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Although autoimmune diseases often do not have a cure, early awareness of these diseases can help inhibit their growth. (Courtesy of Flickr)

Autodetecting Autoimmune Diseases

November 15, 2017

By Angelina Caruso I come from a large family. My mom’s one of four kids, my dad’s one of five and collectively, I have enough cousins to make up a football team. So when my dad recently informed me that my...

Using cell phones in places such as a restaurant can be seen as rude because it prohibits meaningful conversations (Courtesy of Flickr).

Cell Phone Use Prohibits Precious Dining Conversations

November 8, 2017

By Angelina Caruso It’s one thing to enter into a final exam and be asked to place your cell phone in a basket at the front of the room. You don’t even question it twice. It’s obvious that a cell phone can provid...

President Trump amplifying Islamophobia does not solve the issue of combating terrorist groups, such as ISIS (Courtesy of Flickr).

What Trump Doesn’t Understand About Terrorism

November 8, 2017

By Alexander Dickson Trump does not understand terrorism, nor does he want to, and he is actively making the problem worse. Earlier this week, on Oct. 31, Sayfullo Saipov rented a truck from Home Depot and drove down the ...

Major concerns, such as water pollution, are some of the many problems that need addressing in the new year.

American Fears Must Be Cleared in 2018

November 8, 2017

By Emma Maliborski At this point, it is painfully trite to even write these words, so pardon my cliché: 2017 has been a radically different year than any other in American history. For many, it’s been a year especially marked with sho...

Allowing Facebook users to sign up for a news subscription service will not remove biased sources already on the platform.

Facebook’s New Service Will Not Solve Age Old Problem

November 8, 2017

By Paula Hernandez Garaycoa In an age where traditional journalism is under attack by the sheer volume of information available online, there is no doubt that social media platforms are essential to the relationship between news and mod...

Kevin Spacey should not use the LGBT community as a prop for him to hide his sexual assault charges behind.

No Space for Spacey in My Community

November 8, 2017

By Cat Swindal On Oct. 29, Anthony Rapp accused Kevin Spacey of sexually assaulting him when Rapp was just 14 years old to Buzzfeed News. This led to a flood of backlash against Spacey, who did not respond to the alle...

The Starbucks on campus has become extremely slow due to the poor training workers receive from managers.

Aramark Must Satisfy Appetite for Change

November 8, 2017

By Joseph Scariano It’s 6:45 in the evening. Just like many Fordham students, you’ve finished your classes for the day and are ready to eat dinner and continue your bustling life. You walk over to the Marketplace, or the c...

Internal synchronization can only be achieved through the detachment of technological devices with blue light screens (Courtesy of Julia Comerford).

Biohacking Breaks Psychological Barriers

October 25, 2017

By Angelina Caruso My first week back at school for the semester, I just felt off. Something didn’t sit right. My brain couldn’t focus, I felt sluggish. No matter what I did, I couldn’t get enough sleep. I was di...

For the best interest of Fordham students, facilities such as Walsh Library need to remain open until later hours.

Campus Spots Lack Late Night Life

October 25, 2017

By Faustino Galante As Elvis Presley once famously stated in regards to his work schedule, “The sun’s down and the moon’s pretty - it’s time to ramble.” Though Elvis and I (unfortunately) share few similarities, lik...

Free speech is a vital component to any well established democratic system and must be preserved at all costs.

U.S. Democracy Must Preserve Discourse

October 25, 2017

By Sean Franklin When Donald Trump was sworn in as our 45th president, he took an oath of office. It went like this: “I, Donald John Trump, do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of president of ...

The New York tax plan introduced does not sufficiently cater to the needs of the upstate New York population (Courtesy of Julia Comerford).

To Save Upstate New York, Divide the State

October 18, 2017

By Colton Hillman While attending school in the largest city in the nation, it can be easy to forget about those living outside our New York City bubble. New York State is a state of nearly 20 million people, with ov...

Inviting Roger Stone to speak on campus and then condemning him via email sets a poor standard for future speakers (Courtesy of Julia Comerford / The Fordham Ram).

McShane Blurs Free Speech via Stone Email

October 18, 2017

By Theodore Schoneman Upon hearing that Roger Stone was coming to Fordham, I was puzzled. The fact that a university named by The Huffington Post as one of the 10 most anti-free-speech in the country invited someone so close...

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