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Don’t Juul, You Fool

Don’t Juul, You Fool

November 14, 2018

We were supposed to be the generation to stop smoking, and now we can’t quit vaping. You see it everywhere—on the way to class, behind professors’ backs, in the bars. At this point, “Juuling” i...

Thank Youth For Voting

November 7, 2018

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Tuesday’s midterm elections resulted in a split Congress, an undesirable result for both sides. Despite the Democrats taking back the House of Representatives, Republicans maintained control of the Senate, opening the door for inevitable gridlock. Perhaps even more significant than one swing left is what these elections mean for civic engagement and youth participation in politics. While election tallies were not finalized...

Acknowledge and Confront Anti-Semitism

October 31, 2018

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Anti-Semitism has no place in this country nor on our campus. That being said, it is here: on the internet, in the platforms of candidates for local and national office, in the mouths of pundits on Fox News and at Fordham. The country is mourning the deaths of the 11 people killed over the weekend in the shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. This attack was pure, unadulterated anti-Semitism. Despite th...

Help Prevent the Erasure of Transgender Identities

Help Prevent the Erasure of Transgender Identities

October 24, 2018

On Sunday, The New York Times reported that the Trump administration may “define transgender out of existence”—an alarming look into the future of gender identification in the United States. If the envisioned policies are implemented, gender will no longer be recognized according to one’s gender ...

Supporting the Belmont Community with Immediacy

Supporting the Belmont Community with Immediacy

October 17, 2018

In the past 117 days, we have received 17 emails from the Office of the President. Not a single one of those university-wide statements addressed Lesandro (Junior) Guzman-Feliz, the 15-year-old member o...

Stay Informed Even When Overwhelmed

October 3, 2018

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

When the news cycle is a perpetual downer, it’s easy to find yourself fatigued. Trying to stay informed can easily transition into trying to unclench your fists or fight back tears. Lately, the editorial board of The Fordham Ram has found staying in the know to be an equally arduous and distressing task. We venture a guess that you may feel similarly. One push notification makes its predecessor seem like small pota...

Sexual Assault Accusations Demand Attention

September 26, 2018

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Reading coverage on the sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is like staring at a car accident. We can’t seem to look away. Our eyes are transfixed by the spectacle. We glance elsewhere only to turn our focus back shortly after. We survey the damage and consider the people impacted. We wonder what the buildup looked like and ruminate about the aftermath. We ask how it happened...

Fordham Must Improve Treatments of Transfers

September 19, 2018

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

When it comes to undergraduate enrollment in the United States, transfer students have historically been overlooked and undervalued. Bearing that trend in mind, it is no surprise that Fordham too has turned a blind eye to this population. However, the university is currently taking steps to correct past oversights and implement more productive strategies in the future. With the implementation of two task forces—the Tran...

Participate in Your Local Politics

September 12, 2018

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Tomorrow is the primary election in New York State. As the editorial board of The Fordham Ram, we believe this occasion presents an important opportunity to underscore the invaluable role local politics play in shaping the future of both our community and country. We understand that this sentiment may come across as derivative and trite. However, the current sociopolitical climate we collectively find ourselves in is ...

Editorial Board: Keep the NYBG Free

Editorial Board: Keep the NYBG Free

August 18, 2018

By the Editorial Board  When incoming freshmen arrive on campus, they quickly learn about various tips, tricks and complimentary perks afforded to Fordham students from their New Student Orientation lead...

Cura Personalis Applies to Contingent Faculty

May 1, 2018

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

As the semester comes to a close and your finals work ethic is probably busy celebrating the 80-degree weather with spike ball on Eddie’s, Fordham’s contingent faculty finds itself at the negotiation table yet again. Today marks the second day of the non-tenured track professors’ continued effort for increased job and income security. As Fordham Faculty United presents its proposals on compensation and benefits...

Administration Transparency is Essential for Students

April 25, 2018

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

New York University (NYU) recently held a public town hall with Andrew D. Hamilton, the university president. He fielded questions from students on a wide range of topics affecting the school, from the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement to racism. Those in attendance seized the opportunity. Unfortunately, this type of on-the-record, open conversation between students and their university president is a fo...

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