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"News is the first rough draft of history." - The Voice of the College at Florham

Diverse study abroad options allow FDU students to explore global opportunities


Students at Fairleigh Dickinson University know a little something about the study abroad options the school offers. However, faculty involved in different types of study abroad programs seek to inform students about the variety available.

Brian Swanzey, director of Study Abroad, said “there is no one study abroad option specifically designed for any one major.” Continue reading

Analysis: Millennials’ participation will affect 2016 national election


There is one generation that receives scrutiny, and that group is the millennials. However, despite being seen by some as technology-obsessed, self-absorbed and superficial, millennials have found a way to overcome stereotypes. This is seen through their progression as a generation and also through their involvement in politics and social issues. Continue reading

‘Zoey 101’ mysteries finally revealed after 10 years

Staff Writer

The 90s babies have waited patiently and now the time has finally come. After 10 long years of being left on a cliff-hanger, we can finally find out what Zoey said about Chase in the time-capsule.

On Sept. 18, 2005, Nickelodeon aired the infamous time capsule episode of “Zoey 101.” In this episode, Zoey, played by Jamie Lynn Spears, and her friends are assigned to choose things to bury in a time capsule that would be opened 20 years later. Continue reading

Personal Essay: On writing


Figuring out what I wanted to do in my life wasn’t easy (and the journey to figure it out still isn’t really over). It all started in my small town’s local library where I happened to volunteer. The Writing Club that the volunteer group ran scheduled an “author” to give a presentation one afternoon the summer before I started eighth grade. The author was a suburban New Jersey mom who just happened to get her book published, but to us eighth-graders it was a huge deal to meet her and see someone who had gotten her work out there for the world to read. Continue reading

SGA changes budgeting system for student clubs

Student Voice Editor and News Editor

The Student Government Association has recently issued changes to the club budgeting system for the 2015-16 academic year.

In an interview with The Pillar, SGA President Shi “Porter” Yang discussed the process of how clubs will gain money this year, which is different than in past years.

“The budget and money system [was] not very clear. People [would] request money without actually going through SGA,” said Yang. Continue reading

WAMFEST 2015 to focus on ‘The Art of Healing Veterans’


Fairleigh Dickinson University will once again host WAMFEST this fall at the Florham Campus. The theme this year is “The Art of Healing Veterans,” according to David Daniel, the coordinator of the series. Daniel is excited to once again put on a good series of performances and host a talented group of artists who have worked with or are planning to work with veterans, both student veterans and others. Continue reading

Practicality: A Play


Setting: A train station early in the morning. There is a bench center stage but other props for characters will include a briefcase for ERIC and a backpack, an iPod and earphones for MILLIE. There will also be a need for a train horn sound effect.

Lights go up. ERIC is sitting on the stage left side of the bench, legs crossed and covered in business attire. His briefcase is sitting upright on the ground next to him.
ENTER MILLIE, with her earphones in and a spring in her step.
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