The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

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The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

The Observer

The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

The Observer

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The Populist Persuasion: Talking Action Through the Americanism Credo
By BRIAN PFAIL
Populism calls upon the disregarded masses to stand and fight for their worth by restoring the founders’ vision of our institutions.
Joe Manchin Must Stand Up for West Virginia
By AVA PEABODY
Joe Manchin is betraying his state and his country by continuing to bend to the desires of coal lobbyists in order to preserve his own power.
Baring It All: The Injustice of Female Birth Control
By ALYSSA MACALUSO
We need more transparency and research to make birth control safer, more predictable and more targeted to the issue it is meant to address.
Vaccine Patent Protections and the Hypocrisy of US Health Care
By AIDAN LANE
Moderate Democrats, including Biden, continue to legislate as if health care corporations work in the best interest of the American people.
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The Lincoln Center Halal Cart: Fighting Corporate Takeover One Gyro at a Time
By GRACE THOMAS
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NYC Parks: Refreshing Green Spaces or Classist Battlefields?
By JAKE ERACA
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Living, in New York
By JESSICA YU
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The Hypocrisy of Fordham’s Jesuit Values
By KAREN WATANABE
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Karens and Congee: Asian Foods Do Not Need White People’s Input
By JESSICA YU
Thinking congee needs to be “gourmet” and adapted to a modern, Western audience is incredibly insensitive, if not flat-out delusional.
Your All-in-One Guide to Daily @afffirmations
By JESSICA YU
The meme page @afffirmations is an easy and free alternative to seeking help by giving you advice, and here is a guide to its prescriptions.
The Police Do Not Belong at Pride
By JESSICA YU
With the announcement that New York City Pride organizers have banned police officers from marching in uniform at the Pride parade, it is important to understand the violence the LGBTQ+ community has faced at the hands of police
Far From Mars, Musk Is Colonizing Vulnerable Communities
By STEVIE CORTEZ
Elon Musk has proposed a Starbase in Brownsville, Texas, that, rather than improving the local area, will harm residents and the environment.
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NYC Walks for When You Haven’t Started Studying for Finals
By ISABELLA SCIPIONI
Looking for a way to waste time during finals week and explore the city Fordham calls home? Check out our guide to the best walks through NYC.
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Don’t Count Women Out of Your Fan Spaces
By BRIANNA DOUCETTE
Women make up a large percentage of fan groups and have a large affect even though many disparage them for liking shows superfluously.
Doc Martens: A Pillock Boot
By TREVOR WOITSKY
Doc Martens are a staple in youth culture, but their manufacturing today is different from in the past, now with dubious business practices.
TikTok, Other Cultures Aren’t Your Vernacular
By JAKE ERACA
TikTok trends, often terms found in the cultures of marginalized people, trivialize the words' origins and allow others to profit off them.
Kill Your Idols: In Defense of the Modern Antihero
By MICHAEL LEIFER
The modern antihero trope requires a more careful evaluation and more meaningful representation of female characters.
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Public Safety Alert: Feral Anti-Vaxxers
By ISABELLA SCIPIONI
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A Lincoln Center Student’s First Football Game
By ISABELLA SCIPIONI
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Fordham Spearheads New Couch Psychology Practice
By CLARA GERLACH
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A Rose Hill Survival Guide
By GRACE GETMAN
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Customer Service Competency Class Now a Requirement for Fordham Admission
By ISABELLA SCIPIONI
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University Unveils Plans for Lowenstein II
By OWEN ROCHE
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Fordham’s Overachievers Are Overwhelmed
By SYDNEY CHAMPAGNE
After a year and a half of online learning, students have been thrown back fully in-person and are struggling to keep up with it all.
Staff Diversity Report: Fall 2021
By KATRINA LAMBERT and GRACE GETMAN
In this report, you will find a transparent examination of the diversity of our staff — examined along lines of ethnicity, sexuality, financial need and other factors.
Commuters Deserve More at Fordham
By MYA ABDELWAHAB
Though Fordham's commuters have access to on campus services, many feel isolated from the community and are unable to go to social events.
Fordham’s First-Year Class Size Is Causing Problems
By BRIANNA DOUCETTE
With more students on campus than ever, the first-year class of over 1,000 is unsustainable for Fordham's future as a small school.
So You’ve Tested Positive for COVID-19 — Now What?
By ISABELLA SCIPIONI
Fully vaccinated students have tested positive for COVID-19. Fordham residents should be prepared for the university's quarantine procedures.
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Fordham Has Had 32 White Male Presidents, But The Next Shouldn’t Be
Fordham Has Had 32 White Male Presidents, But The Next Shouldn’t Be
November 12, 2021
If the university wants to progress along with the students they admit, they should hire a president who represents the student population.