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Living for Laughs: How Comedy Can Positively Impact Your Mental Health

Living for Laughs: How Comedy Can Positively Impact Your Mental Health

April 9, 2019

Comedy might be a good outlet for those with mental health issues. Fordham psychologist Elizabeth Clark remarks on how to effectively incorporate your mental health experiences into comedy, and Emily Krichmar, Fordham College at Lincoln Center '21, tells her experience doing so.

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.

Campaign to Eliminate Smoking at Fordham Persists

Campaign to Eliminate Smoking at Fordham Persists

March 27, 2019

David Vassar, a reference and instruction librarian, is leading a campaign that aims to eliminate all smoking on campus.

The Rundown on Sneakers: Is Your Shoe Right For You?

The Rundown on Sneakers: Is Your Shoe Right For You?

March 14, 2019

You don’t need to be a professional athlete to wear specialized running shoes. Brands like Nike, Adidas, and Brooks carry many different models of shoes made for all different kinds of feet.

Juul Popularity Soars on Campus

Juul Popularity Soars on Campus

March 4, 2019

Sophia Mazurowski, FCLC ’21, warned of the dangers of Juuling that are not immediately obvious. “The way I started, and the way it seems most people start, is that it seems fun and harmless at first,” she said. “If you’re not careful, it’s easy to become addicted.”

Bananas Are the Devil’s Fruit

Bananas Are the Devil’s Fruit

December 5, 2018

Big Apple, meet Big Banana.

Student Sleep Deprivation: The Importance of a Full Eight Hours

Student Sleep Deprivation: The Importance of a Full Eight Hours

November 14, 2018

As students, we are constantly faced with the choice between work and sleep. This common trade-off is...

The SAD Facts of Seasonal Depression

The SAD Facts of Seasonal Depression

November 14, 2018

Naturally, life begins to slow down in the winter. The days grow shorter and the temperature drops. We i...

Give Shots a Shot

Give Shots a Shot

November 7, 2018

There are four pharmacies where you can get your flu shot within three blocks of Fordham’s Lincoln Center campus, and it is free under most insurance plans.

The Frightening Presence of Eating Disorders Among Queer Men

The Frightening Presence of Eating Disorders Among Queer Men

October 10, 2018

Historically, most eating disorder research has primarily focused on women, but recently there has been...

Sulfates and Shampoos: Why They Should Not Mix

Sulfates and Shampoos: Why They Should Not Mix

September 12, 2018

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS), a common chemical found in several shampoo brands, carries more than a thousand...

The History of Amphetamines: A Story of Abuse and Stigmatization

The History of Amphetamines: A Story of Abuse and Stigmatization

August 23, 2018

The ancestry of Adderall dates back to 1867 when a Romanian chemist named Lazar Edeleanu unintentionally ...

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