“When we fail to define womanhood, we tacitly allow the systematic infantilization of women; we fail to elevate them from girlhood.”
Here at the paper, sometimes the flow of news gets slow, and instead of languishing in our own lack of stories, we then decide to make our own content. The mailroom in the McGinley basement is one of the rarely talked about, but vital services that Fordham provides.
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.
At one of their weekly meetings, the College Democrats executive board announced that they had selected David Axelrod as their speaker for the Spring semester. The former Obama advisor will speak at Keating Hall’s 3rd-floor auditorium on Monday, April 9th from 8 to 9pm, taking place after Spring Break and before finals start.
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.
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.
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.
As its students know, Fordham’s Rose Hill campus boasts a multitude of landmarks and significant locations. From the courtyard next to Queen’s Court where Lana Del Rey was said to have composed some of her most famous songs to the tunnels beneath Eddie’s Parade, there is a great deal of history to be found on our 85-acre share of the Bronx.
Senior Year of college, what a time to be alive and by alive I mean bouncing between the pure stress of entering adulthood and the joy of entering into a new phase of my life.
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