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KATRINA MANANSALA, Staff Writer

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How the Pandemic May Be Affecting Student Burnout and Mental Health

April 13, 2021
Students face an increased risk of stress and burnout as classes continue online and they spend more time on their computers.
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The New COVID-19 Strains Pose Serious Concerns For Vaccination Programs Worldwide

February 11, 2021
As early as September 2020, new variants of COVID-19 were detected in Denmark, Britain and South Africa, according to the World Health Organization.
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Winter Is Coming: Suit Up and Boost Your Immune System

December 4, 2020
With winter bringing both flu season and a second wave of COVID-19, it is more important now than ever to maintain a healthy immune system.
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Beau, Bella, Bellisimo: The Beauty and Benefits of Bilingualism

November 12, 2020
From marketable job skills to Alzheimer's prevention, learning foreign languages can be extremely beneficial.
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Nationwide Surge in COVID-19 Cases Comes Just in Time for the Election

October 28, 2020
As Election Day draws nearer and the weather cools, the number of positive COVID-19 cases is once again increasing, bringing the U.S. to the cusp of a second wave. 
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Staying Fit Online: The Guide to YouTube Exercise Videos

May 12, 2020
From simple stretching routines to intense HIIT cardio, YouTube offers a broad range of exercise videos for people of all athletic abilities.
Prolonged screen time due to online classes can cause eye discomfort and even eyestrain.

How Your Devices Might Be Hurting Your Eyes and How to Fix It

April 14, 2020
Due to increased dependence on devices in order to attend classes and work remotely, our eyes are experiencing prolonged screen time. Eyestrain is a non-life-threatening condition that can develop from these circumstances and cause symptoms such as dry, itchy eyes, as well as soreness, blurry vision and headaches.
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.
Students with meal plans can now donate their unused guest meal passes to students in need.

Don’t Feed the Pigeons, Feed the Rams

February 11, 2020

Food insecurity is a situation in which a person is unable to access a sufficient amount of affordable and nutritious food. Its prevalence on college campuses has been the focus of a few researchers since...

The PEVCC leaders hope to create a club that offers students opportunities in private business investment.

New Business Club Enters the Market

February 5, 2020
Akshath Umesh and Sandy Cheng are starting a new club at Fordham Lincoln Center (FLC) this semester: Private Equity Venture Capital Club (PEVCC). The goal of this club will be to help more undergrads network and learn more about the people who work in the private equity (PE) and VC industry.