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USG Pushes for Tailgating in Hopes of Boosting School Spirit

USG Pushes for Tailgating in Hopes of Boosting School Spirit

April 3, 2013


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By KRIS VENEZIA STAFF WRITER At Boston College, students and alumni pack the Flynn Fund parking lot with grills, drinks and school spirit three hours before kick-off. Members of the BC community continued to whoop, holler and tailgate throughout last season, even with the team’s uncharacterist...

Reynolds to Run for Top USG Post

April 3, 2013


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By KELLY KULTYS NEWS EDITOR As the current United Student Government (USG) term winds down, the start of the new election race is heating up. The most well-known position, the executive ticket, is currently a non-competitive race. At the time of this publication, Aileen Reynolds, FCRH ’14, the ...

Mullen Offers a View ‘From the Top’

Mullen Offers a View ‘From  the Top’

April 3, 2013


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By RICKY BORDELON OPINIONS EDITOR Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Michael Mullen, USN ret., visited Rose Hill campus on March 25 to present a lecture entitled, “Reflections from the Top.”  In front of a large crowd in Tognino Hall, Mullen delivered his lecture and answ...

The Seersucker: Figuring out Spring Fashion

April 3, 2013


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By KEVIN ZEBROSKI Spring is here and we can all lighten up. In honor of the recent seasonal developments I’ve decided to switch up the format into question and answer. Q: Most of the clothes I own are what you might call winter style. Everything is on the darker side, mostly blacks and grays. What ...

Place Beyond the Pines: A Closer Look

Place Beyond the Pines: A Closer Look

April 3, 2013


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By DANIELLE GARRAND ASSISTANT ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR In an exclusive press conference with The Ram for the newly released Place Beyond the Pines, director Derek Cianfrance (Blue Valentine) and stars Ryan Gosling (The Notebook) and Eva Mendes (The Other Guys) discussed location, casting an...

RHA Announces Election Results, Tags ‘Great Gatsby’ as Dance Theme

March 25, 2013


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By KATIE MEYERASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR Last Sunday, Fordham University RHA held elections to fill three contested positions on their Executive Board. RHA members from each dorm congregated in the first floor LaLande lounge that evening and cast votes for their pick for the positions of Executive Vice ...

USG Supports Free Speech Report

March 22, 2013


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By KELLY KULTYS NEWS EDITOR A forty-five page report, containing specific instances students have felt censored on campus, was unanimously supported by Rose Hill's United Student Government (USG) on Thursday. Students hope this report will lead to a more present conversation with administrators about...

Hiring Freeze Result of Large Budget Deficit

Hiring Freeze Result of Large Budget Deficit

March 20, 2013


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By KELLY KULTYS NEWS EDITOR At the start of the 2013 fiscal year, Fordham University realized that it had an over $5 million deficit due to revenue shortfalls for projected budgets. “The University budget is a ground-up process,” Frank Simio, vice president for finance, said. “Each vice ...

Truths of a Forbidden Tower Revealed

Truths of a Forbidden Tower Revealed

March 20, 2013


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By ANISA ARSENAULT CONTRIBUTING WRITER Tucked inside of a gothic granite building is a doorway. It is usually locked. But once in a while, it is slightly ajar, revealing a steep set of stairs leading to darkness. Do you enter? Is it worth the risk? This air of mystery surrounding the acce...

‘Everyone Is Gay’ Brings Laughs, Calls for Acceptance

‘Everyone Is Gay’ Brings Laughs, Calls for Acceptance

March 20, 2013


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By KATIE MEYER ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR On March 6, dozens of students filled the Keating 3rd auditorium to hear a talk given by Kristin Russo and Dannielle Owens-Reid, the founders and administrators of the popular organization “Everyone is Gay.” The event was sponsored by Fordham’s PRIDE ...

‘The Great American Gun Debate’ Questions Pro-Gun Activism

March 20, 2013


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By DYLAN DEMARTINO On Thursday March 7, Fordham’s Saul Cornell, the Paul and Diane Guenther chair in American history at Fordham, spoke to a packed Flom auditorium. Cornell’s lecture, “The Great American Gun Debate: Where do we go From Here?,” incorporated Dr. Cornell’s academic background in ea...

Recent Transit Fare Hikes Hit Students’ Wallets Hard

Recent Transit Fare Hikes Hit Students’ Wallets Hard

March 20, 2013


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By KRIS VENEZIA STAFF WRITER The Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) has increased the price for bus, subway and Metro-North services in New York City, and students are feeling the pinch. Joe Lynch, FCRH ‘15, estimates that he’s spent between $200 to $300 this year on transportation alone on...

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