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Bold Billboards Should Not Be Taken Down

Bold Billboards Should Not Be Taken Down

September 12, 2018


Filed under Opinion

By Noah Kotlarek The “Trump Our Leader The Idiot” billboard has a right to remain standing. Neil Harrison’s sign does not encourage violence against our President: it simply says that Harrison thinks Trump is an idiot and promotes Harrison’s upcoming movie. Penalizing people for expr...

Cannabis Policy: A Tale of Two Cities

Cannabis Policy: A Tale of Two Cities

September 12, 2018


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By Collin Bonnell Earlier this month, the New York Police Department (NYPD) took an important step in relaxing cannabis laws in America’s largest city by decriminalizing the drug in quantities under 25 grams. Despite this step forward, cannabis is still illegal in the City and State of New...

Rethinking Roadblocks to Happiness

Rethinking Roadblocks to Happiness

September 12, 2018


Filed under From the Desk, Opinion

By Lindsay Grippo Over the summer, I started keeping a journal for the first time in a long time. Instead of writing formal, daily entries, I jotted down some thoughts I had each day. The entries ranged from my most trivial to my most existential reflections, but when I went back to read them, I noticed a pat...

Hollywood, Hire More Diverse Actors

Hollywood, Hire More Diverse Actors

September 12, 2018


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By Arianna Chen According to Forbes, Black Panther shattered the record for the biggest solo superhero movie launch of all time with its opening weekend with $202 million; this record was previously held by Iron Man 3 at $174 million in the box office. Among other honors such as the BET and Inter...

The NFL Must Suspend the Preseason Indefinitely

The NFL Must Suspend the Preseason Indefinitely

September 12, 2018


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By William Brodlo Many dedicated football fans watch every one of their team’s preseason games, while others disregard the preseason completely. The NFL preseason definitely benefits the NFL as a corporation, but can we say the same in regard to the players and fans? According to NBC’s “R...

Let Laptops in Classes with Longer Readings

September 11, 2018


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By Lydia Parker As I began my junior year at Fordham last week, I sat through the first meetings of my classes for the semester, listening to the usual speeches regarding the syllabus, the required reading material and the prohibition or ‘strong disapproval’ of laptops in class. With each pr...

Editorial Board: Keep the NYBG Free

Editorial Board: Keep the NYBG Free

August 18, 2018


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By the Editorial Board  When incoming freshmen arrive on campus, they quickly learn about various tips, tricks and complimentary perks afforded to Fordham students from their New Student Orientation leaders, mentors and peers. Where past leaders waxed poetic about the days when DCB worked at off-campus eate...

Letter to the Editor: Fordham Must Invest in Faculty

Letter to the Editor: Fordham Must Invest in Faculty

May 22, 2018


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To The Fordham Ram Editorial Board: We are Fordham Faculty United, the union elected by over 94 percent of eligible voting Fordham non-tenure track teaching faculty in fall 2017 to address widespread poverty pay, lack of job security, absence of benefits for adjuncts and many other issues. We are...

Heroes Don’t Always Wear Capes

Heroes Don’t Always Wear Capes

May 2, 2018


Filed under From the Desk, Opinion

By Kevin Stoltenborg Sometimes it feels like the darkness surrounds us, like a mound of boulders packed so tightly light has vanished. Imagine in this moment a hand busting through the rocks reviving light to your eyes. Grabbing the hand, you rise like gravity no longer exists. Once plunged out of the...

Sprint/T-Mobile Merger Will Keep Companies Relevant

Sprint/T-Mobile Merger Will Keep Companies Relevant

May 2, 2018


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By Joseph D'Amato This past weekend, T-Mobile announced that it intends to merge with Sprint in a $26 billion buyout, after years of failed attempts to do so. The restructured T-Mobile would be run by their current CEO, John Legere, in a market that might be reduced to three players. To put th...

Young Fans Will Give Kanye Flack For Tweet

Young Fans Will Give Kanye Flack For Tweet

May 2, 2018


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By Daniel Salvio Kanye West: he is a music icon, and a clothing mogul, but clearly no politician. From his first incident with his comments regarding George Bush during the Hurricane Katrina relief effort in 2006 to interrupting Taylor Swift at the 2009 Video Music Awards, it seems as though he ...

Why Marvel is Healthy For Hollywood

Why Marvel is Healthy For Hollywood

May 2, 2018


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By Christopher Canadeo I’m not sure if many have heard, but this past weekend was the release of Marvel’s The Avengers: Infinity War. Comic book nerds and film lovers rejoiced, as this movie was promised to be Marvel’s biggest and brightest production yet, poised to shatter box office s...

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