Fordham Conversations

Fordham Conversations: Student Showcase

by Robin Shannon, Sara Kugel, Kyle Kesses, Connor Ryan, Jake Neher, Alen Kanlic

Kevin Clyne

This weeks Fordham Conversations showcases a collection of student produced stories across an array of topics. 

Sara Kugel explores the challenges facing gay and lesbian youth; Ricky Sobrono and Kyle Kresses talk with author Ernie Palladino to discuss his book "Lombardi and Landry", about two of professional foodball's greatest legends; Connor Ryan takes a look at New York City's future bike-share program Citi-bike; and Jake Neher talks to 50's and 60's pop icon Dion Dimucci about growing up in the Bronx and his time on the Doo Wop Corner.

…Who is Alex Trebek

by Robin Shannon
Alex Trebek
Lee Bennett, Flickr

Alex Trebek is famous for entertaining millions for over two-decades as the host of Jeopardy!  More recently this pop-culture Icon came to Fordham University to share advice and his story with the Fordham community.  On this week’s Fordham Conversations….Who is Alex Trebek?

Wild Man

by Robin Shannon, Mary Wilson
The words stage right and left painted on a white wall
Jeffery Beall

"Wild Man" is the one-man show of Matthew Maguire's own true-life stories. In this autobiographical work, Maguire is looking for that elusive connection to the audience and a performance that comes from "deeper in the bones."

Muslims and Middle Easterners in New York

by Jake Neher
Muslim Boy standing on a corner in Sunnyside Queens
ChrisGoldNY, Flickr

It's difficult to skim through the day's news headlines without coming across something relating to New York City's Muslim and Middle Eastern Communities. Activists within those communities are responding to newly uncovered spying operations by the NYPD, and earlier this month a number of New Yorkers gathered to protest the presence of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who says he's in the city for medical treatment. 

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