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

a purple and blue neon flag, with prominent U.S. catholics and Christian symbols
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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A book titled "Ice Planet Barbarians" by Ruby Dixon, a paranormal romance author
Paranormal Romance Has More to Offer Than Shirtless Vampires
By EMILY ELLIS
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Customer Service Competency Class Now a Requirement for Fordham Admission
By ISABELLA SCIPIONI
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Your All-in-One Guide to Daily @afffirmations
By JESSICA YU
Three images put together in a graphic, one of a single protestor at Pride, another of a larger group of Pride marchers, and one of a woman witha microphone at Pride.
The Police Do Not Belong at Pride
By JESSICA YU
a woman in a green dress holds a bowl of congee made here in a Taiwanese style with garlic cucumbers and pork floss
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.
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.
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.
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A Rose Hill Survival Guide
By GRACE GETMAN
I’ve assembled the best recommendations for Rose Hill and the area surrounding it, built for non-natives. I’ll catch you on the Ram Van.
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Are We Too Cool To Be Monogamous?
By AASTHA AGGARWAL
Young adults have lost sight of love and prioritized noncommittal relationships that grant short-term gratification to fulfill our needs.
TV, the Modern Bonfire, Unites Families to Their Roots and to Each Other
By BRIAN PFAIL
The TV set has become the modern bonfire, solidifying the strength of the American family through a communal activity.
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. 
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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
School supplies, glasses, and a mask laid out orderly on a wood table
Welcome Back to School: A Guide to Our Bittersweet Reunion After COVID-19 and Isolation
By ANGELA LOCASCIO
As Fordham students return to in-person class and come back to school, they must treat each other with respect and care for their boundaries.
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.
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Welcoming the ‘New’ New Normal
Welcoming the ‘New’ New Normal
By THE OBSERVER EDITORIAL BOARD September 2, 2021
As Fordham returns to in-person learning, students must take steps to keep to community safe and maintain the university's new "normal."