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Never Too Old for Young Adult Fiction

Never Too Old for Young Adult Fiction

April 3, 2019

The best part of the book world is that everyone has a multitude of options to choose from — and nobody has the right to stand on a pedestal and lessen others’ intelligence or maturity because of it.

Warren is the Ideal 2020 Candidate

Warren is the Ideal 2020 Candidate

October 24, 2018

By Edward Sheehan In a recent essay, I argued that Michelle Obama would make a bad presidential candidate in the 2020 election. This week, by contrast, I will argue in favor of a candidate. Senator Elizabe...

In Defense of the Necessity Defense

In Defense of the Necessity Defense

April 11, 2018

By Robin Happel When many of us read Thoreau in high school, it was hard to imagine that his warbling over songbirds and squirrels would someday center in heated legal battles. Nevertheless, Thoreau’s “On the Duty of...

Time To Talk Impeachment

Time To Talk Impeachment

January 31, 2018

by Briana Scalia During the Watergate era, the clear majority of Americans were not in favor of impeaching former President Nixon until August of 1974—the very month he resigned. In comparison, 6...

Inclusion and Equality Must Remain at Forefront of Women’s Marches

Inclusion and Equality Must Remain at Forefront of Women’s Marches

January 24, 2018

by Erin Cabrey The Women’s March in New York City last year, which occurred the day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, was full of anger, frustration and rebellion in addition to immense hopefulness as an unprecedente...

What a Hashtag Can’t Say: Complications of the #MeToo Campaign

October 18, 2017

We at The Fordham Ram would like to explicitly condemn Harvey Weinstein and his egregious behavior spanning nearly three decades, while taking the opportunity to condemn all those who have behaved similarly on this campus and off. Unfortunately, there is no clear-cut way the Fordham community can and should respond to such atrocities. Participation in the viral #MeToo campaign has served as one such possibility. The #MeToo c...

Fordham Versus SJP

Fordham Versus SJP

February 15, 2017

By Marcelle Meyer Trump-era politics are generally described by the opposition in terms like “extremist,” “fascist” and “unprecedented.” We treat the current political landscape as if it is comple...

Let’s Talk About Sex: The Relevance of the Catholic Church’s Teaching on Relationships

Let’s Talk About Sex: The Relevance of the Catholic Church’s Teaching on Relationships

December 7, 2016

By Stephanie Roddy and Gabrielle Greco  Relationships are a complex aspect of human life, and are further complicated by sex and intimacy. Humanity gains its understanding and education about sex from many sources, including family...

Check Your Liberal Privilege

Check Your Liberal Privilege

December 7, 2016

By Ryan Quinn The 58th Secretary of State Ed Muskie once said, “Americans like to believe that they are decent, and most of them are, nevertheless they find it easy to persuade themselves that there is too much risk, too much danger, ...

Defending Our Right to be Upset and Protest

Defending Our Right to be Upset and Protest

November 16, 2016

By Casey Chun  One conclusion we can all arrive at is that this election cycle has left us all tired, emotionally and even physically. Being constantly exposed to a glut of headlines on all the candidates ...

Explaining the Rise of Donald Trump and the Solution

Explaining the Rise of Donald Trump and the Solution

November 16, 2016

By Benedict Carrizzo I have never seen a former president or candidate quite like Donald Trump. Even Andrew Jackson, with his brand of populism, was hardly as clownish and insubstantial as the new presi...

Tinder Gender Offerings Come At a Pivotal Moment Nationally

Tinder Gender Offerings Come At a Pivotal Moment Nationally

November 16, 2016

By Kristen Santer After this past week of dim and depressing news, Tinder offers some good tidings in response — which is a sentence I never thought I would write. Due to National Transgender Aw...

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