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Prestige Is a Losing Game

Prestige Is a Losing Game

April 9, 2019

It’s so tantalizingly easy to scoff at the people who say your money can’t buy you happiness. But it won’t.

We Used to Run USG: Austin Tong Would Break It, But Tina Thermadam Needs to Make it Better

We Used to Run USG: Austin Tong Would Break It, But Tina Thermadam Needs to Make it Better

April 1, 2019

Daniel Nasta and Kayla Wolf were the Treasurer and Vice President of Operations, respectively, of United Student Government (USG) during the 2016-2017 school year.

Smoothies Don’t Count As Dinner

Smoothies Don’t Count As Dinner

March 28, 2019

When a student walks into the dining hall, they shouldn’t have to choose between their ideals and a meal with actual sustenance — especially when we have been promised so many times that the problem is being fixed.

McMahon Freshmen Oppression Must Lessen

McMahon Freshmen Oppression Must Lessen

March 13, 2019

Fordham University is trying to divide its freshman class. After Orientation and outside of class, there aren’t many ways the members of both houses of Fordham can run into each other; so what do you do during that interim time before you find your real friends — dare I say your ramily — when signing you in to hang out in their room is a level of formality you just haven’t reached yet?

Lincoln Center Needs a Student-Exclusive Space

Lincoln Center Needs a Student-Exclusive Space

March 6, 2019

There is no space where people can just have fun, a place where the university doesn’t have any say as to what goes on and what people do.

Liquid Cash: the Fordham Cup Conspiracy

Liquid Cash: the Fordham Cup Conspiracy

February 19, 2019

Fordham’s budget isn’t going to its London program; it’s funding the creation of thousands and thousands of elegant plastic cups decorated with the logo of our fine institution. Big Ben? More like Big Gulp.

Fordham Dining Hall is a Food Lover’s Free-For-All

Fordham Dining Hall is a Food Lover’s Free-For-All

February 19, 2019

Out for a pleasant stroll a few evenings ago, I found myself hopelessly lost in the bowels of Fordham University. I took several elevators (both up and down), an escalator and eventually discovered myself to be in a dumbwaiter that had popped out of thin air. When I was finally able to take in my surroundings, I was standing in front of the finest Fordham dining establishment on this blessed campus: the freshman dining hall.

Staff Editorial: Let’s Be Adults About Contraception

Staff Editorial: Let’s Be Adults About Contraception

February 12, 2019

Fordham chooses to simply pretend that students don’t have sex, and have no need for preventative sexual health resources like condoms and birth control pills.

SATIRE – Budget Troubles Lead to USG Shutdown

SATIRE – Budget Troubles Lead to USG Shutdown

February 6, 2019

As of Thursday, Feb. 5, United Student Government (USG) has been in a state of partial shutdown for 47 consecutive days. This breaks the previous record of two days in 2013, when the USG President at the time lost his keys. Shockingly, Austin Tong, Gabelli School of Business ’21, is not at fault this time.

The Task of the Liberal Arts

The Task of the Liberal Arts

February 6, 2019

It is not so much that I am here interested in the liberal arts as particular topics of study, as if they were mere pleasant hobbies. I have a higher allegiance to the liberated human self. And the proper vocation of this human self is love (eros). That alone is freedom.

Satire – Gale Unveiled: Hallway Breeze a Blessing

Satire – Gale Unveiled: Hallway Breeze a Blessing

January 23, 2019

There are forces far more powerful than physics at play in this humble walkway.

Let’s Get That Yield Rate Up, Fordham

Let’s Get That Yield Rate Up, Fordham

January 23, 2019

Yield rates are inextricably linked to higher selectivity in college admissions, a factor that carries 10 percent of the weight in determining a university’s rank in the “National Universities” category of U.S. News and World Report.

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