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My Protest Against Ignorance

May 27, 2011

Filed under Opinions, Politics, Religion

By SONYA BURLAN Contributing Writer Published: October 11, 2007 On Sept. 29, I attended the protest rally to pull out of Iraq in front of the Capitol in Washington D.C.  Unlike the majority of the attendees, I was against withdrawal from Iraq. I attended the rally because I wanted to hear what the protesters had to ...

Does Amadinejad have the Right to Speak?

May 27, 2011

Filed under Opinions, Politics

By JESSE LERER Staff Writer Published: October 11, 2007 On Sept. 24, nearly every New Yorker was affected in some way by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s visit to the city. Whether you were opposed to the Iranian head of state’s plan to speak at Columbia University or whether you felt Ahmadinejad had t...

Free Speech in Four Letters and Four Words

May 27, 2011

Filed under Opinions, Politics

What Does Having Freedom of Speech Really Mean? By ANGELICA BRUNETTI Opinions Editor Published: October 11, 2007 I’m all for the expressive value of the F-word and our freedom to use it wherever we please, but I also think that when it’s printed in a four word editorial in the Colorado State University’s student ...

Obama Takes On Manhattan

May 27, 2011

Filed under Opinions, Politics

By Ken Lombardi Contributing Writer Published: October 11, 2007 Whether an ardent supporter or a contemptuous detractor of 2008 presidential hopeful Barack Obama, anybody who bore witness to his bravura Sept. 27 campaign speech at Washington Square Park cannot deny the fact that this young Illinois senator c...

The Numbers Don’t Lie

May 27, 2011

Filed under Opinions, Staff Editorial

Published: October 11, 2007 New York State Governor Eliot Spitzer chose Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) to discuss his new children’s healthcare policy and his policy to give driver’s licenses to undocumented workers.  The Fordham community welcomed the press conference, which took place in the Leon Lowenstein ...

Why Fordham Should Be Smoke-Free

May 27, 2011

Filed under Fordham, Opinions

By JOSHUA CRUZ Contributing Writer Published: October 11, 2007 Fordham University should be a completely smoke-free environment in order to promote a healthy smoke-free lifestyle for students. At least that’s what its PR department should say. All of Fordham University Lincoln Center should be smoke-free, including ...

Britney’s VMA Frenzy

May 27, 2011

Filed under Opinions, Pop Culture

By FAROGHE ANWAR Contributing Writer Published: September 27, 2007 The 2007 VMAs was also known as the show airing Britney Spears return, but was her performance what we were expecting? The former pop queen appeared nervous and a bit lost on stage.  Performing her new single, “Gimme More,” her routine lacked energy ...

Sex, Scandal, and the Disney Channel

May 27, 2011

Filed under Opinions, Pop Culture

By JOSHUA CRUZ Contributing Writer Published: September 27, 2007 Vanessa Hudgens is one of the stars of the highly successful made-for-TV movies “High School Musical” and its sequel “High School Musical 2.” She is also the latest star whose nude photos have leaked on the Internet. This type of notoriety is not a...

Fordham’s Futile Battle Against Pre-Marital Sex

May 27, 2011

Filed under Fordham, Opinions

By Jesse Lerer Staff Writer Published: September 27, 2007 Almost every FCLC student living on campus has, at some point, required an overnight guest pass. Reasons for guest passes vary from student to student. Many students require guest passes for friends and siblings who need a place to stay for the night. Other guest pa...

Life Casting: the Self-Induced Blow to Privacy

May 27, 2011

Filed under Opinions, Pop Culture

By Angelica Brunetti Opinions Editor Published: September 27, 2007 Could you imagine being under 24 hour video surveillance? What would life be like for us if anyone in the world could tap into a live video stream of our lives? In a society in which we fight passionately for the right to privacy (even when national securit...

Television: in Memorium

May 27, 2011

Filed under Opinions, Pop Culture

By Cass Daubenspeck Literary Editor Published: September 27, 2007 Television is dead; or, at least, it’s comatose. Not like the novel—that whole premature obituary was weak and unfunny; it really threw Walter Benjamin for a loop. In fact, if you have not done so yet, please make sure to tell the novel, next time you ...

Monster Attack on Fordham Imminent

May 27, 2011

Filed under Opinions, Pop Culture

By FEIFEI LING Copy Editor Published: September 27, 2007 From the first sighting of Bigfoot in 1840, to Mothmen terrorizing West Virginia in 1966, to chupacabras caught in south Texas in 2007, there have been a surprising amount of “mythical beast” encounters for such a rational society in which we think we live. For...

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