Archive for category: Opinions

Tinder: Microcosm of What We Do in Life

Tinder: Microcosm of What We Do in Life

Websites like Facebook and Twitter have become integral parts of our generations’ lives and as social media evolves, so does the way we communicate and receive information.

Affordable Care Act: Here to Stay

Affordable Care Act: Here to Stay

Unless you live under a rock, then you are fully aware that the United States now has a Republican-controlled Congress. The liberal media is cursing the gods, while the conservatives are hopeful that the American people’s faith in their government will be renewed, and that gridlock in Washington will be replaced by progress.

Turkey Has a Good Reason to Sit Out  the Third American-Iraqi War

Turkey Has a Good Reason to Sit Out the Third American-Iraqi War

What do Turks, Kurds, Syrian Arabs and Iraqi Arabs have in common?

How Should We Approach Charity?

How Should We Approach Charity?

Those who don’t want to serve a community shouldn’t necessarily have to, but the hypocrisy on the part of our school policies is striking to me.

Point: Petition for Sex and Gender Equality for All

Point: Petition for Sex and Gender Equality for All

Due to their message and methods, the Sex and Gender Equality and Safety Coalition (S.A.G.E.S.) has quickly become a hot topic on campus.

Counterpoint: Petition for Sex and Gender Equality for All

Counterpoint: Petition for Sex and Gender Equality for All

The Students for Sex and Gender Equality and Safety Coalition (S.A.G.E.S.) has faced opposition from students who either misunderstand their aims or just do not care about women’s health and reproductive rights.

Staff Editorial: Error – Please Contact Your Registrar

Registration: Fordham’s very own Hunger Games, where the strong come out on top with the classes they want, and the weak are left scrambling for whatever is left over. Registration has never been an easy time. It’s not easy for us to wake up to register for classes when the sun is just peeping out, and it’s not easy for Fordham’s system to accommodate thousands of students who try to outdo one another to see who can log into My.Fordham.edu the fastest.

Has Anti-Semitism Become Accepted?

Has Anti-Semitism Become Accepted?

In the past few months, the world has seemingly reached its most disastrous and terrifying points, given headlines such as the beheadings of three captives by the Islamic State of Iran and Syria (ISIS), the outbreak of Ebola and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the Middle East. Though the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has simmered slightly since this past summer, its consequences are still raging. Anti-Semitism has been on the rise during these several months all over the world, most notably in the rallies in Germany and Britain. Slogans such as “Death to Israel” have become popular, and acts eerily reminiscent of Europe in the early 1940s, such as the burning of the Israeli flag and the looting of Jewish-owned stores, have become rampant.

Vatican Report Fails To Be Inclusive

On Oct. 13, the Vatican released a midterm report that addressed family situations such as divorce, cohabitation before or without marriage and most interestingly, homosexual individuals. While the defining assertion, “homosexuals have gifts and qualities to offer to the Christian community” seems as if it is appealing to all of Pope Francis’ socially progressive fans (one cannot forget the pontiff’s famous “who am I to judge?” quote from last year) this recent change in rhetoric is far too little to inspire the return of LGBTQ people to the Roman Catholic Church which the Vatican might be hoping for.

In Egypt, Censorship Means Polarization

In Egypt, Censorship Means Polarization

While I was waiting for my coffee from a Halal truck vendor, the Egyptian fellow preparing my drink asked me if I was a Morsi or Sisi supporter.