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The Death of Local Journalism Makes Deaths by COVID-19 Seem More Painful

July 9, 2020

Though lack of planning to safely reopen the economy and reckless individuals are common explanations for the spike in coronavirus cases, there is another factor that certainly is not helping anyone: the death of local journalism.

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Latin America: The New Epicenter of COVID-19

July 8, 2020

As the novel coronavirus pandemic wanes in some previously hard-hit areas like New York City and New Orleans, Latin America is becoming the new epicenter of this deadly pandemic.

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A Higher Standard of Justice

July 7, 2020

When it comes to building trust and credibility, tangible changes to the workings of the system go hand-in-hand with adjusting the mindset of its architects.

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Republicans Are Losing the Coronavirus Battle

July 7, 2020

Once seen as the plague of liberal cities, the tide of the coronavirus has now turned.

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Staff Editorial: Fordham’s Anti-Racism Initiatives Are Insufficient

July 2, 2020

Until Fordham holds itself accountable for the safety and security of its Black students, its claims to be anti-racist are mere lip service.

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The Virus Was a Risk; We Turned It Into a Disaster

June 19, 2020

The coronavirus has become a pandemic because of the choices we have made regarding globalization.

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Should I Stay or Should I Go

June 19, 2020

While it would be trivial to pretend that anyone could predict how the coronavirus crisis will end and when its long-term effects will be fully realized, the rise of remote working could certainly incentivize renters to move out of their city apartments and into the suburbs.

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Fordham’s Response to George Floyd Is Inadequate

June 16, 2020

In standing up to our country’s deep history of racial injustice, Fordham can tell its students that it will not simply stand with us but fight with us.

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Staff Editorial: Amplifying Black Voices at The Observer

June 16, 2020

As a predominantly white editorial board at a predominantly white institution, we must actively work to diversify our editorial board and student contributors.

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Protest Guide: Dress for Success (and Survival)

June 5, 2020

Evan Vollbrecht shares his suggestions for safely protesting, including how to deal with the police, compiled from activists around the world.

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The Post-COVID-19 Future of Europe

May 20, 2020

There will be many long-lingering effects of the COVID-19 crisis on the world, but one of the most impactful is the way it will influence international politics.

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It’s Not Just a Flu: Reopening Businesses Will Risk Millions of Lives

May 13, 2020

"I didn’t think a woman complaining about needing her roots redone would make a convincing argument in the eyes of government officials. But alas. Welcome to the land of the free."