Legendary Love: An Interview with Walter Naegle

Walter Naegle, a Fordham alumnus, was the long-term partner of Bayard Rustin, the civil rights leader who served as chief strategist of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, and mentored Dr. King in practical non-violence. In this interview, Mr. Naegle reflects on his life in NYC, the progress of LGBT rights at Fordham, and Rustin’s lasting legacy.

The Worst Fans in the WORLD

It’s rare that the paper ventures into the world of sports. And by rare, I mean almost never. But as a dedicated fan of Fordham basketball who also has access to a printing press, it is my constitutional duty to put everyone on blast for the apathy that surrounds the basketball teams at this school.

Women Priests: The Final Female Frontier

I was born and raised in the Catholic Church, and have been going to mass for the past 19 years of my life. I’m actually really thankful that I was raised with this spiritual influence in my life, and I’m proud to be a part of the Catholic faith. However, ever since I was a kid, I’ve always been confused by one specific aspect of my religion. Why aren’t there any women priests in the Catholic Church yet? This question came up recently while talking to a friend of mine, and they pointed out that the Church had theological reasoning for women to be barred from the priesthood. I wanted to look into the reasons the Church has for only male priests, because, as secular culture continues to move towards gender equality, the Church looks more and more archaic. I don’t think it’s unreasonable for members of the Church to expect and demand equality. However the reasoning that the church provides makes it difficult for real change to happen, since the men only standard has some convenient theological backing.

The End of an Era: Fordham Says Goodbye to Beloved Auntie Anne’s

As a freshman at Fordham, it has taken me a little while to get used to all the sites, sounds, and nuances of living on campus and taking classes. My first week wasn’t exactly what you’d call fantastic. Sure, my orientation group was really nice, but I lost my room key on the second day of orientation. Not fun at all. One of my biggest concerns however, was what in the Lord’s name was I going to be eating.