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Congress Must Review Education, Not Gun Control

Congress Must Review Education, Not Gun Control

February 20, 2013


Filed under Op-Ed, Opinion

By RICHARD BORDELON OPINION EDITOR Education is the key to many problems in this country. While Republicans claim that the possible gun control laws and many of the proposed executive orders concerning firearms are an affront to civil liberties, they, consumed by this fight, fail to see the lin...

GOP Must Reform Message and Tone for Future

GOP Must Reform Message and Tone for Future

February 20, 2013


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By Joe Vitale It should not be surprising that Republicans are worried. Following a Presidential election in which Democrats captured the popular vote for the fifth time in the past six elections, there are obvious reasons why the GOP is finding itself falling behind in a rapidly changing electorate. After President Obama...

Editorial: On-Campus Living Presents Many Benefits

February 20, 2013


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

By The Editorial Board “Home is where the heart is.” It is a relatable cliché that removes the idea of home as a place and replaces it with the suggestion that home can be anywhere a person is happy. To many, home can be the place where they grew up, the place where they currently reside or somewh...

Letter: Egg Donation Advertisement

Letter: Egg Donation Advertisement

February 20, 2013


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor, As concerned citizens for the welfare of women, we write to you in response to a quarter-page advertisement from Montefiore Medical Center looking for egg donors that was included in last week’s edition of The Fordham Ram. This advertisement is in direct opposition to the Fordham Univer...

From the Desk of Joe Vitale, Assistant Opinion Editor

From the Desk of Joe Vitale, Assistant Opinion Editor

February 20, 2013


Filed under From the Desk, Opinion

By Joe Vitale Successful ideas of the Information Age always begin with noticing a common dilemma. The hard part, though, is not coming across the dilemma, but finding its solution. For three Yale students, the dilemma began with confusion over a Cam’ron lyric. It read, “80 holes in your shirt: t...

White House’s College Scorecard Informs, But Can Mislead

White House’s College Scorecard Informs, But Can Mislead

February 20, 2013


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By CANTON WINER MANAGING EDITOR President Obama, in his effort to boost college affordability and to increase transparency about higher education, announced the White House’s new College Scorecard website in his State of the Union address on Feb. 12. The interactive website allows anyone to look up the average net cost — essentially ...

NFL Bullies College Students in Name of Copyright

NFL Bullies College Students in Name of Copyright

February 20, 2013


Filed under Op-Ed, Opinion

By PATRICK MAROUN STAFF WRITER Companies spend years and countless dollars building a reputation for their brands. Having a strong brand is beneficial in a number of different ways: bigger profits, lower costs and the ability to potentially reach more markets.  Ultimately, a stronger brand boils down to market ...

Gun Control Needed Now

February 14, 2013


Filed under Columnists, Opinion

By CONOR FUCCI COLUMNIST Guns and the United States have always had a very close relationship. There has recently been some controversy, however, involving gun control following several tragic shootings. For decades, gun control has been a topic of debate that has greatly polarized the public. T...

To Lie or Not to Lie

February 14, 2013


Filed under Columnists, Opinion

By STEPHEN FRAGANO COLUMNIST Lying: It is an ethical dilemma that every human being has to face, and those who claim to never have told a lie — even a little white lie — are liars themselves. Individuals are told from young ages that lying is a bad thing. The Eighth Commandment even proclaims, ...

Students Must Cope with Stress, Not Succumb To It

February 14, 2013


Filed under Op-Ed, Opinion

By JOSEPH VITALE We college students seem to joke a great deal about our stresses. We try to cope with our worries by laughing about anxieties over both short-term events (homework, interviews) as well as long-term events (career choices, loans). We are, however, rarely honest about how stress affects ou...

Faulty Reviews Frustrate, But Are Cost of Service

February 14, 2013


Filed under Op-Ed, Opinion

By AUSTIN THOMAS COPY EDITOR Have you tried reading 2,800 books a year? How about doing that every year for ten years? A well-known Amazon.com reviewer named Harriet Klausner claims to have done as much. Klausner’s universal praise — over 99% four- or five-star reviews — and inhuman rate ...

When Financial Aid Decreases, So Does Diversity

February 14, 2013


Filed under Op-Ed, Opinion

By ANDREW SANTIS Colleges throughout the country are currently in the process of selecting their incoming freshman class from the thousands of applications that were submitted and received a few months ago. For a select group of high school seniors, being accepted to college is a huge accomplish...

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