The Fordham Ram

Editorial: Lazy Weekend Hours Restrict Library Access

March 12, 2014

By The Editorial Board It would not be an overstatement to suggest that most students use their Sundays to be productive. They fit in the workout they skipped on Friday or Saturday, tackle the enormous pile of laundry in their room and, most importantly, sit down to do the homework that has been neglected all weekend.  In most cases, Sunday is a day free of classes, club meetings, social events and internships; thus, it is the ...

Editorial: Post Office Needs to be the Whole Package

March 5, 2014

By The Editorial Board On the front of the James Farley Post Office in New York, an inscription reads “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” Here at Rose Hill, late afternoons seem to stay the delivery of students’ mail. A regulation post office holds hours from Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. For...

Editorial: Winter Response to Outer Boroughs Insufficient

February 19, 2014

By The Editorial Board Fordham students trekking up Fordham Road to the D train on the way to internships or out into the city may have noticed something happening that is a little odd for New York: people helping each other through snowbanks and down icy stairs. With all the snow blanketing the city, New Yorkers have really banded together to help each other make it through this winter. They need to stick together because...

Editorial: Dance Marathon a Huge Success

February 12, 2014

By The Editorial Board Fordham students may hear and say the mantra, “men and women for others” a thousand times during their Fordham careers, but the selflessness of members of our community often goes unrecognized.  Given this, we at The Fordham Ram wanted to make a point of congratulating the Residence Hall Association on its incredible success in planning and executing the Fordham Dance Marathon. RHA partnered with B...

Editorial: Have You Read the News Today?

February 5, 2014

According to Microsoft Research group, an incredibly low number of Americans are using the internet to actively read the news. For the sake of the survey, “active” consumption of news consists of reading 10 news articles and two opinion pieces in a three-month period.  News articles constitute relatively hard news — that of national or regional importance in the political, economic or social realms, thus discounting...

Editorial: Career Services Misses the Mark

January 29, 2014

By The Editorial Board Internships have been a necessary evil for college students for some time now; this is nothing new.  Given this, the process of finding and applying for internship opportunities should be relatively easy, as minimally time-consuming and streamlined as possible.  This is not the current state of Career Services or the CareerLink website. Students must jump through several hoops merely to access the we...

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