8 Celebrities You Didn't Know Went to Fordham University

8 Celebrities You Didn't Know Went to Fordham University


Next time you're sitting in class feeling utterly miserable, contemplating what you're doing in college, while simultaneously drowning in midterms, tests, homework and projects, think on the bright side: Fordham has actually produced some incredibly successful, wealthy and famous people. So you're definitely in the right place! While some only attended Fordham for a year or two, others came here for grad school, and many attended all four years.

Take a look at some of Fordham's most notable attendees.

1. Mary Higgins Clark

Successful suspense novel author, Mary Higgins Clark attended Fordham University. Clark grew up in the Bronx, and attended Fordham in 1971. She graduated Summa Cum Laude in 1979 with a degree in Philosophy. She credits Fordham for helping boost her confidence and feel better about herself.

2. Donald Trump

One of the most commonly known Fordham dropouts is Donald Trump. However, he evidently was way too good for Fordham, and decided to transfer to UPenn. Now, with a net worth of $4 Billion, Donald Trump is going forth and setting the world on fire as he runs for President in 2016.

3. Alan Alda

Best known for his roles in M*A*S*H and The West Wing this 6 time Emmy Award and Golden Globe award winning actor, director, and author is a member of the "Ramily" as well.

4. Vince Lombardi

This famous coach, football player, and executive is a Fordham favorite. He is considered to be one of the best football coaches in all of history, and is responsible for leading the 1960s Green Bay Packers to win two Superbowls. We are reminded of Vince everyday when passing by the sports center and Vince Lombardi memorial outside of Jack Coffey Field.

5. Denzel Washington

Fordham College Lincoln Center Class of 1977 grad, Denzel Washington is an incredibly successful, Oscar-winning actor. Being in Manhattan, in such a prime location at the Lincoln center campus helped Denzel to explore, and put himself out there, getting his career started at an early age.

6. Amanda Seyfried

Amanda Seyfried was set to attend Fordham all 4 years, but put her education on hold when she was offered a role in Mean Girls. She is now a very successful actress and singer most well known for her roles in Mamma Mia and Les Miserables,

both musicals adapted into movies.

7. David Copperfield

One of the most successful magicians and illusionists of our time attended Fordham in 1975. His real name is in fact David Seth Kotkin, and he attended the Rose Hill Campus.

8. Lana Del Rey

Popular singer and model, Lana Del Ray, is another famous Fordham drop out. Although she did not receive a degree from Fordham, she did go on to write and produce a song called "Fordham Road" so her experiences here were clearly influential on her career!

Fordham is clearly doing something right, so don't give up! Push through those midterms, tests, classes and projects. Maybe one day, you can be on the list of notable Fordham attendees, too.

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The 7 Best Pieces of Drag Race Lingo Ru-vealed

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Season Three of "RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars" just wrapped last week, but season 10 of Drag Race is scheduled to premiere on March 22nd. You might’ve turned on your TV and thought, “what the heck are they talking about?”. Some of the lingo is confusing and unclear, so here’s a guide to just some of the key catchphrases.

1. The library/Being read

The name of the mini challenge is “Reading is Fundamental, in which queens take turns reading each other. When it’s their turn, they “enter the library”, which just means putting on goofy glasses. Reading is pretty much pointing out flaws but in a funny or over the top way.

2. Shade

Throwing shade is similar to reading someone, but I think of shade as usually more blunt, insulting and less clever.

3. Tea

Derives from the letter “T” standing for truth. Tea refers to gossip, news or information. Commonly used in the sense of “So, what’s the tea?”, which means “girl, what’s the gossip?”. It’s commonly combined with shade, as someone might say “No, tea, no shade, but…” which is a preface saying “no disrespect”. Conversely, someone might say “all tea, all shade” meaning that they know exactly how they sound and don’t care if you’re offended.

4. Fish

A queen is said to be looking fishy/serving fish when they closely resemble a woman. Some of the fishiest queens include Tatianna, Courtney Act, and Farrah Moan.

5. Back Rolls

An insult used in season 5 when Jade Jolie told Alyssa Edwards: “Girl, you had rolls all over the place in the back, it was disgusting!” To which Alyssa responded

6. Snatch Game

A parody of the 1960’s celebrity game show “The Match Game”. On the original show, contestants write in answers to questions, hoping to match the guest judge. Snatch Game operates in the same way, but the contestants have to impersonate a celebrity. This is a challenge that has taken place every season since the second one, and it’s probably the most highly anticipated. This is one of the challenges that really establishes the top queens, as they’re judged based off of likeness and humor. Celebrities that have been impersonated range from Dame Maggie Smith to Britney Spears, Judge Judy, Anna Nicole Smith, and even RuPaul.

7. Comedy vs. Pageant Queens

This is pretty much exactly what it sounds like. Some queens are more specialized in makeup, costumes, and overall pageantry. Others are more campy and over the top. Comedy queens are usually stronger in acting or comedy challenges, but pageant queens have the upper hand in design focused challenges.

So there ya have it, a short list of Drag Race terminology. I RuPaulogize if you got a little lost somewhere, but if you managed to make it through this article….


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If The 12 Zodiac Signs Were Portrayed By 6-Second Vines

"It is Wednesday, my dudes." - Leo

So here's my third Vine article, and I wanted to do another one because it gives me an excuse to watch Vine compilations all day! So here it is, zodiac signs as Vines. I hope it makes you laugh as much as I did!

1. Aries

Aries are known for standing up for what they believe in, just like this woman!

2. Taurus

Tauruses are big on security and getting their job done, just like these cops are doing with a little bit more fun!

3. Gemini

Geminis are very fun-loving and all about communication!

4. Cancer

Cancers are very in touch with their feelings. If only they could have helped this pigeon :(

5. Leo

Leos are all about self-expression, and that's all I have to say about this one.

6. Virgo

One of Virgos' traits is attention to detail! This guy seems to have that.

7. Libra

Libras are incredibly charming and romantic. This one screams romance!

8. Scorpio

Scorpios are very intuitive.

9. Sagittarius

Sagittarius signs are very big-hearted and know what people need, like maybe some milk.

10. Capricorn

Capricorns are known for their patience in dealing with things.

11. Aquarius

Aquariuses are very friendly, and they want to make other people smile!

12. Pisces

Pisces can be very sensitive, so do not disrespect them!

I hope you enjoyed and have a fantastic week!

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