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Early voting in New York brought long lines (Courtesy of Twitter).

Early Voting in New York Must Be Improved

October 29, 2020

The early voting system we have now is an important and necessary step to ensuring the highest voter turnout possible. But, if this year is any indication, it cannot be where we decide to stop.

Restaurants need more assistance amid the COVID-19 pandemic (Courtesy of Twitter).

N.Y.C. Restaurants Will Not Survive the Winter Without Assistance

October 28, 2020

If restaurants truly mean as much to the city as politicians and officials say they do, then there must be government aid in helping them out of their debt, or else by December, most restaurants will be closed.

While polls can provide important foresight, they are not always accurate (Pia Fischetti/The Fordham Ram).

Swing State Polls Are No Guarantee

October 28, 2020

The only fact that remains clear is that voters won’t feel confident in assessing a winner until the votes are counted on Election Day.

Social media has played a major role in the 2020 election (Courtesy of Pia Fischetti / The Fordham Ram).

Social Media News Cannot Provide Full Picture

October 28, 2020

The way humans have digested news has changed many times since the conception of news itself, and with social media, it has now entered a completely new phase, for better or for worse.

COVID-19 will force many changes to holiday traditions (Courtesy of Flickr).

Holidays Traditions Must Change Amid COVID-19

October 21, 2020

Just like every other milestone or major event during 2020, the end of the year holiday season might not be cancelled, but it will be different. While these changes may not be ideal, it is important to remember why we celebrate these holidays in the first place.

Google’s monopoly may come to an end with the current lawsuit. (Courtesy of Flickr)

Google Monopoly Downfall with Antitrust Lawsuit? Hopefully.

October 21, 2020

As Google faces the biggest U.S. antitrust lawsuit since Microsoft Corp. in 1998, pay attention to Google’s argument structure and how effective the prosecution will be framing their questions.

The conversation around gun control has fallen to the wayside, even during the 2020 presidential race (Courtesy of Twitter).

Bringing Back the Conversation about Gun Laws

October 21, 2020

The lives of American citizens are at stake with the question of gun control, and there is a clear way to save them.

TikTok has become a major source of dark humor from Gen Z (Hunter Benegas/The Fordham Ram).

Gen Z Feminists Use Dark Humor to Express Frustration

October 21, 2020

The latest genre of satirical content on TikTok and Twitter has kickstarted a new wave of modern feminism, founded on Gen Z’s use of dark humor as a coping mechanism.

Social distancing measures will have a long-term impact on child and adolescent mental health (Courtesy of Twitter).

Pandemic Will Have a Lasting Impact on Children and Teens

October 21, 2020

Social development and mental health in teenagers will be one of the long term effects of the coronavirus, but that doesn’t mean that they won’t rise to the challenge and overcome it.

President Trump has not committed to having a peaceful transition of power should he not be elected for a second term. (Courtesy of Flickr)

Trump’s Refusal to Uphold a Free and Fair Election Evokes Fear

October 7, 2020

It is completely unacceptable to refuse a peaceful transfer of power and create fear surrounding the voting system, especially during a devastating global pandemic, due to an oversized ego.

Judge Amy Coney Barrett has been appointed to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court. (Courtesy of Twitter)

Barrett is the Wrong Choice for the Supreme Court

October 7, 2020

In taking over Ginsburg’s position, Barrett will serve as the president’s ideal conservative eraser to the liberal frameworks written by Ginsburg in the Supreme Court.

The climate clock in Union Sqaure serves as a reminder of the danger our planet is in. (Courtesy of Twitter)

Union Square Climate Clock Serves as an Alarming Symbol

October 7, 2020

All we can do is make conscious choices that help the environment every single day, always bearing the Climate Clock in mind. Picture the seconds ticking away and do your very best.

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