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Dating Apps Are Not as Bad As They Seem

By DIANA SILVA March 21, 2021
It’s safe to say that we’ve all wrestled with the idea of entering the world of online dating. Dating apps like Tinder, Bumble or Hinge have been around for years but spiked in use during the pandemic. 
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The Vigil of Sarah Everard

By PATRICK RIZZI March 20, 2021
This past Saturday, hundreds of people congregated in a park to honor the life of Sarah Everard, 33, who was kidnapped and allegedly killed by an active police officer.
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All Men Are Trash — Regardless of Their Sign

By ISABELLA SCIPIONI March 19, 2021
Astrology is fun, and, to some practitioners, a serious way to get to know other people, but it cannot continue to be an excuse for sexism.
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My Childhood Under Military Dictatorship in Myanmar

By HAN OO March 19, 2021
"It was not until I left government-funded school and came to the United States that I learned the sad reality. As the military coup was taking place, I finally understood everything the Burmese refugees were fighting for."
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Fordham Needs to Regain Students’ Trust Before In-Person Fall

By THE OBSERVER EDITORIAL BOARD March 18, 2021
With its record of inadequate protocols, how can Fordham students trust that the administration will prioritize their health in the fall?
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Concussion Criminality: Many ‘Criminals’ Suffer from Brain Injuries

By BRIAN PFAIL March 18, 2021
Jails and prisons have disproportionately incarcerated the brain-injured population for decades in the U.S.
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Women: The Perfect Killers

By DIANA SILVA March 18, 2021
Ted Bundy one of the most notorious serial killers in America, but imagine how much more dangerous and famous he would have been if he were a woman. 
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March, In Emails

By OWEN ROCHE March 16, 2021
Editor-in-Chief Emeritus Owen Roche looks back on the onset of the pandemic and virtual production through his inbox.
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Zoom Fatigue Is the Other Viral Epidemic Hitting Colleges

By ISABELLA SCIPIONI March 10, 2021
Zoom fatigue is affecting the health of many college students and remote workers, and we must change our approach to virtual calls. 
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The Fall of Asia’s World City

By STEVIE CORTEZ March 5, 2021
Using the National Security Law, the Hong Kong and mainland Chinese governments have targeted many key figures in the pro-democracy movement.
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Biden’s American Rescue Plan Is Crucial for the Country’s Recovery

By PATRICK RIZZI March 3, 2021
Congress must pass the American Rescue Plan to help control the pandemic, assist working families and work toward post-pandemic recovery.
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What Do You See, Fordham?

By OLIVIA GHEE March 1, 2021
Fordham must clarify its policies regarding content posted on students' personal social media to avoid future free speech controversies.