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Students gathered in G76 to admire student art and writing at

Student Artists Investigate Brokenness in The Comma’s The Fragment

November 13, 2019

The Comma, Fordham Lincoln Center’s creative writing publication, explored the theme of brokenness through words, art and more in its interdisciplinary art show, Fragment.

The plethora of publications at Fordham University allow students to tailor their news sources.

Choose Your News: Student Publications at Fordham

April 10, 2019

There is a student publication at Fordham to represent every point of view.

Members of The Comma celebrate their new independence.

The Comma Punctuates Its Independence

February 6, 2019

In its first wholly-independent magazine, students will find content published in The Observer in addition to unreleased works from this semester.

50 Shades of Growl

March 25, 2015

By MEREDITH SUMMERS Literary Co-Editor & Copy Editor Published: March 25, 2015 I’m not prou...

Cream Cheese and Wannabes

March 11, 2015

By MARK LEELiterary Co-EditorPublished: March 11, 2015 A crowd of high school kids swarms in the door of the bagel place, and my first instinct is to cringe. High school was relatively painless for me. I don’t feel traumatized or anything. Yet still, there’s something about a large group of adolescents that I find, for w...

Color Blind

January 28, 2015

By MARK LEELiterary Co-EditorPublished: January 28, 2015 A hush falls over the classroom. Noticing, the girl falls silent and glances around at her peers. Whispers abound.  “What did she just call herself?”  “Can she say that?”  In the front row, Lexi nearly faints into her Pumpkin Spice Latte, her pink Fitbit...

A Holiday Guide to Dodging Relatives’ Questions

November 20, 2014

By MEREDITH SUMMERSLiterary Co-Editor & Copy EditorPublished: November 19, 2014 With Thanksgiving next week, many college students are looking forward to going home for the break. Dreaming of playing with pets and not having to wait for hours to attempt laundry in broken washers, many students forget the worst part of b...

The Comma Interrobang: Finding Safe Space

October 8, 2014

By NINA BERGBAUER Staff Writer Published: October 8, 2014 For the past few months I’ve been volunteering at an independent bookstore downtown that takes very seriously its aim to be a self-proclaimed “safe space.” If you’re unfamiliar with the term, it essentially means a space (whether literal or figurative) where indivi...

Comma Interrobang: You Have Diabetes

April 6, 2014

By MARK LEE Literary Co-Editor Published: April 3, 2104 Presuming that you yourself are not diabetic, at 7 years old, you only know so much about diabetes. You know it’s bad, and that the old guy on television, who assures everyone that financial coverage for their diabetes test strips is available, is an ugly man. No ...

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The Comma Interrobang: The Big Apple

March 13, 2014

By SAM STOKES Staff Writer Published: March 12, 2014 Folks. Here’s a fun fact: Biblical texts make no direct allusion to any specific type of fru...

The Comma Interrobang: Reflections on the Edit History of the Wikipedia Page for Artichokes

March 2, 2014

By EMILY TUDISCO Literary Co-Editor Published: February 26, 2014 “What is the heart of the art...

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The Comma Interrobang: Spending a Night Living in Noah’s Sandals

February 13, 2014

By MEREDITH SUMMERS  Asst. Literary Editor Published: February 13, 2014 Anyone who has had to take Sacred Texts & Traditions: Old Tes...