Did these nights actually happen, Sam?

JOHN SAAVEDRA JR. Student Voice Editor Night #1 Every time I go up to her and try to talk to her, she calls me Sam. That’s not my name and I don’t tell anyone I go by it. “It’s one of those things,” she...

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Seniors prepare their creative writing theses

JOHN SAAVEDRA JR.  Student Voice Editor Every year at Fairleigh Dickinson University, many seniors complete a thesis, which, ideally, allows them to apply what they have learned while studying their respective majors. Most of the theses are academic in nature: case studies,...

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Hurricane Irene soaks and strikes campus

JOHN SAAVEDRA JR. Student Voice Editor Hurricane Irene hit the Morris County area in the early morning hours of Aug. 28 with 75 mph winds. It was the first hurricane to hit the state since 1903. Blackouts and flooding were the major...

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Yet another example of our digital relapse

JOHN SAAVEDRA JR. Columnist I was never a fan of Twitter because people always find it more interesting to write about that sandwich they’re having,  or how hot the woman at the other side of the department store is or how...

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Review: Antlers album makes you ‘burst apart’

JOHN SAAVEDRA JR. Staff Writer Chances are that in your 20-something years of experience (and by no means am I alienating the youngsters), you have felt heartbreak. The little fingers of it grab at your heart and make it hard for you...

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Sometimes the blues is just a passing bird

JOHN SAAVEDRA JR. Columnist 20. Uncle Death I finished watching “Six Feet Under” the other day and I got to thinking about death and how easy it is to achieve. Do you ever think about that? I have bunk beds set up in...

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Sometimes the blues is just a passing bird

JOHN SAAVEDRA JR. Columnist 15. Why I Hated High School The annals of St. Mary’s of the Assumption High School remind me of when Lyndon B. Johnson used to get up there on his podium and tell us how great the war...

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Review: “The King of Limbs”

JOHN SAAVEDRA Columnist The first thing I ever heard by Radiohead was one of their first singles, “Creep.” As an angsty teen, I ate that up as I suffered breakups and mishaps. But when I grew up a little, I felt I was past...

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Festival recognizes student films

JOHN SAAVEDRA JR. Columnist The first annual Fairleigh Dickinson University Film Festival took place last Friday, and was sponsored by the visual and performing arts department and the Film Guild. The festival was a showcase of student-made films and animations, followed by an awards...

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FDU student film review: ‘L’America’

JOHN SAAVEDRA JR. Columnist The FDU Film Festival took place last Friday under the lights of Fairleigh Dickinson’s Dreyfuss Theater. One of the films that stood out was originally a student lighting project entitled “L’America.” The plot is simple: Irish writer James Joyce becomes...

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