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Please, no more parties in the USA.

The Party (System) Is Over, Folks

January 23, 2019

We have almost all been taught how George Washington forewarned us of the dangers of political parties and that such practice would ultimately lead to the destruction of our country. So why didn't we listen to him?

Turnout for the midterm elections in 2018 was significantly higher than its 2014 counterpart.

You Voted, Now Keep Voting

November 14, 2018

Do something. Do anything to participate in our political process. Go to protests. Show up to town halls. Heck, run for office yourself.

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Staff Editorial: Vigilance in Victory

November 14, 2018

Americans voting in large numbers was fantastic, but those voters organizing all year long will result in changes like never before.

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Vote Local, Not Just Every Four Years

November 19, 2016

After you finish reading this sentence, raise a finger for every one of your local representatives whom...

The Millennial Voice Matters More Than Ever

October 13, 2016

By OBSERVER STAFF On Nov. 8, over 69.2 million millennials will be eligible to vote. However, ...

Flags of all nations at Rockefeller Center. (PHOTO BY Payton Vincelette/ The Observer)

Should Non-Citizens be Allowed to Vote in New York City Municipal Elections?

April 22, 2015

By CATHERINE ATHERTON Staff Writer Published: April 20, 2015 On June 16, 2014, New York State Sen...

Fordham Daily: Voter Turnout Takes Big Hit in Rose Hill USG Election

April 15, 2015

By CONNOR RYAN Fordham Daily Published: March 15, 2015 Students at Rose Hill avoided the United Student Government (USG) poll this year. Only 579 students voted in last week’s election — down from 958 last year and 701 the year before, according to voting statistics from the Office of Student Leadership and Club Develop...

Outgoing USG President Louise Lingat, FCLC '15. (Tyler Martins/USGLC)

A Message from USGLC President: USG Needs ‘U’ to Vote

March 25, 2015

By LOUISE LINGAT USG President  Published: March 25, 2015 With Spring Break over and only a little over ...

Out of the Spotlight and Into the Voting Booth

October 24, 2012

By MONIQUE JOHN Opinions Editor Published: October 24, 2012 After a frustrating debate season, I found the fourth and final presidential debate on Oct. 22 to be somewhat of a relief. I’m sure the setting of the debate had a lot to do with it: this time, the audience didn’t make a peep, the cameras’ tight shots on ...

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Absentee Voting: A Guide for Students

September 24, 2012

By MEGAN FLYNN Contributing Writer Published: September 24, 2012 For Fordham students, fall is a time of firsts: first internships, first ap...

Politicians Shouldn’t Deny Students Right to Vote

Politicians Shouldn’t Deny Students Right to Vote

February 15, 2012

By RYAN O’TOOLE Staff Writer Published: February 15, 2012 Recently in states like Wisconsi...

Students at Fordham and Nationwide Run into Voting Problems, Misinformation

June 5, 2011

By Anndrew Vacca Staff Writer Published: November 13, 2008 Reports of problems affecting young voters were widespread this election season, ranging from delayed absentee ballots and distribution of misinformation to blatant attempts to suppress the youth vote. However, in spite of these issues, preliminary est...