The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

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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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RYAN O’TOOLE, Staff Writer

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Katniss and Gale are fictional characters, but the problems they face in “The Hunger Games” are very real. (Courtesy of Lionsgate)

Panem in Our Own Lives

May 2, 2012
I’ll admit it. I am obsessed. I want to learn archery, berries now have a whole new significance for me, and I daydream in class thinking to myself, “How would I do in the Games?”
Politicians Shouldn’t Deny Students Right to Vote

Politicians Shouldn’t Deny Students Right to Vote

February 15, 2012
Recently in states like Wisconsin and Maine, new laws have been passed whose goal is to suppress student voting. Proposals to restrict students’ ability to vote have been announced or approved in Virginia, Iowa, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, New Hampshire and South Carolina.
Clint Eastwoods new Chrysler ad incites controversy. (Courtesy of YouTube)

Clint Eastwood’s Halftime Commercial Gets Undeserved Backlash

February 13, 2012
Super Bowl XLVI clocked 111 million viewers, making it the most watched event in television history.
The new show “Once Upon a Time” plays out like Washington politics, paralleling today’s political climate. (Courtesy of ABC)

“Once Upon a Time”: Politics the Fantastical Way

February 1, 2012
Fairytales and storybook characters have been a part of American culture, as well as global culture, for centuries. Why? For one, they captivate us with their themes of adventure, suspense, romance, redemption and hope.
Young protesters, frustrated with their prospects, have taken this opportunity to make their voices heard.

Occupying Wall Street: It’s About Time We Stood Up For Ourselves

October 19, 2011
Occupy Wall Street is the best thing that has happened to this country in a while, and as its inception is happening a short train ride away from FCLC, I urge all Fordham students to take a stand and join the protests, as students did in the 1960’s.
While in New Orleans, O’Toole and his group took a break from their service to tour the city’s garden district. (Courtesy of Ryan OToole)

Why Every Fordham Student Should GO!

October 5, 2011
I’d like to tell you about the single best program at Fordham that every student should participate in before he or she graduates: Global Outreach (GO!). GO! is an unforgettable experience that allows you to travel the country and world, become close friends with 11 other people and serve out the Jesuit command to go forth and set the world on fire. I am leading a GO! project this year to New Orleans, but no matter where you go, I promise that you will always remember your experience as one of the highlights of your Fordham experience.

How I Learned to Stop Complaining and Love the Ram Van

July 23, 2011

Published: April 13, 2011 “Which list do you have?” “Can you get off at 79th?” “Which seat can I take?” Aside from the last question, which also happens to be a lyric to a recent YouTube...

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