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Forget Perfection: How 5 Fordham Students Redefined Magazine Writing

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By ALYSSA MACALUSO July 7, 2020
Created by a group of five Fordham juniors, grain of salt magazine showcases the art and writing of young women and nonbinary individuals without the pressure of perfection.

What’s the Use in a Diss Track During a Political Uprising?

What’s the Use in a Diss Track During a Political Uprising?
By VICKY CARMENATE, Asst. Arts & Culture Editor July 2, 2020
Rappers J. Cole and Noname recently released songs in response to each other's attitudes toward the Black Lives Matter movement.

Social Awareness Through a Digital Exhibition

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By AASTHA AGGARWAL, Staff Writer June 29, 2020
The Movement Theater Company has commissioned 15 early-career designers to create digital content to raise social awareness, curated by Clint Ramos.

Dancing Queen: Courtney Celeste Spears

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By MIA AGOSTINELLI and ALYSSA MACALUSO June 19, 2020
Driven by ambition, Fordham-Ailey BFA graduate Courtney Celeste Spears rarely lets anything get in the way of her success.

Three Things to Watch Right Now If You’re White and Trying to Be a Good Ally

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By POLINA UZORNIKOVA, Asst. Opinions Editor June 18, 2020
What to watch for anyone trying to be a good ally to the #BlackLivesMatter movement.

Fordham’s Response to Resuming Religious Gatherings

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By DANIEL HUR, Staff Writer June 18, 2020
Following Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s announcement about resuming religious gatherings, the Archdiocese of New York has prepared a plan to reopen churches.

The Roots of Resistance

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By MARIELLE SARMIENTO, Managing Editor June 17, 2020
The Reclaim Pride Coalition plans to host a Queer Liberation March for Black Lives Against Police Brutality on June 28 in New York City.

FLOWing With Compassion: Fighting Back Against ‘Anti-Blackness’

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By KEVIN STOLL, Staff Writer June 16, 2020
FLOW has stepped up in support of #BlackLivesMatter and created a document to educate people about the history of anti-Blackness and how to combat it.

A Playlist For Pride

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By VICKY CARMENATE June 6, 2020
Celebrate the Black queer artists that let the LGBTQ+ community be where they are today.

10 Life-Changing Albums That Were Released During My College Years

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By JORDAN MELTZER, News Editor Emeritus May 21, 2020
Inaugural Ram Jams writer and News Editor Emeritus Jordan Meltzer, GSB '20, goes through the most memorable 10 albums from the last four years.

‘Be Funny. Make Money.’

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By GRACE GETMAN, Social Media Editor and Newsletter Editor May 19, 2020
"Orange is the New Black" star Lea DeLaria is the first speaker of what students hope becomes the "Conversation Starters" club.

A Digital Rite of Passage: The 2020 Visual Arts Senior Thesis Exhibition

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By SAFET BEKTESEVIC, Contributing Writer May 12, 2020
As everything goes online, the Visual Arts Senior Thesis exhibition is no exception.
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