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Guns for Protection in Universities Are Unnecessary

January 23, 2013

By PATRICK MAROUN Colleges and universities are like countries – their top priority is the safety of their citizens, or in this case, students.  Fordham is no exception. In light of recent controversy, it seems appropriate to ask “What about guns?” Would students be safer if the guards who protect us had guns? Should students be allowed to have their own guns on campus? Can tragedies like Columbine, Virginia Tec...

Bloomberg Serves as Model for Bold Leadership

November 28, 2012

By JOSEPH VITALE STAFF WRITER In the final weeks of October, Mayor Michael Bloomberg was one of the busiest men in New York. He was the face of a city that was under water, out of power and, in some places, destroyed. He was the voice of a people in need of vital resources and relocation. He was the man who had to assure New Yorkers the subway would soon resume service and he was at the center of a controversial decisi...

Constituents Should Vote by Ideals, Not by Party

November 24, 2012

By PATRICK MAROUN STAFF WRITER After more than 200 years, George Washington’s premonition has come to fruition.  Our country is divided nearly in half, and the political polarization and partisan power politics that dominate the American political landscape make it nearly impossible for any substantive legislation to survive the congressional civil war.  The fact that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) managed to make...

Sister Simone Campbell, the face of the “Nuns on the Bus,” spoke at the Democratic National Convention on Sept. 5.

‘Nuns on the Bus’ Leader Captures True Catholic Spirit

September 12, 2012

By CANTON WINER ASSISTANT OPINION EDITOR Most politically-attentive Catholics are undoubtedly aware that Cardinal Timothy Dolan delivered the closing benediction at both the Republican and Democra...

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has denounced Paul Ryan’s proposed budget in a series of letters. (Photo by Zia Nizami/MCT Campus)

Bishops Rightly Criticize Ryan’s Budget Proposal

April 25, 2012

By CANTON WINER ASSISTANT OPINIONS EDITOR The messages of caring for the needy and loving the poor within the Bible seem to have been lost on Republican House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan and replaced...

NYPD Threatens Students’ Liberties

March 21, 2012

By CANTON WINER ASSISTANT OPINIONS EDITOR While the United States military diligently searches for terrorists in the rugged mountains separating Afghanistan and Pakistan, the New York Police Departmen...

Campus Ministry received letters of complaint about the Feb. 26 mass collections. (Photo by Kate Doheny/The Ram)

Campus Ministry Donation Sparks Controversy

March 7, 2012

By CANTON WINER ASSISTANT OPINIONS EDITOR The world is a dangerous place for sheep. Though they may seem simple, dull animals, sheep continually face increasing danger in an ever more complex and scary world. Startl...

The majority of Planned Parenthood’s services include STD treatment and contraception. (Graphic by Rory Masterson. Statistics from 2009.)

Planned Parenthood Misunderstood by Republicans

February 15, 2012

By CANTON WINER ASSISTANT OPINIONS EDITOR Susan G. Komen's decision to discontinue its funding of Planned Parenthood on Jan. 31 resulted in a national uproar, leaving the breast cancer foundation struggling...

Cartoon by Anna Tighe/The Ram

Republicans Complicate Processes of Student Voting

February 1, 2012

By CANTON WINER ASSISTANT OPINIONS EDITOR Thousands of college students will attempt to register to vote in the coming months only to be turned away. Students who have an out-of-state driver's license,...

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