The Fordham Ram

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...

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Letter to the Editor: Roger Stone Sets Fordham Ablaze

October 18, 2017

By The College Republicans Dear Editor, ‘Slash and burn’ was a prominent agricultural technique employed by Native Americans. Essentially, natives would take all the dead undergrowth and set it aflame. This would kill the live crops ...

(Courtesy of Julia Comerford)

On Moving-Off and Growing Up

October 12, 2017

By Elizabeth Doty One of the most important factors during your time at college is arguably your living space. From the halls of Martyrs Jogues to the Salice-Conley suites, where you live undoubtedly affects how ...

Gun laws are enforced for the protection of individuals, but they must be modified to uphold the safety of the majority.

The Second Amendment Needs Amending

October 11, 2017

By Briana Scalia On the night of Oct. 1, 64-year-old Stephen Paddock opened fire on concert-goers at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival. According to the Los Angeles Times, the death toll reached 59, and the number ...

Adding North Korea, Venezuela and other countries to the U.S. travel ban list was imperative to keeping the U.S. safe. (Courtesy of Flickr)

Trump Travel Ban: A Necessary Evil

October 4, 2017

By Paula Hernandez Garaycoa On Sept. 24, President Donald Trump released a proclamation expanding travel restrictions to seven new countries (Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen). The new ban, unlike its 90...

Although the opioid crisis continues to hurt a large percentage of the U.S. population, it lacks sufficient media coverage. (Courtesy of Flickr)

Exposing The Opioid Crisis

October 4, 2017

By Angelina Caruso Since President Trump declared opioid abuse a national threat on Aug. 10, there has been a heightened public awareness surrounding the issue. Just this week, CVS officially put forth new opioid prescript...

Family time is important and binge watching television shows should not interfere with personal interactions (Courtesy of Julia Comerford).

How Online Streaming Has Killed Family Time

October 4, 2017

By Faustino Galante I am a huge fan of the 1990s sitcom “Seinfeld.” For the past few weeks, I have been re-watching each episode of the show on Hulu. The show is considered an icon of the 1990s. Each Thursday, millio...

Jesuit values extend far past the conversational boundaries between student and professor in the classroom (Courtesy of Archives).

What Are These “Jesuit Values?”

October 4, 2017

By V.P. Michael C. McCarthy, S.J. Professors often talk about how much they learn from their students and I’m no exception. A case in point: recently I was engaged in a terrific discussion wi...

Dean Christopher Rodgers is still under investigation by the department of campus security for actions during RA training (Ram Archives).

Responding to “In Defense Of Dean Rogers”

September 27, 2017

By Gavin Ross The op-ed entitled “In Defense of Dean Rodgers” likely represents the thoughts of many on this campus. As a result, I feel the need to set the record straight and correct those who misunders...

Sometimes the best birthday gift received is the joy you feel helping others.

Why I’m Donating My 21st Birthday

September 27, 2017

By Vanessa Gutierrez As far as birthdays go, one’s 21st is loaded with expectations. Expectation number one: drinking. Turning 21, in New York City no less, puts pressure on celebrating a 21st birthday by getting a large g...

Thanks to the merging of Hulu and Spotify, customers will now be able to access both services at a reduced price.

Spotify-Hulu Package Makes a Streaming Powerhouse

September 20, 2017

By Brian Ma I personally use Spotify; I enjoy its premium version, free trial and lists of popular and upcoming songs. As for Hulu, the convenience of watching animated series and keeping up with weekly epis...

China's decision to deregulate the yuan is a matter of national sovereignty, not an attack on global markets.

China Should Maintain Control Of Its Currency

September 20, 2017

By Paula Hernandez Garaycoa According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, the recent surge in the Chinese Yuan’s (CNY) value “has hurt Chinese exporters […]” and, as a result, has China’s Central Bank expunging...

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