The Observer

Fclc Improves Despite Challenges

June 3, 2011

Published: August 28, 2008 It is no secret that we begin this academic year in tumultuous times. Our nation is entrenched in a war with no clear resolution, oil is sending the prices of everything sky-high, our economy is tumbling and our money is rapidly losing value. However, Fordham College at Lincoln Center seems to be...

Erase the Stigma

June 3, 2011

Published: April 17, 2008 In this issue of The Observer, there are several articles dealing with one overarching issue: that of the health resources, both mental and physical, available to Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) students and the issues that cause students to seek out these resources. In Casey Feldman’s...

Students Should Keep Low Profiles

June 2, 2011

Published: April 3, 2008 In our salad days—those days when the sound of AOL dialing up was an almost-essential beginning to our online experience—the Internet seemed to be a place where young people worldwide could hide their secrets: we made up names, ages and locations in chat rooms; we sent our friends dirty jokes,...

Are Gossip Blogs Necessary at FCLC?

June 1, 2011

Published: Febrary 14, 2008 The word “blog” is not easily defined. It’s short for “weblog,” but what is a weblog?  What exactly is appropriate material for a blog?  If you can come up with solid answers to these questions, we’d like to hear them. One lingering question in the minds of The Observer editori...

HIV Rise Calls for Action

June 1, 2011

Published: January 31, 2008 A quite common criticism of Ronald Reagan’s reign as United States President is that The Gipper did not publicly mention the word “AIDS” until 1987, six years after the disease broke out and became a nightmarish epidemic. Whether Reagan’s feigned ignorance was a political or personal move...

Get the Story Straight

May 31, 2011

Published: December 13, 2007 The major New York-area newspapers misrepresented Anastasiya Andreyeva, FCLC ’08—the student who has been charged with the murder of 30-year-old Aleksey Kats. The coverage failed to give a fair and accurate representation of what actually happened. Andreyeva was a Dean’s List student, whom ...

Why Only Provide a Vaccine?

May 30, 2011

Published: November 15, 2007 If the Fordham College at Lincoln Center’s health center offers Gardisil, the new human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine that prevents four of the strains of the virus that cause cervical cancer and genital warts, the health center should provide birth control, condoms and other contraceptives ...

Prepared For an Emergency?

May 28, 2011

Published: October 25, 2007 Fordham University is equipped with the necessary technology to let everyone in the community know that there is an emergency situation. As the plan exists on paper, in the event of an emergency, Fordham will send all students, faculty and administrators, along with students’ emergency contacts, a t...

The Numbers Don’t Lie

May 27, 2011

Published: October 11, 2007 New York State Governor Eliot Spitzer chose Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) to discuss his new children’s healthcare policy and his policy to give driver’s licenses to undocumented workers.  The Fordham community welcomed the press conference, which took place in the Leon Lowenstein ...

The ‘Fortress’ is Coming

May 27, 2011

Published: September 27, 2007 A public hearing held by the city’s Department of City Planning on Sept. 10 made it clear that the community surrounding the Lincoln Center campus is not pleased with the university’s expansion plans.  Most people who spoke said that they will be living in a ‘fortress’ if Fordham goes ...

Not Just Maroon Anymore

May 26, 2011

Published: August 30, 2007 The Ram Vans that transport students between the Lincoln Center and the Rose Hill campuses are maroon.  The backpacks given out during freshman orientation are maroon.  Even the couches in the McMahon Hall dorm rooms are maroon.  But now, Fordham is bleeding a new, environmentally friendly c...