TCNJ Magazine - Winter 2020

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13 WINTER 2020 Sightings Sideburns, ponchos, Earth shoes, professors wearing plaid blazers, and Miss Trenton State contestants in bathing suits. "Big, brick bunker" That's how The Signal described the Brower Student Center, which opened in September 1976. Call me clever The college's phone number was 882-1855, a nod to the college's founding date. 3/1970 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty goes into effect. 4/1970 Nixon approves invasion of Cambodia. 5/1970 Ohio National Guard opens fire on Kent State students protesting the invasion, killing four and wounding nine. 10/1971 Disney World opens. 4/1973 World Trade Center opens. 8/1974 Nixon resigns. 4/1975 Saigon falls; Vietnam War ends. 1/1979 Khmer Rouge's Pol Pot is ousted. 11/1979 Iran's Islamic Revolution takes 66 Americans hostage. U.S. AND WORLD NEWS WHAT THEY SAID ON protesting the Vietnam War "When the police gave a last warning to leave the street and moved in with clubs, my body was no longer under the control of my mind, and only the sting of gas and mace occupied me." Sister G Cell #13, author of "32 Hours in a D.C. Jail Cell," The Signal, May 13, 1971 More than 7,000 people were jailed on the final day of the "Mayday action," a nearly forgotten 1971 protest that flooded Washington, D.C., with demonstrators to snarl traffic. Known for the largest mass arrests in U.S. history, the day has been credited by some as hastening the end of the war. On the Equal Rights Amendment "Organized opposition has created such fear and anxiety in the hearts of women as well as men that we lost the ratification of the ERA, [yet] the fight is far from over." NY Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm, who spoke before a full Travers-Wolfe lounge in Nov. 1975 On Jan. 15, 2020, Virginia became the 38th state to ratify the ERA, reaching the number required to be added to the U.S. Constitution. But Chisholm's clairvoyance still applies: ERA opponents point to its expired 1982 deadline; others see it as malleable. TOP ILLUSTRATION: PETER ARKLE of the President, 1970–1971, Course Bulletins from 1970–79; The Seal; and The Signal. Search The Signal from 1885 to the present, /Signal

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