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Michael Leifer, Fordham College at Lincoln Center ’21, is majoring in communications with a focus in journalism. Michael is a member of the Fordham Pre-Law Society and receives pre-law mentorship and pre-law advising as part of his ambition to attend Fordham Law School. He always has a bottle of premium homebrewed mead aging in his closet.

All content by MICHAEL LEIFER
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The Role of Violence in the American Literary Canon

February 2, 2021
Americans have a special relationship to violence and violence occupies a special place in our literary canon.
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Not Safe for Sunday Morning: Anime Ruminations

December 8, 2020
There was nudity. There was violence. It was all hand-drawn. I remember feeling sick. It was exciting, but it was also kind of beautiful.
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A Few of God’s Marines

November 29, 2020
I assumed, wrongly, that talking to Jesuits would provide an authoritative answer on why there were fewer of them.
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Education Without Representation: Why Are PCS Students Unrepresented in Student Government?

October 1, 2020
No Professional and Continuing Studies student, it turns out, is eligible to hold any elected USG position.