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Trans People Should Not be Redefined

Trans People Should Not be Redefined

October 31, 2018


Filed under Opinion

By Olivia Peterson The new consideration from the Trump administration to strictly define gender based on genitalia and sex is perhaps one of the most dangerous governmental pushes regarding the rights of both transgender and non-binary populations. The decision to redefine gender on the basi...

Reducing Sugar in Foods is Not Sweet

Reducing Sugar in Foods is Not Sweet

October 31, 2018


Filed under Opinion

By Lydia Parker America is facing an obesity epidemic. For such an alarming statement, it has little shock effect at this point for most Americans. For many, Americans and their poor eating habits are a foregone conclusion. However, there are those who are seeking to curb the obesity issue an...

Companies Must Fix “Man-Sized” Issue of Gender Assigning Products

Companies Must Fix “Man-Sized” Issue of Gender Assigning Products

October 31, 2018


Filed under Opinion

By Kelly Christ If you’ve ever walked down an aisle of a children’s toy store, you’ll likely notice an apparent dichotomy between the toys. Covered in light pink, frills and lace are the toys targeting female children. Dark blue boxes showcasing action figures and trucks are the toys t...

Why I Vote (And Why You Should Too)

Why I Vote (And Why You Should Too)

October 31, 2018


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By Sean Franklin It’s election season again, and I’m excited. I already mailed my absentee ballot back to my home state of Virginia. I’ve been able to vote for for just two years now, and it is still a thrill to me. However, it seems that my peers do not share my excitement. Time and ti...

Help Prevent the Erasure of Transgender Identities

Help Prevent the Erasure of Transgender Identities

October 24, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

On Sunday, The New York Times reported that the Trump administration may “define transgender out of existence”—an alarming look into the future of gender identification in the United States. If the envisioned policies are implemented, gender will no longer be recognized according to one’s gender ...

Post-Maria Puerto Rico Still Needs Aid

Post-Maria Puerto Rico Still Needs Aid

October 24, 2018


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By Kelly Christ On Sept. 20, 2017, Hurricane Maria first made landfall in Puerto Rico as a Category 4 storm. The damage that the island sustained was catastrophic. When the storm reached land, meteorologists observed sustained winds of up to 155 miles per hour. The storm knocked out power all over t...

A Major Step Forward, But Always Looking Back

A Major Step Forward, But Always Looking Back

October 24, 2018


Filed under From the Desk, Opinion

By Isha Khawaja When I look back at my time at Fordham, I see that the classes I took for my major truly defined and guided my experience. In the beginning, however, like many other freshmen, I was confused. I was confused about what I wanted to major in, my career after college and, most importan...

How to Solve the Housing Crisis

How to Solve the Housing Crisis

October 24, 2018


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By Sean Franklin  Almost every city in America is currently in the midst of a housing crisis. There isn’t enough housing to go around, thus increasing the price of rent. This is arguably the most evident in New York City, where rent is already the highest in the nation and increasing every...

Warren is the Ideal 2020 Candidate

Warren is the Ideal 2020 Candidate

October 24, 2018


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By Edward Sheehan In a recent essay, I argued that Michelle Obama would make a bad presidential candidate in the 2020 election. This week, by contrast, I will argue in favor of a candidate. Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts has been gearing up for a presidential run for months now, buil...

Legal Cannabis in Canada? The U.S. Could Follow

Legal Cannabis in Canada? The U.S. Could Follow

October 24, 2018


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By Lydia Parker Canada has become the first G7 nation and second nation in the world after Uruguay to legalize recreational marijuana nationwide. After 95 years of prohibition, sweeping law changes have altered Canada’s legislation and set the eyes of the world on what many are calling a nat...

Fordham and Aramark’s Unholy Alliance

Fordham and Aramark’s Unholy Alliance

October 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion

By Collin Bonnell When I first visited Fordham University, I was captivated by many things. I was impressed by a strong focus on academics, a beautiful campus, a location in New York City and a rich history. Yet, ultimately I stayed here for the university’s Jesuit values. I made Fordham my hom...

Admissions Equality at Harvard Requires Action, Affirmatively

Admissions Equality at Harvard Requires Action, Affirmatively

October 24, 2018


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By Timothy Kyle “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character” is one of the defining quotes of America, right alongside “We hold these truths to be self-evident,...

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