Fairleigh’s faculty-in-residence begins

MELISSA HARTZ Editor-in-Chief Fairleigh Dickinson University has two very distinct sides to its College at Florham campus, one half being strictly academic, and the other residential. It is a rare occurrence that a professor will visit the residence halls,...

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From the editor’s desk: Proverbial albatross

MELISSA HARTZ Editor-in-Chief Four issues into the semester, and this headshot is already outdated. Sunday afternoon finds me in a stylist’s chair at a shopping mall in Lehigh Valley, Pa. What started out as an innocent question posed to my ...

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From the editor’s desk: 140 characters or less

MELISSA HARTZ Editor-in-Chief “I was listening to The Tony Kornheiser Show in the car the other day,” Jim says, pushing a piece of questionable-looking stuffed shell around his plate. I look up from typing an email on my new smart phone. “Yeah?” “Yeah....

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Wawa to open northernmost location

MELISSA HARTZ Editor-in-Chief For senior Maria Sciarrino, it’s the 20-ounce french vanilla coffee with vanilla creamer. For senior Candice Duckworth, it’s the travel containers of apple-caramel dippers and pepperoni with cheese. And for this reporter, the return of seasonal...

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From the editor’s desk: Someone worth finding

MELISSA HARTZ Editor-In-Chief Tuesday morning finds me at one of the long tables in the Orangerie, sitting caddy-corner with Jangchub Chophel, a monk from the Gaden Shartse Monastery. It is still relatively early (in campus time, anyway), so I...

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College at Florham hosts Tibetan monks

MELISSA HARTZ Editor-In-Chief Over the week of Sept. 20, eight monks from the Gaden Shartse Monastery in Southern India called Fairleigh Dickinson University home. As part of their “Sacred Earth & Healing Arts of Tibet” tour, the monks hosted discussions about...

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From the editor’s desk: Thicker than water

MELISSA HARTZ Editor-In-Chief Seven p.m. brings a shimmering, golden sunlight streaming through the windows of Robert Wood Johnson hospital. I am planted in the uncomfortable plastic chair next to my brother’s bed, listening to the subdued beeping and whirring...

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Long-time university employees resign

MELISSA HARTZ Editor-In-Chief While the small size of the FDU campus can create a community feel, that close-knit camaraderie means one thing for certain: news travels fast. This past May, former Fairleigh Dickinson employees Julie Mazur and Eric...

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Lessons learned in trust and friendship

MELISSA HARTZ News Editor The red numbers on the clock beside the bed blink 4:09 a.m. After a night hanging out with my closest pals, I lay on my side on my best friend Eric’s bed, propping my head up on...

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Zombies inspire senior thesis

MELISSA HARTZ News Editor For FDU film students, the senior thesis is a culmination of skills, techniques and ideas accumulated over four years in the program. Whether it is directing his or her own movie or working in the...

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