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While voicing one’s opinions in class is encouraged, conservative students on our liberal campus may feel suppressed (Courtesy of Flickr).

Check Your Liberal Privilege

December 7, 2016

By Ryan Quinn The 58th Secretary of State Ed Muskie once said, “Americans like to believe that they are decent, and most of them are, nevertheless they find it easy to persuade themselves that there is too much risk, too much danger, ...

During the holiday season, it is important to remember the religious aspect of Christmas instead of its secularization. (Courtesy of Flickr).

Keeping “Christ” in the Christmas Season

December 7, 2016

By Paul Samson The season of giving has, ironically, turned into the season of “the greatest deals” at the local mall. As we have come to the close of this year, we have once again reached that time when...

Donald Trump is commonly known for changing his political stances, sometimes within the span of a single day.(Courtesy of Flickr)

Trump’s Backtracking Eases Nation’s Worries

December 7, 2016

By Briana Scalia President-elect Trump has grown quite famous for making claimsthat he quickly back tracks on. While it can be difficult to keep track of each promise that the President-elect has made over the cour...

Anti-Trump protests have continued to erupt around the country, and often send the message “love trumps hate.” (Courtesy of Flickr).

Defending Our Right to be Upset and Protest

November 16, 2016

By Casey Chun  One conclusion we can all arrive at is that this election cycle has left us all tired, emotionally and even physically. Being constantly exposed to a glut of headlines on all the candidates ...

In a political outcome that surprised many Americans, Republican candidate Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton.  (Courtesy of Flickr)

Explaining the Rise of Donald Trump and the Solution

November 16, 2016

By Benedict Carrizzo I have never seen a former president or candidate quite like Donald Trump. Even Andrew Jackson, with his brand of populism, was hardly as clownish and insubstantial as the new presi...

Tinder recently updated their gender options when users sign up, including “transgender,” “gender fluid” and “neutrois.” (Andrea Garcia/The Fordham Ram)

Tinder Gender Offerings Come At a Pivotal Moment Nationally

November 16, 2016

By Kristen Santer After this past week of dim and depressing news, Tinder offers some good tidings in response — which is a sentence I never thought I would write. Due to National Transgender Aw...

People used Facebook to show their solidarity with Standing Rock protesters. (Courtesy of Flickr)

Standing With “Standing Rock” on Facebook

November 9, 2016

By John Christen  If you used Facebook last week, you have probably noticed that many of your friends “checked in” to the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in Cannon Ball, ND. Chances are, they were not there. Altho...

Chief Wahoo is being phased out of professional baseball, but it is time to completely purge the MLB of the racist image. (Courtesy of Flickr)

Retiring MLB’s Racist Caricature of Chief Wahoo

November 9, 2016

By Matthew Michaels  Major League Baseball was on full display, as a tension-filled and exciting playoffs culminated in a dramatic win for the Chicago Cubs over the Cleveland Indians in a World Series that went on for a full seven ga...

Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) could become the Senate Majority Leader — but not many people are paying attention. (Courtesy of Flickr)

Local Elections Deserve Your Attention Too

November 9, 2016

By Margarita Artoglou  The 2016 Presidential Election saw more than its fair share of scandal and an incredible amount of media coverage. Many commentators have remarked at how bad this election has been in terms of mudslinging. I...

If your costume represents a culture that is not your own, you are probably guilty of cultural appropriation. (Courtesy of Flickr)

Racist Halloween Incidents as Teachable Moments

November 2, 2016

By Margarita Artoglou Every year, Halloween breeds opportunities for lapses in judgment. Halloween shenanigans have led to the suspension of one fraternity at the University of Central Arkansas due to the actions of a member....

Planned Parenthood has been a source of controversy for years, inspiring many protests and legislation against it./Courtesy of Flickr

Celebrating Planned Parenthood’s Anniversary as a Feminist Holiday

October 26, 2016

By Katie Quinlisk  Planned Parenthood celebrated on Sunday its 100th anniversary since the first birth control clinic opened in Brooklyn, New York. While my timelines, inboxes and feeds were filled with pink posts, exclamation point...

Fixing Fraternies by Finding the Middle Ground

Fixing Fraternies by Finding the Middle Ground

October 26, 2016

By Briana Scalia The only aspect of a fraternity that separates it from any other social organization is the implication that all members are treated as equals, and being in a fraternity implies a mutually beneficial relation...

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