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

Hot Topics event discusses new media and its role in television


The Becton College and the Student Government Association partnered on Tuesday, Sept. 29, to put together the first Hot Topics event of the year, focusing on the changing landscape of television and other new media. The talk – formally titled “Television and the New Media: Who’s watching? What are they watching? How are they watching?” – was held in Lenfell Hall in the Mansion. Continue reading

Two Florham Campus staffers receive Pillars of FDU awards


For their extraordinary contributions to FDU, Sarah Azavedo and Jennifer Noon were named as “Pillars” of the university at the recent Academic Convocation.

To receive this award, a staff member must promote civility and have a passion for improving the lives of students beyond their specified job requirements. Eligible staff members have been with the university for more than 10 years. Continue reading

‘Scream Queens’ takes a satirical approach to horror

Staff Writer

I can’t do horror. I mute my TV and hide under a pillow if a commercial for a horror movie makes its way into the lineup. When I first heard about the new fall show “Scream Queens” early last summer, I was a little skeptical about it. At first, I wasn’t sure whether or not to mute my TV and hide when its commercial came on. I decided to sit through the commercial. It didn’t seem that scary and it was filled with iconic stars from my childhood. Continue reading

M. Night Shyamalan redeems himself with ‘The Visit’


Last week I went to the small theater in Madison to see “The Visit,” M. Night Shyamalan’s new horror movie. You know there is little expectation for a film when the attendance is below 10 people, but I had wanted to see this movie since it came out in early September. Shyamalan’s film career is exceptionally varied in what’s good and what’s not good. Some of his movies are fantastic, like his early hits “Unbreakable” and the famous “The Sixth Sense.” Continue reading

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