Ryan Lawless

Ryan Lawless is an undergraduate student at Fordham University. He studies English and Spanish as majors, and philosophy as a minor. He won the Margaret Lamb Writing to the Right-Hand Margin award for creative fictional writing, and has been published in Fordham's literary magazine The Ampersand, and its newspaper, The Observer. Ryan grew up in New York, but is also an Irish citizen. He enjoys fiddles, coffee, and music.

Published Stories

The Camino de Santiago: A historical Spanish pilgrimage you can’t miss

The Camino de Santiago is a pilgrimage route that ends in Galicia, Spain at the shrine of St. James in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. The route’s historical importance and the upwards of...

Lagos announces plans for $2 billion Metro

Over the past few decades, Africa has led the globe in urban development projects and economic growth. In fact, the way things are going now, Africa will be home to a quarter of the world’s entire...

Akon brings electricity to Africa

The Republic of Mali is a country located in Western Africa with an economy that relies on fishing and agricultural production. However, conflicts that began in northern Mali at the beginning of 2012...

Editorial: Reflections on a semester abroad in Spain

I recently arrived back home to New York City after spending a semester studying abroad in Granada, a southern Spanish city set below the Sierra Nevada mountains. It lies about an hour drive away...

How to travel in America for cheap this summer

America may not have the budget flights of Europe, the convenient train systems that can get you anywhere, or an abundance of cheap budget-friendly hostels. Still, there are ways to travel in the...

5 accessories to flare up your business casual attire

Whether you have to dress business casual for a meeting, for work, or for a party, figuring out exactly what to wear can be stressful.   Sometimes you don’t know what to wear, and...

Branding nations: Using PR to boost tourism, evolve cultural image

The domain of public relations is not limited to corporate and commercial spheres. In recent years, the popularity of nation branding has exploded -- that is, the application of public relations...

5 things you may not know about Africa

Last year’s Ebola outbreak provided media outlets an opportunity to report on Africa in a fair and considerate way. Unfortunately, the media did not seize this opportunity and instead distorted...

WhatsApp: A networking trend among millennials

Days of lengthy in-person meetings may soon become a thing of the past. In the Kenyan town Maru and the Tanzanian city Arusha, WhatsApp has been successfully implemented as a platform for health...

Rebranding tobacco: Greece’s tobacco epidemic

The United States has made drastic efforts over the last 50 years to decrease cigarette smoking.  In 1966, the Federal Cigarette Labeling and Advertising Act was issued, mandating that cigarette...