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Bronx Ex-Prison To Be Converted to Community Center

Bronx Ex-Prison To Be Converted to Community Center

February 18, 2015

By Yasmin Merchant In the criminal justice system, the corrections branch is meant to punish and rehabilitate those who have violated the law. Unfortunately, it often falls short on the latter. People who a...

Fordham Reacts to the Bronx’s Rising Star

Fordham Reacts to the Bronx’s Rising Star

February 11, 2015

By Jeff Coltin It’s a storyline straight out of a political thriller. The long-serving, well-connected New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was arrested on corruption charges. The State’s lowe...

Changes Come, but Metro-North Love Will Remain

Changes Come, but Metro-North Love Will Remain

February 4, 2015

By Jeff Coltin Life at Rose Hill, especially on the western edge of campus, is closely tied to the Metro-North. Freshmen in certain wings of South and Loschert get their first taste of big city life ...

Who Supplies the Water? Well, Not the Botans

Who Supplies the Water? Well, Not the Botans

January 28, 2015

By Jeff Coltin Some falsehoods are told over and over again until they are taken for facts. The Great Wall of China is not visible from space. A penny dropped from the top of the Empire State Building w...

Fordham Students Find Home in New Day Church

Fordham Students Find Home in New Day Church

January 26, 2015

By Jeff Coltin The high school cafeteria is a far cry from the hallowed nave of Fordham’s University Church, but it is home to some 50 worshippers every Sunday morning. A woman dances between folding ch...

Lying Low on an Empty Campus, Students Stay Over Break

Lying Low on an Empty Campus, Students Stay Over Break

December 3, 2014

By Jeff Coltin The day before Thanksgiving, snow dusted Edward’s Parade. Each blade of grass was tipped white. Not a single boot print ruined the even coat — there was nobody there to disturb it. ...

In ‘Boogie Down Bronx,’ Artists Celebrate Personal, Shared Identities

In ‘Boogie Down Bronx,’ Artists Celebrate Personal, Shared Identities

November 19, 2014

By Laura Sanicola "We are the boogie-down Bronx," exclaimed activist, singer and poet Caridad de la Luz to roaring applause from her audience. “Celebrate the rainbow of culture that you have within your veins.” Host de la Luz,...

‘Savor the Bronx’ Pushes Novelty in Borough Entrenched in Tradition

‘Savor the Bronx’ Pushes Novelty in Borough Entrenched in Tradition

November 5, 2014

By Joseph Vitale The crowd of reserved, middle-aged professionals at Bronx Beer Hall on Monday was an odd sight for a dive whose tables are typically occupied by boisterous students and shoppers spea...

Vegetables Scarfed for Science Center Campaign

Vegetables Scarfed for Science Center Campaign

October 29, 2014

By Jeff Coltin It’s Saturday afternoon in the South Bronx and eggplant is flying everywhere.  Kids cheer as Stephen Ritz tears into the vegetable like a Doberman devouring a steak. Eggplant suffic...

Connecting with The Bronx, Through Volunteer Work

Connecting with The Bronx, Through Volunteer Work

September 24, 2014

By Jeff Coltin If Rose Hill is your new home, the Volunteer and Internship Fair is your welcoming neighbor. She bakes you cookies, tells you the hot spots in the area and pushes you to get involved with ...

In Little Italy, America’s Melting Pot Simmers — With a Kick

In Little Italy, America’s Melting Pot Simmers — With a Kick

September 17, 2014

By Jeff Coltin The thriving Mexican restaraunt in the heart of Little Italy is the best example of America’s melting pot. Amidst the mozzarella and soppresatta, there is room for tortas and gorditas. C...

Fordham Road is Home to New Starbucks

Fordham Road is Home to New Starbucks

September 10, 2014

By Jeff Coltin It’s 8:46 a.m. on the first Monday of classes, and the new Starbucks at Fordham Plaza is surprisingly calm. There are about 15 customers here, varying widely in age, race, dress and ...

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