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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...

Respect Your Political Views and Vote Third-Party

Respect Your Political Views and Vote Third-Party

October 26, 2016

By Matt Johnson  My fellow Fordhamites, I am here to tell you that there is no such thing as a wasted vote. Opponents of the two-party system have their reasons for thinking this way. For example, as my democrat friends in...

Pushing Against Asian-American Stereotypes

Pushing Against Asian-American Stereotypes

October 19, 2016

By Danielle Chung A few weeks ago, an uproar pervaded the Asian American community when Fox News decided it was appropriate to humiliate minorities in Chinatown through stereotyping. Unfortunately, like too many is...

Evading Taxes: The Twisted American Dream

Evading Taxes: The Twisted American Dream

October 19, 2016

By Matthew Michaels “That makes me smart.” This was Donald Trump’s response to Hillary Clinton’s accusation during the first presidential debate that he did not pay federal taxes for ...

Don’t Waste Your Vote on a Third-Party Candidate

Don’t Waste Your Vote on a Third-Party Candidate

October 19, 2016

By John Christen The 2016 presidential race is ugly. On the right, Donald Trump slouches upon a tacky golden throne, a man who has been accused of sexual assault several times this month. Across the aisle on the left...

Embracing Your Makeup Palette and Your Raging Feminist Core

Embracing Your Makeup Palette and Your Raging Feminist Core

October 19, 2016

  By Katie Quinlisk In a recent op-ed in the New York Times, Barnard College President and 53-year-old Debora Spar opened up about her ideological struggles as an aging feminist academic in the p...

Deconstructing Toxic Masculinity Makes for Healthier Students

Deconstructing Toxic Masculinity Makes for Healthier Students

October 4, 2016

By Kristen Santer Duke University recently began offering classes that supposedly question and deconstruct toxic masculinity. The nine-week seminar, entitled “The Men’s Project,” is sponsored ...

Good News, Kendall: Ballerina Culture Can’t be Appropriated

Good News, Kendall: Ballerina Culture Can’t be Appropriated

October 4, 2016

By Margarita Artoglou In a recent photoshoot for Vogue Espana, Kendall Jenner was outfitted in ballet apparel and pointe shoes. Some ballerinas around the world were very upset about her appearanc...

Condescending to Millennial Voters

Condescending to Millennial Voters

September 28, 2016

By Kristen Santer “How does your student loan debt make you feel? Tell us in three emojis or less.” This August tweet from Hilary Clinton immediately evoked public back lash. Although the tweet was sent over a year ago, thi...

Pricey Digital Codes Don’t Access Educational Benefits

Pricey Digital Codes Don’t Access Educational Benefits

September 28, 2016

By Margarita Artoglou Last semester, I took several classes where the assigned readings were almost all available as PDFs on Blackboard or ARES. In fact, other than a couple of small, used books, I ...

Marc Jacobs Plagued by Misguided Cultural Appropriation

Marc Jacobs Plagued by Misguided Cultural Appropriation

September 28, 2016

By Kathleen Quinlisk While sky-high platform heels and vibrant palettes made a splash at Marc Jacobs’ New York Fashion Week show, it was cultural appropriation that ultimately stole the show. The sho...

Hollywood Turns A Blind Eye To Skin Colors

Hollywood Turns A Blind Eye To Skin Colors

September 22, 2016

By Briana Scalia Diversity in Hollywood is a heated issue, and has been for some time now. It would be ignorant to claim that Hollywood has not made any strides in diverse casting in the past years, but whe...

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