signal reserves the right to edit letters for space and clarity. All letters must be signed, with a phone number and address of the author. Requests to withhold the author’s name will be honored only if there is a legitimate reason. All materials submitted become the sole property of The Signal. The editors reserve the right to edit or withhold all articles, letters & photographs. The Signal willingly corrects factual mistakes. If you think we have made an error, please contact The Signal at (609) 771-2424, write to the address listed above or email us at

page 10 The Signal November 7, 2018

November 7, 2018 The Signal page 11

Students share opinions around campus “Where would you like to see construction on campus?”

Clare McGreevy / Opinions Editor

Alice Restituyo, a freshman psychology major. “The Towers — especially the elevators and showers.”

Clare McGreevy / Opinions Editor

Kaitlin Kocinski, a sophomore finance major. “In Packer, I think that the locker rooms are very dated.”

“Should all healthy people be vaccinated?”

Clare McGreevy / Opinions Editor

Leanne Billareal, a freshman psychology major. “Yes. I think that it’s important because it can really prevent diseases.”

Clare McGreevy / Opinions Editor

Kaley Arnold, a junior biology major.

“I think it helps those who can’t be vaccinated because then they’re not surrounded by sick people.”

The Signal’s cartoons of the week ...

page 12 The Signal November 7, 2018




ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2018 the TCNJ community came together in support of Day of Giving. With contributions from more than 1,855 Lions,


Many thanks to: TCNJ ambassadors, our challenge donors, Student Government, Senior Class Council, social ambassadors, Lions TV, The Signal, WTSR, Roscoe, President Foster, Piccolo Pronto, and all the Lions who participated! #OneDayTCNJ #TCNJPride #RoarMore

page 4 The Signal November 7, 2018

November 7, 2018 The Signal page 13


Donate / Campus community gives back to College

Left: Donors spin the wheel in hopes of winning a prize. Right: This year’s event raises $300,000 for the College.

continued from page 1

specialist, volunteers for the Day of Giving every year. “(The event) raises awareness for the students about giving, and the number of people that give is more important than the amount that is given,” she said. Along with the donation booths, there was a table set up with snacks, a photo booth with fun props and a scrapbooking station. At the scrapbooking station,

students were able to take a picture with a Polaroid camera and paste it to a scrapbook for President Foster with a note that welcomed her to the campus community. “I think the best part of the Day of Giving has to be the freebees they give away,” said Brooke Chlebowski, a senior special education and iSTEM double major and the president of Student Government. “It’s good to know that when you’re giving back, it’s being appreciated.”

The Day of Giving also featured a prize wheel. If students donated $5 to the program of their choice, they were able to spin the wheel and win a prize, which included collegiate apparel and accessories. Foundation Board Director Terri Martinac (’72 and ’73) said that interactions with students are what makes Day of Giving so memorable. Every year, Martinac aims for a certain amount of young donors to

give back to the College. “Talking to the students is the best part about this event,” she said. “This raises awareness of the importance of giving back to the school as alumni or as a current student.” The Day of Giving helps raise awareness toward programs while allowing students to vocalize what initiatives they believe should be funded. Carly Mauro, a senior statistics major, participated in the event to raise funds

Meagan McDowell / Photo Editor

for the Class of 2019’s senior gift. “We unveiled our gift this morning,” she said. “We’re looking into putting a bench swing on campus. It would be such a good place to relax. We’re also donating money to the Office of Health and Wellness. We want to focus on mental health.” The donations for this year’s Day of Giving totaled $300,000, from nearly 2,000 donors. The College exceeded its goals for this event and hopes to make this a common theme in years to come.

LUXURY LIVING CLOSE TO CAMPUS Every detail was considered to create the ultimate off-campus residence. A place where students could complete their studies in a private and secure off campus setting while being only minutes from campus.

DISCOVER YOU NatioNally accredited Programs iN sPecial educatioN aNd a.B.a.

SPECiAL EDuCATiOn PrOgrAM HigHLigHTS: • M.A. in Special Education • Special Education Certification – with TOSD Endorsement • Ph.D. in Applied Behavior Analysis – with TOSD Endorsement and LDT-C • M.A. in Applied Behavior Analysis Certification – for students with TOSD Endorsement • Post-Master in Applied Behavior Analysis • Post-Master LDT-C Certification

Call 609-357-2029 to see for yourself or visit

to learN more aBout our educatioN Programs atteNd our iNFormatioN sessioN

1573 Parkside Avenue at Spruce Street, Ewing Township

NoVemBer 17 • 10:00 a.m.

Leasing Office: 650 Strawberry Street, Trenton, NJ



Pet Friendly

2&3 Bedroom Units


page 14 The Signal November 7, 2018

SPRING AND SUMMER 2019 REGISTRATION PERIOD Initial Registration Period for Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Tuesday, November 6 through Friday, November 16

Your enrollment appointment reflecting the first time you will be eligible to register for the Spring 2019 semester can be accessed via your PAWS account. To view your scheduled enrollment appointment, visit the Enrollment Appointment section in the PAWS Student Center. Once eligible, students remain eligible throughout the registration period. Undergraduate students who do not register for Spring 2019 by 11:59 pm on Sunday, November 18, will be subject to a late registration fine. Undergraduate Late Registration Fine : $150

The Spring 2019 Schedule of Classes is available on PAWS and can be viewed by using the Search for Classes button. Both Winter and Summer 2019 registration are also open, along with Spring 2019 registration. Check PAWS frequently for any updated winter/summer course offerings and consult with your advisor for appropriate course selections.

Visit the PAWS HELP website for complete information on how to log-in to PAWS, search for classes, browse the Course Catalog, view your Holds, add courses to your Shopping Cart, and register for classes:

Use the Validate feature directly from your PAWS Shopping Cart to check for potential pre-requisite issues before registration! For more information on the Validate feature, visit:

Check PAWS early and frequently for Holds that will prevent you from registering. All Hold Flag information can be viewed under the Holds section in the PAWS Student Center.

Access your Academic Requirements Report on PAWS to view your degree requirements via the Advising Tools link.

Make an appointment to see your advisor to discuss your Academic Requirements Report. Your advisor’s name and email address can be located in your PAWS Student Center.

Double-check course numbers and course sections prior to your registration appointment for schedule changes and periodic updates.

Graduate Students: If you are a non-matriculant who is applying for Spring matriculation, you should not register during this timeframe. If accepted for matriculation, you will be invited to register during the Graduate Orientation session on January 9, 2019.


November 7, 2018 The Signal page 15

:Dec. ‘93

Campus Style

Computer virus plagues campus

Photo courtesy of the TCNJ Digital Archive

Today’s technology is less likely to malfunction. Every week, Features Editor Emmy Liederman hits the archives and finds old Signals that relate to current College topics and top stories. 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. Today, most technical difficulties at the College are promptly handled by the IT department. Internet access is constantly at our fingertips, and it is hard to imagine that a computer virus would cause such an uproar. A computer virus named the Form virus has recently infected two of the computer labs at Trenton State College. “The virus started over in the Crowell Lab when someone put it on their disk,” Barton Wendel, manager of Crowell computer lab, said. “The virus was then transferred to the next computer they used.” Three of the computers in both the Humanities lab and the Crowell lab had viruses on them. The computers were checked and the hard drives were cleaned off. A virus is a program designed to replicate and spread on its own. The Form virus attacks the computer’s data files and fragments the information on

the disk. The virus copies itself on to the boot sector of a computer’s hard or floppy disk. It will then replace the disk’s original boot sector with its own code so that the virus is always loaded into memory before anything else is. Once the virus is in the computer’s memory, it can spread to other disks. When the information is fragmented, the information is shredded and disorganized. As a result, the information is no longer useful. “If someone comes in with the virus and unknowingly put it on the computer [not the system], it is there until the next day when the virus check finds it,” Wendel said. “The better the virus is made , the harder it is to find it. The harder ones to find arc copied into the computer boot sector.” Wendel said that the person who has the virus keeps coming back to Crowell lab. “The person is probably not aware that they arc carrying the virus,” Wendel said. According to Jeff Kerswill, lab coordinator, the person with the affected disk used it in the library, infecting the Humanities lab. “The original computer software did not detect the virus,” he said.

Lions Plate


Left: Jean jackets can be paired with any outfit. Right: Trench coats add to your business professional look. By Lexy Yulich Columnist Picture this — you’re just about ready to walk to class in a cozy sweater, jeans and boots. You grab your backpack and walk outside when the cold air smacks you in the face, making you question why you didn’t dress warmer. Even though it is a short walk, you still need a jacket to keep you warm. Here are five popular and practical jackets to help you prepare for the colder days ahead. 1. Rain jackets. They will keep you protected from the rain and wind, but beware, not all rain jackets will keep you warm. If you want an all-weather jacket, look for one that has a lining inside the jacket and a drawstring hood in case the wind picks up. 2. Knee length jacket (or longer). As the temperatures drop, you are going to want something that blocks the cold air. The longer the jacket, the more it keeps you warm. Look for jackets with pockets to keep your hands warm too. 3. Trench coat. Trench coats are perfect

for days when you want to look professional for your job, internship or interview. I personally like wearing a light brown trench coat for a classic look, but there is a wide variety of colors and variations to the classic trench coat. 4. Fuzzy jacket. Fuzzy jackets and teddy jackets are one of the most popular trends of the season. Everywhere I look, stores are selling jackets that not only keep you warm, but that are also comfortable. If you don’t want to pay a lot of money for a fuzzy jacket, check out stores such as TJMaxx, Forever 21 and H&M for discounted prices that won’t make you sacrifice your savings for style. 5. Jean jackets. I will always be a jean jacket person! There are so many outfit combinations that you can make with jean jackets, and you can dress them up or down. For example, you could wear a simple black dress, a dark denim jacket and fall booties for a fall evening look. A more relaxed look can be achieved with a jean jacket, leggings, an oversized Tshirt and slip-on sneakers.

Classic italian struffoli

Left: Struffoli is a traditional Italian dessert enjoyed on Christmas. Right: The dish can be garnished with sprinkles and other toppings. By Shannon Deady Columnist

While Halloween lovers sadly pack away their cobwebs and candy bowls until next year, Christmas fanatics are anything but upset as the weather gets colder. For many, the first day of November means it is finally socially acceptable to turn up the volume on the holiday music they have been quietly listening to, light up their winter candles they had stashed away and cuddle up to watch “A Christmas

Story.” While I am still looking forward to my favorite holiday this month, Thanksgiving, I had to share one of my favorite recipes for those already in the Christmas spirit. Struffoli is a December staple in my house. For those who aren’t familiar with the Italian dessert, which some recognize as honey balls, it consists of small pieces of deep fried dough about the size of a marble. The dough is covered in honey and sometimes garnished with cinnamon and orange rind or sprinkles, although I prefer

them plain. Forming the small dough balls is a tedious practice, but can be fun to do with family and friends, especially with your favorite holiday tunes in the background. If you don’t have a deep fryer, never fear— an old fashioned pot and some oil on the stovetop can get the job done just the same! Makes: 4 servings Ingredients: 3 cups flour 4 eggs (room temperature)

1 ½ teaspoon baking powder ½ cup vegetable oil ¾ cup sugar ½ teaspoon vanilla Honey to taste Optional: Sprinkles, cinnamon or orange rinds Canola oil for frying

Directions: 1. Combine sugar, vanilla, eggs and oil in a mixing bowl and stir before adding flour and baking powder. 2. Once formed into a ball, put on wax paper and refrigerate for


half an hour. 3. Cover your hands and rolling pin in flour and roll out before forming cold dough into small balls. Each one should be about the size of a marble. 4. Fry in canola oil for approximately four minutes at 350 degrees, turning each ball halfway through or once browned. 5. Remove from fryer or pot and let cool before adding heated honey to the dessert. Optional: add sprinkles, cinnamon or orange rind before serving. Enjoy!

page 16 The Signal November 7, 2018

Arts & Entertainment

Music students perform classical pieces in recital

Meagan McDowell / Photo Editor

Schlomann sings an English ballad.

By Nadir Roberts Arts & Entertainment Editor

The acoustics of Mayo Concert Hall reverberated with the sound of classical music as part of the Department of Music’s “Tuesday Afternoon Recital Series at 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 30. Enchanted with the variety of musicianship, campus community members lent their ears to the music of a different era. First up was Matthew Schlomann, a sophomore music education major, who was accompanied by staff pianist Stefanie Watson. Schlomann sang “Weep You No More Sad

Fountains” by Roger Quilter (1877-1953). The song is described as a melancholy English ballad that also has metaphorical lyrics as it talks of sadness and how easily it comes and goes in one’s life. “Weep you no more, sad fountains/What need you flow so fast?” sang Schlomann in his bass- baritone voice. “Look how the snowy mountains/Heaven’s sun doth gently waste.” Next to take the stage was flutist Amandalis Barrood, a junior music education major. Barrood was accompanied by Kathy Shanklin, another pianist in the department. Barrood played a Flute Concerto Opus 17 piece by Bernhard Romberg (1761-1841). Filled with melodic progressions, the performance was played at andantino grazioso, which is a slightly faster rate than a normal piece. Steven Plattman, a junior accounting and music double major, was up next with his trumpet in hand, ready to put on a show. Accompanied by Shanklin as well, Plattman played, “The Hollow Man” by Vincent Persichetti (1915-1987). For the second half of his performance, Plattman reached to his left to grab a trumpet straight mute. The musical device is usually meant for brass instruments and it simply lowers the volume and alters the tone quality of the instrument or its timbre. It gave the trumpet a nasally sound as almost if it were congested, with a harsher sound to it. Another flute performance was given by Emma Schell, a sophomore music education major. Schell played “Density 21.5” by Edgar Varèse (1883-1965). The piece also incorporated a technique that Varèse and other 20th-century composers were known to incorporate into their pieces called “key clicks.” A key click is a playing technique that gives off a almost a flat tapping sound. For a key click to happen, the musician must properly slap the necessary key, it can be done with or without playing the flute

itself. The incorporation of the key clicks gave a transition from the normal pitch of Schell’s playing. The last performance of the afternoon was by Alexis Silverman, a junior music education major, who played a bass clarinet for the recital. She played a ballad by Eugene Bozza (19051991), and the number was also accompanied by Shanklin. “I liked the bass clarinet performance a lot, it was a good way to end the show,” said Rakieer Jennings, a senior engineering major. “Not often do you see someone play that instrument … It’s not in our everyday music.”

Meagan McDowell / Photo Editor

Plattman plays Persichetti on his trumpet.

‘Haunting of Hill House’ spooks Netflix viewers

The Crain family inhabits a house full of ghosts. By Danielle Silvia Production Manager

“The Haunting of Hill House” is certainly not a show for the faint of heart. The supernatural horror Netflix series, created by Mike Flanagan and released on Oct. 12, is loosely based on the 1959 novel of the same name by Shirley Jackson. The series follows the Crain family, a seemingly normal, loving family who is brought back home to the Hill House, during the summer of 1992 to complete renovations and deal with a family tragedy. Hugh (Timothy Hutton) is the head of the family and is in charge of renovating and constructing the mansion. Meanwhile his wife Olivia (Carla Gugino), is designing and remodeling the mansion. Originally planning to sell the Hill House and move to rebuild their own, the family is drawn back into the memories of their home and their lives together. While they planned on selling the Hill House and moving away, unexpected repairs make


their stay much longer than initially intended, and strange, terrifying things begin to happen to each of the family members. The series documents the family’s early days in the house and the lives of Olivia and Hugh’s five children. Their eldest is Steve (Michiel Huisman), who is an author. Shirley (Elizabeth Reaser) is a funeral director. Theodora (Kate Siegel) is a therapist. Luke (Oliver Jackson-Cohen) is a recovering addict and has a twin sister, Nellie (Victoria Pedretti). Each of the children face different struggles and triumphs as they conquer adolescence and later adulthood. As a child, Nellie was able to see the paranormal and experience two lives — she often floats between the worlds of the dead and the living. Throughout her childhood, no one except for Luke believes that she has this ability. A family tragedy brings the siblings back together after being estranged throughout their adult lives, and the series bounces back and forth between the

characters’ childhoods and their lives in the present day. Piece by piece, viewers begin to put together what happened to the family between the past and the present, and it seems that they have been deeply affected by the haunted house they grew up in. What makes this show so diverse is the transition between the past and present. This series requires viewers to pay strict attention to who is speaking and what time period it is — otherwise, it is very easy to get confused. Each episode features a different member of the family and his or her story. The house that they lived in became a famous haunted house later on, and some of the siblings take advantage of that public attention. For instance, Steve was not as deeply affected by the house’s scares, but he published a novel that became quite popular much to his siblings’ dismay, since

he did not truly experience much of what he wrote about and took advantage of their struggles. The siblings, after enduring such a traumatizing childhood, are doing their best to grow up into well adjusted adults — though they are barely hanging by a thread. Currently a therapist, Theo struggles with coming out as a lesbian to her family, but also struggles deeply with her childhood trauma, the cause of which is hidden deep within the basement of the Hill House. Now trying to overcome substance abuse issues, Luke chases after his family after stealing from each of them multiple times in order to obtain money for drugs. The captivating music and the gloomy, dark Hill House draws viewers into an eerie haunted world. The story portray elements of surprise and a plot twist along the way, that helps viewers put the past and present together and untangle the source of the family’s deep-seated psychological trauma.

Theodora desperately tries to rid her home of spirits.


November 7, 2018 The Signal page 17

Greed / Show makes musical splash This week, WTSR Music Director Brian Marino highlights some of the best new music that the College’s own radio station, 91.3 FM WTSR, puts into its weekly rotation.

Miguel Gonzalez / News Editor

Left: The town tries to prevent a citizen uprising. Right: Fabiano and Carson play star-crossed lovers in the play. continued from page 1

to interact with the audience, often by speaking to Little Sally, played by junior music major Lana Holgado and junior music and communication studies double major, Julia Corso. The show was filled with upbeat songs, vibrant choreography and social commentary on very relevant topics such as sustainability and natural resources, and corporate greed. “Don’t Be the

Bunny” in Act I reveals to the audience the full extent to which Cladwell goes to secure his power and money from an already destitute society. “For me, Urinetown was an experience unlike any other. When I went to rehearsal for the first time, I was scared. However, people welcomed me with open arms and as time went on, my nerves changed into excitement,” said sophomore health and exercise science major Aaron Agustin,

who played Robby the Stockfish. “For the characters of the show, (Urinetown) is a place where people learned to live in fear. For me, it was the place where I grew and made good friends.” The cast was a mixture of first-time performers, theater veterans and even members of the local Trenton community. Albert Varner, a member of Arc Mercer — a group that helps people with special needs — played Old Man Strong,

Bobby Strong’s father who gets sent to Urinetown early in Act I, in the show. Audience members enjoyed the emotional roller coaster that the performance provided, along with the off stage musical numbers. “It wasn’t like any musical I’ve ever seen and had a good balance of comedy and seriousness,” said senior interactive multimedia major Julie Huang. “You could tell everyone worked hard, and kudos to them.”

Art / Students’ work inspired by personal lives the same value of affection, love and effort towards. I want my work to bring up feelings of love.” For her two-hour live performance titled, “I’ll Make Our Bed When You’re Not Here,” Englander sat upon a mattress, wearing a white, long-sleeved shirt as she planted pink hydrangeas and white mums. During the last 20 minutes of her performance, Englander scattered the strips of paper from “Kissing You That Week” to symbolize fertilizer, and then she laid in the garden she had planted in the mattress. “The purpose of this was to represent the different things one would need to do in order to maintain a relationship,” Englander continued to explain. “Much like taking care of a plant, a relationship will die without care. Especially when first meeting your partner, it is a rocky and unstable — similar to trying to plant flowers into a mattress. With time, patience, love and attention, life will flourish.”

The Aesthetics’ new album, “Beat This,” is a conglomeration of all the moods one goes through in a day, or even one hour. With the 13 songs of the album, listeners definitely get their money’s worth. It is filled with long instrumental sections that add great color and variety. The driving and powerful bass paired with the forceful drum hits and slightly twangy guitar licks produce a collaboration of greatness. I can and will see myself listening to these songs anywhere from my bedroom floor to a long and winding car ride — the kind where you pretend you are in the movies. Must Hear: “Benny In Your Pants,” “Thinking Of You” and “All The Way From California”

Band Name: The Kooks Album Title: Let’s Go Sunshine Release Number: 6th Hailing From: London, England Genre: British Pop-Rock Label: AWAL Recordings

Meagan McDowell / Photo Editor

Englander’s live performance lasts two hours. continued from page 1

intended to cover up the ooze, but as you can see in all of the pieces, it’s a useless effort.” In the other student exhibit, “Familiarity,” Englander integrated materials with a live performance to portray the growth of her long-distance relationship with her significant other who currently lives in England. Through her pieces, “Me and You,” “Kissing You That Week” and “Both of Us,” Englander highlighted a few of her intimate moments in her relationship. Included was a tapestry covered in a handwritten conversation between the pair, strips of paper that correlated with each time the two kissed within a week and two screens that continuously displayed separate 15-minute compilation videos of their Facetime chats. “I want viewers to connect what they see in my show to aspects of their own life,” Englander said. “Whether it is a significant other, past love or even a family member that they can attribute

Band Name: The Aesthetics Album Title: Beat This Release Number: 4th Hailing From: Northern California Genre: Garage Band Rock Label: Mountain House Recorders

Meagan McDowell / Photo Editor

The artist plants white mums as a symbol of fertilization.

The Kooks new album isn’t their usual upbeat british pop. its gears and going to a more mellow rock route, the group inserts catchy choruses. In terms of the lyrics, there’s ideas of love, independence, and rebellion throughout. The lead singer, Luke, has crisp vocals that carry each song. The whole album is encompassed in a feel good, daydream rock as the band delivers a nonchalent vibe. Must Hear: “All the Time,” Tesco Disco” and “No Pressure”

page 18 The Signal November 7, 2018


Newport’s offensive raid scorches Lions Football

Left: Konzelman makes four tackles against his opponents. Right: The team rethinks its offensive strategy.

By Maximillian C. Burgos Staff Writer

The football team struggled at home against Christopher Newport University, losing 38-13 on annual Senior Day. This week was riddled with adversity for the Lions as they lost their beloved offensive lineman coach, Donny Klein. Nevertheless, the Lions took the field and played their hearts out. “Coach said just win the day,” said senior offensive lineman Michael Garcia. “Just win the day. Just to be out there ready to compete means we’ve already won the day.” The Lions received the ball first and drove the ball down the field. Freshman quarterback Dave Jachera hit junior wide receiver Jack Clevenger with a 47-yard bomb to get into the redzone on the fourth play of the drive. Fans erupted into cheers. Newport’s defense held firm and kept the Lions out of the endzone, forcing the Lions to kick a field goal. Freshman kicker Alex DeLeo cashed in the chip shot field goal to give the Lions their only lead of the day. Newport responded with a twoplay 68-yard drive that ended in a touchdown. The first play was a dime over the middle to a wide open receiver and the second was a rainbow connection to a wide open receiver down the sideline. The Lions’ defense looked stilted. “To be honest that was a damn good Christopher Newport football team,” said Head Coach Casey Goff. “They are doing a lot of good things, especially on the defense side of the ball and today their offense really stepped up. To be honest, a few of their guys, once you saw them in person, they were better than we anticipated.” The Lions came back on their ensuing drive and tried to answer Newport’s big play ability with a score of their own. The drive was snuffed out, but

the Lions were bailed out by a muffed punt, giving them the ball deep in Newport territory. The Lions tried to capitalize on the gaff, but were shut down by the imposing Newport defense. The Lions shut down Newport’s next drive and made some more noise toward the end of the

Unfortunately, it bit us in the butt and they scored. It is what it is, that’s the game of football.” Newport came out of the half, gashing Lions left and right with long passing plays, putting the score out to 28-6. The Lions’ defense did seem to have more life in it as they tried valiantly

“I wouldn’t trade my time here for anything. I loved my time here, I love the College, I love this team and I love the sport of football.” - Ryan Signora

Senior Offensive Lineman first quarter. Jachera evaded defenders, broke tackles and dashed 26 yards before the defense even knew what was coming. After a few plays that went nowhere, Jachera stepped up again, running for another 12 yards getting into the 10-yard line for his team. The Lions fizzled out and went backward before missing the field goal. The team managed to force two turnovers before the half and kick another field goal, but Newport’s offensive aerial raid proved too much for the defense. Newport scored two touchdowns before the half, putting them ahead 21-6. The score before the half seemed to suck the life out of the Lions, as they took the field with a less than six seconds left to go in the half and with a little less pep in their step. “When it was third and 15, I was battling with the decision to call the timeout or not,” Goff said. “I didn’t know if they were comfortable with letting the clock run down or not. I was like you know what? We are going to fight. We are going to go after this. So, I called the timeout.

to get after the quarterback and stop the bleeding, but it was not enough to quell the growing amount of yardage. Sophomore quarterback Andrew Donoghue came into the game in the third quarter like a man on a mission. After a twosecond gain up the middle on

the ground, Donoghue uncorked a 48-yard missile to junior wide receiver Vinny Guckin, stunning Newport’s defense. On the next play, Donoghue found junior tight end Vince Ratamess for a 10-yard touchdown grab. That would be the last time the Lions would score. Later in the quarter, Donoghue hooked up with Guckin again for another 19-yard gash through the air, but it was too little too late and Newport kept its foot on the gas pedal, scoring twice more before the game ended to push the score out to 38-13. “This is what happens when you are dealing with a team that is still growing,” Goff said. “We had a couple of guys that we challenged early and they did eventually rise up to the challenge, but we got burned with things early on. I felt like we were prepared. I felt like we were ready to go. But I am going to be looking back and ask as a coaching staff what could we have done differently? What more could I have done? You should be thinking that after every loss, but this one was tough.” Donoghue finished the game

The players make their grand entrance during Senior Day.

Miguel Gonzalez / News Editor

10-for-16 with 132 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. Jachera finished the game with a 76-yard passing, an interception and 45 yards rushing. Guckin had four catches for 81 yards while Clevenger had four grabs for 74 yards. Ratamess had three grabs for 40 yards and a touchdown. Senior offensive lineman Ryan Signora reminisced on his time at the College playing football and felt nostalgic after playing his last home game. “You really just have to take everything day by day,” Signora said. “You really don’t think about the coming but you should enjoy the time you have left. I wouldn’t trade my time here for anything. I loved my time here, I love the College, I love this team and I love the sport of football. I am grateful for the opportunities that have been afforded to me and I’m grateful for the opportunity to give it all I got one last time.” The Lions will conclude their season when they travel to Buena Vista, Virginia on Saturday, Nov. 14th for a game against Southern Virginia University.

Miguel Gonzalez / News Editor

November 7, 2018 The Signal page 19 Field Hockey

Lions fall in final round of NJAC championship

Photos courtesy of the Sports Information Desk

Andrews’ goal concludes the triple overtime match against Montclair. By Alexandra Parado Sports Editor This past week, the field hockey team participated in the New Jersey Athletic Conference Tournament as the thirdseeded team in the league. The Lions first faced Montclair State University in the semifinals and moved on to the final round against Rowan University. On Oct. 31, the Lions succeeded against Montclair State in a close game of 2-1. Scoring late into the first half, junior forward Tori Hannah slashed a pass from junior forward/midfielder Kayla Peterson into the net. Hannah gave the Lions the lead they needed with just 4:08 minutes left in the first

half. This marked Hannah’s 11th goal of the season. The Lions lead at halftime 1-0. It wasn’t until the game was midway through the second half that Montclair State broke the lead. With under 20 minutes left in the game, Montclair State’s senior forward/midfielder Kailey Dalgauer took advantage of a penalty corner and fired the ball into the left side of the net. The 1-1 tie lead to three overtime rounds. Both teams fought to advance in the tournament. In the first overtime, Montclair State outshot the Lions 7-1, but Beaumont protected the net and made three saves to stop them from scoring. With no progress made from either team, the game

continued to a second overtime. Sophomore midfielder Samantha Reed took a shot off a corner, but Montclair State defender Marissa Siconolfi blocked the ball from reaching the net, which lead the game to a shootout. In a best-of-five shooting competition, Reed and junior forward Cayla Andrews allowed the team to lead 2-0 in the shootout. After Montclair State evened out the score, each team was allowed five more attempts before the deciding final round. This period had several chances for both teams to break the tie, but it was a challenge for all to score a goal. In the final round of the shootout, Andrews was able to score off her own rebound to give the Lions the lead they needed. On the defensive end, Beaumont needed to protect the net while Montclair State made an effort to break the Lions’ lead. Beaumont’s pair of saves concluded the long fight toward earning the NJAC Championship title. The Lions advanced to their sixth NJAC Championship final round in a row, but did not leave as NJAC champions. The team traveled to Glassboro, New Jersey for a 1 p.m. battle for the NJAC title on Saturday, Nov. 3, where they were dominated 2-0 by undefeated Rowan University in the final round in the NJAC tournament. Early in the game, Rowan’s sophomore midfielder Molly Gorczyca gave her team a lead that the Lions could not meet — the team could not come close to scoring. Rowan extended the lead to 2-0 halfway through the second half, and the Lions could not respond. Reed attempted to score, but her shot was saved by Rowan’s goalkeeper. Though the Lions were outshot 15-11, the team had seven shots on goal that Rowan was able to block. The goalie for the Lions, Beaumont, made four saves for the team. The field hockey team ends its season with an overall record of 14-4 and will move on to compete in the national tournament. In the first round of the NCAA Division III field hockey tournament, the Lions face Keystone College on Wednesday, Nov. 7. The winner of the challenge will move on to the second round to play against Vassar College on Saturday, Nov. 10.

Swimming and Diving

College defeats Ramapo College on road

Photo courtesy of the Sports Information Desk

Denicola finishes first in the 1000-meter freestyle. By Christine Houghton Staff Writer The men’s and women’s swimming and diving team went on the road to Ramapo College in Mahwah, New Jersey for a regular season meet on Saturday, Nov. 3. With wins by both teams, the men’s team advanced to 2-0 and the women improved to 1-1. Edging by Ramapo with a team score of 136-126, the men’s team had an eventful day of individual races. Sophomore Griffin Morgan took first in three events including the 200-meter butterfly, 500meter freestyle and 200-meter individual medley with the times of 1:59, 5:02 and 2:01 respectively. Sophomore Andrew Thompson also placed first in three different events: the 100-meter backstroke at 54:54, the 200meter backstroke at 2:01 and the 100-meter butterfly at 52.95. Contributing to the Lions’ victories was freshman Mathias Altman-Kurosaki, who won the 1000-meter freestyle with a time of 10:32.

To help the Lions secure their narrow victory, seniors Aidan Steinberg and Sam Marquet both swam the 200-meter individual medley, placing third and fifth respectively. The women’s team was able to defeat Ramapo with a score of 174-88. Starting with a relay victory, freshman Zoe Chan, junior Annie Menninger, senior Maddie Hynoski and sophomore Elie Fraser placed first in the 200-meter medley with an impressive time of 1:55. Senior Gabi Denicola took first in the 1000-meter freestyle at 11:27 and senior Hailey Thayer took the 100-meter backstroke with a time of 1:02. Sophomores Melanie Fosko and Kazia Moore won the 200-meter freestyle at 2:05 and the 100-meter freestyle at 56.60 respectively. Sophomore Chiara Mennonna placed first in the 100-meter breaststroke with a time of 1:13 to finish out the meet for the Lions. The teams look to continue their successes in their next meet at home on Saturday, Nov. 10, against Stevens Institute of Technology at 2 p.m.



Lions achieve 18th NJAC championship title Women’s team advances to national tournament By Christine Houghton Staff Writer The women’s soccer team competed in the New Jersey Athletic Conference Championships this past week. The team first faced off against Montclair State University in the semifinals and then against Rowan University in the final round. The Lions were victorious in both matches, defeating both Montclair and Rowan by a close score of 1-0. The team won the game and now holds its 18th NJAC Championship title. On Oct. 31 Montclair proved to be a challenging opponent. It held the Lions to only four shots in the first half, with Montclair following close behind having with shots on the Lions. Montclair’s pressure over the Lions didn’t last long as the team added 10 shots to its count by the end of the game, compared to Montclair’s one shot during the second half. The high-energy game was highlighted by aggressive spurts of play and referee shortcomings, which amped up the crowd. Parents, friends, fans and spectators

alike spurred personal vendettas against the line judges as strings of personal fouls by Montclair were blatantly ignored. In the 53rd minute, freshman forward/midfielder Nikki Butler sent in a header off an assist from sophomore forward Randi Smith to put the Lions ahead by one. This is Butler’s seventh goal of her career and Smith’s fourth career assist. The Lion’s defense held strong yet again through the efforts of sophomore midfielder Faith Eichenour, junior defensemen Jen McGrogan and Nora Burdge and junior goalkeeper Nicole DiPasquale. With the final score being 1-0, the Montclair match served as DiPasquale’s 22nd career shutout as well as her eighth of the season. On Saturday, Nov. 3, the Lions went head to head for the NJAC Championship title in a cut-throat game against Rowan University in Lions’ Stadium. The game, which lasted a grueling 108 minutes, dragged on through regulation and into a second overtime before the Lions punched in the winning goal.

Although Rowan kept at the Lions’ tails, the College had 16 shots and Rowan had 11, the team was able to edge out a win in the final minutes of overtime. The Lions’ defense led a fierce attack against Rowan, covering any and all gaps that the team could take advantage of. DiPasquale locked down the Lions’ goal to deliver her 23rd career shutout, an amazing achievement for her athletic career. The team’s defense also had another amazing night alongside DiPasquale’s five saves. Eichenour and sophomore defender Ally Weaver held a secure line of defense throughout the game, along with McGrogan who also squashed with ease Rowan’s chance to score against an keeperless goal. The winning goal came from the valiant efforts of three Lions. Smith sent in a kick which was then headed in toward the goal by Butler. That ball ricocheted off the crossbar and finally found the net when it was headed in for good by junior midfielder Taylor Nolan for the sole point of the game. The team has achieved another NJAC Championship title with a

Miguel Gonzalez / News Editor

Weaver maneuvers the ball out of the Lions’ territory.

conference record of 7-1 and an overall record of 13-1-1. Next for the Lions will be the NCAA Division III Women’s Soccer Championship tournament. The College will host the first and second rounds of the tournament on Saturday, Nov. 10 and Sunday, Nov. 11. The team will

first challenge Western Connecticut State University for an 11 a.m. match on Saturday. At 1:30 p.m., Brandeis University will play Farmingdale State College. The winner of both matches will go head-to-head on Sunday for a 1 p.m. contest to compete in the sectional round.

Wrestling takes third at McGinley Tournament

Photo courtesy of the Sports Information Desk

Giordano earns a championship victory for the 133-pound title.

By Christine Houghton Staff Writer Before the wrestling team began its 2018 season, the team competed in a public event preseason match against each other in the Blue/Gold Intersquad on Oct. 26 to determine the team’s starting wrestlers. The team split into groups of blue and

Lions Lineup November 7, 2018

I n s i d e

gold and picked starting favorites and underdogs. Members of the same weight class faced off against each other with a mix of close and landslide victories. Some categories were only decided after an extra match. Landslide victories included sophomore Jake Giordano at 133 pounds and freshman Tom Marretta at 285 pounds

Football page 18

who won 13-3 and 5-1 respectively. The match yielded several shutout wins, starting with junior Dan Kilroy at 184 pounds and senior Alex Mirabella at 197 pounds, who both scored eight points for their respective teams. Freshman Jon Borgognoni, weighing in at 165 pounds, delivered the match’s first and only pin for a 6-0 shutout. Close matches included sophomore Ryan Manahan’s 6-5 win, who weighs in at 125 pounds, freshman Robert Dinger at 141 pounds taking his set 8-6, senior Ryan Budzek winning 6-3 at 149 pounds and sophomore Thomas Anderson edging out a 5-4 win in the 174 category. Sophomore Matthew Surich, weighing in at 157 pounds, was able to take his set 3-1 and, next to Borgognoni’s lone pin, was a last second takedown in an extra period by freshman Nick Cofone for a 3-1 victory also in the 165-pound category. The underclassmen presence on the team was prevalent in this match with eight out of 11 current starters being underclassmen and half of those being freshmen. The College’s incoming freshman class made up a large amount of the team’s dominant wrestlers, many of whom placed in states several times during their high school careers. The Intersquad match ended with a 2623 win by the gold team. The “underdogs”

Field Hockey page 19

of the match came back from a 17-point deficit and solidified their spots on the Lions’ starting roster. To officially begin the 2018 season, the team traveled to King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania to compete in the Ned McGinley Tournament on Saturday, Nov. 3. The team took third out of the sixteen teams involved. Four Lions wrestlers made it to the finals for their weight class with two wrestlers taking home titles. Giordano started his day off with a pin against his opponent out of York College for his first win. He followed this win with a 13-2 landslide victory, a 2-1 win in the quarter-finals, a 9-4 semifinals win and finally a 4-1 championship victory for the 133-pound title. Earning the other title for the Lions, Kilroy pinned all four of his opponents in the first two rounds of competition, quarter-finals and semifinals to advance to the final round. He took the 174-pound title with a 8-1 victory in the championship round. Battling into the final rounds, junior Dan Ortega, weighing in at 125 pounds, and Budzek, at 149 pounds, went 3-1 and 5-1 on the day respectively. The team will travel on Friday, Nov. 9 to Hoboken, New Jersey for a 7 p.m. dual meet at Stevens Institute of Technology.

Swimming and Diving page 19