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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.

Point: Print Books Over E-Books

Point: Print Books Over E-Books

There’s a reason we overwhelmingly prefer print books to their electronic counterparts—simply put, it is much easier to make them, get them and use them.

Counterpoint: Electronic Over Print

Counterpoint: Electronic Over Print

I’ve bought my last college textbook. After three years of running around, trying to find good deals on college books, I’ve had enough.

Listen Up: Art Is Not Useless

Listen Up: Art Is Not Useless

I often hear that “art is useless,” “art is stupid,” or that “art doesn’t matter,” but the exponents of this most barbaric idea have no clue what they are talking about.

Fordham’s Guest Policy in Need of Reassessment

Fordham’s Guest Policy in Need of Reassessment

It seems almost counterproductive to prevent a long-term couple practicing monogamous, safe sex from seeing each other, while residents have the option to engage in meaningless sex right under Fordham’s nose.

US Strategy in Syria is Untenable

US Strategy in Syria is Untenable

Fighting the Islamic State in Syria is one matter. It is another matter entirely to fund the Syrian opposition.

Point: The Start of a New Tradition

Point: The Start of a New Tradition

Most of us grew up knowing and revering Christopher Columbus for his discovery of America, resulting in the creation of the society we live in today.

Counterpoint: Keep Columbus in Columbus Day

Counterpoint: Keep Columbus in Columbus Day

One U.S. city, Seattle, Washington, which is named after a Native American tribal chief, has joined other American cities in changing the name of Columbus Day to “Indigenous Peoples’ Day.”

Will Privacy Survive Social Media?

Will Privacy Survive Social Media?

Wait, privacy is still a thing? In the age of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and every other social media platform, do we even remember what it’s like to keep anything private? Technology has increasingly made it so that it seems normal for everyone to share almost every aspect of their lives. Whether it’s the food you just ate, your #OOTD (Outfit of the Day), or a picture of your name misspelled by the barista on your Starbucks drink, sharing your life and waiting for those likes, favorites and comments are simply a part of the daily routine in our current society. Because of this, what is private and what is personal has become hard to define.

To the Colorado Student Protestors: Keep It Up

To the Colorado Student Protestors: Keep It Up

For the past few weeks, hundreds of high school students in Denver suburbs have been protesting a proposal for an anti-protest curriculum.