Review: Wecker brings ‘Old New York’ to life with first book

AYINDE J. STEVENS Student Voice Editor Helene Wecker’s debut novel “The Golem and the Jinni,” takes readers back to a period in New York’s history when “whole nations are packed into the space of a few blocks,” with a supernatural twist. The...

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Students, faculty reflect on impact of Sept. 11 during panel discussion

AYINDE J. STEVENS Student Voice Editor On the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, Campus Life held an event, “Living in the Shadow of the Fallen Towers,” to commemorate the tragic day and discuss its impact on people’s lives. The...

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Hot Topics event covers debt crisis

AYINDE J. STEVENS Staff Writer Last week’s Hot Topics event went into deep philosophical territory, the type that goes from debt to taxes, and everything in between. The event, “The Debt Crisis: How it Affects You,” was held at the Orangerie on...

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Panel discusses future U.S. sources of energy

AYINDE J. STEVENS Staff Writer As part of Green Day, a Hot Topics panel titled “Kicking the Fossil Fuel Habit: Can renewable energy meet U.S. energy needs by 2050?” took place in Lenfell Hall on April 23. The panel was moderated...

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Irish poet talks about immigration theme in poems for final ‘Brooklyn’ event

AYINDE J. STEVENS Staff Writer For the final “Brooklyn” event of the semester, poet Eamon Grennan spoke about and read his poems at the Orangerie at the College at Florham campus on April 18. This was the final “Brooklyn” event for...

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Green Day Committee reveals event plans for next week

AYINDE J. STEVENS Staff Writer What do a fashion show, an open air market, an art presentation and a bush of blueberries have in common? They are all part of the events scheduled for the annual Green Day festival at the...

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Writer Jamie O’Connell shares work with FDU students

AYINDE J. STEVENS Staff Writer On April 4, Irish writer Jamie O’Connell read selections of his work to a packed crowd in the Orangerie at the College at Florham. O’Connell’s appearance was part of a series of events related to Colm Tóibín’s novel...

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First Hot Topics of semester covers ‘postracial’ question

AYINDE J. STEVENS Staff Writer On Feb. 12, just hours before President Barack Obama gave his fifth State of the Union address, the College at Florham hosted the first Hot Topics panel of the semester. The event, “The Media and Race: Are...

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ABC, Iota Phi Theta screen ‘Freedom Riders’

AYINDE J. STEVENS Staff Writer In May 1961, members of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), boarded two buses from Washington, D.C. to New Orleans to challenge segregation in bus terminals in the South. In 2013, a group of students sat...

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Review: ‘Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man’ turns the tables, twice

AYINDE J. STEVENS Staff Writer Once upon a time, a man had to prove to his fellow villagers that he was the man of the village, the provider, the protector and so on. Once he succeeded, he chose the woman of...

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