On Monday April 9th, David Axelrod, a former advisor to Barack Obama, came to Fordham to speak at the invitation of the College Democrats. The event took place at the third-floor auditorium of Keating Hall, because the Campus Activities Board was using the main auditorium for a showing of The Greatest Showman. Excitement for the event was more than organizers expected because the auditorium was filled to capacity and some people who arrived close to the speech’s start time were turned away after the doors were closed.
It’s that time of the month again folks! In the endless cesspool of controversy and scandals surrounding the administration of President Donald Trump it can be hard to recognize the fact that in any other presidency, these scandals would be career ending. Personally, I completely understand if one chooses to tune out all of the controversy, and “check out” from the news cycle, so to speak; there’s only so many times you can say “this will be the end of Trump’s career” before you yourself start to question if the President will ever truly suffer the consequences of his action. In addition, there are very little historical examples as to Trumps behavior; this is completely uncharted territory, and it is easy to become fatigued. Despite this, I feel as if it is our duty to follow these stories with diligence, as if we forget about the controversy, that is inadvertently letting Trump off the hook for behavior that in any other situation would be considered despicable.
As millennials, it is both our duty and our privilege to help older generations understand social media. And, out of the many exhortations to this end I have received in my life, by far my favorite has been the U.N.’s youth outreach efforts.
On Thursday March 8, the world got a little bit weirder as the North Korean delegation to the U.S. announced that their supreme leader (are we living in a superhero action movie?), Kim Jong-un, invited U.S. president, Donald Trump, to meet with him in North Korea. It got even crazier when the White House released a press statement later that day stating that the president had accepted the invitation.
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos faced heavy criticism after her 60 Minutes interview last week in which she was unable to answer questions about schools in her own state. DeVos sat down with veteran journalist Lesley Stahl to discuss the steps she has taken in the past year and to weigh in on recent issues surrounding gun control.
The latest casualty of Trump’s March Madness was fired while on the toilet
Former prosecutor won a Trump-backing congressional district
It has been over a year since the FBI first informed us that our election was hacked by agents of the Russian government. It was revealed that potentially a member of the Trump team, maybe even the president himself had colluded with Russia agents to give himself a boost over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Presidential election. Results have been relatively inconclusive over the past year. At the start of this investigation, Special Counsel Robert “Sherlock Holmes” Muller was assigned to oversee the investigation into whether or not the Trump campaign did in fact commit treason.
In the wake of the horrific mass shooting at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, in which seventeen people were killed, there has been a sustained and significant activist movement for gun control and a substantial shift in public opinion on the issue. This has given many hope that this horrible incident could potentially lead to change, even after the continued inaction that has fol-lowed previous mass shootings, such in Sandy Hook, Orlando, and Las Vegas, among countless others.
This past week, “in the spirit of fairness,” the Fordham Libertarians, in cooperation with the College Republicans, invited the Reverend Al Sharpton to speak on campus. For those who don’t know, Sharpton, along with being a Baptist minister and New York native, is a civil rights leader who got his start during the Civil Rights movement.