The Signal

Serving the College since 1885

Wednesday September 27th

Mike Sherr

Our newspaper is a part of the institutional history of the College starting out as a small literary publication and turning into a legitimate news organization.

Reclaiming 138 years of our newspaper

In December 1885, students at the New Jersey State Normal School published the first edition of this publication. The editorial board of that long ago version of The Signal dedicated the organization to “all rights and the highest interests of those whom we would represent.” Basically a fancy way of saying students.  Those editors also wanted the publication to be thought of “as a Knight of the Sorrowful Countenance,” which is a reference to Don Quixote apparently. I never read the book so the reference is wasted on me but the words sound pretty which is good enough. 

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