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Entering the News Industry With More Questions Than Answers

Entering the News Industry With More Questions Than Answers

December 7, 2016

By Laura Sanicola When I was named assistant news editor of The Fordham Ram in 2013, journalism was an answer. It answered my hopes to make new friends other than my roommates, to be part of a body of stud...

From the Desk of Amanda Giglio, Editorial Director

From the Desk of Amanda Giglio, Editorial Director

November 16, 2016

By Amanda Giglio “What does The Fordham Ram mean to me?” As my last semester on staff comes to a close, I feel like this question has continually come up in conversation. Everyone expects this h...

From the Desk of Kristen Santer, Opinion Editor

From the Desk of Kristen Santer, Opinion Editor

November 9, 2016

By Kristen Santer  I first joined the copy editing team of The Fordham Ram because I wasn’t sure what clubs I wanted to join. Like other students here (sorry guys), I had a resigned apathy to getting involved and participatin...

We Like Sports (and The Fordham Ram)

We Like Sports (and The Fordham Ram)

November 2, 2016

By Sam Belden I like sports. Anyone who knows me knows this to be true. I can talk about baseball and golf for hours on end, and my idea of a productive Sunday is plopping down in front of the TV and ...

From the Desk of Amanda Maile, Assistant Copy Chief

From the Desk of Amanda Maile, Assistant Copy Chief

October 26, 2016

By Amanda Maile Name, hometown, major. This is how most classes start at the beginning of the semester. For most of my time at Fordham I would say, “Amanda, Philadelphia, undecided.” The first two ...

From the Desk of Bailey Hosfelt, Culture Editor

From the Desk of Bailey Hosfelt, Culture Editor

October 19, 2016

By Bailey Hosfelt  Being a first time voter in an election that is interesting to say the least, I have found myself combing through both a career politician and business mogul’s history in pursuit of the good, bad and ugly....

From the Desk of Andrea Garcia, Photo Editor

From the Desk of Andrea Garcia, Photo Editor

September 28, 2016

By Andrea Garcia  We grow up with a conventional expectation that you go to high school prom, complete your college degree and find a career to set you up through retirement. Somewhere along the wa...

From the Desk of Tara Martinelli, Copy Chief

From the Desk of Tara Martinelli, Copy Chief

September 22, 2016

By Tara Martinelli Confidence used to be an admired, coveted and desirable characteristic. A confident person would stand out as a role model to others. We would meet someone who exuded self-awareness and...

From the Desk of Patrick Costello, Assistant Sports Editor

From the Desk of Patrick Costello, Assistant Sports Editor

September 14, 2016

By Patrick Costello One of the most overused tropes in sports is that baseball is boring because it takes too long. A 2014 report by Major League Baseball concluded that an average nine-inning game lasted about ...

Later High School Start Times Will Improve Mental Health

Later High School Start Times Will Improve Mental Health

May 4, 2016

By Anna Carey  Waking up early has never been a talent of mine. Given the opportunity, I would gladly sleep straight past noon and then go to bed in the early hours of the morning. I have completely given...

Emphasizing the Importance of Autism Awareness

Emphasizing the Importance of Autism Awareness

April 27, 2016

By Ellie Bruckner The month of April is officially National Autism Awareness Month. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) refers to a group of developmental disabilities that often affect a person’s social...

Commercial Space Exploration: The Next Step for Man

Commercial Space Exploration: The Next Step for Man

April 20, 2016

By Jack Brennan  About two weeks ago, Space X landed its drone rocket, the Falcon 9, on a tiny remote platform in the Atlantic Ocean for the first time. This may not seem like huge news, but it is ...

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