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The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

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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 Hill (FCRH).
Ivy League Rejects: You’re Better Off Here at Fordham

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

August 28, 2014
Institutions like Fordham have remained committed to delivering a true education that nurtures all aspects of the person, rather than mass-producing perfect, ambitious graduates that have one goal in mind—a narrow notion of success that translates into money, prestige and social status.
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 an afterthought. Every day, thousands of college students across the country pay to work. In theory, internships are a great opportunity for students. Yet, with roughly half of the intern work force making no money—and in some cases paying for academic credits—it is only appropriate to ask who is really benefitting here.
Courtesy Ban Bossy Campaign

Ban Bossy: Where Critics Miss the Point

April 2, 2014
Girls are discouraged from leading even through the language used when discussing female assertiveness and other traits associated with leadership.
cdogsimmons via Wikicommons

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

March 12, 2014
It is not the prison staff’s job to deal out justice arbitrarily and determine who is allowed the right to have social contact and who isn’t.
Courtesy KRT via MCT

The Press Crackdown in Egypt Hurts Everyone

February 26, 2014
Egypt’s attack on foreign correspondents can be read as an attempt to discourage unbiased, proper journalism in Egypt, and these injustices have not gone unnoticed.
E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune via MCT

Europe’s New Environmental Proposal Signals Dangerous Trend

February 10, 2014
The environment is becoming a secondary concern for the EU.
(Courtesy Blackfish Movie/Dogwoof Documentary Films)

Blackfish: Can SeaWorld Stay Afloat?

January 18, 2014
SeaWorld’ is attempting make one thing clear: the company plans to stay afloat—and admit no wrong.
(Scrumshus/Wikimedia Commons)

Excessive Use of Force Must Be Addressed

October 17, 2013
This terrible event should set an important precedent for future incidents and prompt changes in police procedure regarding the use of deadly force.
Nilanjana Roy/Wikipedia Commons

Death Sentence for Delhi Rapists Sends a Strong Message

October 2, 2013
In a culture that holds women responsible for their misfortune, it is crucial that everything that can be done to change this attitude is done.

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 and its immigrants.
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