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Cell Phones and Subways: Students React to the New Commuter Privilege

May 27, 2011

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By Lea M. Anderson Contributing Writer Published: October 11, 2007 “Can you hear me now?” This question posed by Verizon Wireless commercials will no longer ring true for Fordham subway riders. The MTA recently announced a deal that will allow cell phone use in subway stations throughout the city. This September, the...

Your Car is Just a Zip Away: New Car Rental Service Stations Throughout the City

May 27, 2011

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By Jennifer Hillson Contributing Writer Published: October 11, 2007 You’ve memorized the address. You’re walking down the street, looking for the tree or apartment building near which it might be waiting. Then, there it is—a few yards away sits the car of your dreams, and it’s all yours. You swipe a card ov...

The Great Escape: Your Guide to Everyday Getaways In NYC

May 27, 2011

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  By Carly A. Levine Contributing Writer Published: October 11, 2007 Between midterms and papers, October is the month when you finally settle into school routines. It is also the time when homesickness  can set in. You may be missing home more and more every time you look at the collages of pictures of yo...

Digital Life Tech Convention 2007: The Latest and Greatest Innovations

May 27, 2011

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By PJ Williams Staff Writer Published: October 11, 2007 The world of technology is always expanding and becoming more and more advanced. It can be hard to keep track of things, even if you are electronically inclined. Fortunately, the people at Ziff Davis Media created the Digital Life Convention. Now in its fourth...

Cheap-Chic Threads for Cash-Strapped Fashionistas

May 27, 2011

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By Magda Kalata Staff Writer Published: October 11, 2007 Every September, Bryant Park is transformed into a fashion mecca overrun with models, designers, Hollywood starlets and student interns who inevitably envy all of them.  But why feel a stabbing twinge of jealousy when seeing the fabulously dressed and those w...

Hooked on the ‘Next Best Thing’

May 27, 2011

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The Downside of Dating in New York City By TSVETANA ARAPOVA Contributing Writer Published: October 11, 2007 My roommate Romina is the poster child for New York City dating. 20-years-old, blonde, attractive, voluptuous, and always up for a good time with friends. She is constantly clubbing at New York’s finest nightl...

Add This Cheesy Dip to Your Post-Season Platter

May 27, 2011

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By ALINA SOLER Features Editor Published: September 27, 2007 Allow me to make a bold prediction.  By the time this issue of The Observer hits those funny-looking kiosks in Lowenstein, the Mets will have clinched their division (please baseball gods, don’t make me regret writing this!) and sent the Phillies back to cry in ...

Love at Work: A Messy Recipe for Cheaters and Car Chases

May 27, 2011

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By SVETLANA ARAPOVA Contributing Writer Published: September 27, 2007 People often advise others to just say no to love (and love triangles, especially) at work, but that’s easier said than done. I should know; just recently I found myself involved in the most turbulent eight-month relationship that I ever imagined. ...

College Students Prone to Identity Theft

May 27, 2011

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By Gabrielle Linzer Assistant Features Editor Published: September 27, 2007 There are many dangers that cross the minds of a student in New York City on a daily basis—robbery, terrorist attacks, even being murdered by one of the crazies that roam the streets during the early morning hours. Yet one subtle dang...

Apple Adds New Gadget (and Revamped Favorites) to iPod Lineup

May 27, 2011

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New Colors, Features and Fancy Touch-Screens By PJ Williams Staff Writer Published: September 27, 2007 Apple Incorporated may not lead in the number of computer sales, but when it comes to the music industry, they cannot be beat. Two of the key ingredients to Apple’s success are the iPod and iTunes, which are like ...

The Need for a Washing Machine

May 27, 2011

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By Joel Rowe Contributing Writer Published: September 27, 2007 During our time in the tropical village of Wora Wora in Ghana, West Africa, our GO! Ghana group visited and worked at the area hospital frequently. Situated atop a hill at the base of a mountain, the aged congregation of weathered buildings seemed e...

The Real Beijing

May 26, 2011

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By Siew Kwok Contributing Writer Published: September 27, 2007 “How was China?” people ask  of my summer abroad. I freeze. How do I condense 50 life-altering days into a simple one-liner? “Oh, it was amazing and completely different,” I usually respond. Yet deep down I know, in no way can overused adjectives like ...

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