It was my first semester at Fordham. Emotionally, mentally, and personally I was doing really well, and I was also doing really well in school. College truly is so much better than high school I did, however, have a panic attack when I lost my ID.
Being a good roommate to someone who has anxiety, depression, an eating disorder, experiences with trauma, or any type of mental illness, big or small, clear or unclear, simply comes down to being considerate. That’s all. You really shouldn’t have to treat us any differently.
This year Fordham is dedicating time to recognizing student mental health by participating in a national event called “Fresh Check” Day. Fresh Check Day is organized by the Jordan Porco Foundation, which is a family organization founded by a family after their son committed suicide in college. Through this organization, several schools across the country have began taking part in this event in an attempt to recognize the stresses of college and communicate the importance of mental health.
I have always faced anxiety in life. It began when I was young when my parents separated. I couldn’t sleep at night, talking to friends was a challenge and I was even afraid of my dad for a while, which was not his fault.
Since my last article about the cafeteria, major changes have occurred in the Marketplace both gastronomically and socially. The new changes to the food offerings, food positionings, and Cafeteria policies enacted by the Aramark Corporation have surely impacted the student body but are minuscule in comparison to the cafeteria’s recent social shifts.
The Fordham and Belmont communities have had a long, tenuous relationship with each other, to say the least. As we know, Fordham University has a student body that is predominantly both white and from upper-class backgrounds. In contrast, Belmont is incredibly ethnically diverse and one of the poorest in New York City. Specifically, 31% of Belmont residents fall below the poverty line. This compares to a Bronx average of 25% and a New York City average of 20%. Additionally, the average income in Bronx Community Board 6, which Belmont is located in, is a measly $25,972. To put that number in perspective, the average income in Bergen County, New Jersey, where many Fordham students originally hail from, is about $85,000. The unemployment rate in Belmont is much higher than the national average. As of the last count, it was about 16%. This is more than 5 times the national average!
Student experiences difficulties with Fordham when returning from abruptly cancelled study abroad experience in China
On Thursday January 23rd, 2020, Fordham University had the privilege of hosting Janaya Khan, Co-founder of the Black Lives Matter Movement in Canada, for an enlightening talk about the current state of race relations in the United States and the need for greater social activism in society.
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