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Inside the Mind of a Fordham Food Blogger

Tessa Burns, FCLC '23, uses her Instagram account, @therawalmond, to show that it's not hard to be healthy.


February 4, 2020

Tessa Burns, Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) ’23, creator of the health-food Instagram account @therawalmond, sat down for a Q&A with The Observer to give the inside scoop on running a health blog as well as reveal some of her favorite foods, bloggers and spots in the city.

The Ins and Outs of Digestion

Bananas are one of a few foods that contain probiotics, which are good bacteria that exist in the stomach.

By LENA WEIDENBRUCH, Sports & Health Editor

January 28, 2020

Optimal digestion is not always the primary focus of students scrounging for food between classes, internships and other various commitments. Proper nutrition, exercise, hydration and stress management can help students to avoid digestive drama.

Finding Antioxidants at Fordham

Rich in Vitamin C, berries a great source of antioxidants.

By AIZA BHUIYAN, Assistant Sports & Health Editor

January 28, 2020

In the last decade, antioxidants have been extensively marketed to health-conscious individuals. However, the science behind how antioxidants work and what they do is largely unknown to these consumers. People often opt to buy a product advertised as antioxidant-rich over one that is antioxidant-deficie...

Men’s Basketball Makes History in 55-39 Loss to Saint Louis

Men's basketball's struggles reached new depths in their game against Saint Louis University.

By PATRICK MOQUIN, Sports & Health Editor

January 27, 2020

Against Saint Louis Sunday, Fordham men’s basketball did something they hadn’t done in more than a decade. The team only managed to score 39 points in their loss to the Billikens, the third time since 2000 they haven’t reached 40 points and the first time since 2004.

Fordham Erupts in Fourth Quarter, Takes Down Rival Saint Louis

Bre Cavanaugh, FCRH '21, led the Rams in a fourth quarter comeback against Saint Louis University.

By NIKO KONSTANTELLIS, Contributing Writer

January 24, 2020

Falling behind early, Fordham women's basketball came back to defeat St. Louis University, 66-54. After succumbing to several runs early, a 23-point fourth quarter put them comfortably in front for their third straight victory.

Which Gym Is Fit for You?

The Rose Hill gym provides a quality workout, but may not be worth the trip for Lincoln Center students.

By RAHUL SUKESH, Staff Writer

January 22, 2020

Based on different convenience factors, there are four main gyms best suited for Fordham Lincoln Center students. The West Side YMCA, the free student gyms at the Lincoln Center and Rose Hill campuses and the Vince Lombardi Center all have something different to offer Rams looking to get fit.

Booze Won’t Help You Lose

Booze Won't Help You Lose

By LUKE OSBORN, Sports & Health Editor Emeritus

January 22, 2020

Nutrition labels may not be provided on alcoholic drinks, but that doesn't mean the calories don't count.

Men’s Basketball and What Should Have Been

Following a successful freshman season, Nick Honor left Fordham basketball for Clemson last April.

By PATRICK MOQUIN, Assistant Sports & Health Editor

January 22, 2020

Last season, Nick Honor became the fifth prominent Fordham men’s basketball player to transfer since 2013. Between a change in coaching staff in 2015, recent recruiting woes and general mediocre play, the Rams have struggled to keep their most talented players in the Rose Hill Gymnasium.

Winter Is Coming: Indoor Track Season Preview

Ryan Kutch, GSBRH ’20, set two school records last indoor season.

By LENA WEIDENBRUCH, Sports & Health Editor

December 4, 2019

The wind-down of the fall semester brings with it the start of the track season. Many of the Rams’ top finishers in cross country will continue to lead the team on the track this indoor season and the team will look to top the many personal and school records broken last year.

A Guide to Dining with Severely Allergic Friends

Understanding how to use an EpiPen is the first step to being considerate of friends with severe allergies.


December 4, 2019

Dining with friends who have severe food allergies is no joke. Simple steps like learning how to use an EpiPen or just checking in with you your friend can help to make the experience less stressful.

Men’s Soccer Season Cut Short at Semifinals

Goalkeeper Konstantin Weis, GGSB ’20, saved a penalty to keep the Rams in the quarterfinal match against SLU.

By DIERDRE REED, Staff Writer

December 4, 2019

The men’s soccer team’s relatively successful season ended on Friday, Nov. 15 in a match against URI. The Rams lost the conference semifinals game in the longest penalty shootout on record in the A10 conference. Staff Writer Dierdre Reed takes a look back at the team’s season that lead up to the crushing defeat.

Mind Your Ears When You Mind the Gap: Hearing Loss Facts

Mind Your Ears When You Mind the Gap: Hearing Loss Facts

By LUKE OSBORN, Sports & Health Editor

December 4, 2019

According to the National Institutes of Health, noise-induced hearing loss affects somewhere between 10% to 24% of Americans. As a student at Fordham Lincoln Center, you may be more at risk than you think.