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Silence of the Rams: Fordham’s Free Speech Problem

Silence of the Rams: Fordham’s Free Speech Problem

March 26, 2015

By Canton Winer Fordham's free speech record is a lot like its basketball record: pretty embarrassing and largely ignored. There is, however, one significant difference. The Rams’ dismal 44-106 ba...

Elizabeth Warren: Good for Country and Clinton

Elizabeth Warren: Good for Country and Clinton

February 11, 2015

By Canton Winer I am not ready for Hillary. Don’t get me wrong: I’ll almost definitely vote for Clinton, should she win the Democratic nomination. But, I’ll also almost definitely avoid voting for...

Let Resident Assistants Study Abroad

November 12, 2014

By Canton Winer The Office of Residential Life fired me for studying abroad. Let me clarify: since RAs are hired only for one year, I was technically “not rehired.” (Though, it should be noted, I was ...

Useless: Fordham’s Foreign Language Requirement

October 22, 2014

By Canton Winer If Fordham’s foreign language requirement worked, I would be able to write this column in Spanish. As it is, I can barely ask where the bathroom is in Spanish, much less write a co...

Dumping Gay vs. Straight

October 1, 2014

By Canton Winer Stop asking people if they’re “gay” or “straight.” Surely we can all agree that human sexuality is far more complicated than gay vs. straight. Why do we insist on t...

Stop Calling It ‘The City’

September 10, 2014

By Canton Winer “I’m going to the city.” All too often, I hear these words floating around Rose Hill. And every time, it makes me cringe. You see, as residents of the Bronx, we are the city....

Hours Before Move-In, Loyola Hall Approved by City

Hours Before Move-In, Loyola Hall Approved by City

August 28, 2014

By Canton Winer Less than 24 hours before students were scheduled to move in, Loyola Hall has received permit approval from New York City. Freshmen participating in Urban Plunge — a program in which incoming freshmen move in three days before orientation — began moving in on...

Change Your Mind: It’s Human

April 3, 2014

By Canton Winer As graduation comes around the bend, seniors undoubtedly feel inundated with unsolicited advice. That being said, the advice of this column may be too late for those graduating in less than one mon...

Why Are We Afraid of Race?

March 26, 2014

By CANTON WINER COLUMNIST In my semester in South Africa, I’ve come to appreciate many of the privileges of life in the United States. In most aspects — access to education, public transportatio...

Try Trickle-Up Economics

March 12, 2014

By Canton Winer By now, you have heard about trickle-down economics. And unless you ignore basically all reputable data, you probably recognize that trickle-down is a sham. Trickle-down proponents ass...

Let’s Liberate Daddy

March 5, 2014

By CANTON WINER COLUMNIST While I have no bras to burn, my passionately feminist mother raised me as a bra-burner in spirit. So-called ‘women’s liberation’ has long made sense to me. Recently, howe...

Russia’s Repression Olympics

February 12, 2014

By CANTON WINERCOLUMNISTWhen the Olympic Games opened in Sochi, Russia, on Friday, they opened in a country which flagrantly represses its own citizens, violates the most fundamental principles of human rights...

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