Reflecting on the death of ‘Jane Roe,’ symbol of pro-choice movement

Caitlin Nestler Student Voice Editor The 1973 landmark Supreme Court decision, Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion throughout the United States, is widely known. Roe v. Wade was always symbolic to me; I never really put much thought into who “Roe”...

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Opinion: The New Jersey Democratic Gubernatorial Primary

Ore Obiwumi Editor-in-Chief According to Governing Magazine, the Republican Party is extremely vulnerable in the 2017 New Jersey gubernatorial race for a number of reasons. The first is that New Jersey has not elected two consecutive Republican governors since 1947, a...

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Opinion: Why Betsy DeVos is a Controversial Pick for Secretary of Education

Elise Foster Contributor Betsy DeVos' name has been strewn across media headlines and shoved in our faces on almost all social media platforms - and the attention is not positive. DeVos' name has special meaning to us, particularly to students, since...

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Opinion: Republicans are putting party over country

Caitlin Nestler Student Voice Editor Remember Hillary Clinton’s emails? The private server? Remember how Republicans were calling for an investigation into said emails if she were to win the election in November? After all, according to many Republicans in Congress, our...

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Opinion: The anniversary that too many missed

James Neidhardt News Editor   Dec. 26, 2016, marked the 25th anniversary of the collapse of the Soviet Union, considered by some to be one of the most important events in recent history. The Soviet Union was founded in 1922 as a...

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Personal reflection: 25 years after the fall of the Soviet Union

Mark Tsyrouk Staff Writer   Last week, a FDU colleague of mine mentioned something of great interest. It wasn’t about the Super Bowl or the latest fiasco surrounding our president, but a detail that passed through nearly everyone’s mind during the winter...

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Opinion: Mexico City Policy is dangerous

Caitlin Nestler Student Voice Editor   The Donald Trump presidency is off to a tumultuous start. Between the president’s insulting tweets, a Muslim travel ban, controversial cabinet picks, “alternative facts” and false allegations of voter fraud, it’s exhausting. With all the outlandish...

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‘Fight for the happy moments’: Graduating student says goodbye

CHRISTI PEACE Senior Editor Well, I guess it’s finally my turn to say goodbye. I still remember the first time I ever came to a Pillar meeting, which feels like both a long time ago and yet not so long ago at...

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Graduating senior reflects on her experiences at FDU

KRISTEN ORDONEZ Editor-in-Chief I know it’s cheesy to say “what a long, strange trip it’s been,” but those words are precisely the emotions I’ve been feeling for the past month: how weird it feels to finally get to this ending point...

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Senior student gives thanks to The Pillar

SARAH VAN CLEF News Editor So this is it. My last piece in the Pillar. Funny how opportunities just kinda fall into your lap. When arriving at FDU, I only had published one article for a newspaper, which was terribly written. But...

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