The Fordham Ram

From the Desk of Connor Ryan, Editor in Chief

December 4, 2013

By Connor Ryan As I swapped my iPhone for a fork at my parents’ dining room table last week — sitting next to relatives, surrounded only by sweet smells and cheesy anecdotes — I had an existentia...

From the Desk of Canton Winer, Managing Editor

November 20, 2013

Please stop trying to be perfect. Many of us have this twisted notion that everything we do must be flawless. Any flaw or failure is a sign of weakness. Any less-than-intelligent question is a sign of stupidity. I’m here to tell you that this is a total crock. Our fear of failure often keeps us from...

From the Desk of Rory Masterson, Editorial Director

From the Desk of Rory Masterson, Editorial Director

November 13, 2013

As I stare my final undergraduate semester at Fordham in the face, perhaps now is as good a time as any to reflect on my years here. Fordham originally captivated me with its Jesuit tradition and its su...

From the Desk of Katie Nolan, Copy Chief

From the Desk of Katie Nolan, Copy Chief

November 6, 2013

Sitting in my chair with my red pen in the Ram office on Monday and Tuesday nights, I know I am master of my domain. It is my responsibility to enforce order over all the stories I see. Sentences squig...

From the Desk of Dan Gartland, Executive Sports Editor

October 30, 2013

Filed under From the Desk, Opinion

It’s strange to think that I only have four issues of The Fordham Ram left as an editor. Working here has really defined my college career. I wrote my first story only three weeks after arriving on campus and haven’t stopped since. I really owe it to Nick Carroll for giving me the men’s tennis beat in the first place, for choosing me to be sports editor as a sophomore and for bearing with me through that trial-by-fire first ...

From the Desk of Kelly Kultys, News Editor

From the Desk of Kelly Kultys, News Editor

October 23, 2013

One of the most important things people need is a belief in themselves. Of course, it is great to believe in other things as well. For example, I am a Catholic, so I strongly believe in God. I believe in...

From the Desk of Shannon Marcoux, Exec. Copy Editor

From the Desk of Shannon Marcoux, Exec. Copy Editor

October 9, 2013

“What is the most beautiful sound in the world?” I found myself sitting at RA training playing yet another icebreaker and this was the question I needed to answer in one word or short phrase. As we we...

From the Desk of Catrina Livermore, Assistant Opinion Editor

From the Desk of Catrina Livermore, Assistant Opinion Editor

October 3, 2013

After Sunday night’s finale of an epic story, I am going to do it. I am going to be the one that is bold enough to say that we are currently witnesses to a television renaissance. To be clear, I am not say...

From the Desk of Drew Rapp, Business Director

From the Desk of Drew Rapp, Business Director

September 19, 2013

We’re not quite there yet. A canopy of vibrant green still rustles over the campus and the occasional humid afternoon keeps us from packing away our shorts and sunglasses for good. But, the nights ar...

From the Desk of Anne Couture, Web Editor

From the Desk of Anne Couture, Web Editor

September 11, 2013

I was not born in New York and can hardly say that I qualify as a “New Yorker.” I grew up on a dirt road in Arizona and my neighbors had horses. What is being a New Yorker, though? I think the fac...

From the Desk of Katie Meyer, Assistant News Editor

From the Desk of Katie Meyer, Assistant News Editor

April 24, 2013

The summer before eighth grade, I was really, really excited for school to start. This wasn’t just because I was a giant nerd and loved buying school supplies, although I am sure that was part of it. I w...

From the Desk of Courtney Ho, Assistant Web Editor

April 17, 2013

Filed under From the Desk, Op-Ed, Opinion

By COURTNEY HO ASSISTANT WEB EDITOR Everyone was there – the loud chatter, the waves of laughter, the widened smiles. At that single moment, I remember thinking, “So, this is life.” That moment is one of the earliest memories I can recall from my youth and is a brief memory of a simple family dinner. At that moment, I distinctly remember looking around the room and being overcome with happiness and love. It was ...

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