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Students Working Full Time Jobs

June 1, 2011

Filed under Features, Student Survival

By Magda Kalata Staff Writer Published: Febrary 14, 2008 It’s no secret that a full course load in college usually means copious amounts of dense reading, writing, what can seem like never-ending papers and, of course, attending those eight o’clock classes everyone loves so much.  Just in case all this academic wor...

A Fordham Grad’s Success Story at a Financial Magazine

June 1, 2011

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By Michal Neria Staff Writer Published: Febrary 14, 2008 Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) alum Tara Kalwarski, 27, was recently promoted to assistant managing editor of Financial Week. Before her promotion, Kalwarski won the 2007 NewsBios’ “30 Under 30 Award” for her excellent work as a business journalist...

Maybe We’re Not So Self-Centered After All…

June 1, 2011

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By Pamela Kokoros Contributing Writer Published: Febrary 14, 2008 Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all? Are Fordham students as vain as the wicked queen who plagued Snow White? Past studies have found opposing evidence on this issue concerning college students as a whole. In 2007, professor of psycho...

Valentine’s Day is All About the Sweet Stuff

June 1, 2011

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By Gabrielle Linzer Asst. Features Editor Published: Febrary 14, 2008 You can try ignoring the endless stream of dating commercials, the red hearts plastered everywhere or the holiday section of Duane Reade that’s been strewn with cupids and Sweethearts since December, but let’s face it—Valentine’s Day is...

Valentine Man Hunt: A Fordham Girl’s Guide to Finding Mr. Right (And We Promise He Won’t Be Gay)

June 1, 2011

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By Carly Levine Staff Writer Published: Febrary 14, 2008 Valentine’s Day can be a perfect day for couples to show their feelings of devotion and passion. Yet simultaneously, it may inspire singles and exes alike to express their feelings of disgust and sadness. The day only becomes more depressing for these scorned lo...

Classic with a Twist: Pizza Dip to Please Every Palate

June 1, 2011

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By CARLY LEVINE Staff Writer Published: January 31, 2008 Pizza is the go-to college food for a student on a tight budget, right? But you can have only so much pizza before it gets boring and/or sickening. Thankfully, this zesty dip gives pizza a new twist—your taste buds will appreciate the change. Substitute ingredients w...

Twenty-first Birthdays: How to Celebrate Like a Baller

June 1, 2011

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By Kiran Hefa Sports Editor Published: January 31, 2008 Apparently it’s all down hill after 22. So when planning your 21st birthday extravaganza, take the time to scout a location that suits your style, invite friends in advance and enjoy a large meal, because when the bottles start flowing, you’ll be thankful you di...

The Path to Understanding Human Dignity

June 1, 2011

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Spending Winter Break with GO! Florida By BRENT NYCZ Asst. Sports Editor Published: January 31, 2008 In a crowded bedroom after a long and exhausting night, I sluggishly stared in the eyes of my exhausted GO! Florida teammates, wondering what our reflection would be for the night. My Global Outreach (GO!...

My Time in the Newsroom

June 1, 2011

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My Gig as a Local News Reporter By KELLY JOHNSTONE Contributing Writer Published: January 31, 2008 Last summer, while most of my friends enjoyed relaxing days of sunbathing at Jones Beach and nights of backyard barbeques, I spent my time getting a taste for the world of journalism. I began writing for my high school news...

Defining Adulthood

June 1, 2011

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Are College Students Ready for the Real World? By Ashley WennersHerron Online Editor Published: January 31, 2008 College students are old enough to vote, fight in Iraq and buy tobacco; yet, most do not define themselves as adults.  In a study conducted by Brigham Young University, 392 students from four regionally and...

Laptops in the Classroom—A Blessing or an Annoyance?

June 1, 2011

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Why Your Laptop Might be Pissing Your Professor Off By Gabrielle Linzer Asst. Features Editor Published: January 31, 2008 Ah, the good old days, when class was all about sketching elaborate doodles, passing notes full of gossip, and playing corny games on your graphing calculator. Students have always made sure that they ha...

Best Stops Along the 2 Train

June 1, 2011

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By BILLY LABOSKA Staff Writer Published: January 31, 2008 The 2 train covers a lot of ground, so we’ve narrowed it down and found your best bets along the line, without having to leave good ol’ Manhattan. 96th Street—Broadway Symphony Space (2537 Broadway, 212-864-1414), holds several shows each week, includ...

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