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Green Party nominee Jill Stein is running for President as a third-party candidate, and was also their nominee in 2012. (Courtesy of Flickr)

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...

Fox News’ Jesse Watters did a piece in Chinatown, which was condemned by the Asian American community. (Courtesy of Flickr)

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...

Even though it was revealed that Donald Trump did not pay taxes for several years, many voters still support him. (Courtesy of Flickr)

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 ...

Gary Johnson is a third-party candidate running on the Libertarian ticket in the 2016 presidential election. (Courtesy of Flickr)

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...

Women should be able to wear makeup for themselves while feeling comfortable calling themselves feminists. (Courtesy of Flickr)

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...

Duke University recently added a nine-week seminar discussing, questioning and deconstructing “toxic masculinity.” (Courtesy of Flickr)

Deconstructing Toxic Masculinity Makes for Healthier Students

October 5, 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 ...

Kendall Jenner made controversial headlines when she posed as a ballerina in a recent issue of Vogue Espana. (Courtesy of Flickr)

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

October 5, 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

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 ...

This season’s Marc Jacobs fashion show got attention for its use of colorful dreadlocks worn by white models. (Courtesy of Flickr)

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...

Casting decisions are often made with box office numbers in mind, hence the lack of diversity in many movies. (Garry Knight/Flickr)

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...

Aramark has implemented changes to on-campus eateries, including  renaming the Grill, which is now Urban Kitchen. (Fordham Ram Archives)

Aramark Leaves Much Off the Plate

September 22, 2016

By Mario Nicastro The quality of food at Fordham has been the subject of contentious debate since the school’s founding in 1841. Okay, maybe not that long, but in recent years, Fordham’s food ranked ...

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