The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

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The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

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The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

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Michael Leifer, Fordham College at Lincoln Center ’21, is majoring in communications with a focus in journalism. He always has a bottle of premium homebrewed mead aging in his closet.

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Fordham Gamers and Streamers Stay Connected During the Pandemic

January 3, 2022
76% of surveyed gamers in the Fordham community believed that video games helped them cope with stress during the pandemic.
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Dave Chappelle Dominates Conversation at Cancel Culture Panel

November 22, 2021
The third installment of Fordham's Speech Acts Series mainly discussed Dave Chappelle and did not focus on free speech on college campuses.
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Shyamalan’s ‘Old’ Doesn’t Need a Twist

October 3, 2021
“Old” is an unusual addition to M. Night Shyamalan's arsenal, and its odd timescape is divisive to critics who appreciate the change or see it as pretentious.
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Writer of ‘Jurassic Park’ and ‘Spiderman’ Explains Happiness Is Becoming Who You Were

September 29, 2021
David Koepp's experiences as a writer have led him to create groundbreaking adaptations of works and allowed for his own personal growth.
Kill Your Idols: In Defense of the Modern Antihero

Kill Your Idols: In Defense of the Modern Antihero

September 20, 2021
The modern antihero trope requires a more careful evaluation and more meaningful representation of female characters.
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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.
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