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Latin America: The New Epicenter of COVID-19

July 8, 2020

As the novel coronavirus pandemic wanes in some previously hard-hit areas like New York City and New Orleans, Latin America is becoming the new epicenter of this deadly pandemic.

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The Post-COVID-19 Future of Europe

May 20, 2020

There will be many long-lingering effects of the COVID-19 crisis on the world, but one of the most impactful is the way it will influence international politics.

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Open the Economy Safely, but Soon

May 12, 2020

However perfect it sounds to be paid more to not work, government assistance will run out, and we college students and young people will have to pay for it in taxes over the next few years of our lives.

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Pomp and Dire Circumstance: Graduating Into a Recession

April 14, 2020

Before the coronavirus radically transformed daily life in America, seniors were slated to graduate into the strongest job market in 50 years. Now, the employment rate is plummeting — and the jobs that remain are irrevocably changed.

A chocolate production line remains motionless just days before Easter. The small business was forced to lay off half
of its factory employees this past month. Small business employees like these must be the priority of government relief.

Can the Global Economy Recover from COVID-19?

April 14, 2020

It will be a difficult balancing act supporting small businesses while protecting public safety, but governments around the world should focus on small business relief in their primary economic recovery packages to try to alleviate some of the unprecedented disruption from the coronavirus.

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Whole Foods Policy Trades Produce for Profits

February 15, 2018

Across the country, Whole Foods Market has experienced food shortages due to an inventory management sy...

No Deportation Without Immigration Reform

No Deportation Without Immigration Reform

September 25, 2014

By RACHEL SHMULEVICH Opinions Co-Editor Published: September 24, 2014 I’ll always be an advocate of legal immigration, but in the midst of our country’s current immigratio...

Guest Speakers Discuss Immigration Policy

September 18, 2014

By: Hansini Weedagama and Justin Rebollo Contributing Writers September 17, 2014 On Wednesday, Sept. 16, Ken Salazar the former Secretary of the Interior, Sarah Burr an immigration judge, and Gabriel Salguero, president of the National Latino Evangelical Coalition convened in Pope Auditorium at Fordham College at Linc...

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Income Inequality Hurts Us All

April 6, 2014

By GUNAR OLSEN Staff Writer Published: March 28, 2014 “We are the 99 percent!” In the midst of a slow recovery from the worst economic crash sin...

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Audit the Federal Reserve

February 12, 2014

By ROSANNA CORRADO Staff Writer Published: February 12, 2014 The Federal Reserve: an official name that conjures up an image of a large, official governme...

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Europe’s New Environmental Proposal Signals Dangerous Trend

February 10, 2014

By MARINA RECIO Asst. Opinions Editor Published: February 10, 2014 The environmentally friendly European Union (EU) surprised many when it unveiled ...

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Bitcoins Aren’t All That Worth It

January 27, 2014

  By STEFANIE COCOZZELLI Contributing Writer Published: January 27, 2014 New York is a...