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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 ...

I Love the Jesuits

I Love the Jesuits

March 20, 2013


Filed under Columnists, Opinion

By AMANDA PELL COLUMNIST I was raised Catholic but opted not to be confirmed. In my very Irish family, that was pretty sacrilegious, but I firmly stood by the notion that it would be not only dishonest personally but also a disrespect to the Catholic Church itself to be confirmed in it without upholding it...

Hillary Comes Out in Favor of Marriage Equality

Hillary Comes Out in Favor of Marriage Equality

March 20, 2013


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By JAMES DEMETRIADES CONTRIBUTING WRITER Former Secretary of State, former Senator and former First Lady Hillary Clinton has officially come out in support of gay marriage.  On Monday, March 18, Clinton released a video through Human Rights Campaign where she not only affirmed her belief that “Gay ...

From the Desk of Nikos Buse, Business Director

From the Desk of Nikos Buse, Business Director

March 20, 2013


Filed under From the Desk, Opinion

By NIKOS BUSE BUSINESS DIRECTOR I love movies. I am the type of guy who will watch any movie just for the sheer pleasure of seeing a movie — which means that although I have seen many great films, I have seen even more abysmal ones (Joel Schumacher, that last part is directed at you). Over the past fe...

Timing Is Everything

Timing Is Everything

March 20, 2013


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By STEPHEN FRAGANO COLUMNIST As this is being written, the New York Yankees’ Spring Training record is 8-13 with their home record (games played at their training facility in Tampa, Fla) being 4-7. Their overall record is below the .500 mark, and their poor record when playing in front of their ow...

Grading Curve Benefits Students through Competition

Grading Curve Benefits Students through Competition

March 20, 2013


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By DAVID OBERMAN STAFF WRITER Competition for getting into elite colleges is more ferocious and more pertinent than it has ever been. It seems students must discover a cure for cancer, liberate child soldiers in Africa or have a building with their last name on it in order to gain admission into...

Editorial: Hiring Freeze Is Cause for Concern

March 20, 2013


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

By The Editorial Board In the current uncertain economy, money is an issue for many people. Tightening budgets, reduced spending and painful cutbacks have become commonplace, and even Fordham has not escaped cutbacks. The University suffered an over five million dollar deficit for the 2013 fiscal ...

College Offers Priceless Lessons Beyond Class

College Offers Priceless Lessons Beyond Class

March 20, 2013


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By Jingyuan Zhou _____________________________________ President Obama and his administration have called for the nation’s universities to increase the number of degrees they grant by using federal funding to make college education more accessible and affordable. Ideally, the investment in education woul...

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