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Ivy League Rejects: You’re Better Off Here at Fordham

Ivy League Rejects: You’re Better Off Here at Fordham

Institutions like Fordham have remained committed to delivering a true education that nurtures all aspects of the person, rather than mass-producing perfect, ambitious graduates that have one goal in mind—a narrow notion of success that translates into money, prestige and social status.

We Are Witnessing the Start of a New Chapter

For the incoming class of freshman, you’re about to embark on a four-year journey (for some of you, even longer) where you will find yourself (or at least try to). For the returning class of seniors, you’re about to finish that very same journey and find your place in the world, post-Fordham.

Point: The Answer in Iraq Is Not Military Action

Point: The Answer in Iraq Is Not Military Action

The end goal is to stop all wars – not create more of them. The only way to do that is to take all military action off the table.

Counterpoint: Kurdistan Has a Future, Not a United Iraq

Counterpoint: Kurdistan Has a Future, Not a United Iraq

There is one faction in Iraq that ought to be worthy of our support, the Kurdistan Regional Government.

The Civil Rights Battle In Ferguson

The Civil Rights Battle In Ferguson

If the death of Michael Brown has taught us anything, it’s that a year after the acquittal of George Zimmerman for Trayvon Martin’s murder, people can no longer sit and watch as institutionally approved racial profiling is committed on a daily basis by those put in place to protect and serve.

YMCA Memberships Are A Good Option for Lincoln Center Students

YMCA Memberships Are A Good Option for Lincoln Center Students

The YMCA offers a great option to those for whom the Ram Fitness Center proves inadequate. Those who seek more can opt for the Y for a very reasonable price—and there's also access to Rose Hill facilities.

Students Should Be Allowed To Cite Wikipedia

Students Should Be Allowed To Cite Wikipedia

Wikipedia: It’s the crowdsourced knowledge engine that’s free to read, write and edit for everyone. It’s the collaborative project of over 300,000 people writing in 287 languages. But it’s more than that: It’s a taboo.

Working for Free? Save Yourself the Trouble

Working for Free? Save Yourself the Trouble

Promising everything from unparalleled connections to invaluable career experience, internships are to a college student what candy is to a child—and the compensation is often no more than an afterthought. Every day, thousands of college students across the country pay to work. In theory, internships are a great opportunity for students. Yet, with roughly half of the intern work force making no money—and in some cases paying for academic credits—it is only appropriate to ask who is really benefitting here.

Brandeis Should Not Have Rescinded Award From Ali

Brandeis Should Not Have Rescinded Award From Ali

On Tuesday, April 8, Brandeis University made the decision to rescind their offer of an honorary degree from Ayaan Hirsi Ali, apparently at the urging of the Council of American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). In taking such a drastic measure, Brandeis bowed to the pressure of an organization that is known for silencing those who speak out against Islam—even in those situations where it is merited—and Ali was unrightfully deprived of a well-earned honor.

Gun Control Efforts Are Futile and Misguided

Gun Control Efforts Are Futile and Misguided

A handgun ban is unthinkable in the United States, but gun control advocates would do well to understand that restricting legal access to firearms does not address the causes of violence—it merely changes their methodology.