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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


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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,...

Companies Must Put More Women on Boards

Companies Must Put More Women on Boards

October 17, 2018


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By Lydia Parker Many have argued that the highest tiers of the business world are the last remnants of the all-male working environment, a glass ceiling that women have been unable to shatter as of yet. Though efforts within the past few years have led to an increase in the number of female ...

Supporting the Belmont Community with Immediacy

Supporting the Belmont Community with Immediacy

October 17, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

In the past 117 days, we have received 17 emails from the Office of the President. Not a single one of those university-wide statements addressed Lesandro (Junior) Guzman-Feliz, the 15-year-old member of the Belmont community who lost his life to a senseless act of violence on June 20. That changed this Mon...

Keep Kanye out of the Political Spotlight

Keep Kanye out of the Political Spotlight

October 17, 2018


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By Joelle Saunders Beyoncé had the right idea back in 2009 at the fateful MTV Video Music Awards when she exclaimed: “No, Kanye! No.” At that point in time, Kanye was known almost exclusively as a musical genius, repping the south side of Chicago and commanding the musical sphere. No...

An Anectodal, Teary-Eyed Goodbye

An Anectodal, Teary-Eyed Goodbye

October 17, 2018


Filed under From the Desk, Opinion

By Erin Clewell I was nestled on a beat-up couch with some of my closest friends a few weeks ago. We were talking about leaving Fordham’s campus and how bizarre it is to think that we will no longer be constantly surrounded by the people we have become familiar with. The waterworks began, and I ...

Kanye Will Keep Being Kanye

Kanye Will Keep Being Kanye

October 17, 2018


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By Kelly Christ This past week, headlines involving the meeting between President Donald Trump and rapper Kanye West have dominated the media. This meeting is just one of many moments in the past few years in which celebrities have become passionately, and publicly, involved in political aff...

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