The Fordham Ram

Solidarity Should Not Mean Silence

March 14, 2018

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

It has been one month since the Parkland shooting left the nation shell-shocked and we at The Fordham Ram are still at a loss for words, struggling to find the right thing to say. What do you say when you have said it before? What do you say when you know you will soon say it again? Sentiments calling for change fall on deaf ears when they are heard so frequently. As a result, we become desensitized and defeated. Di...

Condemning Kekistan and Everything it Stands For

March 7, 2018

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

We at The Fordham Ram condemn the “Kekistan” flag and everything it stands for. We support the free exchange of ideas, but there are lines that should not be crossed. The “Kekistan” flag mimics the Nazi war flag. It has been seen at multiple alt-right rallies. It is used to inflame and antagonize minority populations. It is a symbol of hate. It turns the free exchange of ideas into the politics of hate and fe...

Time to Revamp the McGinley Center

February 14, 2018

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

The McGinley Center is to the Rose Hill campus what a living room is to a house. But Fordham students, like children in a family who grow up and no longer fit in a space that was once considered sufficient for them, are coming together to say it is about time for an upgrade. An online petition is circulating around campus, urging Fordham to prioritize a reconstruction of the current McGinley Center as its next capital project...

University Support of Minority Students Should Not Limit Itself to February

University Support of Minority Students Should Not Limit Itself to February

February 7, 2018

By the Editorial Board This February, Fordham joins the national conversation in celebrating Black History Month with on-campus programming at both Rose Hill and Lincoln Center. The Office of Multic...

Research Positions Are Worth Pursuing

January 31, 2018

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Ask a fellow Ram about his or her involvement this semester, and you may hear the following response: “I’m doing research with my professor.” That answer – equal parts impressive and intriguing – often elicits even more questions from the person on the receiving end. Perhaps a simple “how can I get involved” stands at the forefront of follow-up inquiries. Given that Fordham held its research reception...

Informing for a Century: 100 Years of Journalism at Fordham

January 24, 2018

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

One-hundred years ago, Fordham University was a drastically different place than it is today. Enrollment was at 320 students, tuition cost less than a current meal plan and women were unable to take classes at the Rose Hill campus (until 1974). But one way that students and faculty receive their information has remained the same, uniting the countless events that have transpired throughout the past century: The Fordham...

Editorial: Volume 99 In Review

Editorial: Volume 99 In Review

December 6, 2017

The Fordham Ram As Volume 99 comes to a close, we at The Fordham Ram reflect on this past calendar year and situations we have encountered as student journalists at this institution and how the nature...

No Taxation Without Reformation

No Taxation Without Reformation

November 29, 2017

  In recent weeks, there have been several decisions made by the U.S. government that we at The Fordham Ram deem important to comprehend. The GOP tax plan, introduced in early November, is one...

A Vote of Confidence For Cats on Campus

A Vote of Confidence For Cats on Campus

November 15, 2017

The Executive Board of The Fordham Ram would like to take the opportunity to defend an aspect of our campus that unites all of us together as one Fordham community: the Fordham feral cats. Sinc...

Fordham Students Need Protection Through Preparation

Fordham Students Need Protection Through Preparation

November 8, 2017

Editorial In the light of the two acts of terror that occurred this past week, the first in lower Manhattan and the second in Sutherland Springs, Texas, we at The Fordham Ram find ourselves once aga...

Reflection on Boston College Protests: Why Not Us?

Reflection on Boston College Protests: Why Not Us?

October 24, 2017

We at The Fordham Ram would like to applaud the hundreds of Boston College students and faculty that partook in the “Silence is Still Violence” march on their campus. It was their second protest in a ...

What a Hashtag Can’t Say: Complications of the #MeToo Campaign

October 18, 2017

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

We at The Fordham Ram would like to explicitly condemn Harvey Weinstein and his egregious behavior spanning nearly three decades, while taking the opportunity to condemn all those who have behaved similarly on this campus and off. Unfortunately, there is no clear-cut way the Fordham community can and should respond to such atrocities. Participation in the viral #MeToo campaign has served as one such possibility. The #MeToo c...

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