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How to Stay in School and in Shape in 2019

How to Stay in School and in Shape in 2019

By LENA WEIDENBRUCH, Asst. Sports & Health Editor

January 22, 2019

No matter how many tests you have to study for or how little time you have outside of work, your health should also be a priority. Making time for yourself can, but does not have to, include a workout or a healthy meal.

Fordham Men’s and Women’s Track Fought to the Finish at the NYC Gotham Cup

Fordham Men’s and Women’s Track Fought to the Finish at the NYC Gotham Cup

By LENA WEIDENBRUCH, Asst. Sports & Health Editor

January 22, 2019

Fordham men’s and women’s track competed at their second meet of the year on Friday, Jan. 18, at the New York City Gotham Cup.

Fordham Men’s Basketball Skids to 0-5 Record

Fordham Men’s Basketball Skids to 0-5 Record

By PATRICK MOQUIN, Asst. Sports & Health Editor

January 22, 2019

As of Wednesday, Jan. 23, the Fordham Rams sit at 9–9 with a 0–5 record in conference play, placing them in last place in the Atlantic 10.

Maddy Casale: Unlikely Runner Finishes Philly Marathon

Maddy Casale: Unlikely Runner Finishes Philly Marathon

By LUKE OSBORN, Sports & Health Editor

December 6, 2018

Maddy Casale, FCLC ’20, ran the Philadelphia Marathon in 5 hours and 23 minutes.

Late Surge From Honor Secures Fordham Win, 67-61

Late Surge From Honor Secures Fordham Win, 67-61

By PATRICK MOQUIN, Staff Writer

December 6, 2018

Entering the second half, down six, Fordham Men’s Basketball had been outplayed by Youngstown State for much of the game thus far. However, the team came out of the locker room revived and turned in a gritty second half performance, eventually breaking through to a 67-61 victory on the backs of several...

Women’s Basketball Surprises in Gulf Coast Showcase

Women’s Basketball Surprises in Gulf Coast Showcase

By PATRICK MOQUIN, Staff Writer

December 6, 2018

Going into the tournament, the unranked Fordham women’s basketball team was largely considered an underdog with the likes of #10 Texas, #21 Missouri and perennial powerhouse Duke also entered. A run to the championship was considered a pipe dream, which made Fordham’s victories all the more satisfying as that dream gradually became reality.

Holy Fury: Fordham Football Troubles Continue in 17-14 Loss

Holy Fury: Fordham Football Troubles Continue in 17-14 Loss

By PATRICK MOQUIN, Staff Writer

November 14, 2018

In the NBA and the MLB, a 1-9 record can be considered a bad start. Perhaps things could have begun better and work has to be done to improve, but a team can recover from 1-9. In college football, it means that a team started poorly and gradually lost any and all relevance. Fordham football’s performanc...

Student Sleep Deprivation: The Importance of a Full Eight Hours

Student Sleep Deprivation: The Importance of a Full Eight Hours

By LUKE OSBORN, Sports & Health Editor

November 14, 2018

As students, we are constantly faced with the choice between work and sleep. This common trade-off is so characteristic of college students that sleep researchers seek out this population in order to study sleep deprivation and its effects. According to a study of 1,100 college students, 60 percent fe...

The SAD Facts of Seasonal Depression

The SAD Facts of Seasonal Depression

By LENA ROSE, Photo Editor

November 14, 2018

Naturally, life begins to slow down in the winter. The days grow shorter and the temperature drops. We isolate ourselves by staying inside, huddled up in front of the television or staying in bed longer than usual. We lose touch with the outside world. But how do you know when those days are more than j...

Marathon World Record Shattered in Berlin

Marathon World Record Shattered in Berlin

November 13, 2018

Marathon World Record Shattered in Berlin By LENA WEIDENBRUCH Staff Writer On Sunday, Sept. 16, Kenya’s Olympic champion and master marathoner Eliud Kipchoge broke the World Record in the men’s marathon in Berlin. Kipchoge shaved 78 seconds off of Dennis Kimetto’s 2014 record of two hours, ...

Fordham Gets First Win in Blowout

By PATRICK MOQUIN, Contributing Writer

November 13, 2018

Going into the game against the 1-4 Lehigh Mountain Hawks, many college football teams would feel prepared, if not extremely confident. And while confidence is sparse for the Rams and their fans, one would not believe this was was their first win after watching their performance Saturday. After a 73-yard t...

The Frightening Presence of Eating Disorders Among Queer Men

The Frightening Presence of Eating Disorders Among Queer Men

By LUKE OSBORN, Sports & Health Editor

October 10, 2018

Historically, most eating disorder research has primarily focused on women, but recently there has been a remarkable trend among men that requires attention. Male sexual minorities (gay, bisexual and questioning) show higher rates of eating disordered behavior than their heterosexual counterparts. Though...