Opinion: Inconsistent? A look at evangelical conservatism

James Neidhardt News Editor   On April 20, The Pillar published an opinion piece by Editor-in-Chief Ore Obiwumi, who argued that conservative policies are inconsistent with the Bible’s teachings, and that therefore “conservative Christians are hypocrites.” Obiwumi asked me, the News Editor...

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Opinion: O’Reilly and the culture of sexual harassment

Caitlin Nestler Student Voice Editor   When Bill O'Reilly parted ways with Fox News and his prime-time “news” show “The O’Reilly Factor,” it was a victory for women and sexual assault advocates. After being accused of sexual harassment multiple times during his tenure...

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Senior looks back on time as RA

Athena Zinn Staff Writer With the semester coming to an end, many seniors will be completing their time as resident assistants in the dormitories of Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Florham Campus. One such RA is Katrina Elwertowski, a creative writing QUEST major...

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Opinion: The myth of the immigrant criminal

Ore Obiwumi Editor-in-Chief In what is unfortunately the current American political climate, immigration is consistently a topic of major contention. For a nation with such a rich history of legal and illegal immigration, it is unfortunate, though unsurprising, that we have fallen...

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New Jersey resident writes book, grows public policy think tank

James Neidhardt News Editor Despite great financial risk, New Jersey resident James D. Agresti has successfully pursued his goal of creating an online fact-source for public policy issues. He has also written a book, “Rational Conclusions,” which documents evidence for the...

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Opinion: Trump takes away Planned Parenthood funding

Caitlin Nestler Student Voice Editor Last Thursday, while cable news outlets were endlessly talking about the “mother of all bombs” the U.S. military dropped on an ISIS target in Afghanistan, Donald Trump, behind closed doors, quietly signed a bill undoing another...

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Opinion: Christian conservatism is inherently hypocritical

Ore Obiwumi Editor-in-Chief Christian conservatism in the United States is an oxymoron. You cannot be both a good Christian and a strong conservative at once; it creates far too much cognitive dissonance. In order to do so, one would have to...

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Opinion: Trump is no friend to LGBTQ community

Caitlin Nestler Student Voice Editor   At the Republican National Con- vention, Donald Trump managed to do something no other Republican presidential nominee had. He actually said “LGBTQ.” Twice. The convention was a little over a month after a man attacked Pulse,...

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Opinion: Why hasn’t Kaepernick been drafted yet?

Ore Obiwumi Editor-in-Chief   In the midst of the seemingly endless tirade of negative infor- mation about football players, from cases of domestic violence to news about the widespread use of performance-enhancing drugs, Colin Kaepernick shines as a bea- con of positivity. Kaepernick...

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Opinion: On Ted Koppel, the grid and the bomb in our backyard

Mark Tsyrouk Staff Writer   On March 23, I had the great op- portunity to see a lecture by leg- endary broadcast journalist, Ted Koppel. I was a bit too young then - nine years old - to see him on my...

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