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Activists Skip School for Climate Justice

Activists Skip School for Climate Justice

February 19, 2020

Most everyone has seen large dramatic gatherings in the media, but rarely are we shown the dedicated students and activists who spend every week, rain or shine, spreading their message, like those at the 76th consecutive climate strike — Fridays for Future.

Fighting the Climate Crisis: One Alumna on the Front Lines

Fighting the Climate Crisis: One Alumna on the Front Lines

February 4, 2020

On Dec. 6, 2019, hundreds of young people gathered outside of City Hall for the Fridays for Future Youth Climate Strike. Volunteering for the organization Zero Hour, a youth-run climate movement that played a pivotal role in organizing the youth climate strike, was Fordham alumna Ludovica Martella.

Deadly Equivalency: How ‘Balanced Journalism’ Can Be Anything But

Deadly Equivalency: How ‘Balanced Journalism’ Can Be Anything But

January 27, 2020

Climate change denial is not a political opinion deserving equal recognition, but instead a dangerous misinformation campaign that actively misleads the public.

The Students Are for Climate Action in 2020

The Students Are for Climate Action in 2020

December 27, 2019

“I’m terrified. The [climate] situation was urgent fifteen years ago when I was a kid. Now I’m terrified that I won’t be able to even recognize the world in a few decades.”

Climate Change Will Save Fordham’s Rankings

Climate Change Will Save Fordham’s Rankings

December 2, 2019

But what if, instead of attempting to change the ever-dubious Fordham retention rate, there was a much simpler and less expensive way to save Fordham’s rankings? 

Letter To The Editor: More Battles To Be Won Over Climate Change

Letter To The Editor: More Battles To Be Won Over Climate Change

December 1, 2019

"As a young adult pursuing a degree in Environmental Studies in New York City, I care about climate cha...

Staff Editorial: More Than Awareness

Staff Editorial: More Than Awareness

October 2, 2019

As young adults in a global society, we have a choice to make: will we remain comfortable in our understanding of activism as simple moral junk food, or will we utilize our familiarity with the tools of modern communication to recognize the full potential of every last act of awareness?

Our Planet Is in Danger: Arcadia Earth Wants to Help

Our Planet Is in Danger: Arcadia Earth Wants to Help

October 2, 2019

Arcadia Earth combines art installations, projections and virtual reality to demonstrate how small changes in our lifestyles can have a massive, positive impact on our Earth.

The Crusade Against Climate Change

The Crusade Against Climate Change

September 17, 2019

I was always skeptical of the poor. The way they “didn’t have money” made me wonder if they even wanted it at all.

Much Ado About Something: An Offender’s Guide for Sustainable Egoism

Much Ado About Something: An Offender’s Guide for Sustainable Egoism

April 30, 2019

Environmentalism is often associated with tree-hugging frivolities and an ignorance of a business’s “bottom lines.”  However, without further regulation and a motivation to perform the tasks outlined above, we will undoubtedly face the consequences of environmental degradation.

Dear 2020 Presidential Candidates, We Have to Talk About the Planet

Dear 2020 Presidential Candidates, We Have to Talk About the Planet

April 30, 2019

Climate change is the only issue that should matter in the 2020 election. And, though science is not politics, we have allowed our politics to come before science. This must stop.

Hey Fordham, Let It Snow?

Hey Fordham, Let It Snow?

March 6, 2019

With rising temperatures in February, some students worry that climate change is becoming a Fordham reality.