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Congress’ Measures to Combat Nicotine Use: Another Prohibition?

Signs attempt to discourage people from smoking or vaping. (Courtesy of Flickr)

Taylor Herzlich, Contributing Writer

January 22, 2020

In the face of all the sicknesses arising from teenage nicotine use, Congress must better enforce laws enacted to keep nicotine as far away from the youth (and everyone) as possible.

Maintaining Political Accountability During the 2020 Election Season

Maintaining Political Accountability During the 2020 Election Season

January 22, 2020

On Jan. 19, The New York Times made the decision to endorse two Democratic candidates for president, Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA). Though the Times has a long history of political endorsements, this decision marks the first time two candidates have been selected. ...

Escalation in Iran Risks Chance for Peace

President Trump's decisions in Iran have made headlines. (Courtesy of Flickr)

Owen Crann, Contributing Writer

January 22, 2020

On Jan. 3 of this year, Iranian General Qasem Soleimani was killed by an American airstrike at Baghdad International Airport in a military operation authorized by President Trump. Soleimani’s death led to an escalation in tensions between the two countries that culminated in a series of Iranian mi...

Australia is Burning and Climate Change is the Culprit

A kangaroo rushes past a burning house in Lake Conjola, Australia, on Tuesday, Dec. 31 2019. This fire season has been one of the worst in Australia's history, with at least 15 people killed, hundreds of homes destroyed and millions of acres burned.  (Matthew Abbott/The New York Times)

Jillian Kenny, Contributing Writer

January 22, 2020

Fires in Australia continue to ravage the country's wildlife, while the government does little in response. The government must enact more effective legislation to combat this issue.

The Value in Being an Interim Volume

The Value in Being an Interim Volume

December 4, 2019

Volume 101 was an interim volume but by no means an insignificant one.

The Thing We Do Together

The Thing We Do Together

Aislinn Keely, Editor-in-chief

December 4, 2019

You can teach anyone to write and edit, but you can’t teach them to care.

NATO on the Brink

French President Emmanuel Macron has promoted the European Defense Initiative as an alternative to NATO. (Courtesy of Flickr)

Collin Bonnell, Opinion Editor

December 4, 2019

As leaders of member states of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) prepare to gather in London this week, the alliance which has kept peace in Western Europe since its foundation in 1949 is becoming the subject of concern for its long-term viability and mission. If the alliance fractures much further, t...

“Ageism?” OK, Boomer

Similar to Abraham Simpson, many Baby Boomers have made it a point to complain about the innocuous phrase. (Courtesy of Flickr)

Briana Scalia, Operations Director, Opinion Editor

December 4, 2019

The war between generations has not started, it has been ongoing.

Democratic Candidates Should Heed Obama’s Advice

Former President Barack Obama criticized the Democratic Party’s leftward shift. (Courtesy of Flickr)

Noah Osborne, Contributing Writer

December 4, 2019

If Democrats want to find the path to defeating Trump in 2020, they need to stop dwelling over the burned bridges of 2016 and start looking for the tools necessary to repair them.

Becoming a Writer at the Ram

(Julia Comerford/The Fordham Ram)

Hannah Gonzalez, Managing Editor

November 20, 2019

To this day, I’m not entirely sure what possessed me to sign up for the news email list at my freshman year club fair. In part, I can blame former Editor-in-Chief Theresa Schliep for her encouraging words as I eyed the sign-up sheet. But it’s probably also my fault for thinking, “I’m a writer...

Student Journalism Is Journalism and Should Be Treated as Such

Student Journalism Is Journalism and Should Be Treated as Such

November 20, 2019

It is admirable that the Daily would amend its actions in an attempt to best serve those in the NU community, but in doing so, the publication incidentally failed to align itself with the greater mission it aims to serve. 

Solidarity With Evo Morales

President Evo Morales of Bolivia was forced from office by the Bolivian military following a disputed election. (Courtesy of Flickr)

Jack McClatchy, Contributing Writer

November 20, 2019

With the trend that the votes were headed, the fact that the remaining votes to be counted came from rural areas that form the base of Morales’ support, and that the official counting of ballots never stopped meant that any tampering was unlikely. 

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