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With Snow Comes Flurry of Decisions

With Snow Comes Flurry of Decisions

February 12, 2014

By KELLY KULTYS This winter has been one of the worst the Bronx and Fordham community have seen in the last few years. This semester, the school has been shut down completely for two days, closed early on a Tuesday and opened at 6 p.m. on another. With a winter storm proj...

Editorial: Defy Apathy, Vote in USG Elections

April 3, 2013

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 their class representatives, they can vote multiple times. The number 923 signifies the total votes cast, not the tot...

‘Sex Week’ Opponents Hinder Open Discussion

‘Sex Week’ Opponents Hinder Open Discussion

April 3, 2013

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...

Sequester Forces Everyday Hardships

Sequester Forces Everyday Hardships

April 3, 2013

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...

McShane Discusses How to ‘Rejoice,’ in Midst of Tragedy, at Annual Christmas Mass

December 20, 2012

By KELLY KULTYS NEWS EDITOR Students packed the pews of the University Church at Rose Hill on Sunday, Dec. 16 for the annual celebration of Gaudete Sunday, held on the third Sunday of Advent. Mass was followed by a brief celebration of the last day of Hanukkah and a Christmas party, both in the McGinley Center. This year, the Mass, which was celebrated by Rev. Joseph M. McShane, S.J., president of the University...

In Wake of Connecticut Shooting, Fordham Community Unifies to Pray

December 14, 2012

By ELIZABETH ZANGHI Fordham students and faculty joined together Friday evening in Rose Hill's Our Lady's Chapel to pray for the victims of the elementary school shooting that happened earlier in the day in Newtown, Conn. The shooting, which happened at the Sandy Hook Elementary School on Friday morning, resulted in the deaths of 28 people — 20 of them children between the ages of five and ten. The shooting was the nation's...

LIFT Offers Volunteer Opportunities in the Bronx

November 28, 2012

By JEFFREY COLTIN The Bronx can be an uplifting place.  Sometimes those break-dancers on the D train are the perfect entertainment.  One can spend hours enjoying a cappuccino and a cannoli on the sidewalks of Arthur Avenue.  And nothing brightens a day like a walk in the Botanical Garden.  But life is tough for many in the Bronx.  Knowing that, some Fordham students choose to pay it forward and raise up the borough t...

Orthodox Christian Fellowship Hosts Philokalia Lecture

November 28, 2012

Reverend John Anthony McGuckin Speaks to Students By EDDIE MIKUS STAFF WRITER The Orthodox Christian Fellowship hosted its annual Orthodoxy in America lecture on Nov. 14. The talk served as a general educational opportunity for all students, even those who do not adhere to one of the Orthodox Christian denominations. “The point of the Orthodoxy in America lecture series, as I understand it, is a way for not only Orthodox...

Peter Singer Leads Panel on Animal Rights, Christianity

November 27, 2012

Four Panelists Discuss Controversial Issues By KELLY KULTYS ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR On Friday, Nov. 16, well-known modern-day philosopher Dr. Peter Singer headlined the panel of “Christians and Other Animals: Moving the Conversation Forward.” The event was co-sponsored by the department of theology, the Center for Religion and Culture, the Office of the Provost,  the dean of Fordham College at Rose Hill and the dean of F...

Editorial: Fordham Should Lead in AIDS Fight

November 24, 2012

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 the disease has spread from a niche place in medical culture to a pandemic that affects people of all ages and backgrounds,...

Prescribe Fordham! Provides Students With Birth Control Prescriptions and Health Education

November 7, 2012

By CHRISTIAN ANDREWS CONTRIBUTING WRITER What is birth control, and what is sexual contraception? These are two basic definitions that have eluded conversation at this University for quite some time and should further be explored. Luckily enough, I had the opportunity to learn more about this topic at the Fordham Law Students for Reproductive Justice's (FLSRJ) 2nd Annual Prescribe Fordham!  Birth Control Clinic and Sexua...

Editorial: Spread Out Sandy Relief Efforts

November 7, 2012

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 spirit of resilience and community. The overall trend is one of togetherness. After Sandy passed and left much of New York...

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