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Sexual Assault Accusations Demand Attention

September 26, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Reading coverage on the sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is like staring at a car accident. We can’t seem to look away. Our eyes are transfixed by the spectacle. We glance elsewhere only to turn our focus back shortly after. We survey the damage and conside...

Serena Williams’ Misunderstood Strength

Serena Williams’ Misunderstood Strength

September 19, 2018


Filed under Opinion

By Noelle Theodoulou Prior to college, I was referred to as “Beast” by my high school soccer teammates and coaches. The referee’s whistle at the start of every game activated a mode in me that was wired to fight for my team at any cost. Once in a while, I would receive yellow cards for p...

NYC Must Clean Up Its Act And The Water System

NYC Must Clean Up Its Act And The Water System

September 19, 2018


Filed under Opinion

By Abigail Murphy I’ve always been told that New York City has the cleanest drinking water. I picture the vast reservoirs upstate in the Catskills and Croton Falls, complete with a ring of neatly trimmed evergreens surrounding a large pool of clear, sparkling water reflecting the blue sky above...

Fordham Must Improve Treatments of Transfers

September 19, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

When it comes to undergraduate enrollment in the United States, transfer students have historically been overlooked and undervalued. Bearing that trend in mind, it is no surprise that Fordham too has turned a blind eye to this population. However, the university is currently taking steps to correct pas...

Miss America’s Swimsuit Category? You Shouldn’t

Miss America’s Swimsuit Category? You Shouldn’t

September 19, 2018


Filed under Opinion

By Will Brodlo For 97 years, the Miss America pageant has captivated the attention of people all around the world with its promise of beautiful girls. The pageant’s mission to elevate women and its charitable efforts have often gone unnoticed as the public remains focused on contestant’s...

Stop Sacrificing Your Self

Stop Sacrificing Your Self

September 19, 2018


Filed under From the Desk, Opinion

By Colette Nolan   As a freshman at Fordham two years ago, this time of the semester was difficult for me. I struggled to form any solid friendships during my first semester of college. The sudden and complete changes that occurred when I moved from my relatively small town just outside of ...

It’s Time to End the Miss America Pageant

It’s Time to End the Miss America Pageant

September 19, 2018


Filed under Opinion

By Angie Caruso Imagine a world where we never cared to attach faces to names, to stories, to accomplishments, where an obsessive need for physical satisfaction wasn’t prominent. In 1985 cultural critic Neil Postman warned his readers that our society was simply “amusing ourselves to death,...

Un’s Missile-less Parade is Still Suspicious

Un’s Missile-less Parade is Still Suspicious

September 19, 2018


Filed under Opinion

By Jana Tehfe On Sept. 9, soldiers, artillery vehicles and floats proceeded through the main plaza in Pyongyang, North Korea for the annual parade, celebrating 70 years of rule by the Kim Dynasty. Markedly absent was the regime’s collection of long-range missiles or any comments by the country...

It’s Easy to Fall for Seasons Prematurely

It’s Easy to Fall for Seasons Prematurely

September 19, 2018


Filed under Opinion

By Olivia Peterson My premature excitement for the holidays has been a running joke in my family for quite some time. In fact, it would be a blatant lie to claim that I don’t start listening to Christmas music the day after Halloween, or that I don’t start pulling out my collection of spooky,...

Pope Francis Must Stay in Power Despite Accusations

Pope Francis Must Stay in Power Despite Accusations

September 12, 2018


Filed under Opinion

By Edward Sheehan This summer, yet another sexual abuse crisis broke out in the Catholic Church. Archbishop Carlo Mario Viganò, the former papal ambassador to the United States, released an inflammatory 11-page open letter to various conservative Catholic publications. In it, he accuses Pope Fran...

Participate in Your Local Politics

September 12, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Tomorrow is the primary election in New York State. As the editorial board of The Fordham Ram, we believe this occasion presents an important opportunity to underscore the invaluable role local politics play in shaping the future of both our community and country. We understand that this sentiment ...

Cuomo Must Cut Taxes in New York

Cuomo Must Cut Taxes in New York

September 12, 2018


Filed under Opinion

By Tim Kyle As Benjamin Franklin famously said, “In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except for death and taxes.” His statement rings true in New York State, where government spending runs rampant. Though Governor Andrew Cuomo is no longer eyeing a run for president in 2020,...

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