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No, Tom Daley Did Not Come Out as ‘Gay’

December 4, 2013

By CANTON WINER MANAGING EDITOR If you have been on Twitter recently, you are probably aware: Tom Daley has come out as gay. There is just one little problem. Daley never said he was gay. Daley, a 19-year-old British Olympic medal-winning diver, announced on Monday in a YouTube video that he has been in a relationship with a man since the spring. “Of course I still fancy girls, but right now I’m dating a guy and ...

Black Friday, Emphasis on the ‘Friday’

December 4, 2013

By ANDREW SANTIS STAFF WRITER   At around 7:45 p.m. last Thursday, I was getting ready to sit down and have the long-awaited Thanksgiving dinner with my family. After all the food was at the table and the prayer had been said, I was putting the first spoonful of soup up to my mouth when the clock struck 8 p.m. For me, 8 p.m. meant turning on the television and watching A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving. For many Ameri...

New York, I Want to Love You But You’re Letting Me Down

December 4, 2013

By MEGAN CATTEL STAFF WRITER Last week, a New York Times article entitled “The Long Goodbye” by Alex Williams caught my eye. The expose on the growing disillusionment among writers struggling to make a living in New York City began with lines from one of my favorite Joan Didion essays, “Goodbye to All That.” Since its publication in 1967, the essay has been canonized as the original “Farewell New York” ode...

‘Textual Consent’ Does Not Mean ‘Yes’

December 4, 2013

By Joe Vitale Dave Chappelle’s “Chappelle Show,” now cancelled for five years, tackled issues, some serious, some preposterous. Told through short skits and spoofs, he transformed mucky societal issues into digestible, laughable bits. One issue he tackled was a contract of sexual consent. The purpose of this contract is to protect men from being falsely accused of rape through a formal consent from a female. In...

Editorial: Let’s Re-invest in Transportation

December 4, 2013

By The Editorial Board Enrique Peñalosa, the former mayor of Bogotá, Colombia, once said, “A developed country is not a place where the poor drive cars. It’s where the rich use public transport.” As the self-proclaimed “Capital of the World,” New York City should be at the forefront of innovation in every area, including public transportation. With its wide array of subway lines, buses, ferries and trains, New ...

Long Live Print

December 4, 2013

By RICKY BORDELON COLUMNIST Every day throughout London, tourists, visitors and Londoners alike read thousands and thousands of free newspapers. In the morning you can pick up a free copy of Metro from the iconic blue stands in any Underground station. In the afternoon, the London Evening-Standard workers hit the streets hawking free newspapers for all. In London, print journalism is alive and well; there is incre...

Saying Goodbye

December 4, 2013

By JOHN CASTONGUAY COLUMNISt So this is it. For most students at Fordham, this time of year marks the beginning of the end: We just have to complete final exams and then we are free to enjoy nearly a month away from academic endeavors. For some students at Fordham, this is the beginning of the end of their careers here, and I wish them the best of luck. For the musically inclined on our campus, this week marks the ...

When Choosing a Major, Do What You Love

December 4, 2013

By ANDREW MORSE STAFF WRITER In a lot of ways, it is not fair. How can you seriously ask an 18, 19 or 20 year old kid to pick a major and effectively set up a career path for the rest of his or her life? Should students pursue their favorite subject, their best subject or the field with the best job prospects? This calls into question the entire purpose of a college education. Is college an opportunity to further pu...

Do Commuter Students Have it Made?

December 4, 2013

By MICHAEL DAUBER Staff Writer A few years ago, I went with my sister to tour her future college,, Barnard. She was one of only about 15 commuters from her class and many expected her to have little to no social life on campus. When I began at Fordham, I arrived with the same expectations. We have all heard the stereotypes: not a lot of commuters, no social life, etc. But how many of them are true? My own experience...

Editorial: When Will USG Make An Impression?

November 20, 2013

By The Editorial Board On the rare occasion that the average Fordham student mentions United Student Government (USG), it is usually to gripe about how the group does nothing. Anyone who has been to a USG meeting, however, knows this is not true. Much of what USG does is not exciting or glamorous, but it can be important nonetheless. That being said, we at The Fordham Ram have significant doubts regarding the current state of Ro...

Editorial: ‘Coalition for Change’ Sends Necessary Message

October 23, 2013

By The Editorial Board When students arrive at college, they often experience new found independence. It is a time to take on both significant academic and personal responsibility during one of the more tumultuous periods of growth in a person’s life. For most, it is the first time in their lives in which they are not living under the guidance and supervision of their parents and guardians. Students are free to study an...

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