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Inflatable Rat Protests on 60th Street

Inflatable Rat Protests on 60th Street

January 17, 2020

This inflatable rat is advocating for the safe removal of asbestos, a silicate mineral strongly linked to respiratory disease and cancer. 

The Rise and Fall of the Rameses Dynasty

The Rise and Fall of the Rameses Dynasty

October 30, 2019

From 1925 to 1978, Fordham maintained live rams who were trotted out during sporting events to represent our school pride. The Rameses dynasty, which featured over 20 heirs, shares a bloody, twisted history, made all the more shocking by its complete accuracy. 

Fordham Botched New Healthcare Roll-Out and We’re All Going to Pay: Jumping SHIP is Not an Option

Fordham Botched New Healthcare Roll-Out and We’re All Going to Pay: Jumping SHIP is Not an Option

July 18, 2019

In early May, students were surprised with an email from Senior Vice President for Student Affairs J...

The Most Magical Place in Manhattan

The Most Magical Place in Manhattan

April 9, 2019

Students got a few more tricks up their sleeve at a magic workshop as part of the "Year of Magic" on campus.

Cryptid Found on Campus

Cryptid Found on Campus

April 9, 2019

On March 31, 2019, students were stunned when a creature long assumed to be myth was spotted at the Ildiko Butler Gallery.

Notes from a Reluctant Runner

Notes from a Reluctant Runner

March 30, 2019

Grace Getman, Assistant Opinions Editor, accounts her experience as a reluctant runner and gives three tips on how to become a consistent runner.

New Zealand: We All Must Join the Fight Against Islamophobia

New Zealand: We All Must Join the Fight Against Islamophobia

March 16, 2019

While this act of terror occurred in New Zealand, we are all too familiar with acts of senseless hatred and mass killing in the United States, and around the country we have been standing in solidarity and grief with the rest of the world.

Liquid Cash: the Fordham Cup Conspiracy

Liquid Cash: the Fordham Cup Conspiracy

February 19, 2019

Fordham’s budget isn’t going to its London program; it’s funding the creation of thousands and thousands of elegant plastic cups decorated with the logo of our fine institution. Big Ben? More like Big Gulp.

You Can Pry Romance Movies from My Cold, Dead Hands

You Can Pry Romance Movies from My Cold, Dead Hands

February 12, 2019

It’s one thing if rom-coms just aren’t your thing. It’s a whole other rodeo to make hating rom-coms your brand. And if loving rom-coms is wrong, I don’t want to be right.

SATIRE – Budget Troubles Lead to USG Shutdown

SATIRE – Budget Troubles Lead to USG Shutdown

February 6, 2019

As of Thursday, Feb. 5, United Student Government (USG) has been in a state of partial shutdown for 47 consecutive days. This breaks the previous record of two days in 2013, when the USG President at the time lost his keys. Shockingly, Austin Tong, Gabelli School of Business ’21, is not at fault this time.

SATIRE  –  Voulez-Vous Change? : The Case for ABBA-narchy

SATIRE – Voulez-Vous Change? : The Case for ABBA-narchy

February 6, 2019

My proposition is simple: instead of letting Russia exert influence on our elections and our lawmakers, we should let Sweden take the reins.

Bananas Are the Devil’s Fruit

Bananas Are the Devil’s Fruit

December 5, 2018

Big Apple, meet Big Banana.