The Fordham Ram

Editorial: When Will USG Make An Impression?

November 20, 2013

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By The Editorial Board On the rare occasion that the average Fordham student mentions United Student Government (USG), it is usually to gripe about how the group does nothing. Anyone who has been to a USG meeting, however, knows this is not true. Much of what USG does is not exciting or glamorous, but it can be important nonetheless. That being said, we at The Fordham Ram have significant doubts regarding the current state of Ro...

Editorial: The Heat is Too Damn High

November 13, 2013

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By The Editorial Board We’re having a heat wave, a tropical heat wave. Even as the temperatures in New York plummet, Faculty Memorial Hall continues to bake in a climate that closer resembles sub-Saharan Africa. Getting dressed in the morning for a trip to FMH requires the utmost strategic planning. Regardless of the snowflakes falling, classrooms in FMH will inevitably be sweltering. Students end up layering and shedding coa...

Editorial: Fordham, Fair Trade Unite for Greater Good

November 6, 2013

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By The Editorial Board Would you like sugar in your coffee? How about fairness? Given the unethical practices some companies engage in, this is a question Fordham students need to ask themselves. What we buy as consumers — from coffee to T-shirts to chocolate — matters. On Oct. 31, the organization Students for Fair Trade made a presentation to the United Student Government in preparation for an attempt to encourage For...

Editorial: FU Makeouts Embarrasses Students, Fordham

October 30, 2013

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By The Editorial Board While most of us would agree that college is a time to test the waters of freedom and adulthood, a popular Twitter account called FU_Makeouts is stifling many students’ desire to test such waters. The account, which has posted over 145 pictures through individual tweets, shares photos of Fordham students participating in PDA at off-campus locations such as bars and parties for its 1,200 followers ...

Editorial: ‘Coalition for Change’ Sends Necessary Message

October 23, 2013

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By The Editorial Board When students arrive at college, they often experience new found independence. It is a time to take on both significant academic and personal responsibility during one of the more tumultuous periods of growth in a person’s life. For most, it is the first time in their lives in which they are not living under the guidance and supervision of their parents and guardians. Students are free to study an...

Editorial: In Mind of Mission, USG Must Press Free Speech

October 9, 2013

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By The Editorial Board It is easy for important issues to get lost in the wash-rinse-repeat cycle of university life. The overwhelming majority of students remain at Fordham for only four years and then they move on. There are some issues, however, which are too important to be lost in the shuffle. Free speech at Fordham is one of these too-important issues. There are many things that make this university great, but Fordh...

Editorial: Obamacare Opponents Must Face Reality

October 3, 2013

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By The Editorial Board Here we go again. As we descend into  the first government shutdown in 17 years, it is hard to contain our disdain; Congress is a bigger circus than Barnum & Bailey. The Republican-led House of Representatives has voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act — or, as it is popularly known, Obamacare — over 40 times since it was passed in 2010, averaging over once per month. According to CBS, each vot...

Editorial: Raise the Student Activities Fee

September 19, 2013

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By The Editorial Board Fordham students all over campus have been busy with club meetings over the past few weeks. Everyone is excited to join new clubs and plan bigger and better programs for the coming year. Extracurriculars are a big part of what “makes” the college experience for students. Outside of the classroom, students gain practical experience in leadership, make lasting friendships and explore interests a...

Editorial: Sodexo Finally Steps Up Its Game

September 11, 2013

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By The Editorial Board Over one year has passed since the Princeton Review proclaimed that Fordham had the worst campus food in the nation. Since earning that dubious distinction, the University terminated its contract with Sodexo and opened up a bidding war for Fordham’s food service. After months of deliberations, however, administrators announced in early June that Sodexo will be occupying campus kitchens for another 10...

Editorial: Seniors, Hope Lies Ahead

April 24, 2013

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By The Editorial Board As the semester winds down, and with Spring Weekend upon us, everyone at Fordham is beginning to consider what summer will bring, despite the residual, lingering chills which prevent full utilization of Edward’s Parade. One group of students, however, is carefully considering its final moments on this campus: the seniors of Fordham University’s graduating class of 2013. You, who were the last to...

Editorial: Let All Sophomores Intern

April 17, 2013

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By The Editorial Board The ultimate goal to the collegiate experience is, presumably, to get a job. One step which many undergraduates take toward making that dream a reality is to take on internships, providing on-the-job experience for students in areas of their interest at companies they aspire to join full-time upon graduation. For many students, interning can begin as early as their sophomore year in an attempt to...

Editorial: We Support Reynolds-Francolini

April 10, 2013

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By The Editorial Board As summer, Spring Weekend and — alas — finals approach, yet another Rose Hill tradition is upon us. USG elections conclude this Friday, April 12, at 5 p.m. While there are many important races, we at The Fordham Ram are most excited about an uncontested race: executive president and vice president of USG. Aileen Reynolds, FCRH ’14 and current executive vice president of USG, and Brendan Franco...

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