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a map showing the distribution of Fordham international students in the fall 2019 semester

The Battle With ICE Is Not Over, and Here’s Why

July 18, 2020

The battle for international students is not over, and it will not be until we are treated with respect we deserve.

Putin’s Middle Eastern agenda is seemingly aided and abetted by Trump — from top to bottom.

Is Trump Putin’s Puppet?

December 4, 2019

From disclosing classified intelligence to Russian officials (this was legal) to belittling his own intelligence and security agencies, Trump has favored Russia over his own country.

The Machines Have Already Risen: Our Collective Course Registration Nightmare

The Machines Have Already Risen: Our Collective Course Registration Nightmare

December 4, 2019

Thankfully, the sentient lines of code weren’t widespread enough to initiate a Skynet-like extermination of humanity, so they turned to the next best thing: assuming total control of our lives through assuming total control of our class schedules.

TikTok is a popular social media app among Fordham Students, but the U.S. Army believes it could be a risk to their security.

Students React to TikTok Investigation

December 4, 2019

The app, which many students have dubbed “the next Vine,” has gained mounting scrutiny from American tech executives and government officials in recent months.

To train, Pang ran in subzero temperatures above the Arctic Circle.

North Pole Marathon Frozen by Political Conflict

April 30, 2019

Last month, Jonathan Pang, Fordham College at Lincoln Center ’19, traveled to the arctic to compete in the North Pole Marathon. Unfortunately, due to political conflict between Russia and Ukraine, the race was cancelled. Pang is excited to return to the race next year.

With round-the-clock appearances on cable television and enough conflicting legal theories given on such programs to make a seasoned political analyst’s head spin, it’s unclear how much Giuliani thinks before he speaks. (DonkeyHotey VIA FLICKR)

How Rudy Giuliani Deceives the American People

September 12, 2018

As the seemingly endless scandals of the Trump administration continue to materialize in places both e...

The U.S. must make strides to keep Bashar al-Assad in check.

Syria: The Global Conflict of Our Time

May 9, 2018

Throughout the weekend of April 6, 2018, the international community was largely aghast as news brok...

Help Ukraine to Rebuild, Not Destroy

March 5, 2015

By EMILY SITNERStaff WriterPublished: March 5, 2015 Out of all the political issues plaguing the world over the past year, one of the more strenuous and severe situations would be that of Ukraine and Russia. The conflict began in Nov. 2013, when then-president of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych, agreed to terminate a Europea...

French President Francois Hollande and US President meet for a military review at the White House, in Washington, DC, on February 11, 2014. (Pool photo by Chip Somodevilla courtesy of Getty Images via Abaca Press/MCT)

U.S. Military Presence in Europe Needs to be Reassessed

January 21, 2015

By DYLAN REILLYOpinions Co-EditorPublished: January 21, 2015 The Pentagon announced on Jan. 8 that it would be ending operations at 15 sites in Europe, including an air base in Britain and several facilities i...

A Prussian Approach to the Russian-European Conflict

September 25, 2014

By DYLAN REILLY Asst. Opinions Editor Published: September 24, 2014 At a speech in Estonia earlier this month, President Barack Obama asserted that “[t]he defense of Tallinn and Riga and Vilnius is just as important as the defense of Berlin and Paris and London.” He is of course referring to the status of the Baltic states—Estonia, Latvia, and Lit...

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Should The U.S. Get Involved In Ukraine?

February 26, 2014

By DYLAN REILLY Staff Writer Published: February 26, 2014 After three months of civil unrest and government oppression, many people worry the crisis in Ukraine has the potential to escalat...

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To Push Forward U.S. Agenda, Obama Must Attend Winter Games

January 30, 2014

By FREDERIC ADOR Staff Writer Published: January 30, 2014 Every four years, the world gathers to watch athletes compete in the Olympic Winter Games, and this ye...