The Observer

Study Abroad: A Risk You’re Willing to Take?

May 30, 2011

Filed under Features, Student Survival

Students and LC’s Study Abroad Office Share the Precautions of Going Abroad By Michal Neria Copy Editor Published: December 13, 2007 The recent murder of 21-year-old Meredith Kercher, a British student studying abroad in Italy, has left some Fordham students and their parents with concerns about whether studying a...

Learning the Ups & Downs of the Magazine Industry

May 30, 2011

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My Internship at House & Garden By ALEXANDRA KING Staff Writer Published: December 13, 2007 I never thought that, when I met with the director of creative services of the iconic “House & Garden Magazine” for lunch at the Condé Nast cafeteria back in February, that six months later, I would be working for the ma...

How to Spot a Commuter: It’s Easier Than It Seems

May 30, 2011

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By SHAWN TRIGGS Staff Writer Published: December 13, 2007 Spotting a resident is an easy task for most FCLC students—with their hoodies and pajamas, residents usually stand out like a sore thumb. But if you think these students are easy to seek out, what may come even easier is the identification of the makeup-wearing,...

The Perfect Pie to Cure Holiday Hunger

May 30, 2011

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By CARLY LEVINE Staff Writer Published: November 15, 2007 Thanksgiving is about family, friends and food; the three best “F” words.  It’s also about being grateful for all of the things you have, and more importantly, the people you still have with you to celebrate. This recipe was given to my family by my godmothe...

Alternative Journalism: Student Publications Stray from the Norm

May 30, 2011

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By Gabrielle Linzer Asst. Features Editor Published: November 15, 2007 Have you ever found yourself refraining from publicly cursing ResLife, your respective dean and the rigid Jesuit policies that govern Fordham University with an iron fist? If you have, you’re not alone. But don’t curse yourself for sta...

New Course Offerings at Lincoln Center for Spring ’08

May 30, 2011

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By Shawn Triggs Staff Writer Published: November 15, 2007 With the semester coming to a close next month, it is important to begin thinking about what courses you should take for the upcoming spring semester. Even if you have already made your schedule, these new course offerings are interesting enough to make you log ba...

A Commuter’s Odyssey: Why My Commute is Worse Than Yours

May 30, 2011

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By BILLY LABOSKA Staff Writer Published: November 15, 2007 I awake at 6:45 a.m., thanks to a symphony of alarms—my CD player, cell phone and old fashioned alarm clock. I look out my window. It’s still dark out. I hit the snooze for a few extra minutes of shut-eye, but turn on my lamp to ensure that I don’t fall int...

Fordham Professor Collects Pollen Data Used Nationwide

May 30, 2011

Filed under Features, In The Spotlight

By Michal Neria Copy Editor Published: November 15, 2007 Allergy sufferers can thank Guy Robinson, Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) biology professor, for his helping hand during the sneeze-inducing seasons. Robinson gathers daily pollen counts during the spring, summer and fall seasons from all around the Hudson...

The Black Friday Alternative: Holiday Shopping Without the Bruises

May 30, 2011

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By PJ Williams Staff Writer Thanksgiving is the day that Americans set aside to rest and be thankful for all that they have. Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, is a day when many Americans are willing to kill to save money on a new HD-TV. Many people have turned this day into a holiday in itself; dedicating a who...

My Internship at Sony/BMG : Giving the Music Industry a Spin

May 30, 2011

Filed under Features, Student Survival

By TSVETANA ARAPOVA Staff Writer Published: November 15, 2007 Ever since I was 15 years old, my dream has been to grow up and work in the music industry. I was obsessed with becoming a publicist; more specifically a music publicist. I never believed in starting out small, so freshman year, I chose the oldest, largest and mo...

Traveling the Globe, One Couch at a Time

May 30, 2011

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Web Site Provides Travelers with Cheap Lodging Options By Jennifer Hillson Contributing Writer Published: November 15, 2007 Forget questionable hostels or dirty motels. Crashing on strangers’ couches has recently become the most desirable way to live while traveling—and the further away from home, the better. ...

How to Spot a McMahon Hall Resident, It’s Easier Than It Seems

May 30, 2011

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By SHAWN TRIGGS Staff Writer Published: November 15, 2007 Spotting a resident of McMahon Hall is often easier than spotting the winner of a hot dog eating contest with Rosie O’Donnell in the room. While it may not fit for all residents, the fashion of FCLC residents is a staple of each and every McMahon Hallian. So nex...