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Tenure Can be Toxic for Students

Tenure Can be Toxic for Students

April 25, 2018

By Faustino Galante On April 17, 2018, former first lady Barbara Bush died at the age of 92. In the wake of her passing, individuals from across the United States paid their respects. One professor from Fresno State, ...

Was Zuckerburg’s About-Face Effective?

Was Zuckerburg’s About-Face Effective?

April 18, 2018

By Faustino Galante Last week, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg spent his Tuesday and Wednesday on Capitol Hill. The 33-year old billionaire was asked to testify before congress amid public outrage in regards to recent issues invol...

Trump v. Daniels: A Storm Worth Chasing

Trump v. Daniels: A Storm Worth Chasing

April 11, 2018

By Faustino Galante In July of 2006, adult film star, Stormy Daniels allegedly met President Donald J. Trump at a charity golf tournament in Lake Tahoe. According to Daniels, Trump, who was married at the time and expec...

Sister Jean: The Face of an Underdog

Sister Jean: The Face of an Underdog

April 4, 2018

By Faustino Galante On Saturday, March 31, 11 seed underdog Loyola-Chicago was defeated by Michigan in the Men’s NCAA Basketball Tournament Final Four 69-57. Loyola’s run to the semi-finals was an improbable one. Coll...

The Catholic Church Should Not Condemn Marijuana Use

The Catholic Church Should Not Condemn Marijuana Use

March 14, 2018

By Faustino Galante Many people do not know that the Roman Catholic Church is a major opponent of marijuana use. On June 20, 2014, Pope Francis spoke out against the recreational use of drugs, including marijua...

Teachers Should Not Be Armed

Teachers Should Not Be Armed

March 6, 2018

By Faustino Galante On Feb. 14, 20-year-old Nikolas Cruz killed 17 of his former classmates attending Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. In the wake of this tragedy, lawmakers and citizens alike have beco...

A Revamped XFL: McMahon Can Get It Right

A Revamped XFL: McMahon Can Get It Right

February 7, 2018

By Faustino Galante This past Sunday, football fans were treated to one of the most exhilarating games of all time. Super Bowl LII, in which the Philadelphia Eagles defeated the defending champions, the New England Pat...

The “Rust Belt” is Far From Lackluster

The “Rust Belt” is Far From Lackluster

January 31, 2018

by Faustino Galante On the Nov. 8 2016, business mogul Donald J. Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States. Leading up to election night, politicians (both on the left and the right), the media and the p...

Tardy Teachers: The Forgotten “Section 3.1”

Tardy Teachers: The Forgotten “Section 3.1”

January 24, 2018

By Faustino Galante Section 3.1 of Fordham University’s Undergraduate Faculty Handbook makes clear that a deadline exists regarding when a professor must hand in final semester grades. The handbook mandates that grades b...

POTUS Tweets Continue to Mistreat Muslims

POTUS Tweets Continue to Mistreat Muslims

December 6, 2017

By Faustino Galante On Sept. 20, 2017, First Lady Melania Trump established a new campaign against bullying at a United Nations luncheon. She specifically expressed her concern with cyberbullying, stating, “We must tur...

How Online Streaming Has Killed Family Time

How Online Streaming Has Killed Family Time

October 4, 2017

By Faustino Galante I am a huge fan of the 1990s sitcom “Seinfeld.” For the past few weeks, I have been re-watching each episode of the show on Hulu. The show is considered an icon of the 1990s. Each Thursday, millio...

Political Polarization Can Cloud Serious Issues

Political Polarization Can Cloud Serious Issues

September 27, 2017

Controversy—a disagreement, typically prolonged, public and heated. The word controversy has become a staple of American society. Our politics are littered in it. Twenty first century political ...

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