The Signal

Serving the College since 1885

Wednesday February 28th


For the students, by the students.

The Signal is The College of New Jersey‘s award-winning, student-produced, weekly news organization. Established in 1885, it is among the oldest collegiate newspapers in the country.

Starting as a literary publication, The Signal evolved from a booklet that was only a few pages long to a full news publication that covered a variety of campus events. After a brief hiatus in the 1920s, the following decades saw The Signal change and develop so that it could best serve the needs of a continuously changing and developing college community. The Signal continues to do that today, and our staff is always open to hearing ideas and thoughts from TCNJ’s students, alumni, faculty/staff and other people affiliated with the College.  

Today, The Signal is evolving into a full-fledged and legitimate news organization, a place for students across the College to gain experience in the fields of professional writing, journalism, business, marketing, advertising, photography and editing. 

The Signal’s current staff consists of an Editor-in-Chief, two Managing Editors, two News Editors, a Sports Editor, Features Editor, Opinions Editor, Arts & Entertainment Editor, International Editor, Web Editor, and a Social Media Editor. In addition to The Signal’s editorial staff is also a constantly growing team of staff writers, editorial assistants, a Photography Desk, and a Business Team. 

In addition to finding the stories, soliciting the writers and working with the writers through our collaborative editing process, the editorial staff also assumes all page layout and web editing responsibilities. 

The Signal is always looking to increase its staff — any who are interested need only send an email to or send us a message through social media.

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