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Incompetent teachers who cannot be removed pose a real threat to students. (Courtesy of Flickr)

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, ...

Facebook Inc. CEO Mark Zuckerburg answered questions for two days ranging from personal privacy to data security issues (Courtesy of Facebook).

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’s affair with Stormy Daniels reflects poorly on his reputation (Courtesy of Facebook).

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 was indeed a contributing factor to the successful March Madness run of Loyola-Chicago University (Courtesy of Flickr).

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 continues to be hypocritical so long as it retains its strong stance against the use of marijuana. (Courtesy of Flickr)

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...

Arming teachers with guns will not prevent further school shootings, only removing guns from harmful individuals will (Courtesy of Flickr).

Teachers Should Not Be Armed

March 7, 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...

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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...

If students at Fordham University are forced to adhere to specific deadlines, their professors should also follow suit (Courtesy of Flickr).

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...

If students at Fordham University are forced to adhere to specific deadlines, their professors should also follow suit.(Courtesy of Flickr)

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...

Jayda Fransen has been notorious for tweeting anti-Muslim posts, but that does not give the Trump licence to retweet (Courtesy of Flickr).

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...

Family time is important and binge watching television shows should not interfere with personal interactions (Courtesy of Julia Comerford).

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...

Members of the Fordham community were forced to adjust quickly during coronavirus cancellations. (Courtesy of Ram Archives)

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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