Becton College hosts panel on taking a knee

Liam Ryan Contributor   Taking a knee during the national anthem has become a big issue in the National Football League. Colin Kaepernick, an NFL quarterback, started taking a knee during the national anthem to protest police brutality. On Monday, Oct. 23, Fairleigh Dickinson...

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Students hold panel discussion on surveillance

James Neidhardt News Editor   On Tuesday, March 28, Fairleigh Dickinson University students participated in a Hot Topics panel discussion entitled “Nothing to Hide, Nothing to Fear: Debating Privacy and National Security in the Age of Snapchat.” The event took place on the...

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Florham Campus hosts Hot Topics event to discuss sexism in politics and the media

JANIQUE BALTIMORE Staff Writer The final Hot Topics event of the spring semester took place on April 26 in Lenfell Hall. The event was called “Are our politics (and media) sexist? Hillary Clinton and the 2016 election.” FDU’s Student Debate Club participated...

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Debate Club participates in Hot Topics discussion of gun control

REBECCA RUSSELL Staff Writer Gun control has been a hot topic of debate in recent years, amid mass shootings in the United States of America. To encourage discussion on this issue, the Student Government Association and Becton College hosted a Hot Topics...

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Hot Topics event discusses new media and its role in television

ANDREW DAKAN Contributor The Becton College and the Student Government Association partnered on Tuesday, Sept. 29, to put together the first Hot Topics event of the year, focusing on the changing landscape of television and other new media. The...

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Panelists analyze the effects of genetically modified foods

MELISSA HERRICK Contributor On April 21, Becton College and the SGA presented a Hot Topics event related to Earth Day, focusing on genetically modified food. The moderator for the event was Brian Olechnowski, assistant professor of biology. The...

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Discussion addresses consent and sexual assault prevention

MELISSA HERRICK Contributor As part of Women’s History Month, Becton College and the SGA hosted a Hot Topics event involving a viewing of the documentary, “Spitting Game: The College Hookup Culture,” as well as a panel discussion on the...

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Event addresses relations between police and African Americans

CHRISTI PEACE Editor-in-Chief In conjunction with Black History Month, the first Hot Topics event of the semester featured three panelists who debated the subject of police and the African American community. The event, held on Feb. 24, took place...

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Student reacts to ‘Hot Topics: I Can’t Breathe’ event

ORE OBIWUMI Staff Writer On the evening of Tuesday, Feb. 24, the Florham Campus hosted a Hot Topics discussion about the police and the African American community, using the “I Can’t Breathe” movement as a point of reference. It...

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Panel discusses America’s ‘red line’ policy toward Syria

CHRISTI PEACE News Editor Between the use of chemical weapons against the Syrian people by their own government and the U.S. government debating a potential strike on Syria, it is hard to fully understand the complex situation. With the first Hot...

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