Review: Margo Price stuns with second album

Jeffrey Petrone Staff Writer   In 2016, almost out of nowhere, an unknown country singer named Margo Price released her first album. Now, in 2017, Price has returned with her second effort, “All American Made.” The album finds the singer getting political, but still...

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‘Summer and Smoke’ to hit Dreyfuss stage next month

Brian Aronoff Staff Writer   The Fairleigh Dickinson University theater program will end the fall semester with performances of Tennessee Williams’ “Summer and Smoke.” “Summer and Smoke,” written by Williams in 1948, has had several adaptations over the years, including a film version...

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The 2017 World Series ended with the Houston Astros claiming their first championship title, beating the Los Angeles Dodgers with a score of 5-1. It was nice that they had won for the first time in the franchise’s history, but the victory was quite bittersweet following an incident involving Yuli Gurriel, the first baseman for the Astros, and Yu Darvish, the starting pitcher for the Dodgers. In a broadcast video from the SB Nation website, Gurriel, who is Cuban, made a racist gesture towards Darvish, who is part Japanese, by stretching his eyes narrowly and calling the pitcher a “chinito,” or “little Chinese boy.” Gurriel received criticism for his behavior from baseball fans, along with the Asian and Hispanic communities. As someone who is part Japanese and Spanish, this incident was personally offensive and disappointing. Gurriel is one of many representing the Hispanic community in an American sports league, bringing in diversity that is good to see. However, to see him mock someone for his ethnicity or race is disgraceful. He misrepresented the community and his team during this incident. Darvish did not deserve to go through this unfortunate experience. It really does hurt to be mocked, stereotyped or judged by other people for being different. It is an experience that no one deserves to endure. It is also intolerable to see anyone doing this type of behavior to others since they know it is wrong, but they do it anyway. There was no reason for this incident to have happened. Darvish addressed the incident on Twitter in Oct. 28: “No one is perfect. That includes both you and I. What he had done today isn’t right, but I believe we should put our effort into learning rather than accuse him. If we can take something from this, that is a giant step for mankind… Let’s stay positive and move forward instead of focusing on anger. I’m counting on everyone’s big love.” Major League Baseball took action by suspending Gurriel for the first five games in the 2018 season, rather than suspending him in the World Series. This decision was unfair; he should have served his suspension immediately by missing at least one game or missing the rest of the finals. That way, he would have realized the error of his ways and the MLB would have sent a message to its other players that the behavior was unacceptable, especially during important games. Plus, other American sports leagues have suspended players during championship games and for the remainder of a season for various reasons. The National Basketball Association suspended Draymond Green, the power forward for the Golden State Warriors, after a flagrant foul against Cleveland Cavaliers small forward LeBron James during Game 4 in the 2016 finals. The National Hockey League suspended Aaron Rome, who played defense for the Vancouver Canucks, for the rest of the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals after he hit and injured Nathan Horton, the right-wing for the Boston Bruins, in Game 3. The National Football League suspended Brandon Browner, then-cornerback for the Seattle Seahawks, for the rest of the 2013 season, along with the Super Bowl, after a failed drug test. Gurriel at least apologized for his behavior. However, he should have known better than to behave that way. He did not deserve to relish in the team’s greatest achievement and continue playing this season.

Carlie Madlinger Contributor On Nov. 3, FDU senior Ronald Madlinger stylishly strutted to his first class in Hennessy Hall, wearing a distinctive navy blue collared Clear Fin Clothing polo shirt. Madlinger is a brand ambassador and model for the philanthropic athletic...

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Review: 50 years later, Ochs’ ‘Pleasures of the Harbor’ is worth a second look

Jeffrey Petrone Staff Writer   Though folk singer Phil Ochs only lived to the age of 35, he was one of the greatest singer-songwriters of the 1960s. His manic optimism reached its peak in 1967 with the release of his third studio album...

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Review: Wonderful character development in long-awaited ‘Stranger Things’ season

Samantha Fabbricatore Entertainment Editor   “Stranger Things” was last year’s most talked about show, both on the Internet and by word of mouth. It became the most searched for show on Google and won Show of the Year at the MTV Movie...

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Fairleigh Dramatics club to perform ‘Speech and Debate’ this month

Laurel Henk Staff Writer   What do you get when you combine homosexuality, teen pregnancy, political scandal and a couple of nude body stockings? You get a strange, yet oddly hilarious, concoction that can only be understood by attending Fairleigh Dramatics’ production...

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History of fashion on display at FDU library

Brandon Hayes Staff Writer In the Monninger Center, students can see displays of fashion trends throughout the decades in glass frames. Since it is the 75th anniversary of FDU, the university has showcased the history of fashion since the year the...

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Review: ‘Hi, How Are You?’ is powerful

Jeffrey Petrone Staff Writer   He has been covered by people like Beck, TV On The Radio, and even Tom Waits. Yet, Daniel Johnston remains an underground figure in music. The 56-year-old is currently on what has been called his final tour. On...

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FDU community members publish book about Vanderbilt-Twombly private chef

Olivia Kyriakides Staff Writer   Long before becoming Fairleigh Dickinson University, the Florham Campus was home to the wealthy Vanderbilt-Twombly family. What some may not know is the story of their world-renowned French chef, Joseph Donon. Donon was possibly one of the...

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Campus hosts annual Shakespeare colloquium

Erik Uyemura Staff Writer   The Florham Campus recently celebrated the 25th annual Shakespeare Colloquium. The event took place Oct. 21 in the Science Building and attracted both students and faculty. The Shakespeare Colloquium is an annual gathering that features four speakers in...

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