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The Disneyfication of Polynesian Culture

The Disneyfication of Polynesian Culture

April 25, 2018

By Hannah Gonzalez When Disney announced that it was developing a movie steeped in the folklore of the Polynesian Islands, Pacific Islanders and those of Pacific Island descent were ecstatic. Here was finally ...

John Mulaney: Comedian of the Generation

John Mulaney: Comedian of the Generation

April 18, 2018

By Kristen Egan This past weekend John Mulaney returned to “Saturday Night Live” to host. This is a tremendous honor for all celebrities, but particularly special for Mulaney, who worked for the ...

The Toxicity of Our Politics

The Toxicity of Our Politics

April 11, 2018

By Jimmy Sullivan On Monday, the President of the United States described an FBI raid as “an attack on our country.” Sadly, no one batted an eyelash. Those words are appropriate for terro...

Celebrate Cinema Writers

Celebrate Cinema Writers

April 4, 2018

By Helen Stevenson The perfectly timed joke on your favorite comedy show, the chase scene that had you on the edge of your seat, the scene in that one movie that made you cry for hours – almost every one ...

Here Come the Yankees

Here Come the Yankees

March 14, 2018

By Joseph Esposito The New York Yankees have always been the team to beat; dominating baseball with 27 world championships. Notorious for spending big money to buy the best players, they have been despised b...

NPR Still Packs Passion

NPR Still Packs Passion

March 7, 2018

  When most individuals think of National Public Radio (NPR), they may be reminded of a time they were forcibly asked to listen to a podcast for that politics class they spent iMessaging in or, be...

MLK: Radical Pacifist, Not Car Salesman

MLK: Radical Pacifist, Not Car Salesman

February 14, 2018

By Joergen Ostensen When most Americans think of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., they think of a civil rights leader who decried racism on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. They think of the abstract concept of a dr...

Adding Balance to Genius

Adding Balance to Genius

February 7, 2018

By Aislinn Keely When we think of genius, associated words like madness, eccentricity and extremism spring to mind, yet ‘healthy’ is nowhere near these synonyms. In an age where the wellness market has ...

Time To Talk Impeachment

Time To Talk Impeachment

January 31, 2018

by Briana Valentina During the Watergate era, the clear majority of Americans were not in favor of impeaching former President Nixon until August of 1974—the very month he resigned. In comparison, 64 percent of Americans oppo...

The Greatest Showman Shines Bright

The Greatest Showman Shines Bright

January 24, 2018

by Julia Comerford Directed by Michael Gracey, The Greatest Showman is a captivating musical drama film that entices an audience of all ages in telling the true story of P.T. Barnum’s life and his creation of the B...

Late Night Thoughts and Lessons

Late Night Thoughts and Lessons

December 6, 2017

By Erin Shanahan As a freshman, I was told by an upperclassman that college is just a game you play while you wait for the weekend. However, this senior ideology passed down to me wasn’t my modus ...

An Ode to Tuesday Nights at The Ram

An Ode to Tuesday Nights at The Ram

November 29, 2017

By Margarita Artoglou I remembered I had to write the “From the Desk” this week like I remember most things: last minute. But I wasn’t worried, because if there’s anything being on The Fordham Ram’s s...

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