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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7 Artists You Should Follow On Instagram, But Only If You Want Inspiration

What are you waiting for? Go get inspired!

I have fallen in love with so many artists who specialize in mediums ranging from photography to mixed media to creating illustrations using fancy software. I know social media can be a controversial topic, and in many aspects of the argument, I do agree that it is harmful to things like social interactions and mindfulness. I don't know about you, but sometimes, it's really hard to scroll through Instagram without feeling like you want to throw your phone across the room in hope that it shatters against the wall. But as much as I hate to admit it, social media is great when you need some inspiration.

Here is a list of only a couple of the artists I follow on Instagram. I use the art they create as a daily reminder that hard work and discipline can help create masterpieces... and also, that art is pretty freakin' cool. I am a huge fan of the work they create. I'm not trying to make a statement or anything like that. Of course, there are so many super cool and underappreciated artists trying to showcase their work on Instagram. But these are just some of the few artists I always like when they pop up on my feed. Hopefully, if you do decide to follow them, they brighten (I'm guessing) your usually mundane feeds and lead you to discover more artists.

1. @vypunto

Victor Santiago is a collage artist based in Spain. His art is everything you love about collages. He mixes vintage black and white photographs with colorful objects, shapes, animals, and whatever else fits. His art is eclectic in the best way, and if you're into mixtures of photographs and mood-board type art, definitely follow him!

2. @manjitthapp

Manjit is literally one of my favorite illustrators, ever. She creates the type of art I wish I had the patience and discipline to create, using a program on her iPad. She's only 23 and on March 6, she is releasing a book called "The Little Book of Feminist Saints." Her illustrations are super aesthetically pleasing and her talent shouldn't go unnoticed!

3. @christine_lutz_

I recently stumbled upon the photography of Christine Lutz. She mostly takes portraits that resemble something you'd catch in a fashion editorial magazine or even Vogue. Her photos have three things I love about photography: they're personal, fashionable, and give off a vintage vibe.

4. @lauracallaghanillustration

This art screams "FEMINISM!" Laura Callaghan illustrates fierce, bad-ass women and also pays really close attention to details like the pattern on a girl's pants to her stray hairs. Her art is super cool. I can't find a better word to describe it. Just really dope female art worth checking out!

5. @evakrbdk

Even if you're not into tattoos, what Eva Krbdk does is art! I have literally never seen tattoos like this before in my life. Her most recent post is a tattoo she did in the past where she recreated two paintings by Vincent Van Gough. I just love the realism in her tattoos. It's breathtaking. I just can't imagine how long it takes to create a piece as beautiful and realistic as hers. Or how much it must hurt!

6. @antonitudisco

I kid you not, this is some of the trippiest, weirdest, art you will ever see in your life. Antonio Tudisco is a 3D artist and so his Instagram feed is overflowing with fuzzy, bright colored, oddly moving figures. I can't describe his art. You just have to go check it out for yourself. Scroll through his profile when you're really tired and out of it, and see how it makes you feel. I promise it's a worthwhile experience.

7. @harinzeyart

Arinze Stanley is a Nigerian-based artist who specializes in "photogenic art." That pretty much means creating a piece of art that looks identical to a photograph. The first time I saw one of his works, I had to do a double take because I couldn't believe the details. The amazing attention to details, like shading, is breathtaking. (A tiny — and I mean tiny — part of the faces of the people he draws can take up to hours. That's how intricate this type of art is! Crazy cool.)

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10 Disney Shows You Forgot About

For those of us who grew up on Disney Channel

Growing up, many of us remember the popular Disney Channel shows including "That's So Raven", "Hannah Montana", "Lizzie McGuire", and "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody."

These shows were so popular many of them still have reruns that air late on Disney Channel. Here is a list of Disney shows you probably forgot about.

1. The Koala Brothers

Two koala brothers from Australia fly in their yellow airplane to help others. A classic preschool aged show.

2. The Replacements

Orphaned siblings, Riley and Todd, see an ad and order new parents. They go on adventures every episode to find adults in their life to find replacements for.

3. The Emperor's New School

Young Kuzco is excited to become the new emperor but to get to the throne there is one little catch. He mus pass every class and graduate from public school.

4. Life With Derek

Step brother, Derek, and step sister, Casey, must learn to get along when their parents get married.The show is centered around this ongoing sibling rivalry.

5. Phil of the Future

The Diffy family left on vacation in the year 2121 but after their time machine malfunctioned, were thrown into the year 2004. The family must learn to act normal and keep their secret.

6. Cory in the House

Cory's dad was named head chef to the President and now lives in Washington D.C. Cory must navigate living in the White House and going to private school.

7. Sonny with a Chance

Sonny moves to L.A. to pursue her dream of acting. She is quickly cast into her favorite show, "So Random".

8. Jonas

A spin off of the real life band, Jonas Brothers, the Jonas Brothers, Kevin, Joe, and Nick, are rock stars that live their normal lives in New Jersey

9. The Buzz on Maggie

Maggie is a teen fly with big dreams. She makes every situation exciting when living in the city of Stickyfeet, a city for insects in a dump.

10. House of Mouse

Mickey Mouse and friends run a dinner theatre and shows Disney cartoons as their floor shows.

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