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Staff Editorial: Purpose in the Time of Coronavirus

April 1, 2020

Thankfully, the coronavirus can’t stop charity and goodwill, and it’s still possible to stay involved and make a difference — in some cases without ever leaving your bedroom.

The dogma of Lent still has value amid the societal bedlam caused by the Corona virus pandemic.

From Dust We Came, To Dust We Returned

April 1, 2020

So quick we are to see the dust of the beginning and the end, the blessings received in the middle go ignored.

Stop Making Offensive Jokes About Coronavirus

Stop Making Offensive Jokes About Coronavirus

April 1, 2020

If you log onto any one of your social media accounts these days, it is likely you will come across someone's attempt to joke about the effects of the coronavirus — but where do we draw the line?

Home, Alone: A Meditation on Social Distancing

Home, Alone: A Meditation on Social Distancing

April 1, 2020

Fellow freshmen, I’m sure you have spent countless nights in your old bedroom, wondering: “Why did I suddenly crash-land back in my paternal nest?”

The women’s basketball team, in addition to many others, had their seasons cut short in response to the spread of the coronavirus.

Inside the Final Days of Fordham Sports

April 1, 2020

Many Fordham athletes were affected by decisions around the NCAA ending all athletic competitions in early March. Athletes in the winter lost postseasons, while athletes in the spring lost months of play.

The curve plots the number of new cases against the course of the coronavirus outbreak and demonstrates the potential outcome with or without the implementation of protective measures versus without.

The Science Behind “Flatten the Curve”

April 1, 2020

With protective measures like social distancing, the number of coronavirus cases rises gradually and peaks much later. Without protective measures, the number of cases would rapidly increase as the virus spreads through a community, and then the curve would fall sharply, since most of the people who could catch the virus have already been infected.

MaryBeth Rodgers, FCLC ’21, uses Camp Quarantine to share the activities that she herself is doing to stay active while staying home.

Projects in Quarantine: Camp Quarantine

April 1, 2020

Fordham/Ailey junior MaryBeth Rodgers’ social media project provides students with dance exercises and yoga classes while at home.

Fine Arts Classes Adapt to Online Learning

Fine Arts Classes Adapt to Online Learning

April 1, 2020

Dance, theater and visual arts students are being presented with a learning curve as their hands-on, physicality-focused classes must now fit within the framework of Zoom.

Mark Blum acts alongside Kate Burton in a 2007 production of “The Cherry Orchard” with Huntington Theatre Company in Boston, one of many shows in Blum’s storied career.

Mark Blum, Former Fordham Professor, Dies From Coronavirus

April 1, 2020

Fordham Theatre alumni and faculty reflect on the stage and screen actor, who died March 26 at 69 years old.

Cross-stitching, writing screenplays and creating abstract paintings like the one above, all forms of art therapy, are how Polina Uzornikova is keeping her mind at ease.

Art Therapy: Painting the Isolation Away

April 1, 2020

Students have turned to visual art, music and writing as a means of coping with the anxiety and loneliness wrought by social distancing.

Benjamin Cook was inspired to create the gallery when he knew his own students at the Art Academy of Cincinnati would be deprived of a physical gallery to display their work.

A Trip to the Art Show, From the Comfort of Your Phone

April 1, 2020

Benjamin Cook, an adjunct professor at the Art Academy of Cincinnati, has created an online platform for visual arts students to display their thesis exhibits.

A Fordham Student’s Digital Guide to NYC

A Fordham Student’s Digital Guide to NYC

April 1, 2020

Tour the Met and the Guggenheim, listen to the best concerts from Jazz at Lincoln Center and soak in the cultural wealth of the city that never sleeps from even the sleepiest small town.