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Recondition Collins Hall

Recondition Collins Hall

February 20, 2019

Fordham’s talented and dedicated performing groups bring Collins to life. Doing so should not have to feel like resuscitating a corpse.

Re-envisioning the Value of Valentine’s Day

Re-envisioning the Value of Valentine’s Day

February 13, 2019

There are endless types of love in this world, and we should acknowledge and cherish them all.

Care About the Content You Consume

Care About the Content You Consume

January 30, 2019

The Editorial Board of the Fordham Ram is first and foremost a group of undergraduate students who invest their time and energy into the publication of a weekly newspaper. In light of the recent media...

Ambiguity and Accountability are Incompatible

Ambiguity and Accountability are Incompatible

January 23, 2019

For many, the Catholic Church is a place of guidance, support and comfort. To say the continuing developments regarding the sexual abuse of minors by clergy members is disheartening and infuriating is...

Don’t Juul, You Fool

Don’t Juul, You Fool

November 14, 2018

We were supposed to be the generation to stop smoking, and now we can’t quit vaping. You see it everywhere—on the way to class, behind professors’ backs, in the bars. At this point, “Juuling” i...

Thank Youth For Voting

November 7, 2018

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Tuesday’s midterm elections resulted in a split Congress, an undesirable result for both sides. Despite the Democrats taking back the House of Representatives, Republicans maintained control of the Senate, opening the door for inevitable gridlock. Perhaps even more significant than one swing left is what these elections mean for civic engagement and youth participation in politics. While election tallies were not finalized...

Supporting the Belmont Community with Immediacy

Supporting the Belmont Community with Immediacy

October 17, 2018

In the past 117 days, we have received 17 emails from the Office of the President. Not a single one of those university-wide statements addressed Lesandro (Junior) Guzman-Feliz, the 15-year-old member o...

Stay Informed Even When Overwhelmed

October 3, 2018

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

When the news cycle is a perpetual downer, it’s easy to find yourself fatigued. Trying to stay informed can easily transition into trying to unclench your fists or fight back tears. Lately, the editorial board of The Fordham Ram has found staying in the know to be an equally arduous and distressing task. We venture a guess that you may feel similarly. One push notification makes its predecessor seem like small pota...

Sexual Assault Accusations Demand Attention

September 26, 2018

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Reading coverage on the sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is like staring at a car accident. We can’t seem to look away. Our eyes are transfixed by the spectacle. We glance elsewhere only to turn our focus back shortly after. We survey the damage and consider the people impacted. We wonder what the buildup looked like and ruminate about the aftermath. We ask how it happened...

Participate in Your Local Politics

September 12, 2018

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Tomorrow is the primary election in New York State. As the editorial board of The Fordham Ram, we believe this occasion presents an important opportunity to underscore the invaluable role local politics play in shaping the future of both our community and country. We understand that this sentiment may come across as derivative and trite. However, the current sociopolitical climate we collectively find ourselves in is ...

Fordham Administration Must  Value Student Leaders

Fordham Administration Must Value Student Leaders

April 11, 2018

This year, only one pair of candidates is running on the executive ticket for United Student Government (USG) President and Vice President. Across the board, many candidates are running uncontested....

Time to Revamp the McGinley Center

February 14, 2018

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

The McGinley Center is to the Rose Hill campus what a living room is to a house. But Fordham students, like children in a family who grow up and no longer fit in a space that was once considered sufficient for them, are coming together to say it is about time for an upgrade. An online petition is circulating around campus, urging Fordham to prioritize a reconstruction of the current McGinley Center as its next capital project...

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