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Project (Runway) In Quarantine

Holmquist in handmade pink skirt

By OLIVIA STERN, Asst. Layout Editor

April 21, 2020

Since the coronavirus left Julianne Holmquist, Fordham College at Lincoln Center ’21, back in the company of her sewing supplies, she decided to take advantage of the opportunity and rekindle her long-lost hobby.

Club Spotlight: Filmmaking Club

Storyboards of Koty Vooys' latest film are spread out across a table with pens and a ruler on top of them.

By BRIELLE CAYER and WARREN CHRISTOPHER GREEN

April 21, 2020

Amid canceled festival plans and virtual meeting adaptations, members of the Filmmaking Club continue to prepare for their end-of-semester Fordham Film Festival.

Crafta Personalis

Keating Hall, pictured here, is the starting point for players when they enter the Minecraft server. The digital campus is intended to help

By JESS FIGUEROA, Staff Writer

April 21, 2020

A Minecraft server created by the founders of the @lc_sinners Instagram has provided a place for students to build stronger relationships among students and relieve coronavirus stress.

Ram Jams: ‘Fetch the Bolt Cutters’

fetch the bolt cutters album cover

By VICKY CARMENATE, Staff Writer

April 21, 2020

Fiona Apple’s new album “Fetch The Bolt Cutters” lets listeners know that she is frustrated, and, quite frankly, she doesn’t really care what they think about it.

A Guide to the Lesser-Known Streaming Galaxy

Catching up on movies is proving to be a great way for students to use their newfound free time in quarantine.

By SPENCER AKERS, Contributing Writer

April 14, 2020

While Netflix’s top shows are entertaining, quarantine also provides a unique opportunity to explore the streaming movie catalog for something new, including B-movies, period films and kids’ flicks one might not normally watch.

Professor Michael Peppard Balances Teaching, Homeschooling and Music-Making During COVID-19

Professor Michael Peppard has found that managing his school time, family time and personal time a challenge under quarantine, but not one too large to overcome.

By KRISTEN SKINNER, Staff Writer

April 14, 2020

Theology professor Michael Peppard discusses balancing college work with his children’s virtual learning, and finding moments of mindfulness in old hobbies.

Breaking Down Stigma

In lieu of AAPI’s original plan to make origami cranes during its Asian Heritage Month, it is hosting online events like cooking and conversations, which they see as equally important to educate the predominantly white Fordham community.

By VICKY CARMENATE, Staff Writer

April 14, 2020

Rose Hill and Lincoln Center’s chapters of AAPI came together for the first time to plan a month of virtual programming to celebrate and explore Asian heritage.

Ram Jams: ‘The New Abnormal’ Is New but Not Abnormal

Ram Jams: ‘The New Abnormal’ Is New but Not Abnormal

By JILL RICE, Copy Editor

April 14, 2020

After seven years without an album release, The Strokes are back with guitar riffs that hearken back to their debut “Is This It,” references to ’80s rock, and enjoyable lyric value and instrumental polish.

Local Eateries Face Uncertain Future

Local Eateries Face Uncertain Future

By EMMA SEIWELL, Asst. Features Editor

April 14, 2020

With residence halls now almost entirely vacant, eateries near campus are left without a large base of regular customers to order takeout and delivery.

Ramses Records Hosts ‘Live at Home’ Sessions on Instagram

Though it is his last year with the label, Chris Parkin, FCLC ’20, appreciates all they’ve done for him and plans to release more music under Ramses Records before his final goodbye.

By VICKY CARMENATE, Staff Writer

April 7, 2020

The record label’s livestream series for Fordham musicians feel strangely intimate despite the distance between the students and their audience.

The Art of Theater-making Through Social Distancing: An Unfinished Story

The Art of Theater-making Through Social Distancing: An Unfinished Story

By VICKY CARMENATE, Staff Writer

April 7, 2020

Communicating across time zones has created a challenge for both staff and students to gain clear answers for the future of the studio shows meant to perform this season: “The Epistolary Play,” “Madeline May Saves the World” and “Savonarola.”