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Education Without Representation: Why Are PCS Students Unrepresented in Student Government?

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By MICHAEL LEIFER October 1, 2020
No Professional and Continuing Studies student, it turns out, is eligible to hold any elected USG position.

Why Amy Coney Barrett Should Be Appointed Immediately

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By BRANDON SAPIENZA October 1, 2020
Barrett’s likely confirmation to the Supreme Court is the first step Republicans need to take to stop Democrats from destroying the systems that have governed us since 1789.

Remembering Ruth Bader Ginsburg: The Ultimate Survivor

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By KATHERINE BESHAR October 1, 2020
During a time where we all feel bogged down by the uncertainty of the pandemic, we can look to RBG as a true inspiration for how to persevere no matter what lies ahead.

My Experience Studying Abroad During the Hong Kong Protests

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By STEVIE CORTEZ September 23, 2020
As I lay bleeding on a smoke-filled street in Hong Kong, with Molotov cocktails and unidentified projectiles whizzing over my head, I wondered if this was really how my study abroad experience was going to end.

Why We Love the Apocalypse

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By GRACE GETMAN September 21, 2020
We discuss real climate change as something to prevent or that is waiting for a future generation. This is a fantasy. Climate change is here.

Fordham Needs to Keep Online Summer Classes Available Next Summer

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By CLARA GERLACH September 17, 2020
A wider selection of summer courses also opens up the possibility of a diverse range of asynchronous classes.

Time to Nix New York’s Quarantine

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By LEO BERNABEI September 16, 2020
The rules for quarantining are highly specific and unrealistic in implementation.

A Blueprint for Equitable Vaccine Distribution

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By PATRICK RIZZI September 16, 2020
It will take a truly global effort to end the pandemic, and not all countries will be able to participate as fully as others in such an effort.

Trump Creates a Schism in the Catholic Church

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By NICHOLAS SCOTCHIE September 15, 2020
This election has and will continue to deepen fissures across American society, and Catholics will not be left unscathed.

Life Lessons I Learned From Not Discussing Sex With My Indian Parents

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By RASHMI SINGH September 9, 2020
My parents can’t talk to me about sex. Not doing so can be harmful, as kids can be in unsafe situations with nowhere to turn.

Keeping the Campus Safe Should Be a Collective Effort

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Keeping everyone safe on both Fordham campuses will require mutual cooperation and accountability from both the administration and students.

Gold Is the New Pink

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By OLIVIA STERN September 3, 2020
It’s September, and you know what that means, right? If you have no idea what I’m implying, you are not alone. Under normal circumstances, I would have been oblivious to the issue that is childhood cancer.
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