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From the Desk of Matt Rosenfeld, Sports Editor

February 6, 2013


Filed under From the Desk, Opinion

By MATT ROSENFELD SPORTS EDITOR Last Sunday was one of my favorite days of the year. After Thanksgiving and Christmas, Super Bowl Sunday is the next holiday (yes, it is a holiday) on my list. Super Bowl Sunday is very fun for a person like me. You see, I love football. A lot. It is by far my favo...

Women’s Roles Growing, Despite Obama’s Male-Dominated Cabinet

February 6, 2013


Filed under Op-Ed, Opinion, Rowing

By PATRICK MAROUN Women were a large part of President Obama’s voter base during his re-election bid this past November, according to CNN’s exit polls. Why then is there so much fuss about President Obama’s relationship with American women as of late? The answer is fairly simple: President Obam...

Super Bowl Goes Beyond Merely Football

February 6, 2013


Filed under Op-Ed, Opinion

By Joe Vitale There are plenty of things to look forward to every Super Bowl: the game, the food, the viewing parties, the commercials. It is certainly a strong, unmoving American tradition. But, beyond the football, the Super Bowl is also a display of something much more relevant: American culture in...

Many Factors Can Play Role in College Decision

January 30, 2013


Filed under Op-Ed, Opinion

By DAVID OBERMAN CONTRIBUTING WRITER I applied to university twice, once as a senior in high school and once as a transfer, submitting a total of 26 applications. I remember my father’s candid advice, quite well,   “Go to a good school and get a degree.” Perhaps the explicitness of his direction explains the abominabl...

Middle East Policy Must Focus on ‘Helping People’

January 30, 2013


Filed under Op-Ed, Opinion

By JOHN BUNDOCK CONTRIBUTING WRITER The nomination of Fordham alumnus John Brennan, FCRH ’77, to the position of director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has roused a mixture of pride, concern and even outrage among Rose Hill students. I have seen many a Facebook post profess school pride...

I Am Pro-Life

January 30, 2013


Filed under Columnists, Opinion

By JOHN P. CASTONGUAY COLUMNIST I am pro-life. I say this not out of an attempt to win people to the cause through personal charisma or necessarily to advertise the pro-life cause, but out of a need to conquer my own fear. In some circles, I have consistently been, if not vocal, at least comfortable wi...

EU in Danger?

January 30, 2013


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By CONOR FUCCI COLUMNIST In Europe there is a political and economic union of 27 nations that has revolutionized the way that we look at international organizations and the structuring of economies. The European Union (EU) has been growing since 1958, when only six nations put into place certain be...

Lance Armstrong Abuses Wealth and Influence

January 30, 2013


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By JOSEPH VITALE ASSISTANT OPINION EDITOR At a glance, Lance Armstrong’s story resembles that of many other successful American athletes. He trained intensely to become a world class competitor, he faced a giant bump in the road and he overcame it. He then became the most dominant cyclist in the world and used his story ...

Editorial: Women’s Basketball Merits Fan Support

January 30, 2013


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

By The Editorial Board Until Jan. 27, when Fordham’s women’s basketball team suffered a loss to Duquesne, the team was experiencing a seven-game winning streak in conference play. Despite the loss, the team currently has a 14-6 overall record and a 4-1 record in Atlantic 10 conference play — the bes...

From the Desk of Richard Bordelon, Opinion Editor

January 30, 2013


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By RICHARD BORDELON OPINION EDITOR Forsan et haec olim meminisse juvabit. Aeneas tells his companions this in the beginning of Virgil’s Aeneid, one of the greatest works of Western literature. He and his troops had just weathered a storm while fleeing from their home, Troy, to their new home in modern-day I...

Dagger John’s Cups Decrease in Size, No Need for Uproar

January 30, 2013


Filed under Op-Ed, Opinion

By PATRICK MULLEN STAFF WRITER It has been popular in recent months to criticize Mayor Bloomberg’s proposed ban of large, sugary drinks. Many have called it a pointless abuse of his power. Some have even joked that it is the move of a “dictator.” Alas, 2013 has come, and the ban is now offi...

Graph Search, Amidst Privacy Issues, Has Potential

January 30, 2013


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By DECLAN MURPHY STAFF WRITER A recently unveiled Facebook feature has many users concerned about their privacy when it comes to social networking. “Graph Search” is a new search tool introduced by Facebook that allows its users to search for people, businesses, restaurants, brands and music according to the intere...

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