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Traditional Standardized Testing Must Be Re-evaluated

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many colleges have removed SAT or ACT requirements from applications. (Courtesy of Flickr)

Taylor Herzlich, Staff Writer

September 23, 2020

We need to dig deeper and find a way to make a test that truly just evaluates a student’s academic vigor, not get rid of the ACT/SAT and cite it as a lost cause.

Death of Elie Che Draws Attention to Anti-Transgender Violence

The death of Elie Che brings attention to the disproportionate rates of violence towards transgender people. (Courtesy of Twitter)

Ian Gere, Contributing Writer

September 23, 2020

Just as Elie Che advocated against violence against the trans community while she was alive, we must continue her legacy and stand up against this unnecessary violence.

Are You Listening Yet?

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Joergen Ostensen, Projects Editor

September 23, 2020

Prison has certainly become more American than apple pie.

Fordham Must Enforce Comprehensive Testing Policies

Fordham Must Enforce Comprehensive Testing Policies

September 23, 2020

With the uptick in confirmed cases at Rose Hill emerging around the same time that the second test is required, the need for adequate accessible testing is more apparent than ever.

Chinese School Reopenings Reflect Complicated COVID-19 Response

China's controversial tactics in combatting COVID-19 have minimized virus-related deaths. (Courtesy of Twitter)

Julian Shuttleworth, Contributing Writer

September 23, 2020

China’s authoritarian system largely eradicated coronavirus and minimized deaths, but provides very few rights to its citizens.

Understanding the Importance of the Belarus Protests

Americans have a responsibility to pay attention to the ongoing protests in Belarus.

Madison Hennessy, Contributing Writer

September 23, 2020

As authoritarianism continues to gain legitimacy, both around the world and on our own doorstep, it becomes increasingly clear that democracy is very rarely the path of least resistance. But no matter what it costs, it is still worth fighting for.

Caputo Ignites Division with Attack on the CDC

Department of Health and Human Services spokesman Michael Caputo has spread dangeorus theories about the CDC amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Courtesy of Twitter)

Noah Osborne, Staff Writer

September 23, 2020

Caputo’s attack on the CDC shows that in an election year, nothing is safe from attack — not even science

Fordham Tuition Increase Reflects Necessary Adjustments

Fordham increased its tuition by 3.33% for the 2020-2021 academic year. (Mackenzie Cranna / The Fordham Ram)

Hanif Amanullah, Contributing Writer

September 23, 2020

For a year where many students are remote, and the majority of classes are online, Fordham has increased its tuition by 3.33% – and though it might be frustrating, some of the pricing changes are surprisingly necessary.

Woodward Tapes Pose Questions of Journalistic Integrity

Woodward Tapes Pose Questions of Journalistic Integrity

Abbey Delk, Contributing Writer

September 16, 2020

When Bob Woodward and his colleague Carl Bernstein investigated and uncovered the Watergate scandal for the Washington Post, they set an example for generations of journalists to come. Woodward and Bernstein proved that, through tireless investigative efforts and determination to uncover the truth, jou...

The Resilience of New York City is Alive and Well

The Resilience of New York City is Alive and Well

September 16, 2020

To make the generalization that New York City is "dead" is to miss so much of what makes New York so special.

Former Democratic Nominees Unite Against President Trump

Former Democratic presidential nominees have come out in support of former Vice President Joe Biden. (Courtesy of Flickr)

Taylor Herzlich, Staff Writer

September 16, 2020

They might all be going down different paths in terms of their political careers, but one commonality amongst the candidates is their strong aversion to Trump.

Reflecting on a Bittersweet Goodbye

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Max Quintas, Operations and Marketing Director

September 16, 2020

If I met my freshman self now, I don't think he'd even recognize the person standing before him.

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