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Sequester Forces Everyday Hardships

Sequester Forces Everyday Hardships

April 3, 2013

By DANIELLE GARRAND ASSISTANT A&E EDITOR The government sequester has been splashed across the newspapers and relentlessly discussed on cable news, but let us be honest: Most of us have not really been...

Sodexo Introduces Rewards System

November 28, 2012

By KELLY KULTYS ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR Sodexo Inc, the food service provider for Fordham University, recently released a QBOT app at the start of the 2012-2013 academic year. QBOT is “the first app of its type that allows consumers and businesses to directly connect in a social environment, allows students, staff and community members at pilot campuses to find information and deals for campus dining and retail locatio...

LIFT Offers Volunteer Opportunities in the Bronx

November 28, 2012

By JEFFREY COLTIN The Bronx can be an uplifting place.  Sometimes those break-dancers on the D train are the perfect entertainment.  One can spend hours enjoying a cappuccino and a cannoli on the sidewalks of Arthur Avenue.  And nothing brightens a day like a walk in the Botanical Garden.  But life is tough for many in the Bronx.  Knowing that, some Fordham students choose to pay it forward and raise up the borough t...

One Direction’s ‘Take Me Home’ in Review

November 28, 2012

By ALYSSA CARMUSCIANO STAFF WRITER Calling all Directioners! Last week, UK pop sensation One Direction released its brand new album Take Me Home, only eight months after their first album, Up All Night, came out and went multiplatinum. Upon coming to the United States a year after finishing third on“The X Factor: UK,” One Direction has quickly stolen the hearts of teens and young women across the country. It can be e...

Action Bronson’s ‘Rare Chandeliers’ in Review

November 28, 2012

By DAN GARTLAND SPORTS EDITOR Rare Chandeliersis the latest release from Action Bronson, the Queens-born Albanian-American chef/rapper. Produced by The Alchemist, it is Bronson’s first release since signing with the Warner Bros. offshoot VICE Media. At this point in his career, having signed with a major record label, Bronson finds himself at a crossroads. One of the advantages of signing a record deal is working w...

While Most Go Out, Some Stay Behind … And Wait

November 27, 2012

By CONNOR RYAN It was right before midnight on a brisk Friday night. The crew had just gotten back to campus after a quick trip to the nearby 7-Eleven for chips and soda -- a convenient and fulfilling sustenance, they say . The three students on duty then simultaneously received a call, from a dispatcher in the Office of Safety and Security, as they walked through the door of the Fordham University Emergency Medical Se...

Editorial: Fordham Should Lead in AIDS Fight

November 24, 2012

By The Editorial Board World AIDS Day, which was first conceived in 1987 by James W. Bunn and Thomas Netter, two officers of the World Health Organization, and celebrated on December 1, 1988, has become a platform for discussion on HIV and AIDS among governments and citizens around the globe. As the disease has spread from a niche place in medical culture to a pandemic that affects people of all ages and backgrounds,...

The 23rd James Bond film, ‘Skyfall,’ in Review

November 13, 2012

By PATRICK MULLEN Skyfall, the 23rd official James Bond film, seems like a conscious effort by filmmakers to compete with the blockbuster superhero films of the past few years. The action is bigger and more intense, the camera is more free and flowing and the villain more indestructible. Despite all that, Skyfall is its own movie. Director Sam Mendes (American Beauty) brings his signature direction to a series that ma...

The Man With the Iron Fists Soundtrack

November 13, 2012

Stand-out Tracks: White Dress, Six Directions of Boxing By PATRICK DOHERTY COPY EDITOR Samurai showdowns. Over-the-top kung-fu battles. B-movie flair. A man with iron fists. The Man With The Iron Fists, the directorial debut of acclaimed rapper and producer the RZA, promises all of these and more. But another aspect of the movie's production has also shines bright, even though it is not necessarily a large part of ...

A Trip to the Rubin Museum

November 7, 2012

By MARGARET DESMOND CONTRIBUTING WRITER I went to the Himalayas last week. Ok, not the actual Himalayas but it felt pretty close. The Rubin Museum is unassuming on the outside, but once you enter, you are transported to the mystical East. The museum’s calm, darkened interior, combinds with the faint aroma of Eastern spices from the museum’s restaurant, work in tandem to create a unique experience. The Rubin Museum...

Style Network’s ‘Giuliana and Bill’ in Review

November 7, 2012

By LINDSAY JAVITZ Now in its fifth season, Style Network’s Giuliana & Bill has taken viewers into the lives of” E! News” anchor Giuliana Rancic and her entrepreneur husband Bill.  The couple has allowed cameras to document them as they experience both the joys and hardships of life. The couple’s chemistry, wit and comical tension always make for amusing reality TV. This was especially true for the Oct. 30 epis...

‘Flight,’ Starring Fordham Alum, in Review

November 7, 2012

By JOHN BONAZZO COPY EDITOR Made with the perfect mix of drama, suspense, and comedy, and featuring a great lead performance, Flight is a must-see! The film focuses on Whip Whitaker (Denzel Washington, Unstoppable), a pilot fighting deep, personal demons.  His struggles come to a head one day when he saves his plane from crashing in what many call a miraculous rescue. The circumstances of Whip’s heroic act come i...

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