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From the Desk of Kate Doheny, Layout Editor

From the Desk of Kate Doheny, Layout Editor

April 10, 2013


Filed under From the Desk, Op-Ed, Opinion

By KATE DOHENY LAYOUT EDITOR Mother has made me clean the house since I was old enough to hold an Endust container. A few years after that began, she realized it was time to teach me how to use a dishwasher and, subsequently, the washer and dryer. I thank her immensely for teaching me the Beautiful...

As Autism Diagnoses Rise, More Resources Are Needed

As Autism Diagnoses Rise, More Resources Are Needed

April 10, 2013


Filed under Op-Ed, Opinion

By JAMES DEMETRIADES CONTRIBUTING WRITER Last weekend, Autism Speaks, a Fordham Club, hosted “Light It Up Blue,” an event to spread awareness on autism spectrum disorder and raise money for autism research.  This is an international event run by Autism Speaks which features buildings around t...

Do What You Love

Do What You Love

April 3, 2013


Filed under Columnists, Opinion

By AMANDA PELL COLUMNIST Seniors, I love you, but I beg of you not to read this. It will only raise your blood pressure and truthfully, I don’t think many of you can afford to be having health issues right now. It’s not worth it, so please: put this down, go make some tea, maybe do a little yog...

Editorial: Defy Apathy, Vote in USG Elections

April 3, 2013


Filed under Editorial, Op-Ed, Opinion

By The Editorial Board If you voted in last year’s USG elections, then you are in the minority at Fordham. Only 923 votes were cast in Rose Hill’s 2012 USG elections, according to a report sent to The Fordham Ram by USG. Because students can vote for their school’s executive board positions and for...

‘Sex Week’ Opponents Hinder Open Discussion

‘Sex Week’ Opponents Hinder Open Discussion

April 3, 2013


Filed under Op-Ed, Opinion

By SAMUEL VERZINO STAFF WRITER In today’s progressive era, it comes as no surprise when outside forces seek to deter novel concepts from coming to fruition. Too often, the hammer of stagnancy comes down on those topics that are most taboo. This is only natural, yet it becomes worrisome when it ...

Examine Your Conscience

Examine Your Conscience

April 3, 2013


Filed under Op-Ed, Opinion

By JOHN CASTONGUAY STAFF WRITER As an aspiring journalist, this is a question I find myself wrestling with on a semi-regular basis: What needs to be said?  What do I have to say at that particular moment that my audience might find edifying, inspiring, eye-opening or hopefully at least conversation-spar...

Sequester Forces Everyday Hardships

Sequester Forces Everyday Hardships

April 3, 2013


Filed under Op-Ed, Opinion

By DANIELLE GARRAND ASSISTANT A&E EDITOR The government sequester has been splashed across the newspapers and relentlessly discussed on cable news, but let us be honest: Most of us have not really been paying attention. As college students, many of us do not pay attention to current events oth...

Liberal Arts Equips Students to Soar with Startups

April 3, 2013


Filed under Op-Ed, Opinion

By JOSEPH VITALE ASSISTANT OPINION EDITOR The entrepreneur continues to be an ever-changing figure in our society. With many young people looking to create their own startups, many of which are socially and environmentally conscious, the spirit of the creative thinker is not only alive, but flourish...

Letter: Defining ‘Pro-Life’

Letter: Defining ‘Pro-Life’

April 3, 2013


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editors of The Fordham Ram, I am writing on behalf of Fordham Respect for Life in response to Amanda Pell’s February 20 Column,  “I am Pro-Life Too.” (v.95 i.5). To my fellow sophomore Amanda, I agree with you that one cannot legitimately be pro-life if all that one campaigns for is a c...

From the Desk of Max Prinz, Assistant Sports Editor

From the Desk of Max Prinz, Assistant Sports Editor

April 3, 2013


Filed under From the Desk, Opinion

By MAX PRINZ ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR Easter Monday was another glorious day off for Fordham students. You would think that the respite from classes is because of the Easter season, but it is actually because of sports. It is baseball’s Opening Day. I have lived in New York for most of my life. My...

Too Much Diet Coke Can Threaten Health

Too Much Diet Coke Can Threaten Health

April 3, 2013


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By GABRIEL GARCIA STAFF WRITER On March 12, the Health Department enacted The New Beverage Portion Rule. All food service establishments that need a Health Department permit are now required to limit the portion size for sugary drinks to 16 ounces. Drinks like non-diet soda were only to be purchased in servings of 16 o...

Marriage Equality Passes Court of Public Opinion

Marriage Equality Passes Court of Public Opinion

April 3, 2013


Filed under Op-Ed, Opinion

By JOSEPH CLINES The Supreme Court hearings regarding the legality of gay marriage, perhaps the most contested civil rights issue since the days of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rosa Parks, are little more than a formality. Regardless of where one sides on the issue, it is the general consensus that ...

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