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New technology utilized during COVID-19 may end traditional snow days. (Courtesy of Twitter)

Zoom Could Spell the End of Snow Day Tradition

April 15, 2020

For students who have grown up with an intimate understanding of the bliss that comes with a surprise school cancellation, the idea that such moments might not be experienced by future generations proves deeply saddening.

The COVID-19 provides an opportunity for reflection. (Courtesy of Flickr)

Collective Accountability is Necessary to Reduce Coronavirus Spread

April 1, 2020

As Americans struggle to contain the spread of COVID-19, these circumstances call into question the sociocultural factors that have impacted our approach toward the virus so far.

Social worth must not be tied to vocabulary abilities. (Courtesy of Flickr)

The Role of Institutional Language in Elitism

March 25, 2020

It is critical to remember that a complex vocabulary does not equate to inherent intelligence, and that, in turn, being "smart" in the instituionalized sense must not dictate perceived social worth.

In the digital age, plagiarism on social media platforms should be taken as seriously as other forms. (Courtesy of Flickr)

Learning to Think Before You Tweet

March 4, 2020

In our increasingly digital age, plagiarism can look quite different from the definitions we were given in grammar school.

Bernie Sanders' dedicated fanbase is nothing if not passionate, but sometimes its members can cross the line. (Courtesy of Flickr)

Bernie Bros Prefer Bullying Over Bloomberg

February 19, 2020

Herds of internet-savvy young people are rallying under the unifying messages of Sanders — utilizing a particular blend of passion, wit and encyclopedic meme knowledge — because they truly believe he is the key to a more equitable America.

Lindsay Grippo, FCRH '20, left Paris with a renewed awe for activism. (Lindsay Grippo for the Fordham Ram)

Left in Awe at the Yellow Vest Movement in Paris

January 29, 2020

I left Paris with a reinforced sense of awe at the power of collective action and a renewed understanding of the contagion that is activism.

The Road I Took

The Road I Took

October 30, 2019

If participating in the Ram tears your intellectual, professional and emotional muscle tissue, the people you do it with continually teach you how to fill these gaps with stronger fibers.

This Saturday, Julia will be participating in the 12th Annual Ms. Phillipines 2019. (Julia Gayanelo)

Sophomore Steps Out Of Her Comfort Zone

January 23, 2019

Gayanelo will be participating in the 12th Annual Ms. Philippines 2019: More Than Just a Pretty Face pageant run by the Rutgers-Newark Filipino Student Association.

(Courtesy of Julia Comerford/The Fordham Ram)

Rethinking Roadblocks to Happiness

September 12, 2018

By Lindsay Grippo Over the summer, I started keeping a journal for the first time in a long time. Instead of writing formal, daily entries, I jotted down some thoughts I had each day. The entries ranged from my ...

Zoyhofski, a freshman in the Gabelli School of Business, operates What's Cooking at Fordham (Courtesy of Joe Zoyhofski).

Freshman Creates Community Through Cooking

April 18, 2018

By Lindsay Grippo An ambitious accounting major from Buffalo, NY, Joe Zoyhofksi, GSB ’21, finds himself enthralled with sustainable entrepreneurship. He is involved with Social Innovation Colla...

Humor with a Message: The Off-Beat Comedy of Bo Burnham

Humor with a Message: The Off-Beat Comedy of Bo Burnham

March 8, 2018

By Lindsay Grippo My love for existential, awkward humor began at a very young age. It’s been cultivated over the years by various platforms such as Tumblr, Twitter and Vine. So, when I came across...

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