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Editorial: Fordham Should Lead in AIDS Fight

November 24, 2012


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

By The Editorial Board World AIDS Day, which was first conceived in 1987 by James W. Bunn and Thomas Netter, two officers of the World Health Organization, and celebrated on December 1, 1988, has become a platform for discussion on HIV and AIDS among governments and citizens around the globe. As th...

Editorial: Coulter Backlash Opens Opportunity

November 14, 2012


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

By The Editorial Board Inviting Ann Coulter to do a speaking engagement at Fordham was a move in very poor taste by the College Republicans, for all of the reasons cited in the uproar surrounding her visit. Especially in the wake of several incidents involving hate speech and discrimination on campus last s...

Incivility Stains Coulter Debate

November 14, 2012


Filed under Columnists, Opinion

By JOHN P. CASTONGUAY COLUMNIST So, how about Ann Coulter? This past week, Fordham was abuzz with the news that Ann Coulter had been invited to speak on campus by the College Republicans. Due to her controversial, abrasive style and hateful remarks, a protest movement quickly started in an attempt...

Congress Requires Compromise

November 14, 2012


Filed under Columnists, Opinion

By CONOR FUCCI COLUMNIST Well, everyone, the election season has officially ended, and it is back to reality for the United States. It is time to face the reality that our government is divided internally, and Republicans and Democrats are at each other’s throats. Very little effective legislation...

Letter: Ann Coulter’s Cancelled Visit

Letter: Ann Coulter’s Cancelled Visit

November 14, 2012


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor, Just one simple man’s opinion: Nov. 10, 2012 is a sad day for Fordham, but a very good day for censorship and bullying. I am no fan of Ann Coulter. However, I think that the College Republicans’ decision to cancel the Coulter event after being publicly humiliated by President McShane was...

From the Desk of Sarah Ramírez, Editor in Chief

November 7, 2012


Filed under From the Desk, Opinion

I’m a planner. Blame it on my Virgo tendencies or just my personality, but I’m not one for spontaneity. So it shouldn’t surprise my friends that I’ve been brainstorming what to write here, in my senior From the Desk, since I wrote my first one, in January of my sophomore year. The planning for that...

Editorial: Spread Out Sandy Relief Efforts

November 7, 2012


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By The Editorial Board In typical New York fashion, Sandy, the destructive superstorm originally classified as a hurricane, brought out the best in the city’s residents. As those in New York and the surrounding areas literally begin to pick up the pieces of their lives, New Yorkers have showed a sp...

Election Is Not The End of World

November 7, 2012


Filed under Columnists, Opinion

By JOHN P. CASTONGUAY COLUMNIST It is done.  Finally, we know, maybe we almost know, who the next president of the United States is. Frankly, I am relieved.  For the past two years and especially over the past two months, the American public has been subjected to an endless barrage of campaign ads...

Re-election Raises Questions

November 7, 2012


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By CONOR FUCCI COLUMNIST The results are in, and Barack Obama has been elected to four more years as President of the United States. As was expected, it was the extremely tight races in the “battleground” states that ended up deciding the election. Obama will now be given the opportunity to serve...

Obama Out-Debates Romney

October 24, 2012


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By CONOR FUCCI COLUMNIST Now that Oct. 16’s debate has ended, the 2012 election season moves into its final stage. Most polls place the two candidates in a statistical dead heat. To get a good idea of how the race is shaping up, one should note the energy and solid content of the Oct. 16 debate. The...

Affirmative Action Must Go

October 24, 2012


Filed under Columnists, Opinion

By JOHN P. CASTONGUAY COLUMNIST Affirmative action has once again found its way into the national spotlight. On Oct. 10, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of Fisher v. University of Texas (2012).  Abigail Noel Fisher sued the University of Texas at Austin after her application for...

Editorial: Gun Control Ignored by Candidates

October 24, 2012


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

By The Editorial Board Through three presidential debates and one vice-presidential sparring match, the candidates have talked about issues ranging from North Mali to Big Bird and other assorted “malarkey.” Yet, we at The Ram feel that one very serious issue has been neglected by both tickets: gu...

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