what is the rival fordham?
The mission of The Rival at Fordham University is to entertain and educate the student body, generate a campus-wide dialogue, and inspire creative thinking. We do not claim that everything we produce is "hard-hitting journalism." Rather, we are in the business of bringing together a community of diverse minds who speak in an authentic manner on subjects that people of our generation actually care about.
In March of 2014, we started The Rival at GW with a staff of 10, which quickly grew to 50. In a year, we racked up nearly half a million page views and placed 4th in the largest collegiate business plan competition in the nation.
After doing plenty of research, we realized that the problems we aimed to solve at GW were pervasive across hundreds of college campuses. In Summer of 2015, we began on-boarding new schools, and by November we launched nationwide.