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The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

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The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

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March Midterms Madness
By ISABELLA SCIPIONI
An extended midterms period during an already stressful semester has made this semester’s exam season more frustrating and exhausting than necessary.
March, In Emails
By OWEN ROCHE
Editor-in-Chief Emeritus Owen Roche looks back on the onset of the pandemic and virtual production through his inbox.
Zoom Fatigue Is the Other Viral Epidemic Hitting Colleges
By ISABELLA SCIPIONI
Zoom fatigue is affecting the health of many college students and remote workers, and we must change our approach to virtual calls. 
What Do You See, Fordham?
By OLIVIA GHEE
Fordham must clarify its policies regarding content posted on students' personal social media to avoid future free speech controversies.
Words Aren’t Enough: Fordham Needs More Anti-Racist Education
By PETER WOLFF
There are no systems in place to address discrimination present throughout Fordham’s campus.
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Your All-in-One Guide to Daily @afffirmations
By JESSICA YU
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The Police Do Not Belong at Pride
By JESSICA YU
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Self-Assurance: The Fulcrum of Ambition
By AASTHA AGGARWAL
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Far From Mars, Musk Is Colonizing Vulnerable Communities
By STEVIE CORTEZ
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Christianity Shouldn’t Be a Political Vehicle
By NICHOLAS SCOTCHIE
Politicians must stop using Christianity merely for political opportunism and actually advocate to improve the lives of God's children.
Primary Preview: A Handy Starter to Your Mayoral Research
By CLARA GERLACH, AVA PEABODY, and JESSICA YU
The winner of the Democratic primary is most likely to be elected in November because of the city’s overwhelmingly Democratic population.
From the USG Candidates: Joe VanGostein
By JOE VANGOSTEIN
Why should students vote for you to be President of USG? The Observer's Opinions staff asked, and here is Joe VanGostein's answer.
Why the People of Texas Were Abandoned by Their State Government
By ANNA MONEYMAKER
Time and time again, Texans find themselves victims of severe weather events. So, why are the people of Texas routinely abandoned this way? The short answer: incompetent governance.
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Customer Service Competency Class Now a Requirement for Fordham Admission
By ISABELLA SCIPIONI
In order to apply to Fordham, all students are required to take Customer Service Competency, a course soon to be offered in most high schools.
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High School Characters: Gen Z or Geriatric?
By ISABELLA SCIPIONI
Casting older actors to play younger teenagers is far too common in the film industry and is harmful to high school students’ self-esteem.
Dating Apps Are Not as Bad As They Seem
By DIANA SILVA
It’s safe to say that we’ve all wrestled with the idea of entering the world of online dating. Dating apps like Tinder, Bumble or Hinge have been around for years but spiked in use during the pandemic. 
All Men Are Trash — Regardless of Their Sign
By ISABELLA SCIPIONI
Astrology is fun, and, to some practitioners, a serious way to get to know other people, but it cannot continue to be an excuse for sexism.
Concussion Criminality: Many ‘Criminals’ Suffer from Brain Injuries
By BRIAN PFAIL
Jails and prisons have disproportionately incarcerated the brain-injured population for decades in the U.S.
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University Unveils Plans for Lowenstein II
By OWEN ROCHE
the inside of the Fordham Lincoln Center bookstore, where a freshman can buy merchandise
The Freshest of Freshmen
By ABBIGAIL RAMNARINE
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Zoom University Makes Me Want to Get a Mullet
By MADELINE KATZ
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7 Things That Are NOT Your Fault: Blame it on Astrology
By JESSICA YU
UZORNIKOVA: Read Before Living Alone
UZORNIKOVA: Read Before Living Alone
By POLINA UZORNIKOVA
The Top 10 Places to Cry in Public at Fordham Lincoln Center
The Top 10 Places to Cry in Public at Fordham Lincoln Center
By EVELYN SIMS
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Mocking the South Does Not Make You a Better Liberal
By JESSICA YU
Hating country music and Southern culture often goes beyond personal preference and reflects a denial of issues that the whole country faces.
A Tale of Two Health Care Systems
By STEVIE CORTEZ
Unless politicians and leaders in health care industries reform the health care imbalance this country experiences, the death toll will grow.
American Men Have Been Taught to Fetishize Asian Women
By JESSICA YU
On March 16, 2021, a man committed a hate crime and  killed eight people, six of whom were Asian women, in three massage parlors in Atlanta, Georgia.
New York’s Financial Situation Is Better Than You Think
By LEO BERNABEI
While the state projected a 31% decline in revenue for the 2020 fiscal year from the prior year, its actual losses were only 1.6%.
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Living Local: Why You Should Care About NYC Politics
Living Local: Why You Should Care About NYC Politics
By THE OBSERVER EDITORIAL BOARD April 27, 2021
As Fordham students, we have a responsibility to pay attention to local politics and participate however we can to aid our local community.