Megan is a rising sophomore at Fordham University, but is originally from Fresno, California. She is currently planning on majoring in Marketing with a minor in Italian. It is her passion for social justice that inspired her to write about the recent national trend of victim-blaming in many recent cases of sexual assault. In her spare time she enjoys watching movies, reading and exploring New York City.
Christopher Dacchille is from Brooklyn, New York. He is entering his sophomore year in the Gabelli School of Business at Fordham University. After witnessing many cases of bullying in schools and on the Internet, Christopher was inspired to address this issue of cyber and physical bullying among children. The goal of this paper is raise awareness of bullying and to create a potential solution to this growing social issue.
Brian Doty is currently a freshman at Fordham College Rose Hill. He intends to major in Political Science and continue on to law school. Inspired by his brothers’ occupations, Brian hopes to some day incorporate the fields of medicine and/or information technology into his practice of law and politics. His essay shows this combination of interests in the societal problems that politicians must face and the developments in the field of technology.
Tim Kenslea is a Finance major in the Gabelli School of Business. An avid golfer and retired caddy, Tim has spent much of his life on the links. He remains naïvely optimistic about playing golf professionally in the future, despite his lackluster golfing abilities.
I am a member of Fordham’s class of 2016 currently considering a double major in biology and anthropology. Through this essay I want to raise awareness about a major issue that has affected several close friends and family members. I hope to convey that there should be no reason for Muslim women to feel any sense of insecurity because of their religious choices, especially here in the United States.
Alex Lee is currently a sophomore at Rose Hill. Hailing from suburban Southern California, he came to Fordham to experience New York City and the East Coast. Though his major is undeclared, his interests definitely include videogames, history, and—unsurprisingly—Jazz.
I am from Edison, New Jersey and a rising sophomore at FCRH. What inspired me to write this essay was the bullying that my friend, Miriam, faced because of her hijab when she was only seven years old. Harassment of Muslim students is, disgustingly, commonplace in our country and I wanted to write a piece that would shed light on the subject and hopefully, inspire others to take action against it.
Elizabeth Russo, from Manhasset, Long Island, is part of the Fordham College Rose Hill class of 2016. She plans to major in Communications and Media and minor in Business Administration. Her passion for nutrition prompted her to write about the addictive qualities of mass-produced food.
Rob Salandra is originally from Fairfield, CT and is a rising sophomore at Fordham’s Gabelli School of Business. As a naturally curious person, Rob enjoys writing about many different topics. His Jesuit background in social justice prompted him to write on the issue of the drinking age.
Suzy Sikorski is part of the class of 2016 at Fordham University and majoring in International Political Economy. Apart from her love for running and being a member of Fordham’s Track and Field team, Suzy has a great appreciation for writing, traveling, and learning French culture and language.
Lexi Utech is a proud resident of the great state of Wisconsin and plans to major in Political Science with minors in French and International Humanitarian Affairs. Her evaluation of a taste aversion was inspired by an assignment based on Carl Wilson’s Let’s Talk About Love: A Journey to the End of Taste.
Originally from New Jersey, Tiffany Wang is a rising sophomore in the Gabelli School of Business. She is pursuing a major in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting. Her belief that sexual violence against women is a major hindrance to achieving gender equality prompted her to write this essay.
To be honest, most of my essays in high school were pretty bad. I think a good writing doesn’t necessary to have rhetorical beauty: easy words and your sincerity are nice enough. My name is Runcheng, and I’m freshman in GSB. It’s always a pleasure to make friends with you.