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Student analyzes disappointment in repeated movie viewings

CHRISTI PEACE
Editor-in-Chief

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

Event planned to help students practice interviewing skills

CHRISTI PEACE
Editor-in-Chief

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

Rothman Institute to rebrand and celebrate 25th anniversary

CHRISTI PEACE
Editor-in-Chief

In 1989, real estate entrepreneur George Rothman and his wife, Phyllis, contributed a generous sum of money toward the founding of the Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurship at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Silberman College of Business. The institute, which educates people about entrepreneurship and supports New Jersey businesses, is celebrating its 25th anniversary. The anniversary event, taking place on April 2, will honor several innovative entrepreneurs and supporters of the institute. Continue reading

Women’s basketball team heads to NCAA tournament

CHRISTI PEACE
Editor-in-Chief

While some college basketball teams might think winning a conference championship would be a pretty big deal, it’s something the Florham Campus’ women’s basketball team has come to expect of itself.

As Marc Mitchell, head coach of the team, explained, “it’s a culture we’ve developed here at FDU … winning our conference now is just an expectation of ours. It’s not a goal anymore. Our goal is to win the national championship.” Continue reading

FDU theater students to perform ‘Merrily We Roll Along’

CHRISTI PEACE
Editor-in-Chief

The Stephen Sondheim musical, “Merrily We Roll Along,” will be performed at the Florham Campus beginning March 27. The musical will be presented by the Visual and Performing Arts Department, with FDU students serving as both the actors and production/tech team.

The musical follows the story of Franklin Shepard’s attempts to achieve wealth and success in show business over the span of three decades. Shepard is a “disheartened, middle-aged songwriter,” according to a press release prepared in advance of the show. The role of Shepard is played by senior Nolan Hennelly. Continue reading

Event addresses relations between police and African Americans

CHRISTI PEACE
Editor-in-Chief

In conjunction with Black History Month, the first Hot Topics event of the semester featured three panelists who debated the subject of police and the African American community. The event, held on Feb. 24, took place in a packed Lenfell Hall and was called “I Can’t Breathe,” the phrase that Eric Garner repeated while police had him in a chokehold in New York. Those words became a rallying cry for activists protesting Garner’s death and other cases of debated police brutality.

Meghan Sacks, associate professor of criminology at FDU, was the moderator for the event. Continue reading

Opinion: ‘The 100’ is a complex show with diverse characters

CHRISTI PEACE
Editor-in-Chief

Have you ever started watching something that you think is going to be great, but then find it slowly getting worse and worse as you wonder why you don’t just stop watching the trainwreck?

Well, that’s the exact opposite of what happened when I started watching the CW show, “The 100.”

I’m not entirely sure why I started watching the show. Maybe it was because I saw so much about it on Tumblr, or because some of my suitemates had watched a few episodes. But one day I found myself on Netflix, deciding to check out the show. Continue reading

David Gergen talks politics at Florham Campus Q & A

KRISTEN ORDONEZ AND CHRISTI PEACE
Staff Writers

On Feb. 19, CNN senior political analyst David Gergen made an appearance at the Florham Campus for a question-and-answer session on a variety of topics relating to politics and world events.

Lenfell Hall was filled with students, professors, members of the Florham Institute for Lifelong Learning and others who came to hear Gergen speak and possibly ask him questions of their own.

FDU junior Jamie Mulroony, a communication studies major, introduced Gergen to the audience by explaining  his past political experience, such as the fact that he was a presidential adviser to four former presidents, including Ronald Reagan and Richard Nixon. Continue reading