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MAGGIE MCNAMARA, Assistant Sports & Health Editor

Maggie McNamara, FCLC ’23, is an assistant editor for the sports & health section and is majoring in English and French. Some of her interests include female athletics and plant-based nutrition. Originally from North Carolina, she can be found powerlifting at the West Side Y, obsessively reading the NYT cooking section or daydreaming about tomato season.

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anna dewolfe taking a free throw shot at the university of rhode island stadium

Fordham Women’s B-Ball Continues Victory Streak in Showdown of the Rams

January 9, 2021
Fordham women's basketball holds on to extend their streak in a fourth straight win at the University of Rhode Island, 64-58.
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Is Sitting Really That Bad?

October 17, 2020
While working from home, many people are sitting more. This may have some negative ramifications for physical health.
graphic of statements associated with body neutrality: 1) a picture of a bed next to the statement

What is Body Neutrality and Why Is It Important?

October 6, 2020
Body neutrality is more inclusive of people with disabilities, people of color and transgender people since it doesn't focus on aesthetics.
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Do Blue Light Glasses Really Work?

October 1, 2020
With increased screentime due to the COVID-19 pandemic, blue light glasses have risen in popularity despite questionable evidence regarding their effectiveness.
a grey cat walks across a desk next to an open laptop with a fall semester class on the screen

[Photo] Expectations Versus Reality: The Fall Semester

September 19, 2020

Furry friends joining classrooms are an unexpected side effect of remote learning.

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Jaden Vazquez: Fordham Linebacker Seeks LGBTQ+ Inclusivity in Athletics

September 17, 2020
Fordham Linebacker Jaden Vazquez, who identifies as bisexual, is striving for LGBTQ+ inclusivity in athletics with student-athlete run organization Fordham Connect.
student self administering a nasal swab COVID test with a nurse watching

A Basic Breakdown: COVID-19 Tests

August 24, 2020
As Fordham students must obtain a negative result to enter campus for fall 2020, COVID-19 testing is becoming increasingly relevant for them.
Commitments of Fordham Athletics

Student-Athletes Say Words Against Racism Aren’t Enough from Athletics Department

July 8, 2020
Fordham Athletics announced their plan to address racism in the program. In response, students are advocating for action to uphold the promises made.
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CPS Launches New Services to Support Black Students

June 18, 2020
Counseling and Psychological Services have launched support groups and workshops for students affected by the killings of Black Americans.
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Cracking the Code: What the Labels on Your Eggs Really Mean

April 28, 2020
Labels on egg cartons boast a broad variety of different titles: Grade A, Cage-free and Organic. Although many consumers lack knowledge about their true meaning, each phrase provides valuable information about the product in question.
The three main components to focus on in prepping a well-rounded meal are healthy carbs, protein and vegetables.

Now Is the Time to Brush Up on Your Meal Prep

April 14, 2020
In a time when making the most out of our groceries is more important than ever and although we are studying and working from home, are still as busy as ever, consider polishing your meal prepping skills.
Why Social Distancing Threatens Your Mental Health

Why Social Distancing Threatens Your Mental Health (And What to Do About It)

April 1, 2020
Take care of yourself: A phrase that, for obvious reasons, you’ve probably heard more in the last two weeks than in the past two years combined. With COVID-19 rapidly spreading, health, both mental and physical, is critically important. Dr. Jeffrey Ng, director of Counseling and Psychological Services for Fordham University, shares his advice on staying healthy — mentally, while practicing social distancing.
By adding toppings like an egg to your avocado toast, you can get more essential nutrients and protein from the Instagram worthy breakfast.

How to Get the Most from Your Avocado Toast

February 11, 2020
Avocado toast is not only good for your Instagram feed but when paired with the right toppings can also have significant health benefits. Whether you are looking to put a tasty spin on your favorite breakfast or increase consumption of protein or vitamins, avocado toast is the vessel for all of your nutritional needs.
Tessa Burns, FCLC '23, uses her Instagram account, @therawalmond, to show that it's not hard to be healthy.

Inside the Mind of a Fordham Food Blogger

February 4, 2020
Tessa Burns, Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) ’23, creator of the health-food Instagram account @therawalmond, sat down for a Q&A with The Observer to give the inside scoop on running a health blog as well as reveal some of her favorite foods, bloggers and spots in the city.
Ben Guo, Gabelli School of Business at Lincoln Center ’21 usually eats out about twice a day four to five times a week.

Dining In vs. Dining Out from a Health Perspective

October 30, 2019
Whether you choose to dine in or out, it’s important to stay mindful about the food you’re eating. Striking a balance between treating yourself to a meal out and finding a few recipes you like to cook at home is important when it comes to knowing what you’re putting into your body without breaking the bank. 
Federal law requires calorie counts to be reported on food labels. However, these values are not always indicative of nutritional value.

Caloric Confusion Causes Consumption Conundrums

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.