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Hot Take: Fordham is Good to Us

Hot Take: Fordham is Good to Us

May 2, 2018


Filed under Opinion

By Alvin Halimwidjaya Look, hear me out. Fordham University definitely has problems that it needs to deal with. We’re constantly hearing about the administration’s mistakes, everyone hates their freshman dorm unless they’re in Queen’s Court or Loyola and the food is absolutely despicabl...

Cura Personalis Applies to Contingent Faculty

May 1, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

As the semester comes to a close and your finals work ethic is probably busy celebrating the 80-degree weather with spike ball on Eddie’s, Fordham’s contingent faculty finds itself at the negotiation table yet again. Today marks the second day of the non-tenured track professors’ continued ...

Administration Transparency is Essential for Students

April 25, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

New York University (NYU) recently held a public town hall with Andrew D. Hamilton, the university president. He fielded questions from students on a wide range of topics affecting the school, from the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement to racism. Those in attendance seized the opportunity...

The Retail-pocalypse is Not the End of the World

The Retail-pocalypse is Not the End of the World

April 25, 2018


Filed under Opinion

By Eliot Schiaparelli Walking into a Target store is like coming home. I can spot an Xhilaration (a Target brand, for those who don’t know) sundress from a mile away, and my Target shirt is one of my most prized possessions. I don’t just work at Target; being a Target employee is part of my i...

Retreats are Healthy for Everyone

Retreats are Healthy for Everyone

April 25, 2018


Filed under Opinion

By Katherine DeFonzo This past weekend, Fordham Retreat Ministry gathered to wish the seniors goodbye, as well as welcome the new retreat leaders for the upcoming year. Although this meeting is always bittersweet, it is also very refreshing. It reminds the ministry group as a whole about t...

The Disneyfication of Polynesian Culture

The Disneyfication of Polynesian Culture

April 25, 2018


Filed under From the Desk, Opinion, Uncategorized

By Hannah Gonzalez When Disney announced that it was developing a movie steeped in the folklore of the Polynesian Islands, Pacific Islanders and those of Pacific Island descent were ecstatic. Here was finally the opportunity for representation, the chance for our heritage to be put on display. Thi...

Tenure Can be Toxic for Students

Tenure Can be Toxic for Students

April 25, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Tino's Takes

By Faustino Galante On April 17, 2018, former first lady Barbara Bush died at the age of 92. In the wake of her passing, individuals from across the United States paid their respects. One professor from Fresno State, California, had some choice words for the first lady following her death. Just...

T-Pain’s Performance Can Break Barriers

T-Pain’s Performance Can Break Barriers

April 25, 2018


Filed under Opinion

By Dominic Arenas If you combined the total number of hit songs by Timeflies, Matt and Kim, Twenty One Pilots, Cold War Kids, Andy Grammer and Grouplove, you still would not scratch the surface of T-Pain’s discography. After repeatedly choosing T-Pain in CAB’s survey of potential Spring W...

Take Interest In Your USG Budget Committee

Take Interest In Your USG Budget Committee

April 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

Elizabeth Crennan, FCRH ’19, and Brendan Batcheller, GSB ’18, both served for three years on the USG Budget Committee. Crennan is a previous Vice President of Finance, while Batcheller was Vice Chair of the Budget Committee. Both Crennan and Batcheller also revised the Student Activities Budge...

Brothers in Arms? Macron and Trump’s Growing Alliance Following Syrian Attack

Brothers in Arms? Macron and Trump’s Growing Alliance Following Syrian Attack

April 18, 2018


Filed under Opinion

By Jack Fitzgerald United States President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron thus far have had a more stable relationship than can typically be expected in administrations where instability is the name of the game. The two leaders have been on the same page about raising thei...

A Case for Non-Christians to Read the Bible

A Case for Non-Christians to Read the Bible

April 18, 2018


Filed under Opinion

By Jan-Carl Resurreccion “This is a hard teaching. Who can accept it?” So ask the followers of Jesus in the Gospel of John, Chapter 6, verse 60. The followers of Jesus back then found his teachings too unpleasant to believe. And many today would be inclined to agree. It is hard to accept the Bible...

Unpaid Internships: Do (NOT) Apply Now

Unpaid Internships: Do (NOT) Apply Now

April 18, 2018


Filed under Opinion

By Dominic Arenas As a motivated and bright college student, you decide to spend your afternoon on LinkedIn or Handshake to peruse potential internships. In your hunt, there is one posting that stands out amongst the others. You meet all the criteria for applying: you are over 18, have great c...

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