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Rodman Takes Basketball, Ignorance to North Korea

Rodman Takes Basketball, Ignorance to North Korea

March 20, 2013


Filed under Op-Ed, Opinion

By JOSEPH VITALE ASSISTANT OPINION EDITOR Former professional basketball player Dennis Rodman traveled to the isolationist country of North Korea along with Vice Media and a handful of Harlem Globetrotters for an HBO series airing in April. The Globetrotters were set for a match against a team rep...

Media Distorts Catholicism

Media Distorts Catholicism

March 6, 2013


Filed under Columnists, Opinion

By JOHN CASTONGUAY COLUMNIST By the time this issue goes to print, the conclave may have selected a new pope. If so, it will not be too soon, for several reasons. Many are made uneasy by the prospect of a prolonged period without the Holy Father. The Church needs the guidance of a pope, especi...

What’s Old Is New

What’s Old Is New

March 6, 2013


Filed under Columnists, Opinion

By STEPHEN FRAGANO COLUMNIST Having heard the great reviews recieved by the AMC original series “The Walking Dead,” my girlfriend and I practically felt obligated to begin watching the show from the very beginning of the first season. After being captivated by the ever-expanding storyline...

Employers’ Social Media Policies Need Clarity

Employers’ Social Media Policies Need Clarity

March 6, 2013


Filed under Op-Ed, Opinion

By JOHN BUNDOCK In an article featured in The New York Times, titled “Even If It Enrages Your Boss, Social Net Speech Is Protected,” was inaccurate in its portrayal of employment dynamics in numerous regards; while social networking speech is protected to the extent of the expression of ideas ...

Reflection: One Catholic’s Hope for the Church’s Future

Reflection: One Catholic’s Hope for the Church’s Future

March 6, 2013


Filed under Op-Ed, Opinion

By WM. RYAN DONAHUE CONTRIBUTING WRITER I am a Catholic, and a proud one at that. That being said, news of the intended resignation of Pope Benedict XVI came with mixed feelings, both admiration and relief. One may question my view or label me as a bad Catholic for such feelings, but I feel qui...

Sign-In Policy Needlessly Nannies Students

Sign-In Policy Needlessly Nannies Students

March 6, 2013


Filed under Op-Ed, Opinion

By PATRICK MAROUN STAFF WRITER Last December, I was honored to attend the annual President’s Club event at the David H. Koch center at Lincoln Center.  While at the beautiful event, I had the opportunity to talk with many of Fordham’s most loyal and supportive alumni, most of whom give aroun...

Editorial: College Communities Deserve Truth

March 6, 2013


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

By The Editorial Board About 2,000 copies of The Tulane Hullabaloo landed straight in the recycling bin last week. The Tulane University student newspaper reported that on Thursday, Feb. 28 over 2,000 copies of that week’s issue were stolen within hours of hitting the newsstands. A story about a drug bu...

From the Desk of Elizabeth Zanghi, Photo Editor

From the Desk of Elizabeth Zanghi, Photo Editor

March 6, 2013


Filed under From the Desk, Opinion

By ELIZABETH ZANGHI PHOTO EDITOR For the first 10 years of my life, the radio was my only means of listening to music, but when I got my first Walkman in fourth grade and started buying CDs, something incredible happened. I was able to see the people who were singing and playing the music because of...

Low Minimum Wage Harms Children Most

Low Minimum Wage Harms Children Most

March 6, 2013


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By JOSEPH CLINES STAFF WRITER The issue of the minimum wage rate, again brought into the national spotlight during President Obama’s State of the Union Address, has long been a contentious topic that transcends even the most sharply drawn lines of party affiliation. The matter is complicated not...

Free Speech Does Not Reign Supreme on Campus

Free Speech Does Not Reign Supreme on Campus

March 6, 2013


Filed under Op-Ed, Opinion

By DECLAN MURPHY STAFF WRITER The idea of censorship at Fordham University had not really come to my attention until after the announcement that Ann Coulter’s invitation to speak to the student body was rescinded. Although the invitation itself surprised me due to Coulter’s past controvers...

I’m Pro-Life, Too

I’m Pro-Life, Too

February 20, 2013


Filed under Columnists, Opinion

By AMANDA PELL COLUMNIST I am a woman. I am registered as a Democrat, and most of my opinions are relatively liberal, but I identify as an Independent and am completely willing to cross partisan lines on an issue-by-issue basis. I am a strong advocate for female reproductive rights and a woman’s right to ...

Tesla May Hold Solution

Tesla May Hold Solution

February 20, 2013


Filed under Columnists, Opinion

By CONOR FUCCI COLUMNIST Although the media seems not to be paying as much attention to the electric car as it once did, the progress that has been made towards creating a competitive, alternative option to the internal combustion engine is impressive. One stand-out company is Tesla Motors, out of Silicon V...

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