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‘Frozen’ in Review

December 4, 2013

By MEGAN CATTEL STAFF WRITER Disney’s 53rd animated feature Frozen is a surprisingly enjoyable retelling of Hans Christian Anderson’s fairytale, “The Snow Queen.” With an amazing soundtrack and beautiful animation, Frozen takes successful risks to deliver a welcomed film to the Disney canon. Do not expect a typical princess tale from this movie. The movie’s main focus is not romance, but rather the relationship...

‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ in Review

December 4, 2013

By JOE VITALE OPINIONS Editor The Hunger Games: Catching Fire continues the story of Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook) and her new attention-fraught life as one of the two victors of the 74th Hunger Games. Along with her fellow winner, Peeta Mellar k (Josh Hutcherson, American Splendor), the “star-crossed lovers” journey throughout Panem, the dystopian country lead by President Snow (Dona...

‘Nebraska’ in Review

December 4, 2013

By JAKE KRING-SCHREIFELS Staff WRITER Everything about Alexander Payne’s Nebraska feels authentic. You can feel it in the desolate Midwestern towns and their soft spoken residents. You can feel it in the empty, blue-collar roads and in the handful of elders that camp in Main Street’s neighboring bars and steakhouse. You can feel it in the lingering landscapes, the frames of infinite flatness — like the pictures...

The Ramantic: Sex is Magic

December 4, 2013

By KAREN HILL COLUMNIST Sex is magic, but not for the reasons you might expect. You see, sex has the hidden power to make boys disappear. In a generation that sees sex everywhere, we are confused about when exactly the appropriate time to have sex with a new partner is. Many women fear that they are being used or that the boy wants only one thing and will soon disappear. Of course, if you have sex too soon with someone...

Who’s That Kid? It’s Joe Halpin, GSB ’17

December 4, 2013

A MEMBER OF GSB ‘17 MAJOR: Business Administration HOMETOWN: Chicago, Il Describe yourself in a couple sentences for the readers. Caffeine addict. Paper cut survivor. Nap enthusiast. What is your favorite aspect of Fordham and why? Its location. I love New York City, and I love that Fordham has the benefits of a college campus and all that a city has to offer. If there was one thing about Fordham you could change wh...

Local Italian Restaurant Owners Adapt to Foreign Demographic

December 4, 2013

By DEVIN BOOTH STAFF WRITER “Fordham University has always played a big role in the community, and it seems to only be getting bigger,” Gabriel Lizzi said via email. Lizzi has worked as a waiter for the past 25 years at the famous Dominick’s Restaurant on Arthur Avenue, known for serving family-style portions and yelling out the bill instead of writing it down. Lizzi has experienced the changes around Fordham’s neighborhood and knows there are more to come. Fordham University and the s...

Editor’s Pick: Fender Telecaster

December 4, 2013

By DEVON SHERIDAN ARTS & Entertainment EDiTOR Since its inception in 1950, the Fender Telecaster has accomplished both omnipresence and particularity. An easy way to describe its rock heritage is by employing the hackneyed rhetoric of rock royalty. Rock n’ roll buffs love to talk about rock n’ roll like it’s a paramount narrative history. And if articulated with the right combination of zeal, accuracy and badassery, rock history can indeed provide a great insight into 20th century social conditions: th...

The Theaters in NYC Where You Should Watch Movies

December 4, 2013

By JAKE KRING-SCHREIFELS STAFF WRITER & DEVON SHERIDAN ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Editor The essential criterion for a theater is simple: a carved-out dark, quiet space to be illuminated by a large screen’s bright glow. But that which gives a theater its character goes beyond projections and dimmed lights. Far more crucial to the overall experience are things like the seats’ comfort, the theater’s architec...

In Sustainability, Vegan Diet Cooks Up New Benefits

December 4, 2013

By JENA JOHANSON STAFF WRITER Angela Owczarek, FCRH ’14, turns down bacon with her breakfast and instead chooses to eat steel-cut oatmeal with a side of soymilk and avocado. She is a vegetarian by choice, and she attributes the main reasons for her decision to her two immersion trips, one to a low-income neighborhood in San Francisco and one to Calcutta. “We lived on an extremely limited budget, and meat was a huge luxury we often could not afford,” Owczarek said. “In India, I al...

The Ramantic: Strobe Light Relationships

November 13, 2013

By Karen Hill In the dating realm, there is nothing more nauseating than seizure-inducing strobe light relationships. What are strobe light relationships? They are those on-again, off-again couples tha...

‘Thor: The Dark World’ in Review

‘Thor: The Dark World’ in Review

November 13, 2013

By JAKE KRING-SCHREIFELS STAFF WRITER Undoubtedly, the use of computer generated image technology is inundating comic book movies. Nowadays, producers look to outdo each other with flashier uses of technolo...

‘Last Vegas’ in Review

‘Last Vegas’ in Review

November 13, 2013

By JOHN BONAZZO STAFF WRITER While it may not be the most sophisticated comedy of the year, and does not rank among the best work for any of its stars, Last Vegas is still a funny night out with...

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