Personal essay: I don’t believe in love or Santa Claus

ALEXIS CAMARENA Senior Editor I don’t believe in love or Santa Claus. I always knew there was no such thing as Santa Claus. No, really, I did. No one had to tell me. No parent, teacher or any other adult had to sit...

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Members of the FDU community promote civic engagement

ALEXIS CAMARENA Senior Editor The College at Florham is not what one would call very politically charged or a campus bustling with activism. However, with the presidential election just weeks away, and with campaigns in full swing, campuses across the country...

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Opinion: Why anti-hazing policies are good for college campuses

ALEXIS CAMARENA Senior Editor Let’s take it back to two years ago, around this time. Before joining the sisterhood of Phi Sigma Sigma, I had come to a lot of conclusions about sororities and Greek life in general, one of them being...

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FDU SMART Communications offers safety features for students

ALEXIS CAMARENA Senior Editor Many FDU students have probably seen or heard the phrase “FDU SMART Communications,” or something of that nature, but do as many know what FDU SMART Communications actually means? Program manager Stuart Alper of Rave Wireless and his...

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Album review: ‘Coexist’ by the xx holds its own

ALEXIS CAMARENA Senior Editor I first discovered the xx, an indie-alternative British band, thanks to a certain ex-boyfriend of mine, who, at the very least, brought some seriously good music to the relationship. Their first self-titled album, “xx” (2009) is one...

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Opinion: Priority points system leaves students thunderstruck

ALEXIS CAMARENA Senior Editor If there’s a sentiment that I hate most, it is entitlement; the state of feeling as though one has a right to something, as though one is owed something. Now, granted, there are some things I believe we...

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Don’t be a woman who needs a man, be the woman a man needs

ALEXIS CAMARENA Digital Editor The realization that I wasn’t like most women, or most people, for that matter, was solidified in my Perspectives on the Individual class, of all places. For those of you who may be fortunate enough not to know...

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Students protest for Trayvon Martin

ALEXIS CAMARENA Digital Editor The College at Florham campus does not normally see a lot of activism, so when word of a rally in the front of Hennessy Hall spread, there was some sense of apprehension, fear that the rally to...

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‘The Hunger Games’ doesn’t fail to impress audiences; Dystopian film does not come off as a melodramatic teen movie

ALEXIS CAMARENA Digital Editor  Whenever I’m about to watch the adaptation of a book I really like, I give myself a pep-talk in the car on the way to the theater. These pep-talks became necessary after my viewing of Alfonso Cuaron’s...

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Black History Month traditions continue this year; Annual open mic a success, gives students a voice yet again

ALEXIS CAMARENA Digital Editor As a part of an FDU tradition to celebrate African-American influence in poetry, music and literature, students gathered in Twombly Lounge on Feb. 16 for the annual Black History Month Open Mic event, put together by the Black...

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