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The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

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The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

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JOHN MCCULLOUGH, Opinions Editor Emeritus

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This year’s Winter Ball took place at Essex House where students partied to Jay Z, drank mocktails and took pictures in front of a secret garden backdrop.

The End of the World at Winter Ball

March 8, 2019
Senior John McCollough attends his first Winter Ball at Essex House where he makes some memories.
Macrons potential victory in the French presidential election will have severe implications for the future political climate of the country. (COURTESY OF OFFICIAL LEWEB PHOTOS VIA FLICKR)

Macron Will Not Save Us

May 6, 2017

Emmanuel Macron made history as the first candidate not of a major party of the Fifth French Republic to win the first round of a Presidential election, carrying 24 percent of the vote to continue against...


Yiannopoulos’ Hate Is Not Free Speech

February 24, 2017
On Jan. 27, a scheduled speaking engagement by former Breitbart editor Yiannopoulos Yiannopoulos at Berkeley was cancelled in response to widespread opposition and protests by Berkeley students, as well as the application of “black bloc” rioting tactics by anti-fascist anarchists.
How Can We Move Forward?

How Can We Move Forward?

February 8, 2017
The conflict between opposing political ideologies was something that President George Washington warned against in his farewell address; a warning that has been lost in time.
Megyn Kelly gained many plaudits from the center-left from her many media bouts with President Trump. (Exchange Associate/Flickr)

Liberals: Megyn Kelly is Not Your Friend

January 25, 2017
Kelly’s feud with Trump turned her into an overnight hero of journalistic integrity among liberals and centrists.

Democrats Must Move Left or Die

November 16, 2016
In the early hours of Nov. 9, Donald J. Trump was declared the winner of the 2016 presidential election. This was a result completely unexpected by most of the media and the Democratic Party.

On the Issues: Final Thoughts

November 4, 2016
As the election season winds to a close, the time has come to judge each candidate based on their record, temperment, and positions in total. In this column, we deliver our final verdicts.
On the Issues: Drug Policy

On the Issues: Drug Policy

October 13, 2016
We review the candidates' stances on drug polices and the war on drugs.
Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI-M) supporters along with trade unionists shout slogans and wave flags during a protest rally in Amritsar on September 7, 2010, part of a nationwide strike. A strike called by trade unions and left parties in India to protest against rising prices and alleged anti-labour policies crippled life in the country.   AFP PHOTO/NARINDER NANU (Photo credit should read NARINDER NANU/AFP/Getty Images)

For Organized Labor, India Points the Way Forward

September 29, 2016
On Sept. 2, between 150 and 180 million Indian workers walked out of their jobs.
On the Issues 2016: Social Services

On the Issues 2016: Social Services

September 27, 2016
Each candidate has vastly different ideas when it comes to various social programs in the U.S.

“First Responders” Limits Debate About Police

September 16, 2016
The use of systematically misattributed language such as “first responders” is not the way to open up a dialogue.

On the Issues: Immigration

September 16, 2016
Immigration policies affect the past and future identity of the nation and has been a highly referenced topic this campaign cycle.

On the Issues 2016: Student Loan Debt and Higher Education Cost

August 26, 2016
Student loans and tuition costs of higher education, directly affect the majority of students on campus and throughout the country.
The expansion of the U.S. military’s drone program has led to the loss of too many innocent lives. (PHOTO COURTESY OF RICHARD UNTEN VIA FLICKR)

Assessing the Human Cost of Drone Strikes

May 27, 2016
The expansion of the U.S. military's drone program has led to the loss of too many innocent lives.
One of the co-founders of the Mossack Fonseca law firm in Panama is Ramon Fonseca Mora, seen here in a May 31, 2012, photo. (Courtesy of the International Co./TNS)

The Panama Papers Prove Change is Necessary

April 22, 2016
It is so simple for businesses to circumvent our tax laws that they do not need to jump through as many hoops ... If Americans wish to get around tax laws, they can look to places like Delaware and Nevada.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at American Airlines Center in Dallas on Monday, Sept. 14, 2015. (Nathan Hunsinger/Dallas Morning News/TNS)

Donald Trump: Master of Distraction

November 22, 2015
As anyone who has watched any mainstream news channel for even a minute in the past three months knows, Donald Trump is no fan of undocumented immigrants.
Jeremy Corbyn campaigning in Margate on September 5th 2015. The growing popularity of Bernie Sanders in the U.S. and the rise of Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the opposition in the UK indicates a shift in public opinion away from a strictly capitalist economy. (PHOTO COURTESY OF CHRIS BECKETT VIA FLICKR)

Socialism is Not as Evil as We May Think

October 6, 2015
Despite a century of being portrayed by reactionaries as the antithesis of democracy, it is in fact the necessary extension of democracy to the economy.
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