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Examine Your Conscience

Examine Your Conscience

April 3, 2013

By JOHN CASTONGUAY STAFF WRITER As an aspiring journalist, this is a question I find myself wrestling with on a semi-regular basis: What needs to be said?  What do I have to say at that particular mome...

One Direction’s ‘Take Me Home’ in Review

November 28, 2012

By ALYSSA CARMUSCIANO STAFF WRITER Calling all Directioners! Last week, UK pop sensation One Direction released its brand new album Take Me Home, only eight months after their first album, Up All Night, came out and went multiplatinum. Upon coming to the United States a year after finishing third on“The X Factor: UK,” One Direction has quickly stolen the hearts of teens and young women across the country. It can be e...

Honor Society: Serendipity

November 27, 2012

By CASEY RYAN CONTRIBUTING WRITER The band Honor Society, a group of four young rockers, has just released their EP Serendipity. Serendipity is the band’s third extended play album, along with their two full albums. This particular EP contains five songs. True to their roots as the Jonas Brother’s opening act, the songs in this set revolve around love. The title track, “Serendipity,” is reminiscent of a Bruno Mars s...

Action Bronson’s ‘Rare Chandeliers’ in Review

November 28, 2012

By DAN GARTLAND SPORTS EDITOR Rare Chandeliersis the latest release from Action Bronson, the Queens-born Albanian-American chef/rapper. Produced by The Alchemist, it is Bronson’s first release since signing with the Warner Bros. offshoot VICE Media. At this point in his career, having signed with a major record label, Bronson finds himself at a crossroads. One of the advantages of signing a record deal is working w...

Peter Singer Leads Panel on Animal Rights, Christianity

November 27, 2012

Four Panelists Discuss Controversial Issues By KELLY KULTYS ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR On Friday, Nov. 16, well-known modern-day philosopher Dr. Peter Singer headlined the panel of “Christians and Other Animals: Moving the Conversation Forward.” The event was co-sponsored by the department of theology, the Center for Religion and Culture, the Office of the Provost,  the dean of Fordham College at Rose Hill and the dean of F...

‘Cyrano de Bergerac’ in Review

November 14, 2012

By RICKY BORDELON ASSISTANT OPINIONS EDITOR Nose.  There, I said it. And the most famous nose in literature is back on Broadway. Roundabout Theatre Company’s production of the French classic Cyrano de Bergerac opened on Oct. 11 at the American Airlines Theatre.  This production features a new English translation from French by Ranjit Bolt, who preserves Edmund Rostand’s rhyming couplets and some of the p...

Season 3 of ‘The Walking Dead’ in Review

November 14, 2012

By CHRISTOFER NICOLETTI AMC’s “The Walking Dead” has returned with even more surprises and zombie gore. Last season revealed that truly nowhere is safe from the threat of the zombies that now inhabit the world. With the destruction of their safe haven, the survivors were thrust back into the zombie-infested world to fight for survival. In the first episode of Season 3, viewers are introduced to a more militaristic and...

The 23rd James Bond film, ‘Skyfall,’ in Review

November 13, 2012

By PATRICK MULLEN Skyfall, the 23rd official James Bond film, seems like a conscious effort by filmmakers to compete with the blockbuster superhero films of the past few years. The action is bigger and more intense, the camera is more free and flowing and the villain more indestructible. Despite all that, Skyfall is its own movie. Director Sam Mendes (American Beauty) brings his signature direction to a series that ma...

The Man With the Iron Fists Soundtrack

November 13, 2012

Stand-out Tracks: White Dress, Six Directions of Boxing By PATRICK DOHERTY COPY EDITOR Samurai showdowns. Over-the-top kung-fu battles. B-movie flair. A man with iron fists. The Man With The Iron Fists, the directorial debut of acclaimed rapper and producer the RZA, promises all of these and more. But another aspect of the movie's production has also shines bright, even though it is not necessarily a large part of ...

Style Network’s ‘Giuliana and Bill’ in Review

November 7, 2012

By LINDSAY JAVITZ Now in its fifth season, Style Network’s Giuliana & Bill has taken viewers into the lives of” E! News” anchor Giuliana Rancic and her entrepreneur husband Bill.  The couple has allowed cameras to document them as they experience both the joys and hardships of life. The couple’s chemistry, wit and comical tension always make for amusing reality TV. This was especially true for the Oct. 30 epis...

‘The Casual Vacancy’ in Review

October 24, 2012

By JOHN BONAZZO COPY EDITOR J.K. Rowling ventures into new literary territory with The Casual Vacancy, her first book for adults. While this genre is not as much of a natural fit for her as the fantasy Harry Potter series, it is still an engrossing tale worth reading. The story takes place in the small English town of Pagford. When town Councilman Barry Fairbrother dies suddenly, the fight over who will get his ...

Editorial: Gun Control Ignored by Candidates

October 24, 2012

By The Editorial Board Through three presidential debates and one vice-presidential sparring match, the candidates have talked about issues ranging from North Mali to Big Bird and other assorted “malarkey.” Yet, we at The Ram feel that one very serious issue has been neglected by both tickets: gun control. Gun control has only come up once in this campaign, notably at the Oct. 16 town-hall debate at Hofstra in which the audien...

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