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The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

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PIYALI SYAM, Staff Writer

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The novel “Generation Me” highlights the problem that young adults are becoming increasingly oblivious to the effects of their behavior. (Courtesy of Jean M. Twenge)

The Lost Art of Empathy: New Book Reveals Us to Be Accepting Yet Insensitive Generation

April 18, 2012

It’s been a little over one and a half years since Rutgers freshman Tyler Clementi committed suicide after his roommate, Dharun Ravi, filmed his personal life. The incident shocked the nation. People...

From literary masterminds and film directors to civil rights activists and scientists, introverts have made their mark on society. (Chuck Todd/MCT)

Society Needs Both Introverts and Extroverts to Keep Things Interesting

March 28, 2012

Unapproachable. Unfriendly. Antisocial. All of these words are commonly associated with a word that is often perceived negatively itself: introversion. It’s strange to think that being identified as...

Tabloids or Textbooks? Popular Culture in the Classroom

Tabloids or Textbooks? Popular Culture in the Classroom

March 7, 2012

Last year, a course called “Harry Potter and Philosophy” was offered at Rose Hill for spring 2012. This is part of a countrywide trend of colleges integrating popular culture with education. Rutgers...

Charts show that Netflix’s recent changes have led to a decline in subscribers, who are no longer willing to sign onto the site for service. (Los Angeles Times/MCT)

Netflix Ignores the Customer for Its Own Private Gains

October 5, 2011

Netflix was once the golden bastion of movie rentals. But its recent price increase and decision to split its combined rental and unlimited streaming plan into two separate services has outraged...

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