Student Voice: Sometimes the blues is just a passing bird – the end

JOHN SAAVEDRA JR. Student Voice Editor Two years ago, former Editor-in-Chief Melissa Hartz made the bold decision to give me a column in The Pillar. The subject: my life, the people I’ve met, both weird and way too normal, I drank...

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Personal essay: Finding ways to make the intangible tangible

ALEXIS CAMARENA Senior Editor Sophomore year of college, my roommate Hillary Brewer and I decided to take our relationship to the next level… and get a hamster. It seemed like the perfect kind of a pet for the broke, irresponsible,...

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From the editor’s desk: Graduating seniors ready to do great things

MELANIE ANZIDEI Editor-in-Chief One of my editors asked me, “Do you think that our newspaper is a good one?” I hesitated a moment before I answered. In that moment, I knew exactly where he was coming from. How could we, as a staff,...

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Opinion: How history will judge former President George W. Bush

JORDAN T. CHESTER Contributor With the opening of the Bush presidential library in Texas, the presidency of George W. Bush has been revisited by the media. According to observers of politics in the U.S., George W. Bush was one of the...

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From the editor’s desk: Change might distract some, inspire others

MELANIE ANZIDEI Editor-In-Chief In the words of one of my favorite bands, Envy On The Coast: “No, I’m not afraid, at least not to die. I’m afraid to live and not remember why.” EOTC couldn’t have put it any better. And, quite...

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Opinion: America’s presidents should not be imperial presidents

TOM STROWE Contributor With debates over the budget deficit, gun control and immigration policy dominating political discussion in Washington, D.C. and across the nation, another important political issue, the Imperial Presidency, has not been receiving the attention it deserves. The Imperial...

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Opinion: Fierce inequality supported by the Republicans

CHRIS BEDELL Columnist With the impending issue of our nation’s deficit, there are a couple of important aspects related to the budget that people need to be reminded of. Unfortunately, conservatives just don’t get it. Getting rid of loopholes and lowering tax rates...

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From the editor’s desk: From a resident to a commuter

MELANIE ANZIDEI Editor-in-Chief When my not-so-glamorous life is broken down into tasks, I start to wonder how I haven’t gone insane. Bear with me: 1. Monday: wake up; take bus to New York City; intern; take bus home; drive to FDU; go...

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Opinion: Why are we still talking about Benghazi issue?

CHRIS BEDELL Columnist Over the last few months the Benghazi issue has been blown way out of proportion. The sad thing is that the liberal leaning parts of the media (such as MSNBC, for example) are the only ones to realize that....

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Personal essay: Not your typical kind of Valentine’s Day

SAMANTHA REBA Staff Writer I would be the worst girlfriend. Let’s take a moment to digest that. I think teddy bears are meant for children, roses are meant to be sent everyday and chocolate...well, I do love chocolate, so that can...

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