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The risks of reopening are concerns to be considered everywhere (Courtesy of Twitter).

Reopening Restaurants Is Not Worth the Risk

July 2, 2020

The push for dining inside is motivated by those who want to move on from the coronavirus, but the coronavirus has not yet moved on from us.

Diverse literature in school curriculums must go beyond narratives of oppression (Courtesy of Twitter).

A Necessary Exercise in Empathy

June 27, 2020

It is imperative that schools see this moment as an opportunity to make meaningful changes to their curriculums, especially with regards to literature.

Protests in response to the death of George Floyd have taken place across the United States (Courtesy of Flickr).

Police Brutality Protests Highlight Racial Disparities in Challenging Injustice

June 5, 2020

Denied a majority, nonviolent protest can never fully succeed unless the majority — the beneficiary of whatever injustice is occurring — agrees to voluntarily give up their benefits to alleviate the suffering of the minority.

We Must Not Ignore the Toll of COVID-19 on the Bronx

Kelly Christ, Editorial Director

May 29, 2020

While most of us may be away from the Bronx, we cannot ignore the devastating situation facing the borough that we call home during the school year. 

New Yorkers have demonstrated resilience amid the COVID-19 pandemic (Courtesy of Flickr).

New Yorkers Respond with Grace and Poise Amid Crisis

May 4, 2020

In this heinous moment in history, New Yorkers of all ages have managed to confront each day being their best selves: kind, selfless and tough.

The Book Bratz received hundreds of write-ins concerning young adult novels. (Courtesy of Twitter)

Never Too Old for Young Adult Fiction

April 3, 2019

The best part of the book world is that everyone has a multitude of options to choose from — and nobody has the right to stand on a pedestal and lessen others’ intelligence or maturity because of it.

Prime Minister Rajoy's authoritarian response to the independence referendum shows us that Francoism is still apparent.

Spain Should Set Catalonians Free

October 11, 2017

By Jack McClatchy On Oct. 1, over 43.3 percent of registered voters in the Spanish region of Catalonia turned out to vote in an independence referendum that was declared illegal by the central Spa...

Staying far away from Cuba in terms of trade and tourism is unfortunately necessary for the U.S. at this time.

The Cost of the U.S.’ Naive Cuba Policy

October 11, 2017

By Paula Hernandez Garaycoa As a Cuban-American, it was particularly difficult for me to watch President Obama reestablish diplomatic relations with Cuba, a country whose leaders, I truly believe, are an embodiment of hu...

Gun laws are enforced for the protection of individuals, but they must be modified to uphold the safety of the majority.

The Second Amendment Needs Amending

October 11, 2017

By Briana Scalia On the night of Oct. 1, 64-year-old Stephen Paddock opened fire on concert-goers at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival. According to the Los Angeles Times, the death toll reached 59, and the number ...

Fordham Fails its Mission by Allowing Roger Stone to Campus

Fordham Fails its Mission by Allowing Roger Stone to Campus

October 10, 2017

By Anya Patterson On Tuesday, Oct. 10, Fordham’s College Republicans will host Roger Stone, a close friend of Donald Trump and a central figure in the FBI’s investigation into Trump’s campaig...

Even at private academic institutions, no group should be refused funding or silenced by the administration (Courtesy of Flickr).

All Clubs Deserve The Right To Assemble

March 29, 2017

By Ahmed Youssef A few days before Christmas, Fordham denied a group of students’ request to host a chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine, a nation-wide organization aimed at promoting Pa...

Social media platforms have a lot of negative affects the youth such as hindering their communication skills. (Courtesy of Flickr)

Social Media Can Be Poisonous to Our Youth

February 22, 2017

By Christopher Canadeo We have now officially reached the peak of the social media and technological age. Communication technology has become an intricate part of our society and shapes our daily habits and routines. Through soc...

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