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Never Too Old for Young Adult Fiction

Never Too Old for Young Adult Fiction

April 3, 2019

The best part of the book world is that everyone has a multitude of options to choose from — and nobody has the right to stand on a pedestal and lessen others’ intelligence or maturity because of it.

Touchdown on Mars: What InSight’s Feat Means for Humanity

Touchdown on Mars: What InSight’s Feat Means for Humanity

November 28, 2018

While the InSight mission is a big deal in that it is exploring uncharted territory, we should certainly temper our expectations on its implications, especially in the short term.

Keep Kanye out of the Political Spotlight

Keep Kanye out of the Political Spotlight

October 17, 2018

By Joelle Saunders Beyoncé had the right idea back in 2009 at the fateful MTV Video Music Awards when she exclaimed: “No, Kanye! No.” At that point in time, Kanye was known almost exclusively as a...

Un’s Missile-less Parade is Still Suspicious

Un’s Missile-less Parade is Still Suspicious

September 19, 2018

By Jana Tehfe On Sept. 9, soldiers, artillery vehicles and floats proceeded through the main plaza in Pyongyang, North Korea for the annual parade, celebrating 70 years of rule by the Kim Dynasty. Markedly absent wa...

Let Laptops in Classes with Longer Readings

Let Laptops in Classes with Longer Readings

September 12, 2018

By Lydia Parker ...

Is Snap Inc. Still Worth Chatting About?

Is Snap Inc. Still Worth Chatting About?

April 18, 2018

By Daniel Salvio I would bet close to every single one of you reading this right now have this app on your phone. It is the No. 2 free application on the iTunes app store.  It has been around since Sept. 2011, and personall...

The Toxicity of Our Politics

The Toxicity of Our Politics

April 11, 2018

By Jimmy Sullivan On Monday, the President of the United States described an FBI raid as “an attack on our country.” Sadly, no one batted an eyelash. Those words are appropriate for terro...

Putin Should be Punished for Taking Out Kremlin Critics

Putin Should be Punished for Taking Out Kremlin Critics

March 22, 2018

By Collin Bonnell On March 4, Sergei Skripal, a former Russian spy who was living in exile in Britain, and his daughter Yulia, were mysteriously poisoned in a Salisbury cafe. Just over a week later, on March 12, ano...

Fordham Fosters Comraderie for Walkout

Fordham Fosters Comraderie for Walkout

March 15, 2018

By Emily Thompson One of the things that really drew me to Fordham University was its motto of creating “men and women for others.” I knew on my first day, when I heard Rev. Joseph M. McShane, S.J., president of the univ...

Why “The Wall” is Still Wrong

Why “The Wall” is Still Wrong

March 14, 2018

By Sean Franklin On the campaign trail, then-candidate Donald Trump often talked about building a wall on the southern border. “We need to build a wall” became one of his signature applause lines. But pundits dismissed...

Aid Is Necessary For Closure of Iraq War

Aid Is Necessary For Closure of Iraq War

March 7, 2018

By Collin Bonnell It has been almost 15 years since Operation Iraqi Freedom was launched by George W. Bush. Since Bush gave his “Mission Accomplished” speech, what was presented as a small pre-emptive strike to...

A 5G Network is Worth Sprinting After

A 5G Network is Worth Sprinting After

February 14, 2018

By Emily Thompson When I first heard about Sprint releasing a 5G network, my first thoughts included: 1.) My 4G doesn’t even work properly. 2.) Does increasing the number make it better? 3.) What the heck is 5G? I am not the most technological person, so the idea of...

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