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Ten Years Later, Casey Feldman’s Values Still Resonate

Ten Years Later, Casey Feldman’s Values Still Resonate

November 13, 2019

Ten years ago, Casey Feldman was struck and killed by a distracted driver before her senior year at Fordham College at Lincoln Center. Casey’s character and values are things that her parents, Dianne Anderson and Joel Feldman, try to preserve and project into the world today through The Casey Feldman Memorial Foundation.

To Print or Not to Print

To Print or Not to Print

November 13, 2019

One might assume that, after a 30-year presence of printers in the Quinn Library, the printing system at Fordham Lincoln Center would run smoothly. Unfortunately, with each year comes new printing problems, and students and faculty alike are consistently frustrated with the situation, especially during critical periods like midterms.

Club Spotlight: Fashion for Philanthropy and Rainbow Alliance

Club Spotlight: Fashion for Philanthropy and Rainbow Alliance

November 6, 2019

One might have questioned how one club can have pulled off such a spectacular event — that’s because the show marked a special collaboration between two Fordham Lincoln Center clubs: Fashion For Philanthropy and Rainbow Alliance.

Ignatian Week Celebrates Jesuit History

Ignatian Week Celebrates Jesuit History

November 5, 2019

Fordham’s Campus Ministry hosted its annual Ignatian Week at both the Lincoln Center and Rose Hill campuses from Oct. 19 to Oct. 26. Ignatian Week is an opportunity to learn about the identity and tradition of what it means to be a Jesuit, as described by Associate Director of Campus Ministry and Director of Ignatian Initiatives Erin Hoffman. 

The Rise and Fall of the Rameses Dynasty

The Rise and Fall of the Rameses Dynasty

October 30, 2019

From 1925 to 1978, Fordham maintained live rams who were trotted out during sporting events to represent our school pride. The Rameses dynasty, which featured over 20 heirs, shares a bloody, twisted history, made all the more shocking by its complete accuracy. 

Supernatural Suitemates and McMahon Hall Hauntings

Supernatural Suitemates and McMahon Hall Hauntings

October 30, 2019

Have you ever heard an odd sound while traipsing the halls of McMahon? Sometimes, those can't be explained by students studying at ungodly hours of the night.

Christina Greer Talks ‘Black Women and Elections’

Christina Greer Talks ‘Black Women and Elections’

October 30, 2019

More than 50 people attended the first Women of Color Initiative event “Black Women and Elections” from the Office of the Chief Diversity Officer on Oct. 19 at Fordham University School of Law in 7-119. Speakers included Lesley Massiah-Arthur, the associate vice president of government relations at Fordham and Dr. Christina Greer, the associate department chair of political science.

Club Spotlight: CSA Commuter Horror Stories

Club Spotlight: CSA Commuter Horror Stories

October 30, 2019

The good, the bad, the unsanitary: commuting students at Fordham Lincoln Center have seen it all. Here are a few of the many horror stories of the New York City subway, disclosed by members of the Commuting Students Association (CSA).

American Gender Story: Halloween

American Gender Story: Halloween

October 30, 2019

For Rebecca Slaman — and many young queers — Halloween is the one day where conformity is out and freedom to express yourself is in.

Costumed Canines Converge at East River Park

Costumed Canines Converge at East River Park

October 22, 2019

On Oct. 20, hundreds of participants and observers gathered at the East River Park Amphitheater for the 29th Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade.

What Was the Board of Advisors?

What Was the Board of Advisors?

October 16, 2019

“I think one of the unfortunate things, and I think I might have done this differently if I could go back and do it over, was that the board was very quiet. They didn’t trumpet what they did, but they did an awful lot,” said Grimes. “I would hate for anybody to think that they were do-nothing board. They really quite a bit.”

Club Spotlight: BeWell LC

Club Spotlight: BeWell LC

October 16, 2019

BeWell LC is much more than a club that informs the student body on alcohol and drugs.