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Forget Perfection: How 5 Fordham Students Redefined Magazine Writing

July 8, 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.

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Dancing Queen: Courtney Celeste Spears

June 19, 2020

Driven by ambition, Fordham-Ailey BFA graduate Courtney Celeste Spears rarely lets anything get in the way of her success.

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Staying Connected Through Service

May 12, 2020

Students stay connected through service at food banks, community centers, and letter communications to continue to support each other from afar.

Lindsay Jorgensen s had to bring the dance studio to her house after escalations of the coronavirus

Dancing Together, Hundreds of Miles Apart

April 28, 2020

Lindsay Jorgensen, Fordham College Lincoln Center ’20, reflects on being sent home mid-semester as a senior. Without a chance to say goodbye to her greatest mentors, she uses technology to expand her craft.

Local Eateries Face Uncertain Future

Local Eateries Face Uncertain Future

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.

Fine Arts Classes Adapt to Online Learning

Fine Arts Classes Adapt to Online Learning

April 1, 2020

Dance, theater and visual arts students are being presented with a learning curve as their hands-on, physicality-focused classes must now fit within the framework of Zoom.

Bruce hopes to work on his project with the money given to him by the NEH, taking eight months to travel to Paris for research.

Faculty Spotlight: Scott Bruce, Modern Research Meets Medieval Traditions

March 10, 2020

From the Middle Ages to fitness, Scott G. Bruce, Ph.D., is a man of many interests. In 2018, he became a professor of Medieval History at Fordham’s Rose Hill campus. His passion has led him to receive the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowship award for his research project.

Shown in the 1981 Center Yearbook, The Pub served as the epicenter of the Lincoln Center social scene in the '80s.

Looking Back at Fordham’s Forgotten Social Space: The Pub

February 19, 2020

In 1981, when New York’s legal drinking age was 18, Fordham Lincoln Center (FLC) may not have had dorm space, but it did feature its very own on-campus bar called “The Pub."

Reaping the Rewards of Studying Abroad at Home

Reaping the Rewards of Studying Abroad at Home

February 5, 2020

Returning home after studying abroad can feel like an abrupt disconnect from the lifestyle you adopted while abroad. There are many ways to integrate the aspects of your life abroad alongside those at home, especially in New York.

As a graduate student who teaches undergraduate classes, Patrick DeBrosse experiences the best of both worlds.

Spotlight: Patrick DeBrosse, Modern Medieval Scholar

January 20, 2020

For most students, medieval studies is as distant as the Middle Ages. We largely fail to notice the little ways that the medieval period affects our daily lives. Patrick DeBrosse, a Ph.D. student who teaches undergraduate classes on medieval studies, points out that we can still find the medieval period in our lexicon today.

Rose Hill is a much more stereotypical college campus. Everyone hangs out, studies and parties on this huge campus.

A Lincoln Center Student’s First Time at Rose Hill

December 23, 2019

As a first-year Lincoln Center student, I had never encountered a reason to venture up to the Rose Hill Campus. In fact, the only time I had been to the Bronx was when I went on a field trip in the tenth grade.

Find your own places to call home in the city, whether they be tourist attractions or underground spots.

My Love Letter to New York

December 18, 2019

Noelle de Leeuw discusses what New York means to her and how hard it is to say goodbye to the city.