From the editor’s desk: Turning dreams into reality at 475 10th Avenue

MELANIE ANZIDEI Editor-in-Chief It was a cold, frosty morning when I got off the bus two Fridays ago at the Port Authority Bus Terminal. It was even colder once I stepped out onto 8th Avenue and felt the polluted NYC air. Until...

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Opinion: How to balance the federal budget in ten years

THOMAS STROWE Contributor As President Barack Obama begins his second term, we still find Washington, D.C. just as divided as it was when he was first elected. Partisan politics continue to dominate and America’s problems continue to go unsolved. The biggest problem...

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Opinion: One more false step for Republicans

CHRIS BEDELL Staff Writer The upcoming fiscal cliff problem is clear. The poor and middle class should not have to make any more sacrifices. The fact is that the average American has been paying for the mistakes of the rich while the rich...

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Opinion: Biological, emotional and political truths about our rights

ALEXIS CAMARENA Senior Editor Sometimes, I think I’m way too young to be this angry. But the thing is, listening to the way some people talk about contraception and women’s rights, I’d say there’s a lot to be angry about. It’s...

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Personal essay: Magicians, writers, wine and Hoboken

JOHN SAAVEDRA JR. Student Voice Editor 1 - The Polish Tea Room is a dive in the Edison Hotel in midtown Manhattan where magicians used to enjoy corned beef and pastrami. The waiters served plate after plate of steaming meat, announcing the...

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Opinion: No fat cats needed in the White House

CHRIS BEDELL Staff Writer With the election just around the corner it is inevitable that swing states will start getting more attention. But, while they might be unsure of whom to vote for, the choice is clear. They should vote for Obama....

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Some reflections on writing a science-fiction novella

JOHN SAAVEDRA JR. Student Voice Editor While writing my senior thesis, a science fiction novella about humanity’s place in the universe (I know), I have sometimes lost sight of how small we are compared to the rest of the universe. If we...

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Opinion: Thoughts on the first presidential debate

CHRIS BEDELL Staff Writer Despite what some people might be saying about the first presidential debate, President Obama did not lose. Obama might not have had the best comebacks against Mitt Romney, but at least Obama made it clear that fighting for...

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Reflections on the International Day of Peace

PIERRE MENGARA AND FABIOLA PIERRE Contributors On Friday, Sept. 21, more than 70 FDU students, faculty and staff gathered at Twombly Lounge to join the rest of the world in attesting to the human spirit and its propensity to persevere through...

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Opinion: ‘Mr. Pinocchio’ and the 47 percent

CHRIS BEDELL Contributor Mitt Romney’s latest blunder is just outrageous. How dare he insult 47 percent of Americans. That’s pretty condescending of him to criticize the fact that people who are struggling to stay afloat occasionally need government help. What is...

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