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News Analysis: Spike in Requests Means Cuts for Some Clubs

February 4, 2015

By Joe Vitale, Katie Meyer & Laura Sanicola During its budget day for Spring 2015, United Student Government’s Budget Committee allocated close to $414,000 to almost 80 student clubs and organi...

After the cancellation of classes and a shutdown of many on-campus services, there was less snow than expected. Casey Chun/The Fordham Ram

Blizzard Dodges New York City, but Still Brings Campus to Standstill

January 28, 2015

By Joe Vitale Meteorologists and city officials spent Monday of this week urging New York City to prepare for a historic blizzard that ultimately dodged the city, bringing just 9 inches of snow inst...

From the Desk of Joe Vitale, Managing Editor

November 19, 2014

By Joe Vitale After the Democrats surrendered at least three seats in the House of Representatives, eight seats in the Senate and three governorships during the midterm elections, it appeared that, o...

The White House’s “It’s on Us” campaign is urging men, in particular, to take a more active role in preventing sexual assault. (Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

White House Pushes Effort Against Sexual Assault on College Campuses

September 24, 2014

By Joe Vitale President Obama’s administration last Friday advanced its initiative to combat sexual assault on college campuses by formally launching “It’s on Us,” a nationwide public service cam...

Street Games Lure Hopeful Students into Danger

Street Games Lure Hopeful Students into Danger

September 10, 2014

By Joe Vitale Three-card monte players have crowded city streets since the 15th century. Gathered around a collapsible cardboard box, a loud-mouthed dealer shuffles three cards while another conspi...

Governor Andrew Cuomo, FCRH ‘79, defeated Zephyr Teachout in the Democratic Primary on Tuesday.  
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Cuomo Defeats Fordham Professor in Democratic Primary

September 10, 2014

By Joe Vitale Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, FCRH ’79, defeated Fordham professor Zephyr Teachout on Tuesday in the Democratic primary for New York Governor. Teachout, the incumbent’s primary challenger, led a blaz...

Clubs use social media websites such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to organize events and share information.
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Out with Posters, and In with Posts and Tweets

August 2, 2014

By Joe Vitale While college students often use social media as a means of sharing everyday activities in search of “likes” and “retweets,” the medium of the millennial generation is also emergin...

Profanities: Print Them or Cut Them?

Profanities: Print Them or Cut Them?

April 30, 2014

There has been much debate as to what is acceptable in a campus newspaper. (Samuel Joseph/ The Ram) By Joe Vitale We have a lot to say about the things we cannot say. For The Fordham Ram, we find ourselves concern...

Fordham Flava rocks the stage, dancing to various songs by today’s popular artists. (Josh Kim/The Ram)

Flava’s ‘Fame’ Brings Audience ‘Fortune’

April 30, 2014

Fordham Flava rocks the stage, dancing to various songs by today’s popular artists. (Josh Kim/The Ram) By Joe Vitale On a Saturday night in April, hundreds of students packed Leonard Theater to watch Fordham Fl...

‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ in Review

December 4, 2013

By JOE VITALE OPINIONS Editor The Hunger Games: Catching Fire continues the story of Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook) and her new attention-fraught life as one of the two victors of the 74th Hunger Games. Along with her fellow winner, Peeta Mellar k (Josh Hutcherson, American Splendor), the “star-crossed lovers” journey throughout Panem, the dystopian country lead by President Snow (Dona...

Burger Joint, despite its elegant facade, delivers a less-than-elegant product. (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia)

Dining Out: Burger Joint

November 6, 2013

By JOE VITALE OPINION EDITOR The L-shaped, floor-to-ceiling red curtain tucked away in the back left corner of the lobby of Le Parker Meridien hotel on 119 W 56th St. hides something. From luncht...

Editor’s Pick: ‘Louie’

November 6, 2013

By JOE VITALE OPINION EDITOR There is something ironic in seeing Louis C.K. listed as writer, director, editor, scorer and star of his own Emmy-winning television show, “Louie.” Given his dream...

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