In defense of the ever-present subway buskers in New York City

AYINDE J. STEVENS Student Voice Editor On my way back to campus from spring break, I took the “A” train downtown to Penn Station. My dad and I sat at one end of the subway car....

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Alumni panel offers job advice to undergraduate students

AYINDE J. STEVENS Student Voice Editor The communication studies department at Fairleigh Dickinson University held an alumni panel discussion on April 15, as part of an ongoing effort to get students to consider the possibilities of future employment. The panel, which consisted...

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Book review: Isabel Allende casts a spell in ‘Ripper’

AYINDE J. STEVENS Student Voice Editor Isabel Allende’s new book, “Ripper,” is definitely different from her previous books. That is because it is a crime novel. Allende, who is best known for her take of magical realism with her female protagonists who...

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Irish poet’s return to Florham features ‘Emigration Road’

AYINDE J. STEVENS Student Voice Editor Poet Eamon Grennan returned to campus on April 8 to read from his works of poetry and “Emigration Road,” as part of the “Brooklyn” event series. The set up was similar to the event Grennan headlined last...

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No easy ending: Analysis of ‘How I Met Your Mother’ finale

AYINDE J. STEVENS Student Voice Editor WARNING: If you have not watched the finale of “How I Met Your Mother,” please read the other articles in this week’s edition of The Pillar. This article will contain series finale spoilers...

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Film review: Checking into ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’

AYINDE J. STEVENS Student Voice Editor Wes Anderson’s new film, “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” is total nostalgic escapism, and that’s a good thing. The film takes a look back at a lost...

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Monninger Center hosts three events on the art of storytelling

AYINDE J. STEVENS Student Voice Editor On March 4, three back-to-back events took place that connected graphic novels and visual storytelling, showcasing student artist Carla Cucinotta and accomplished graphic artists Jessica Abel and Howard Cruse. The three events were called “Realer...

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Lecturer presents take on minority presence in television

AYINDE J. STEVENS Student Voice Editor Black History Month here at FDU is not just about lectures given to the general public, it is also about what’s going on in the classroom. Gregory Adamo of Morgan State University visited Kathleen Haspel’s...

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Book review: ‘The Wedding Gift’ offers a surprising twist

AYINDE J. STEVENS Student Voice Editor When you first pick up Marlen Suyapa Bodden’s debut novel “The Wedding Gift,” you might think that it is some cheesy contemporary chick-lit novel that revolves around a wedding, a bride and her best friend -...

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Black History Month events kick off spring semester

AYINDE J. STEVENS Student Voice Editor Fairleigh Dickinson University’s College at Florham officially kicked off its annual Black History Month celebration by honoring the late Nelson Mandela. That event, which was postponed due to the weather, took place Feb. 11. It was followed...

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