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Library Hours Hinder Studying

Library Hours Hinder Studying

January 23, 2013

By David Oberman When I arrived at Fordham this past fall as a transfer student from Southern Methodist University,  I expected things to be very different. At orientation, it was made clear to me that...

Core Curriculum Is Useful, But Too Extensive

January 23, 2013

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By LINDSAY JAVITZ As the new semester begins and students are finalizing their schedules, many are learning more about the limits of Fordham’s core curriculum. As a second semester sophomore, I am trying to figure out which five courses I should take that will not only give me credits toward the core curriculum but will also allow me to advance in my major and minor. While making my tentative schedule, I realized that ...

Guns for Protection in Universities Are Unnecessary

January 23, 2013

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By PATRICK MAROUN Colleges and universities are like countries – their top priority is the safety of their citizens, or in this case, students.  Fordham is no exception. In light of recent controversy, it seems appropriate to ask “What about guns?” Would students be safer if the guards who protect us had guns? Should students be allowed to have their own guns on campus? Can tragedies like Columbine, Virginia Tec...

Bloomberg Serves as Model for Bold Leadership

November 28, 2012

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By JOSEPH VITALE STAFF WRITER In the final weeks of October, Mayor Michael Bloomberg was one of the busiest men in New York. He was the face of a city that was under water, out of power and, in some places, destroyed. He was the voice of a people in need of vital resources and relocation. He was the man who had to assure New Yorkers the subway would soon resume service and he was at the center of a controversial decisi...

Constituents Should Vote by Ideals, Not by Party

November 24, 2012

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By PATRICK MAROUN STAFF WRITER After more than 200 years, George Washington’s premonition has come to fruition.  Our country is divided nearly in half, and the political polarization and partisan power politics that dominate the American political landscape make it nearly impossible for any substantive legislation to survive the congressional civil war.  The fact that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) managed to make...

‘Nuns on the Bus’ Leader Captures True Catholic Spirit

‘Nuns on the Bus’ Leader Captures True Catholic Spirit

September 12, 2012

By CANTON WINER ASSISTANT OPINION EDITOR Most politically-attentive Catholics are undoubtedly aware that Cardinal Timothy Dolan delivered the closing benediction at both the Republican and Democra...

Bishops Rightly Criticize Ryan’s Budget Proposal

Bishops Rightly Criticize Ryan’s Budget Proposal

April 25, 2012

By CANTON WINER ASSISTANT OPINIONS EDITOR The messages of caring for the needy and loving the poor within the Bible seem to have been lost on Republican House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan and replaced...

NYPD Threatens Students’ Liberties

March 21, 2012

By CANTON WINER ASSISTANT OPINIONS EDITOR While the United States military diligently searches for terrorists in the rugged mountains separating Afghanistan and Pakistan, the New York Police Departmen...

Campus Ministry Donation Sparks Controversy

Campus Ministry Donation Sparks Controversy

March 7, 2012

By CANTON WINER ASSISTANT OPINIONS EDITOR The world is a dangerous place for sheep. Though they may seem simple, dull animals, sheep continually face increasing danger in an ever more complex and scary world. Startl...

Planned Parenthood Misunderstood by Republicans

Planned Parenthood Misunderstood by Republicans

February 15, 2012

By CANTON WINER ASSISTANT OPINIONS EDITOR Susan G. Komen's decision to discontinue its funding of Planned Parenthood on Jan. 31 resulted in a national uproar, leaving the breast cancer foundation struggling...

Republicans Complicate Processes of Student Voting

Republicans Complicate Processes of Student Voting

February 1, 2012

By CANTON WINER ASSISTANT OPINIONS EDITOR Thousands of college students will attempt to register to vote in the coming months only to be turned away. Students who have an out-of-state driver's license,...

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