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A Ban That Never Was A Ban

A Ban That Never Was A Ban

February 8, 2017

By Brianna Lyman My high school was part of the International Baccalaureate program, which meant that besides the dense amount of work we received, if you took a higher level history class you were required to write an internal asses...

Sentence Capital Punishment To Death

Sentence Capital Punishment To Death

February 1, 2017

By Christopher Canadeo The death penalty is and has been one of the most polarizing policies of state government in the history of the United States. On Jan. 10, Dylann Roof was sentenced to death row for murdering nine people in a Charl...

Hillary Takes Bite Out Of Big Apple?

Hillary Takes Bite Out Of Big Apple?

February 1, 2017

By Parker Ortolani Hillary Rodham Clinton has had a long and full life. She has dedicated it to her constituents and to her country. Clinton has consistently worked to help Americans throughout her ...

Fight Oppression with Action, Not Words

Fight Oppression with Action, Not Words

February 1, 2017

This past week, President Donald Trump made an executive order which prohibits the entrance of citizens from seven Middle Eastern, majority-Muslim, countries for the next 90 days. It also suspends the a...

Organized Protests: Some Assembly Required

Organized Protests: Some Assembly Required

February 1, 2017

By Ahmed Youssef “And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave over the land of the free and the home of the brave!” The last line of the United States national anthem proudly touts the country as a...

The Torment of Intellectualism

The Torment of Intellectualism

February 1, 2017

By Casey Chun Imagine yourself in in a Keating classroom and it was a biology course. As an interactive demonstration, your professor brings in an adult elephant from the Bronx Zoo. Would you believe...

Trump’s Not-So-Star-Studded Inauguration Concert

Trump’s Not-So-Star-Studded Inauguration Concert

January 25, 2017

By John Christen President Donald J. Trump’s pre-inauguration concert, the “Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration,” blessed the ears of hardworking Americans on Thursday, Jan. 19. The aural pleasure-fest beautifully melde...

Trump Challenges CNN’s “Fake News”

Trump Challenges CNN’s “Fake News”

January 25, 2017

By Parker Ortolani President Trump called CNN “fake news” at his press conference last week after they reported on a leaked component of an intelligence briefing containing damning accusations of Trump participating in tasteless acts with prostitutes in ...

The Problem with Participation Trophies

The Problem with Participation Trophies

January 25, 2017

By Christopher Canadeo Imagine you are a proud parent whose child is participating in his or her first ever soccer tournament. Your child is around eight years old and is so excited to play well and win first prize. Medals go to the t...

Conspiracy: The “Gender Wage Gap” Edition

Conspiracy: The “Gender Wage Gap” Edition

January 25, 2017

By Brianna Lyman The wage gap is a divisive issue that has become one of the most heated topics in the last few years. Also referred to as the “equal work, equal pay” movement, the fight to end the women’s wage gap ha...

Conservatism and Campus Discourse

Conservatism and Campus Discourse

December 9, 2016

By Joe Moresky One of the most exciting aspects of being a Ram is the ability to politically engage with the Fordham community outside of the classroom in a wide variety of ways. Even on top of papers...

Let’s Talk About Sex: The Relevance of the Catholic Church’s Teaching on Relationships

Let’s Talk About Sex: The Relevance of the Catholic Church’s Teaching on Relationships

December 7, 2016

By Stephanie Roddy and Gabrielle Greco  Relationships are a complex aspect of human life, and are further complicated by sex and intimacy. Humanity gains its understanding and education about sex from many sources, including family...

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