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Miscommunication between departments and difficult schedules exacerbate the stress of finals week that already occurs. (Courtesy of Flickr).

Students’ Mental Health Threatened by Final Exams

May 4, 2016

By Margarita Artoglou In the past week, there were at least two times I stayed up all night studying and went to bed after the sun rose. This will, without a doubt, happen again within the following week. I am positive I am also not the only ...

Donald Trump may represent financial success, but there is much more to New York than financial competitiveness. (Courtesy of Flickr).

The New York Post’s Folly: Trump Does Not Embody New York Values

April 27, 2016

By John Christen Ross Douthat, a Harvard-educated author, blogger and columnist for the New York Times, successfully rationalized “New York media’s long-standing love affair with Trump” in an art...

John Kasich recently stated that women should do not go to parties with alcohol to avoid the possibility of sexual assault. (Andrea Garcia/The Fordham Ram).

In (Reluctant) Defense of Kasich’s Rape Response

April 27, 2016

By Olivia Cooley At a town hall in Watertown, New York last week, republican presidential candidate John Kasich responded to a female college student’s concerns about sexual assault in a way that stirr...

Many people have been voicing concerns that sororities promote sexism, but others believe that they are empowering.  (Brynn Anderson/AP)

Feminism and Sorority Life Not Mutually Exclusive

April 20, 2016

By Taryn Loftus To say that one cannot simultaneously be a member of a sorority and a feminist would be a blatant lie. Feminist theories have thoroughly evolved, and the word evokes variety of defini...

Fordham should allocate more money to scholarships for students of color. (Ram Archives)

Fordham Allocates Money for More Administration Instead of Representation

April 20, 2016

By John J. Davenport On Wednesday, I learned the university is strongly considering adding a Vice President of Diversity in response to the concerns that emerged last year and were much-discussed on campus (as we...

Blackboard can often cause headaches for its users. (Andrea Garcia/The Fordham Ram)

Blackboard as a Blight to Fordham Technology

April 13, 2016

By Margarita Artoglou and Kristen Santer  The use of technology in the classrooms at Fordham can be extremely varied. One class may rely on technology, while another completely disregards it. Although students may bemoan the s...

Separation of church and state may sound good on paper, but the phrase limits discussion about religious freedom (Courtesy of Flickr).

Taking Away the Gap Between Religion and Politics

April 13, 2016

By Brianna Allard The governor of Georgia recently vetoed a bill that is eerily similar to a bill passed in South Carolina which “would have given faith-based organizations in Georgia the option to deny services and jobs to ga...

The MTA plans to completely upgrade the city buses in all five boroughs by equipping them with Wifi and charging ports. Courtesy of Flickr

MTA Allocates Funds for Luxuries Instead of Necessities

April 6, 2016

By Linette Munoz Governor Cuomo recently announced a plan to the overhaul of about 40 percent of the current MTA buses. By 2020, there will be 2,042 new MTA buses, all equipped with free Wifi, USB charging por...

The Senate v. Obama: The New Supreme Court Justice

The Senate v. Obama: The New Supreme Court Justice

March 30, 2016

By Amanda Maile On Feb. 13, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia passed away, leaving one spot vacant on the bench. During his tenure, Scalia became known for his conservative views and outspoken opinions. ...

Obama was the keynote speaker for the South by Southwest Festival. Richard Fury/ AP

Accepting Some of the Blame: Civic Engagement in a Digital Age

March 30, 2016

By Kristen Santer The South by Southwest Festival (SXSW) kicked off this past week in Austin, Texas, featuring the year’s latest and greatest in film, music, gaming and technology. President Obama made history as the first pre...

Melania Trump, wife of Donald Trump and a former model, has come under scrutiny for a scandalous old photoshoot.

Battle Over GOP Wives Reveals Candidates’ Sexism

March 30, 2016

By Margarita Artoglou  Although I have not witnessed many presidential campaigns, I am positive that the 2016 election is one of the nastiest in history, and the republican candidates — particularly Donald Trump, who...

The Understandable Appeal of Donald Trump

The Understandable Appeal of Donald Trump

March 9, 2016

By John Christen  Jeb Bush dropped out of — or should I say, was bullied out of — the presidential race on Feb. 20. Despite having raised over $100 million in super-PAC funds as the inevitable ...

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