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Women’s Rugby Fights for Fun in Bard Friendly Match

Fordham women's rugby won their game against Bard College on Saturday, Sept. 28 by forfeit.

By PATRICK MOQUIN, Assistant Sports and Health Editor

October 2, 2019

On Saturday, Fordham women’s rugby won a game by forfeit and still invited their opponent for a friendly match. The competition itself was largely uneventful, but the event meant more than the score.

Football Faces Fears, Takes Down Spiders in 23-16 Victory

Offensive lineman Ryan Joyce, Fordham College at Rose Hill (FCRH) ‘23, blocks for quarterback Tim DeMorat, FCRH ‘22 against Richmond defenders.

By RAHUL SUKESH, Contributing Writer

October 2, 2019

With a raucous Family Weekend crowd in attendance, football took a lead in the third quarter and hung on late to defeat Richmond, 23-16. Contributing writer Rahul Sukesh breaks down the Rams’ performance and provides analysis for their season to come.

Men’s Water Polo Splits Family Weekend Doubleheader

Men’s Water Polo Splits Family Weekend Doubleheader

By GRACE SPIEGEL, Contributing Writer

October 2, 2019

After falling to George Washington in their first game of the day, Fordham men’s water polo rallied to defeat Johns Hopkins. Contributing writer Grace Spiegel reviews the Rams’ split doubleheader and analyzes the factors leading to their loss and subsequent win.

Men’s Soccer Saved by Last-Minute Double Overtime Goal

Johannes Pieles, Gabelli School of Business at Rose Hill (GSBRH) ’20, gets past a defender and attempts a header.

By DEIRDRE REED, Contributing Writer

October 2, 2019

Courtesy of Fordham Athletics Johannes Pieles, Gabelli School of Business at Rose Hill (GSBRH) ’20, gets past a defender and attempts a header.

Caloric Confusion Causes Consumption Conundrums

Federal law requires calorie counts to be reported on food labels. However, these values are not always indicative of nutritional value.

By MARGARET MCNAMARA, Contributing Writer

October 2, 2019

Contributing writer Maggie McNamara investigates the meaning of the calorie and how it squares up against whole foods and clean, simple ingredients.

The Allure of Diet Advice from Lifestyle Influencers

Influencers may endorse get-fit-quick food plans, but not all diets sparkle.

By LENA WEIDENBRUCH, Sports & Health Editor

October 1, 2019

Just because one diet works for a popular Instagrammer does not mean it will work for all of their followers. Sports and Health Editor Lena Weidenbruch discusses the impact of taking too much inspiration from your favorite health influencers.

Football Figures it Out For First Win

Andrew Mevis, FCRH ’21, kicked three field goals against Bryant, two in the second quarter to keep the Rams in contention.


September 18, 2019

After a 0–2 start and three unremarkable quarters, Fordham scored 23 unanswered points in the fourth quarter against Bryant University, earning their first win of the season in a blowout.

Anne Chen: From FCLC Student to Med Student

Anne Chen graduated in 2017 from FCLC. Now, she’s a medical student at Stony Brook University.


September 18, 2019

Preparing for medical school does not need to be as stressful as many people make it. Medical student Anne Chen, FCLC ’17, recommends “Just do your best and learn what you can, and if you have the passion and dedication, you will make it to medical school.”

Healthiest Places to Eat around LC

Juice Generation, located near Columbus Circle, is a great place to pick up a healthy and filling smoothie.


September 18, 2019

Back on campus and already bored of the dining hall’s salad bar and smoothies from the Ram Cafe? Fear not! Take a look at Sports and Health editor Luke Osborn’s guide to navigating the best healthy restaurants around LC.

Fordham Student Researchers Share Their Summer Experience

Karel Van Bourgondien, FCLC '21, working on an anti-Hepatitis C agent in a chemistry lab in John Mulcahy Hall at Rose Hill.

By AIZA BHUIYAN, Asst. Sports & Health Editor

August 25, 2019

Every summer, Lincoln Center science students research with their professors in various science disciplines. Four of these students talked with Assistant Sports & Health Editor Aiza Bhuiyan about the research they did this summer.

North Pole Marathon Frozen by Political Conflict

To train, Pang ran in subzero temperatures above the Arctic Circle.

By LENA WEIDENBRUCH, Sports & Health Editor

April 30, 2019

Last month, Jonathan Pang, Fordham College at Lincoln Center ’19, traveled to the arctic to compete in the North Pole Marathon. Unfortunately, due to political conflict between Russia and Ukraine, the race was cancelled. Pang is excited to return to the race next year.

Taking a Look at Club Sports: Women’s Club Rugby

Pratt played her first game back this semester after two injuries.

By JEFFREY UMBRELL, Features Editor

April 30, 2019

Fordham Lincoln Center is not a particularly athletic campus. While Fordham is an NCAA Division I school, all of its varsity, club and intramural teams are located at Rose Hill. It can often feel that, at Lincoln Center, sports of any kind are all but nonexistent. However, Abigail Pratt, Fordham College at L...