By January 2019, per Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 2016-17 State Budget legislation, “big employers”–– companies that have 11 or more employees–– will be obligated to pay their workers at least $15 an hour. This is a $2 raise from the previous $13 established in early 2018, and will be one of many steps Cuomo has taken to ensure that all workers in New York are paid a living wage. Fordham University, then, as a so-designated “big employer”, would have to raise its student workers’ wages accordingly. However, according to an email from SAGES (Students for Sex and Gender Equity and Safety) a few weeks ago, both Fordham’s Student Employment Office and its Human Resources Management had other plans.
It’s the tail end of the 1980s in New Haven, Connecticut, and Daniel Morse’s 4th grade teacher gives his class an assignment: create a business. Make it as creative and colorful as you want. That’s how Dan came to craft Captain Dan’s, the finest restaurant and bar in the Connecticut public school system — a creation that also carried a certain precognition.
It’s just about 2am, and the oppressive summer air was giving me as much trouble as my acrophobia was while I climbed the steps of Keating’s forbidden bell tower. I really hadn’t even climbed all too far yet before my fear kicked in, so I tried to distract myself by reliving the moment we got in.
The decision to start taking antidepressants is not as easy to make as one might think. It personally took me over two years and two different psychiatrists to come to terms with the fact that I needed medication to get me through my bouts of depression and anxiety.
While it can’t be denied that plenty of Fordham students come from difficult backgrounds, the dominant atmosphere is still one of privilege. It’s easy to ignore how differently things could have turned out after high school. For me personally, it is surprising to see how many of my former classmates have ended up using hard drugs.
Let’s not beat around the bush here, the fact of the matter is that once in every college student’s life, someone will prescribe or offer them Adderall. Its proliferation within the world of academia is so widespread that studies indicate up to 35% of all college students have at one time taken the medication, and it’s not hard to see why.
I have always been fascinated by distortions of reality. Optical illusions, dreamlike sequences, and all things psychedelic prove that so much more exists than what we experience in the material world. Our imaginations are nearly infinite, but how do we unlock that creative subconscious?
In the sentence after this one, I’m just going to define Snapchat in the simplest terms I can think of. Snapchat: a messaging app that allows users to share self-deleting captioned photos and videos, both privately and among discrete, one-way networks. Now, who do you think might want to use such an app?
What up, college kids? What’s more rad than drinking, am I right? The thrill of it all, having a beer despite being two years away from the legal drinking age – it’s the life. Who doesn’t want to get a little buzzed and have a good time with their friends? Well I’d sure love to, but no matter how hard I try I just cannot stand the taste of alcohol.
This Wednesday at Lincoln Center at 5:15 p.m., there will be a rally for trans rights. This rally comes in response to the leaked memo that the Trump administration is considering rescinding the protection of trans people in the country and denying trans people their existence.