Esmé Bleecker-Adams, FCLC ’21, is a visual arts major and (oh-so-jaded) New Yorker who is incredibly grateful for her time at The Observer and for all the lovely people she has met there! Favorite hobbies include sewing, playing table tennis and ignoring her alarm clock.
Pages for the Ages
A timeline of The Observer’s history at Fordham Lincoln Center
April 18, 2021
The first issue of The CLC Observer is published.
May 12, 1994
The Observer reports that the university is restructuring its campus system to create university-wide departments with a standardized undergraduate core curriculum. The undergraduate school at Lincoln Center is officially designated Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC).
Oct. 5, 1994
The Observer launches its website, originally fclcobserver.com. The Feb. 9, 2000, issue of the paper was “the first ever to be publicly available on the web.”
April 12, 2006
The Observer publishes its 25th anniversary issue.
The Casey Feldman Memorial Foundation is established in honor of Casey Feldman, former news editor for The Observer, by her parents after she was killed by a distracted driver. The scholarship provides funds for communications students working at unpaid internships.
Feb. 21, 2013
The inaugural issue of The Comma is published by The Observer’s literary section.
March 25, 2015
April 21, 2016
The communication and media studies department at Fordham cuts ties with The Observer, as reported by then-News Editors Sophie Kozub, FCLC ’19, and Cecile Neidig, FCLC ’17.
March 31, 2020
The Observer publishes its first digital-only issue. Print operations ceased due to the coronavirus pandemic, and The Observer continued to publish “print” issues solely on Issuu until March 17, 2021.
The Observer celebrates its 40th anniversary.