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Gabelli Senior Embraces Greek Roots

Gabelli Senior Embraces Greek Roots

September 19, 2018


Filed under Culture, Who's That Kid

By Erin Clewell You will rarely catch Stella Kovoros, GSB ’19, taking a break. On track to graduate in December, — a semester earlier than other students in her class — Stella is a level-headed, strong and passionate student. As a business administration major with a double concentration in...

The Impossible: More Than Just a Survival Movie

The Impossible: More Than Just a Survival Movie

September 12, 2018


Filed under Culture, Editor's Pick

By Joe Esposito In December 2004, an Indian Ocean tsunami devastated numerous coastal countries and took thousands of lives. The Impossible, starring Ewan McGregor, Naomi Watts and Tom Holland, tells the true story of a family’s quest for survival following the natural disaster. The film bri...

Involved Sophomore Wears Many Hats

Involved Sophomore Wears Many Hats

September 12, 2018


Filed under Culture, Who's That Kid

By Helen Stevenson Jeffrey Pelayo (FCRH ‘21) is the coolest person in the sophomore class. I, as a sophomore, can confirm. Of course, you probably already know this. If you don’t, then you haven’t met him yet and I am so sorry. I hope for your sake you do in the future. He is vibrant, kind...

Adventure Time Comes to an End

Adventure Time Comes to an End

September 12, 2018


Filed under Culture, Film and Television

By Thomas Tedesco Last Monday, the Cartoon Network animated series "Adventure Time" aired its finale. The episode concluded the tenth season of Pendleton Ward’s award-winning show, drawing in 921 thousand viewers at the end of a cartoon renaissance for the network. To put that in perspective, ...

Collina Strada Channels the East

Collina Strada Channels the East

September 12, 2018


Filed under Culture, Fashion

By Isiah Magsino Hillary Taymour is not, and has never been, afraid to touch upon the notion of well-being, diversity and inclusivity. Although her career resides in the fashion industry, Taymour understands fashion does not exist in a vacuum and is, unable to exclude itself from politics, social...

Kamikaze Skids on Landing

Kamikaze Skids on Landing

September 12, 2018


Filed under Culture, Music

By Pantho Sayed Kamikazes are ingrained in the American psyche. Japanese pilots flew explosive-laden jets into American battleships, killing themselves and thousands of sailors while traumatizing the survivors. The pilots were told that their sacrifices would give them and their nation honor. Th...

Lights Up on New Semester for FET

Lights Up on New Semester for FET

September 12, 2018


Filed under Culture, Theatre

By Ryan Di Corpo  Fordham Experimental Theatre (FET) has begun its new season including poetry nights, comedy shows and a musical production, among other performance opportunities. FET, established at Fordham in 1959, encompasses a variety of umbrella groups and is the only Fordham theatre gr...

Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman Embraces Awareness

Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman Embraces Awareness

September 12, 2018


Filed under Culture, Film and Television

By Kieran Press-Reynolds BlacKkKlansman captures the zeitgeist of the late 2010s: awareness. On the heels of rising political tensions, the American entertainment business has made a massive effort to redefine our notions of diversity and inclusivity. Movies like Black Panther and Crazy Rich Asians and...

The Examined Life: Sun Kil Moon’s Benji

The Examined Life: Sun Kil Moon’s Benji

September 12, 2018


Filed under Albüm Klüb, Culture

By Adam Payne-Reichert When we were younger, many of us had an older relative, neighbor or some other figure whom we saw as almost immeasurably wise. We were grateful whenever these people would sit us down and tell stories about their youth, infusing each tale with valuable life lessons. Yet for some of us, our older, more discerning perception has not been ...

Sierra Burgess is a Loser Embraces Body Positivity

Sierra Burgess is a Loser Embraces Body Positivity

September 12, 2018


Filed under Culture, Film and Television

By Anna Kuyat Netflix originals are notoriously inconsistent with their themes. Netflix has released films and TV shows that have progressive themes and bring up significant issues relating to our current political climate. These films and shows encourage uncomfortable conversations about topics ...

Sorry to Bother You: An Unobvious Satire

Sorry to Bother You: An Unobvious Satire

September 12, 2018


Filed under Culture, Film and Television

By Matt Dillon Sorry to Bother You starts out like a mid-2000s workplace comedy. The directionless Cassius Green (Lakeith Stanfield) ends up as a telemarketer, forcing him to deal with abrasive coworkers and the fear of being forgotten. As the film goes on, it introduces more radical concepts u...

Freshman’s Jewelry Line a Diamond in the Rough

Freshman’s Jewelry Line a Diamond in the Rough

May 2, 2018


Filed under Culture, Who's That Kid

By Kristen Egan Most college freshman come into school with hopes and dreams of learning the fundamentals of starting a business; Natalie Commesso, FCRH ’21, entered college as a seasoned entrepreneur. What started off as a simple necklace Natalie made for herself during her sophomore year o...

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