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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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NINA GUIDICE, Blog Editor Emerita

All content by NINA GUIDICE
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Most Promising Education Policies: Lhota or de Blasio?

September 23, 2013

POINT: Joe Lhota for Mayor By RACHEL SHMULEVICH I may not be a New York citizen (and therefore not eligible to vote for the next mayor), but it is incredibly important to me that the next...

NYPD continue to stop and frisk. (Ciar/Wikimedia Commons)

NYC’s Stop-and-Frisk Policies Need To Go

April 7, 2013

Stop-and-frisk, the procedure in which a police officer pats down an individual suspected of carrying a concealed weapon, is a racist program that does little more than intimidate poor minorities,...

(Rex Sakomoto/The Observer)

It’s The End of the World…Again

December 12, 2012

Guys, it’s the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine. Because the world’s not going to end. I’m sorry to disappoint you. The Mayans? Their calendar ended. They never predicted anything....

Each year women around the world participate in Slut Walk, a protest against street harassment, rape culture and victim blaming. (Katherine Fotinos/The Observer Archives)

Placing the Burden of Street Harassment

November 14, 2012

You might know it as catcalling, but let’s call it what it really is: street harassment. Or, sexual harassment that occurs on the street. Any girl over the age of 13 has experienced street harassment...

Jay Pharoah and Jason Sudeikis take on the roles of President Obama and Mitt Romney all during election season. (Courtesy of NBC/Dana Edelson/NBC)

Has Political Satire Gone Too Far?

October 19, 2012

Everyone's a comedian in an election year; it's every satirist's favorite season. It's just too easy. The lies, the gaffes, the grandstanding, the obvious pandering, the general public distaste for...

It’s futile to pay your dues as an intern if you’re not gaining valuable skills. (Sherry Yuan/The Observer)

Internships Are Illegal and Exploitative

October 6, 2012

As a young enterprising college student in a sea of equally young, enterprising college students, I know that everyone is doing anything and everything they can to get ahead. So I do the same, which means...

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, left, and U.S. President Barack Obama attend the first presidential debate at Denver University on Wednesday, October 3, 2012, in Denver, Colorado. (Zhang Jun/Xinhua/Zuma Press/MCT)

Students Give Post Debate Reactions

October 4, 2012

The first of four presidential debates was held at the University of Denver, in Colorado, one of the main swing states in next month's election. Presidential candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney...

Students Discuss What It Means To Be a Minority

October 4, 2012

According to the Office of Institutional Research at FCLC, 33.9 percent of students identify as a minority, with Hispanic and Latino students making up the largest minority group at 15.4 percent for Fall...

Denzel Theater Scholar, Chair Named

Denzel Theater Scholar, Chair Named

September 19, 2012

In 2011, Academy Award-winning actor Denzel Washington, Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) ’77, donated $2 million to create an endowment for the Denzel Washington Chair in Theatre position...

President Obama found a new way to interact with the American electorate through social media site, Reddit. (Amy Davis/Baltimore Sun/MCT)

Obama & Reddit: More Fat Chat, No Innovation

September 5, 2012

  “Hi, I’m Barack Obama, President of the United States. Ask me anything.” That’s the sentence that broke the Internet Aug. 29, when President Obama took to Reddit to answer questions...

Point — Counterpoint: Are the Stricter Voting Laws Fair to Americans?

August 22, 2012

Yes, Voting Integrity Must Be Protected By WILL BERGESCH The squabbling about the voter ID laws that has gone on for weeks has left me bewildered. These laws now require some type of official ID to...

A mourner pays tribute to those killed in the massacre at a movie screening of The Dark Night Rises in Aurora, CO. (Courtesy of Mark Boster/LA Times/MCT)

Revisiting Gun Control for Fall Elections

August 22, 2012

The recent years in the US has been plagued by gun violence. In 2007, 32 people were murdered at Virginia Tech. At Fort Hood in 2009, 55 people were shot by a former Army psychologist, leaving 13...

Point – Counterpoint: Liberty and English For All

May 2, 2012

By NINA GUIDICE Recently, Rick Santorum said— in Puerto Rico—that for Puerto Rico to become a state, by federal law it would be required to speak English. Yes, he was wrong because that’s...

It is hard to determine where candidates are getting their money from noawadays. This controversial issue has become so prevalent that it is now the subject of parody in political commentary. (Don Wright/MCT)

“Dark Money” Destroys the Integrity of the Election Season

March 28, 2012

Everyone has heard of Super PACs, those ultra-powerful, ultra-rich organizations that can use their funds for whatever they please, so long as they don’t have direct coordination with a candidate....

Point-Counterpoint: Is a Required Ultrasound a Step Too Far or Justifiable Legislation?

March 28, 2012

Heavy-Handed Abortion Guidelines Violate a Woman on All Levels By NINA GUIDICE Usually, it is considered highly immoral to implement laws that impede a person’s path to exercise their rights. Somehow,...

George Clooney is an Academy favorite. Most likely because the majority of voters are older white men who wish they looked like him. (Kirk McKoy/Los Angeles Times/MCT)

I’d Like to Thank the Academy: The Oscars are a Ceremony of Self-Congratulation

February 26, 2012

"I hope you enjoyed the goody bags and the champagne and the gold. I hope that took your mind off the recession for a while." So ended the 2012 Golden Globe awards, courtesy of Ricky Gervais. The "gold"...

You Call That Art? Abstract Expressionism at MoMA

July 23, 2011

Published: October 7, 2010 At least one member of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) canceled his membership in protest after viewing Ad Reinhardt’s “Abstract Painting” (1963) in its initial...

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