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MARINA RECIO, Opinions Editor Emerita

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Former White House Press Secretary Perino Addresses Students

October 28, 2014

On Thursday, Oct. 21, Dana Perino, former White House Press Secretary under President George W. Bush and current Fox News contributor, addressed students in Keating Hall at Fordham College at Rose...

Ivy League Rejects: You’re Better Off Here at Fordham

Ivy League Rejects: You’re Better Off Here at Fordham

August 28, 2014

When a former Yale professor publishes an article titled “Don’t Send Your Kid to the Ivy League,” quite a bit of discussion is bound to ensue; after all, the Ivy League has produced countless American...

Interns should be paid and their compensation should be directly proportional to the work they do. (Sarah Howard/The Observer)

Working for Free? Save Yourself the Trouble

May 2, 2014

  Promising everything from unparalleled connections to invaluable career experience, internships are to a college student what candy is to a child—and the compensation is often no more than...

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Ban Bossy: Where Critics Miss the Point

April 2, 2014

You may have seen a certain video going around your social media feeds this past week with Beyoncé’s determined gaze and a #BanBossy hashtag compelling you to click play. If you took the time to...

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When Punishment Becomes Torture: Limiting Solitary Confinement in New York Prisons

March 12, 2014

Minors and pregnant women will no longer be submitted to solitary confinement as a form of punishment in New York State prisons, in accordance with a new policy enacted Feb. 19. My first question upon...

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The Press Crackdown in Egypt Hurts Everyone

February 26, 2014

Censorship is a dangerous thing. The Egyptian regime demonstrated the reason last month, when it charged 20 journalists with terrorism-related crimes, claiming they were conspiring with the now-banned...

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Europe’s New Environmental Proposal Signals Dangerous Trend

February 10, 2014

The environmentally friendly European Union (EU) surprised many when it unveiled a new compromise on environmental regulations last month.  The new proposal to end binding national targets for energy...

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Blackfish: Can SeaWorld Stay Afloat?

January 18, 2014

Lately it seems as though SeaWorld’s reputation is on a free fall. On July 19, 2013, the documentary film "Blackfish" was released, later airing on CNN on October 24, exposing the park’s problematic...

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Excessive Use of Force Must Be Addressed

October 17, 2013

The political tension surrounding Washington, D.C. reached a boiling point on Thursday, Oct 3 when Miriam Carey was killed by D.C. police forces following a car chase. The 34-year-old dental hygienist,...

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Death Sentence for Delhi Rapists Sends a Strong Message

October 2, 2013

In December of last year, the Delhi rape case grabbed the world’s attention and focused it on the issue of sexual violence in India. The violent gang rape of a 23-year-old physiotherapy student inside...

No Space for “English Only Zones”

September 23, 2013

One cannot underestimate the importance of knowing English when living in America. Though everyone should feel accepted regardless of language, having a “common language" is beneficial for both a society...