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Jaden Vazquez: Fordham Linebacker Seeks LGBTQ+ Inclusivity in Athletics

September 17, 2020

Fordham Linebacker Jaden Vazquez, who identifies as bisexual, is striving for LGBTQ+ inclusivity in athletics with student-athlete run organization Fordham Connect.

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Time to Nix New York’s Quarantine

September 16, 2020

The rules for quarantining are highly specific and unrealistic in implementation.

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Jesuit Students Adjust to New Fall Plans

August 27, 2020

Jesuit universities across the country have begun to alter their plans for the fall, stating their concern for students.

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A Basic Breakdown: COVID-19 Tests

August 24, 2020

As Fordham students must obtain a negative result to enter campus for fall 2020, COVID-19 testing is becoming increasingly relevant for them.

a chart explaining average published price for universities versus average net price. Public, in-state colleges average a published price of $10,440 and net $3,870. Private average published $36,880 and net $14,380. Fordham's published is $54,730 and net is $32,838.

More Than 300 Students Sign to Lower Tuition Costs

August 21, 2020

Students demand a 35% decrease in tuition for online tuition, and other demands, in a petition sent to 80 administrators.

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Fordham Is in the Wrong on Austin Tong

August 20, 2020

After facing heavy criticism for its lax attitude toward discriminatory speech, was the university anxious to take the pressure off by making an example out of Tong?

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Adventures of a Fordham Hoodie in Quarantine

August 20, 2020

On Aug. 8, I left northern Michigan in my Fordham hoodie and ventured to the city of my future, hoping to remain COVID-19 free.

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The Crisis in Yemen and How to Help

July 30, 2020

For the past five years, there has been a civil war in Yemen between the government and a faction called the Houthis over religious sectarianism and control of the country.

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How Do You Solve a Problem Like Austin Tong?

July 29, 2020

Tong’s actions are counterintuitive to Fordham’s reputation as a business, and as such, he should be metaphorically “fired” from his position as a member of the Fordham community.

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Student Pledges Lawsuit Against University Disputing Disciplinary Actions

July 17, 2020

A senior has threatened legal action against Fordham after the university took disciplinary action in response to two Instagram posts that they found to be a violation of the university’s code of conduct.

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How I Know I Am Ready for My Freshman Year at Fordham

July 16, 2020

Through reflection and conversation, we have come to realize that the incoming freshman class is all in this together. We will be bonded by the chaos and all of the missed memories created by the pandemic at the end of our high school careers.

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Football Season Suspended for the Fall

July 15, 2020

The fall season for the Fordham football team has been postponed indefinitely, bringing the Rams’ seasonal aspirations to a halt.