The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

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The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

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The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

The Observer

CATHERINE ATHERTON, Staff Writer

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The Mayor Should Do More for New York’s Veterans

April 29, 2015

In New York City, one of the greatest cities in the world, I was surprised to discover the minimal amount of support and aid given to veterans who have fought for our country. Despite the fact that Mayor...

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Should Non-Citizens be Allowed to Vote in New York City Municipal Elections?

April 22, 2015

On June 16, 2014, New York State Senator Gustavo Rivera introduced a bill that would allow non-citizens to vote in New York City elections. The bill would allow legal immigrants who have lived in America...

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Clinton Email Scandal Shows a Larger Trend of Dishonesty

April 15, 2015

The Clintons have been associated with a long history of political scandals, thus I was hardly surprised that they had found themselves tangled up in yet another one. News was released in February that...

Women make 77 cents to a mans dollar. (Photo illustration by Isabel Frias)

Next Step for Women’s Rights: Improving the Wage Gap

March 29, 2015

When millions of viewers turn on events such as the Academy Awards, the two main points are who’s wearing what and who wins each category: we’re not focused on political agendas. Thus, I have always...

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Choosing Not to Vaccinate Puts Everyone at Risk

February 26, 2015

In Dec. 2014, seven cases of measles were reported at Disneyland, California which quickly escalated to 121 cases in 17 different states and the District of Columbia, as reported by the Centers for Disease...

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S.A.G.E.S and Fordham Can Coexist, Even With Contradictory Policies

February 11, 2015

On Nov. 3, 2014, over 1,000 Fordham University students, lead by the group S.A.G.E.S, (Students for Sex and Gender Equality and Safety) presented a petition to Fordham President Rev. Joseph McShane, S.J.,...

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