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Panelists analyze the effects of genetically modified foods


On April 21, Becton College and the SGA presented a Hot Topics event related to Earth Day, focusing on genetically modified food.

The moderator for the event was Brian Olechnowski, assistant professor of biology. The three panelists, Erik Baard, Edith Myers and Caitlin Hartmann, each gave a presentation on a particular topic related to genetically modified organisms (GMOs) to a nearly full Lenfell Hall. Continue reading

New president has plans for SGA

News Editor

The new Student Government Association (SGA) president Shi “Porter” Yang, has much in store for the Florham Campus when he starts his presidency in the fall. Having won in the SGA election a month ago, Yang is overcome with joy that he can be the “voice of the students of FDU.”

“It’s not about myself anymore; it’s about the whole student campus. I am here for the students,” Yang said. Continue reading

Holocaust survivor shares her story at FDU during day of remembrance

Staff Writer

Two weeks ago, for Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day, Fairleigh Dickinson’s Office of Global Learning and the Hillel student organization invited Hanna Wechsler, a Holocaust survivor, to the Florham Campus to talk about her experiences.

Wechsler is also the author of “In Spite of it All.” She and her family managed to survive the Holocaust and were able to reunite after the camps were liberated by Allied forces. Continue reading

Student analyzes disappointment in repeated movie viewings


I have recently learned something about the repeated consumption of entertainment media. I have found that more often than not, when I rewatch or reread something I used to enjoy, I find myself disappointed.

There have been several instances where I decided to show a movie that I once thought was hilarious to friends of mine, only to see its jokes fall flat. It wasn’t just that my friends weren’t amused, I actually found myself losing interest as well. Continue reading

Student reflects on FDU Speakers Series opportunities

News Editor

This year FDU held its first New Jersey Speakers Series event at NJPAC in Newark. The Speakers Series featured Madeleine Albright, Alan Alda, Steve Wozniak, Olympia Snowe, David Gergen, David McCullough, and finally to wrap it all up, Dan Rather. These celebrities might not ring a bell for some undergraduates here at the university, but they are all important members of our society who have shaped the way we see things today. Continue reading

Speakers Series lineup for 2015-16 season announced

Staff Writer

The New Jersey Speakers Series, presented by Fairleigh Dickinson University, recently announced its schedule for the 2015-16 season.

The featured speakers will be Leon Panetta, a former U.S. secretary of defense; Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN’s chief medical correspondent; Ken Burns, a documentary director, writer, and producer; Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a political activist and author; Diana Nyad, a swimmer and journalist; Frank Abagnale, a former con artist and FBI mentor; and Michio Kaku, a futurist and author. Continue reading

Event planned to help students practice interviewing skills


With graduation quickly approaching, many students will be leaving the academic environment to head out into the career world. Even students still in school face the potentially daunting task of applying and interviewing for jobs and internships. For students wishing to improve their interviewing skills, an event entitled “‘Speed Date’ Your Way to Success” will take place on April 21 in the Orangerie. Continue reading

Student reflects on relevance of ‘Parks and Recreation’


TV shows shouldn’t have the power to change you, right?

They’re nothing but photons on a plasma screen, particles forming pictures that move and walk and smile. They’re scripted nonsense – dialogues strung together by some crazy guy’s overactive imagination.

They’re fantasy and fiction. Cheap jokes and storylines. Utter idiocy captured by cameras. They shouldn’t mean anything. Continue reading