Monday, November 24, 2014


One of the many student oriented clubs on campus, CAB, had tickets available for the Hunger Games: Mockingjay the Friday before it was released in theaters. Being the crazed fans my friends and I are, we posted up in McGinley and waited in line for our chance to claim some of the limited free tickets. This seems like a pretty basic process, but in reality, it is quite the event. The line filled up quickly and there was a flood of people wrapped around two flights of stairs. I sat there with my friends and fellow line dwellers used that time to catch up and hang out. As a senior, I realize how important these experiences are and how having them available to me is something that I will truly miss about Fordham. Although we sat online for a long time, it was a time when the community came together to enjoy the presence of one another.

The Mockingjay
On Thursday evening, we hopped on the Ram Van where the theater was a short two blocks from Lincoln Center. Attending the opening night of a major blockbuster film is something that is always exciting and somewhat overwhelming. We arrived an hour in advanced to join an impressively large group of our peers all eagerly awaiting the opening doors. The whole theater was buzzing with anticipation. Besides being incredibly convenient, the whole night was an excellent representation of the work/play balance that Fordham offers.

After a full day of interning and night class, it is easy to get caught up in momentum of the busy week and forget all the ways one can de-stress. Having the city at our disposal and all the awesome programs Fordham offers (many times for free) is one of the many reasons why I am proud to be a Ram.

Blog By: Kristen Hefferan-Horner

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