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This Was the Worst Spirit Week Ever

This Was the Worst Spirit Week Ever

April 30, 2019

When I saw a McMahon bulletin board advertising an upcoming spirit week, I thought things would be different this time. Each day promised new events. It was the culmination of a whole month of “giving it up” for something, apparently.

Prestige Is the Way Out

Prestige Is the Way Out

April 30, 2019

So, you have to imagine there’s a certain sense of thrill and hullabaloo to getting those college acceptance letters in the mail — not just because someone really, for sure, definitely wants to go to Yale, but because it’s a way out for them.

This Mother’s Day, Give Working Mothers Your Respect

This Mother’s Day, Give Working Mothers Your Respect

April 30, 2019

With Mother’s Day right around the corner, I feel it’s  appropriate to visit an issue that America has been struggling to solve: the inability to support the increased influx of working mothers.

Robby Mook and the Future of American Politics

Robby Mook and the Future of American Politics

April 30, 2019

Democrats are less than a year out from the heart of the 2020 primary election, and many left-leaning voters are somewhat confused about how we will get there. With an intimidating number of candidates in the field, and new ones seemingly announcing every day, the state of the primary already feels intimidating and exhausting.

Staff Editorial: Let Student Voices Count

Staff Editorial: Let Student Voices Count

April 10, 2019

Student democracy is suffering at Fordham Lincoln Center. In order to revitalize it, the student body and its government must each understand and respect one another’s role in student life. There needs to be a transparent, reciprocal relationship based on trust.

AOC: The Bigger Picture

AOC: The Bigger Picture

April 9, 2019

As an American conservative and a European liberal, we hold different political convictions, but we both agree the criticism Ocasio-Cortez receives is trivial.

No Good Outcomes in Upcoming Spanish Elections

No Good Outcomes in Upcoming Spanish Elections

April 9, 2019

The global trend of strong, alt-right, semi-authoritarian, populist discourse fueled by the migratory crisis in the Mediterranean and the 2008 economic crisis has seeped into Spanish politics.

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.

Cryptid Found on Campus

Cryptid Found on Campus

April 9, 2019

On March 31, 2019, students were stunned when a creature long assumed to be myth was spotted at the Ildiko Butler Gallery.

Ancestral Wealth Gets Me Again

Ancestral Wealth Gets Me Again

April 9, 2019

Recently, it came to my attention that I am broke. New York is expensive and I was never that rich in the first place, so things have only gone downhill upon my arrival at Lincoln Center in September.

Take Action to Help the Homeless

Take Action to Help the Homeless

April 9, 2019

As members of this beautiful city, we should take on the responsibility of improving the welfare of our fellow New Yorkers.

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.