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President Trump's decisions in Iran have made headlines. (Courtesy of Flickr)

Escalation in Iran Risks Chance for Peace

January 22, 2020

On Jan. 3 of this year, Iranian General Qasem Soleimani was killed by an American airstrike at Baghdad International Airport in a military operation authorized by President Trump. Soleimani’s death led to a...

A kangaroo rushes past a burning house in Lake Conjola, Australia, on Tuesday, Dec. 31 2019. This fire season has been one of the worst in Australia's history, with at least 15 people killed, hundreds of homes destroyed and millions of acres burned.  (Matthew Abbott/The New York Times)

Australia is Burning and Climate Change is the Culprit

January 22, 2020

Fires in Australia continue to ravage the country's wildlife, while the government does little in response. The government must enact more effective legislation to combat this issue.

The Book Bratz received hundreds of write-ins concerning young adult novels. (Courtesy of Twitter)

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.

InSight’s landing on Mars was a giant leap forward for mankind, and should lead to more exiting discoveries in the future. (Courtesy of Flickr)

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.

Kanye West should not be taken seriously as a political opinion, no matter how many times he visits the White House (Courtesy of Flickr).

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...

Having no intercontinental ballistic missiles in North Korea’s parade is a start, but does not complete denuclearization (Courtesy of Flickr).

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...

Laptops, although sometimes distracting, are a better alternative to printing out longer assignments for class (Courtesy of Julia Comerford/The Fordham Ram).

Let Laptops in Classes with Longer Readings

September 12, 2018

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Snapchat’s new interface is very unpopular amongst long-time users as it is too complex and not chronological. (Courtesy of Julia Comerford/The Fordham Ram)

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...

Russia's assassination of exiled Russian critics on foreign soil has rarely led to any diplomatic consequences for Putin

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...

The National Walkout, taking place on March 14, will hopefully heighten the awareness of the need for gun control. (Courtesy of Flickr)

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...

President Trump’s U.S. Border Wall is, and will always be, an expensive, unrealistic and ultimately ineffective concept. (Courtesy of Flickr)

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...

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