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How Do You Solve a Problem Like Austin Tong?

July 29, 2020

Tong’s actions are counterintuitive to Fordham’s reputation as a business, and as such, he should be metaphorically “fired” from his position as a member of the Fordham community.

a map showing the distribution of Fordham international students in the fall 2019 semester

The Battle With ICE Is Not Over, and Here’s Why

July 18, 2020

The battle for international students is not over, and it will not be until we are treated with respect we deserve.

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How I Know I Am Ready for My Freshman Year at Fordham

July 16, 2020

Through reflection and conversation, we have come to realize that the incoming freshman class is all in this together. We will be bonded by the chaos and all of the missed memories created by the pandemic at the end of our high school careers.

Fordham classroom with students sitting at desks facing a whiteboard, photographed from the back

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.

A Black fist with the names of Black people unjustly killed in the United States, starting at Emmett Till and continuing to George Floyd

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.

On the first Hawaiian Shirt Thursday, the writer’s Latin professor boosted morale by having everyonewear print shirts and use fun virtual backgrounds.

Online Classes Are Good for Older Professors

April 7, 2020

Many of our professors are boomers. That’s not an insult, just a fact: It takes years to earn a degree and even more to become tenured at a university.

A Case for Reaching Out

A Case for Reaching Out

April 7, 2020

Fordham students, like other college students across the United States and throughout the world, have been sent home and are doing what they can to stop the spread of the coronavirus. The pandemic has introduced us all to “flattening the curve,” Zoom and, of course, social distancing.

The sofas provided in the women's bathroom in the Leon Lowenstein Center couch a history of misogyny.

The Origins of the Couches in the Women’s Bathrooms: Sexism

March 10, 2020

I do not see many people using these couches. People seem to go to the restroom to use the facilities, not to rest, oddly enough.

This is how the world will end: not with a bang but with a rinse cycle.

The McKeon Laundry Room Is a Lawless Land

February 19, 2020

Another laundry room may be wishful thinking, but encouraging students to keep the space clean while being more responsible for their belongings is a start.

I Have a Girlfriend and She Goes to Westchester, I Swear

I Have a Girlfriend and She Goes to Westchester, I Swear

February 19, 2020

I know the existence of the Westchester campus is highly questioned here at Lincoln Center, but you’re all wrong. You say there hasn’t been a sighting of a student or faculty member from Westchester in recent memory. Not true — I see my girlfriend all the time, she’s just too shy to introduce herself to anyone, that’s all.

A Fordham Meme Legend: The Top 10 Funniest Trump Tweets

A Fordham Meme Legend: The Top 10 Funniest Trump Tweets

February 19, 2020

Scoring Trump's top 10 Fordham memes of all time, which, unlike his grades while at Rose Hill, we can share with you.

The Fordham Dining Room offers a variety of nutritious food for students to peruse and consume every day.

Keto Food for Thought: Stop Complaining About the Dining Room

February 3, 2020

Fordham students should recognize how lucky we are to possess daily access to such a high quantity of high quality food.