Goodbye, the paper. It has certainly been a ride with you. I joined your funky little cohort of writers my first semester.It was you or The Ram and I am so thankful I dragged one of my new friends to McGinley 2nd that crisp Tuesday evening.
When I came to my first meeting for the paper, I was a freshman and clearly clueless. I saw the paper at the winter club fair and assumed it was the school paper, or essentially The Ram. I didn’t know there was a difference between the two publications or even that there were two publications!
I remember one moment specifically that I looked at myself in my dorm bathroom at 3 am and asked myself “Is this really it?” Well, no, it wasn’t, but I wouldn’t really know that until my next year, when I met a plucky group of nerds who every two weeks put together a newspaper.
I wish I could say I decided to write for the paper for something important; a higher purpose, a call to defend free speech and democracy, memes… But no, I joined the paper because I thought a guy in class was nice and he wouldn’t shut up about it, so I assumed they must be nice, too.
There’s a saying in the tech industry that if you’re not paying, you’re the product. The summer before my freshman year, my parents warned me that as a scholarship student, Fordham would likely see me as a petting zoo llama, a toy for the Bretts and Bryttneighs of our campus to see how the other half lives.
I came to the paper on accident. I think it was the second semester of my sophomore year, and the guy who had agreed to be my roommate was already an editor. For some reason he thought I should be involved, so he badgered me about it until I finally agreed to go to the print shop one production weekend.
In Oren Harman’s 2011 biography, The Price of Altruism: George Price and the Search for the Origins of Kindness, the main character, George Price, aims to answer the age old debate—is kindness or altruism a human evolutionary element?
In one incredible 30-minute sequence on Wednesday, March 13, Fordham men’s basketball, Jeff Goodman, and Barstool Fordham all made spectacular asses out of themselves.
It’s the remix to ignition, coming straight out of prison. Artist R. Kelly was arrested on Friday, February 22nd on at least ten counts of sexual abuse, some of which involved underage girls. This is not our friend Robert’s first rodeo in court. R. Kelly has been involved in an illegal marriage, many abuse scandals (some of which are on video), and is supposedly at least a couple hundred-thousand dollars in debt and facing eviction.
It has been almost nine months since President Donald Trump and Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un met in Sentosa, Singapore, and it seems as if North Korea has been completely dismissed as a threat in the interim. Trump and Kim’s summit in 2018 may not have denuclearized the peninsula but it did reduce the probability of war – bigly.