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!
As 2019 arrives so do the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates. As of now, Senator Kamala Harris (California), Obama’s Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro (Texas), Representative Tulsi Gabbard (Hawaii), Former Representative John Delaney (Maryland), and entrepreneur Andrew Yang (New York) have announced that they are running in the democratic primary.
When Harry Brewis, more commonly known by his online handle ‘HBomberguy’, started a charity livestream of ‘Donkey Kong 64’ late last Friday, he did not expect to do anything substantial. His initial goal was only five hundred dollars, and he never expected his audience to rise above a half-dozen people.
Super Bowl LIII is approaching, meaning Americans around the country will be enjoying hot wings, beer, food unnecessarily shaped into miniature footballs, the charade of pretending to enjoy sports, and of course, unpaid federal workers.
On January 18, 2019, a viral video took Twitter by storm; a group of white males clad in MAGA hats chanted in the face of a Native American Omaha elder on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Since the weekend, several videos and narratives have emerged from both parties. What first seemed like an obviously racially charged encounter became muddied by the release of more information from several sources.
This is not the article I thought I would be writing. After all, the federal government had been shut down for over a month, and a resolution seemed more distant than a stepfather in a 90s movie.
On Monday November 26, 2018, First Lady Melania Trump revealed the 2018 White House Christmas decorations to the public. The mansion’s decorations include 20,000 feet of lights, 14,000 ornaments, 12,000 bows, 29 Christmas trees, pencil wreaths to promote the “Be Best” campaign, a gigantic gingerbread replica of the National Mall, and most notably, 40 bright red Topiary trees. The display was set up entirely by volunteers, most of whom are either veterans or are representative of veteran families; out of about 6,000 applicants, only a little over two hundred people were selected to be a part of the decorating team.
*New Study Shows 80% of People Believe in Climate Change–Only 30% of People Care
*Jeff Bezos and Disney in Competition to Buy Everything Single Living and Non-Living Thing
*Nuclear Missiles Launched Into the Moon: War Ensues
*Elon Musk and Seth Rogen Invented New Strain of Weed: Weed Now Illegal in New York
*Dieters Lose Their Minds Avoiding Candy, Potato Chips, and Carbs
Despite its rather barbaric origins, most people would agree that Thanksgiving is about family, celebration, and togetherness. However, no matter how kind we may be, there’s always company that we’d rather avoid than extend a hand to. This year, families were forced to deal with a particularly unwelcome guest at their Thanksgiving tables––an outbreak of the newest strand of E. coli.
Paul Manafort, ex-Trump campaign chairman and current convicted felon, has recently been accused of meeting with Wikileaks leader, Julian Assange in March of 2016. The Guardian claims the two met in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, and though there is no information in regards to what they talked about, the timing of this alleged meeting occurred months before a major leak by Assange’s team.