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

Is calling Hillary “Hillary” and not “Clinton” sexist?

American television host Sean Hannity recently criticized presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton for creating a grandmotherly image of herself and claimed that she is “kind of stale, and...

5 men’s essentials for a weekend getaway

Now that the weather’s warming up and vacation season is approaching, you’ll probably be traveling more. Check out these five essentials for traveling to pack light and comfortably:   ...

The scramble for African art: Appreciation or appropriation?

Toward the end of the 19th century, European powers scavenged the African continent to establish and secure political power. Throughout the Scramble for Africa, European colonizers carved borders...

Kendrick Lamar’s latest album met with incredible excitement

Kendrick Lamar’s album, "To Pimp a Butterfly," was released recently -- a week early, in fact, after an iTunes error.   The album managed to meet all of the hype that it generated during...

The internet: Re-imagining the essence of 17th century coffee shops

In 1870, Café Suizo opened its iconic revolving doors to Spaniards in the heart of Granada; it soon became a cultural hub frequented by intellectuals, poets, and university...

The 5 most influential languages you should learn now

Learning a new language has undeniable benefits, from making you more employable to making it easier to communicate with people while traveling abroad.   In a field like PR, the knowledge...

5 tips for a productive summer vacation

The summer is just around the corner; what are your plans? Start planning for a productive and rewarding season now before it's too late!   While the United States is the only advanced...

Going the distance: 5 tips for long distance lovers

It should come as no surprise that long distance relationships can be tough. With the proper preparation and mindset, though, a long distance relationship can be a positive and incredibly rewarding...

5 men’s wearable tech accessories to add some function to your fashion

You may know how to style your hair, how to dress, and how to stay well groomed in general — but do you know how to incorporate technology into your style in a natural and fashionable way? Most...

Brighten your spring wardrobe with these 5 pieces

Spring is the perfect time to make your outfits pop with edge and color. If you don’t usually leave your comfort zone in terms of color and style, try taking the plunge this...