I remember one moment specifically that I looked at myself in my dorm bathroom at 3 am and asked myself “Is this really it?” Well, no, it wasn’t, but I wouldn’t really know that until my next year, when I met a plucky group of nerds who every two weeks put together a newspaper.
It’s that time of the month again folks! In the endless cesspool of controversy and scandals surrounding the administration of President Donald Trump it can be hard to recognize the fact that in any other presidency, these scandals would be career ending. Personally, I completely understand if one chooses to tune out all of the controversy, and “check out” from the news cycle, so to speak; there’s only so many times you can say “this will be the end of Trump’s career” before you yourself start to question if the President will ever truly suffer the consequences of his action. In addition, there are very little historical examples as to Trumps behavior; this is completely uncharted territory, and it is easy to become fatigued. Despite this, I feel as if it is our duty to follow these stories with diligence, as if we forget about the controversy, that is inadvertently letting Trump off the hook for behavior that in any other situation would be considered despicable.
Ahhh Netflix, you narcotics dealer you, you know exactly what you’re doing when you release an entire season of Jessica Jones at the same time, you know that I’m a college student and therefore I’m obligated to stay up until 3am and binge watch the entire thing. I’m beginning to think that Netflix wasn’t built by people looking to make money, but instead by time vampires hellbent on depriving the world of sleep and productivity. Well, congrats Netflix, it worked.
I’ll be the first to admit that cyberpunk is my guilty pleasure. The writing could be subpar, the actors could be boring, but god damn if you slap some neon lights and rain onto a setting, I’m instantly a fan. Of course, cyberpunk would be meaningless without its partner in crime, neo-noire; which gives framing for why everything is grey, gritty, and miserable.
What do you define as free speech? In our age of hyper-politicization, the definition of free speech has become gray with well-founded opinions and hate-speech intersecting on social media. Fordham University and free speech have had, well to put it lightly, a complicated relationship. While Fordham claims to be champions of peaceful and respectful student demonstrations it has also shown on multiple occasions to be rather controlling of student speech and protest. The latest chapter in this story occurred last week when the Office of the President released a statement regarding demonstrations against gun violence.
Here at the paper, sometimes the flow of news gets slow, and instead of languishing in our own lack of stories, we then decide to make our own content. The mailroom in the McGinley basement is one of the rarely talked about, but vital services that Fordham provides.
Tensions were high on the OWL stage, the series had gone to a fifth tiebreaker map and the reigning juggernauts, Soul Dynasty, were looking shaky, as the young guns of NY Excelsior looked to prove that the bigger they are, the harder they fall. On the last map, Dong-gyu “Mano” Kim of NYXL carried his team with masterclass tank play, securing the victory, and proving that nobody in the OWL was invincible; it was electric.
After listening to the new Fallout Boy EP Mania, I have a few takeaways. First: This album is bad, and second, this album isn’t Fallout Boy. I won’t pretend that Mania is the worst thing to hit my ears this year. I won’t even pretend that the leading single in the EP“Young and Menace” isn’t extremely catchy despite being a generic EDM banger.
This album is trash.
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