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The Return of Third Eye Blind: 1997 in 2011, and I Plan on Enjoying Every Second of It

May 24, 2011

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By Diana Denza, Staff Writer Throughout the third week in April, I couldn’t sign into Facebook without statuses filling my news feed from fellow Fordham students revolving around one certain topic. When I managed to finally wake up after hitting the snooze button on my alarm clock five times and head to class, I could...

What H.R.3 and Its Proponents Are Hiding

May 24, 2011

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By Sogand Afkari, Staff Writer At the Rally for Women’s Health on Feb. 26, the master of ceremonies quoted Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. before 5,000 people. "You will not remember the words of your enemies,” she asserted, “but you will remember the silence of your friends." Yes, essentially the bill known as “H.R.3”...

The Lost Value of Privacy

May 24, 2011

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Why the Phrase “Think Before You Click” Should be Taken More Seriously By Monique John, Staff Writer Video-sharing and social networking sites such as YouTube, Twitter and Facebook are so widely used that they are becoming hallmarks of today’s world. Millions of people across various age groups and economic classes are lo...

Blame it on the Train

May 24, 2011

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Subway Line Promises Little but Disappointment to Straphangers By Catherine Davis, Staff Writer Most of my experience with the C train has been limited to that of a bystander on a platform. I have ridden it on occasion, when my travels have taken me to Chelsea and beyond. But with the exception of about five stops, I am unsur...

Thoughts on Islamophobia

May 24, 2011

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America, You Got Your Mama’s Style, But You’re Yesterday’s Child To Me By Helen Lee, Staff Writer The best thing about America’s 200 year history of rabid nativism is that when I hear about instances of xenophobic sadism, I’m usually not particularly shocked, which is good for my sometimes difficult to manage stress...

Feeling Safe in Post-9/11 New York

May 24, 2011

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By Catherine Davis, Contributing Writer After an incident of mass underage drinking, my grammar school's traditional Eighth Grade Ride on the Circle Line Ferry became my grammar school's traditional, abundantly chaperoned, Eighth Grade Stay at a Dude Ranch in Upstate New York. I missed out on this tradition, however, as post-9/...

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