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The Inconclusive World of Tattoos in the Workplace

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By EVELYN SIMS November 11, 2020
How do words or images on a person’s skin dictate whether or not that person is worthy of being called “professional”?

Straight Girls: Please Stop Kissing Your Friends for Attention

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By JESSICA YU November 9, 2020
I felt icky about it for a long time after, not because I feel icky about kissing girls but because she’s straight. And so were her other friends.

Living Under the Radar: The Trauma of COVID-19 and the Death of George Floyd

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By ANGELA LOCASCIO November 8, 2020
Globally, life has changed drastically with the onset of COVID-19 and the murder of George Floyd. Times like these could either make us or break us.

If Joe Biden Wins, Say Goodbye to Constitutional Norms

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By BRANDON SAPIENZA November 3, 2020
Should Biden and the Democrats win the White House, Senate and House of Representatives, the rights of the political republican minority are on the line.

Refusing to Accept the ‘New Normal’: On Climate Change and Capitalism

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By CORINA FUENTES October 28, 2020
It’s high time that the general public view climate change as a direct result of colonialism and the philosophies that endowed the men in power with the belief that the world was theirs for the taking.

The Societal Benefits of Early Voting

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By PATRICK RIZZI October 28, 2020
While early voting may be politicized this year, it will be a useful instrument in any democracy long after this pandemic abates.

A Pro-Choice Catholic on Single-Issue Voting

A Pro-Choice Catholic on Single-Issue Voting
By SOPHIA ORTEGA October 28, 2020
Catholics are much more complex than Trump implies, so why should a single issue determine such a vital vote?

Barrett’s Gain is the LGBTQ+ Community’s Loss

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By JESSICA YU October 28, 2020
The appointment of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court and President Trump’s potential reelection could threaten the safety of the LGBTQ+ community.

What I’ve Learned About Debating From Among Us

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By ESMÉ BLEECKER-ADAMS October 28, 2020
One can’t help but try to analyze some of the fascinating social dynamics of debating who the imposter is, which feel especially relevant during a bitter election season.

A Reminder to Fordham’s Activists

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By STEVIE CORTEZ October 28, 2020
As you demonstrate, advocate, organize, and protest, remember that those actions themselves are a privilege many can’t afford.

Political Activism Needs to Continue After the Election

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Our duties do not end when the election does, just as the issues affecting us every day are not resolved when a president takes office.

It Cost Me $13,860 to Vote

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By MARIELLE SARMIENTO October 28, 2020
Finally becoming an American proved to me that voting in this country isn’t a right — it’s a privilege.
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