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In Wonder, Friendship Is More Than Skin Deep

In Wonder, Friendship Is More Than Skin Deep

November 29, 2017

By Elizabeth Smislova If you did not like John Green’s sob-story The Fault in Our Stars, then Wonder is probably not for you. However, if you enjoy watching moving, heartwarming stories about the enduring love of human relations...

“Noises Off” Makes a Bang

“Noises Off” Makes a Bang

November 16, 2017

By Elizabeth Smislova Watching the Mimes and Mummers production of “Noises Off” was like watching myself go through senior year. In the hilarious play about a play written by Michael Frayn and d...

Silence Proves Scorsese Can Do No Wrong

Silence Proves Scorsese Can Do No Wrong

February 15, 2017

By Elizabeth Smislova As a person who loves to re-watch movies until I can practically recite them, saying I will never watch Martin Scorsese’s new masterpiece Silence again means a lot. However, I found it a deeply moving exp...

“Chick-Flicks:” An Underrated But Important Genre

“Chick-Flicks:” An Underrated But Important Genre

February 8, 2017

By Elizabeth Smislova My favorite books and movies feature the likes of drug cartels, prostitution, mad women locked away in attics, devastating heartbreak, violent war scenes, horrible mass deaths, extreme poverty and intense sword fights. Des...

“Chick-Flicks:” An Underrated But Important Genre

“Chick-Flicks:” An Underrated But Important Genre

February 8, 2017

By Elizabeth Smislova My favorite books and movies feature the likes of drug cartels, prostitution, mad women locked away in attics, devastating heartbreak, violent war scenes, horrible mass deaths, extreme poverty and intense sword fights. D...

The Feminist Impact of Mary Tyler Moore

The Feminist Impact of Mary Tyler Moore

February 8, 2017

By Elizabeth Smislova  As women flood the streets throughout the country in protests, and once taboo words referring to female body parts become outcries against the patriarchy, the simple act of consistently wearing trouse...

The Met Cloisters: New York City’s Hidden Treasure

The Met Cloisters: New York City’s Hidden Treasure

November 2, 2016

By Elizabeth Smislova  As a Washington, D.C. native, I adored the multitude of free and incredible Smithsonian museums on the National Mall. Throughout my life, I have turned to them as a refuge from a hectic lif...

Unexpected Ways to Get Active in NYC

Unexpected Ways to Get Active in NYC

October 26, 2016

By Elizabeth Smislova  At the two-month mark of the school year, new semester resolutions to head to the gym and to explore New York City start to fade away as fast as the leaves from campus trees. So, why not kill two birds with one...

Legend and Lyricist Bob Dylan

Legend and Lyricist Bob Dylan

October 19, 2016

By Elizabeth Smislova  A high-pitched and eerily beautiful harmonica sound flooded my ears as I got the New York Times app alert saying Bob Dylan received the Nobel Prize in Literature. It was one of...

Have No Fear, JackRabbit Clothing is Hare

Have No Fear, JackRabbit Clothing is Hare

October 5, 2016

By Elizabeth Smislova  Patrick Alicki, GSB ’17, and Evan Solomon, FRCH ’17, are the creators and producers of a clothing company called JackRabbit Clothing. The Fordham Ram: What are you majoring in? What else do y...

Who’s That Kid: It’s PJ Cruz, FCRH ’18

Who’s That Kid: It’s PJ Cruz, FCRH ’18

September 28, 2016

By Elizabeth Smislova  Some people use the cliched phrase, “I’m in a band,” as a pickup line or a way to momentarily embody a childhood dream. However, for Peter Anthony “PJ” Cruz, being in a band was always a...

Magnificent Seven Makes Its Second Debut

September 28, 2016

By Elizabeth Smislova As I took my seat in the Landmark Theatres Sunshine Cinema in the East Village and watched the lights go off and the show begin, the skyscraper-filled and fast-paced New York melted away and the Old West appeared. It was a screening for "The Magnificent Seven" and the audience (including myself) eagerly waited for its sneak peek of Denzel Washington’s performance as bounty hunter Sam Chisolm. Persona...

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