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When CAB and OSLCD Collide

When CAB and OSLCD Collide

April 22, 2015

UPDATE: The lecture was moved to the Lombardi Field House, according to a post by CAB on social media.  By Cate Carrejo Chances are, you will not be able to see the Brandon Stanton lecture this Thur...

Apple’s Efforts to Converse Fall Short

Apple’s Efforts to Converse Fall Short

April 22, 2015

By Kathryn Wolper In an effort to operate sustainably, Apple has recently collaborated with The Conservation Fund to protect 36,000 acres of working forests in Maine and North Carolina. The company anno...

Importance of Politically Correct Language Use Deters Potential Discussion

March 11, 2015

By Marcelle Meyer I debate in an organization that is, on balance, very liberal and focuses heavily on political correctness in our discussions. Topics range from feminism and gender theory to United...

Who is Responsible for Twitter Trolls?

Who is Responsible for Twitter Trolls?

February 11, 2015

By Kathryn Wolper Most Twitter users are aware of the prevalence of “trolls.” Twitter abuse ranges from incessant tweets by users begging celebrities to notice them to harmful sexist messages and dea...

Why JJ Watt Deserved MVP

February 4, 2015

By Anthony Pucik On Saturday, the NFL announced its season awards before the Super Bowl. I agreed with nearly every award: DeMarco Murray for Offensive Player of the Year, J.J. Watt for Defensive Play...

McDonald’s Misguided Attempt to Spread the Love

McDonald’s Misguided Attempt to Spread the Love

February 4, 2015

By Marcelle Meyer Who doesn’t love a good Super Bowl commercial? The wave of ads from companies who pay millions of dollars for 30 second time slots during the Super Bowl are often met with a mix o...

Polarized Parties Endanger Elections

February 4, 2015

By James Demetriades This past week put an end to rumors about the potential of Mitt Romney running for president in 2016, in favor of new rumors about another Republican, Jeb Bush. At this point, no c...

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...

Changing Our Language

October 22, 2014

By Marcelle Meyer Shamil Tarpischev, the host of a Russian nighttime television show, is in a fair amount of trouble with the World Tennis Association for a joke he made on his show. In discussing one of Maria Sharapova’s matches at the Olympics, he referred to Venus and Serena Williams as “the Williams brothers.” While this radio comment is an undeniably offensive and sexist attack on two very skilled female ten...

Privilege Requires Responsibility

March 26, 2014

By Sarah Allison Growing up, my mom used to talk to my sister and me about our privileges, such as watching cartoons on Saturday mornings or eating ice cream after dinner. She frequently reminded us that p...

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...

Playlist: ‘Shadow Stabbing’

March 26, 2014

BY ROSEMARY DEROCHER COLUMNIST As with a lot of things, I have a never-ending love/hate relationship with the opening riff to “Shadow Stabbing” by CAKE. On the one hand, it’s catchy and I could listen to it for hours. On the other hand, its simplicity drives me nuts. Aside from irresistibly causing head-bopping and foot-tapping, “Shadow Stabbing” casts an interesting light on the oft-romanticized “creative process”—...

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