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.
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On Monday, March 12 at 1 pm, a relatively small but impassioned group of Fordham students and faculty assembled in front of the Cunniffe fountain to stand against white supremacy at the university. Students held posters, chanted, and few expressed their frustration into a megaphone. Some signs read “Zero Tolerance for White Supremacy: Neo-Nazis Must Be Held Accountable” and “Racism is a Social Sin” in bold, confrontational letters.
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.
The 2018 Winter Olympics kicked off in PyeongChang, South Korea with the opening ceremony on Friday, February 9. The competition actually kicked off a couple days early on the 7 for sports like Alpine Skiing and luge. Additionally, because of the time difference between here and South Korea, NBC started broadcasting the figure skating team event on Thursday, probably so they could make more money in ads, but hey figure skating is one of the most popular Winter Olympic sports.
Billy Graham passed away peacefully last Wednesday. In his almost century of life, his charisma had taken him across countless continents and cultures. His role as spiritual advisor to Ronald Reagan was so subtly seismic that we will likely feel the ripples of his preaching in American politics for decades to come.