Newark Councilman Ras Baraka speaks to students in Lenfell Hall; Plans to run for mayor of Newark

JOE CASTILLO Photo Editor On Feb. 14, following a speech on civil equality, Newark Councilman Ras Baraka said he will run for mayor. Before a group of more than 40 College at Florham students and numerous faculty and staff members, in the...

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First Hot Topics of semester covers ‘postracial’ question

AYINDE J. STEVENS Staff Writer On Feb. 12, just hours before President Barack Obama gave his fifth State of the Union address, the College at Florham hosted the first Hot Topics panel of the semester. The event, “The Media and Race: Are...

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Hip Hop Around the World event welcomes Negros Americanos

LUCILA SPARKES Advertising Manager Hip hop is not just a combination of words thrown to a matching beat. On Feb. 13, the Social Sciences and History Department, the sisters of Phi Sigma Sigma and the Black History Month Committee hosted “Hip Hop Around...

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Assemblywoman Sheila Oliver gives emotional BHM lecture

MONIQUE VITCHE News Editor On Feb. 12, New Jersey State Assemblywoman Sheila Oliver came to speak to the packed Lenfell Hall at the College at Florham as part of a series of Black History Month events organized by the Black History...

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Review: ‘The Following,’ a thrilling new FOX series

CHRISTI PEACE Staff Writer FOX recently released a new show, “The Following,” which airs on Mondays at 9 p.m. My first impression of the show was that it would be about a serial killer who escapes prison with the help of several...

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Review: Latest ‘Die Hard’ installment is dead on arrival

JON SCOTT Staff Writer Ever since I was young, one of my favorite film franchises has been the “Die Hard” franchise. I loved watching ordinary cop John McClane (Bruce Willis) trying to fight his way out of a situation that is...

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Review: Despite winter storm, ‘Identity Thief’ tops charts

MEGAN HEINTZ Managing Editor Although Winter Storm Nemo may have kept Northeastern audiences away from the opening night of “Identity Thief,” the movie took in $36.6 million in its first weekend. The relatively inexpensive comedy ($35 million budget) directed by Seth...

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Rockstars collaborate with rappers – phase or permanent?

MELANIE ANZIDEI Editor-in-Chief The first CD I ever bought (besides “Now That’s What I Call Music,” remember those?) was Blink-182’s Greatest Hits album in 2005. That CD, though bootleg, was my golden ticket into the world of rock-n-roll. The genre, back then,...

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Personal essay: Joseph Ratzinger is at the end of his rope

JOHN SAAVEDRA JR. Student Voice Editor The Pope was at the end of his rope, but I was stuck talking to a gay faction of luchadores about the fabrics they used to make their long sparkly gowns. I was busy watching hundreds...

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Personal essay: Friends who remember every story I’ve told

MONIQUE T. VITCHE News Editor I keep having this recurring dream where I travel somewhere with two of my best friends and we get to this restaurant, except the restaurant turns into a bank and it’s raining outside. I stare out the...

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