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Ram Reads: ‘Assata’

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By VICKY CARMENATE September 11, 2020
Assata Shakur is the embodiment of a revolutionary, as her life has been dedicated to the communal struggle for liberation.

From Theatre Program to National TV: Fordham Alumna in Fox’s New Show

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By SAFET BEKTESEVIC September 10, 2020
Olivia Macklin, FCLC ’16, talks about her role in the show, her time at Fordham Theatre and what life after Fordham looks like on set.

Ram Jams: Lucky Us, Big Sean Is Back With ‘Detroit 2’

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By MATEO SOLIS PRADA September 9, 2020
On “Detroit 2,” Big Sean makes one thing clear: his hustle isn’t going away anytime soon, and neither is the chip on his shoulder.

Cakes, Takeout and Bakes: Grab Your Next Meal From a Black-Owned Restaurant

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By SAMANTHA MATTHEWS September 4, 2020
Hear from owners of Black-owned businesses for students to support near the Fordham Lincoln Center campus.

Fordham Theatre Pledges New Diversity Initiatives

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By JOHANNA CYRAN August 22, 2020
The Fordham Theatre department pledged new standards to support minority voices in theatre in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement.

The Met: Reduced, Restricted, But Still Reopening

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By BRIELLE CAYER August 22, 2020
The Metropolitan Museum of Art plans to open its doors once again this fall along with a host of other museums and institutions.

Stepping Into the New Semester

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By ETHAN COUGHLIN August 21, 2020
The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater has made their plans for the fall. Now dance students must make theirs.

Theatrical Musings: Adjusting to the Hybrid

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By AASTHA AGGARWAL August 21, 2020
By breaking the binaries of what was thought to be theater, students look towards the silver linings of a socially distant semester.

Drive-In Theaters Go From Nostalgic to Necessary for This Year’s New York Film Festival

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The show must go on for this year's 58th annual New York Film Festival as they expand the experience to drive-ins across the city.

A Definitive List of Manhattan’s Best Burgers

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By LEO BERNABEI August 20, 2020
Hungry? Follow Leo Bernabei on a trip through Manhattan's best burger joints. From vegan options to classic favorites, there's something for everyone.

Hungry for Business: UWS Restaurants Still Troubled by COVID-19 Measures

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By ALYSSA MACALUSO August 18, 2020
Many of the familiar places around Fordham’s Lincoln Center campus will be operating differently than before the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, if at all.

Bethany, Benko and ‘The Rehearsal’ Process

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By KEVIN STOLL August 18, 2020
Jaclyn Bethany reconnects with her former theater professor, Tina Benko, in casting her for an Emmy-award winning role in "The Rehearsal."
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