The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

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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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ALYSSA DAUGHDRILL, Former Photo Editor

Alyssa Daughdrill (she/her), FCLC ’23, is a former photo editor at The Observer and a journalism and visual arts double major. She is on the E-Board for the Tae Kwon Do club on campus and enjoys going to concerts, exploring the city with friends, dancing, reading and taking pictures.

The High Line, formerly a delivery rail line, is an elevated park and walking trail built on top of the old tracks. It is currently open every day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The park, which stretches 1.45 miles between West 34th Street and the Whitney Museum, offers visitors views of both the city and pieces of art sprinkled throughout the park.

Free Things (Really, Truly Free) Things To Do in New York City

April 22, 2023
Spending money and having fun don’t have to go hand-in-hand — there’s plenty to see and do on a budget


April 1, 2023
Former Fordham President Joseph M. McShane, S.J., takes to the stage in his Broadway debut as one of the Apostles in Jesus Christ Superstar.
Jeffrey Dahmer Didn’t Need More Screen Time

Jeffrey Dahmer Didn’t Need More Screen Time

October 13, 2022
These poorly thought-out and sensationalist programs are disrespectful to families of victims.
walter mosley event

[Photo] Fordham’s English Department Hosts Author Walter Mosley

October 12, 2022

Walter Mosley’s novel “Devil in a Blue Dress” was adapted into a movie starring Denzel Washington, FCLC ’77.

McMahon from the plaza

[Photo] All Rams Should Be Fans of McMahon

August 26, 2022

The Plaza entrance to the McMahon Hall. Apartments in McMahon that overlook the interior of the campus compose "the fishbowl."

Emlyn singing

Emlyn and Opener Aria Lisslo: Firsts at Mercury Lounge

July 11, 2022
On June 29, Emlyn performed at the Mercury Lounge live music bar on the Lower East Side for her first American headlining show.
Angela LoCascio proudly presents a sword from her collection.

[Photo] A Girl, a Sword and a Symbol of Empowerment

June 9, 2022

Angela LoCascio proudly presents a sword from her collection.

restaurant named full moon pizzeria in the bronx

[Photo] (Almost) Everything You Need to Know About the Bronx

April 28, 2022

Grab a bite to eat at Full Moon Pizzeria just a few blocks from campus!

subway tunnel with l train arriving

[Photo] Several Injured in Brooklyn Subway Shooting

April 12, 2022

The shooting at 36th Street in Brooklyn injured several people and caused delays on multiple train lines.

long thin sword in a case lined with red velvet

[Photo] A Girl, a Sword and a Symbol of Empowerment

April 11, 2022

The golden rapier Angela won at the Renaissance Faire at Fort Tryon Park.

girl punching a bag in a self defense class

[Photo] Give Girls Boxing Gloves

March 6, 2022

Self defense classes could be a source of reassurance for students commuting in NYC.

students chatting at the bipoc mixer

[Photo] Fordham Clubs Celebrate Black History Month With BIPOC Mixer

February 16, 2022

Many students attended the event hosted by a group of FLC cultural clubs.

winter scene over a frozen river with trees

[Photo] In Defense of Winter

December 27, 2021

Winter is the best season. Anyone can see that frozen rivers and snow-capped mountains are beautiful scenery.

db cooper at the museum of flight

Caught in 4k But Not in Cuffs: D.B. Cooper and Pop Culture

December 13, 2021
On Nov. 24, 1971, a man operating as “D.B. Cooper” hijacked a plane headed for Seattle. His true identity and fate remain a mystery.
john lonie holds a phone with petition for pass/fail open on it, he wears a fordham hat and a mask

[Photo] Fordham Administration Rejects Student-Led Pass/Fail Petition

December 9, 2021

John Lonie created the petition to extend the pass/fail option to help students handle the transition from online to in-person classes this semester.

bronx park with autumn leaves

[Photo] Scenes of NYC in Photos

November 19, 2021

Park visitors enjoy the waning daylight hours in a quiet city space.

purple light with bronx night market spelt on a building

[Photo] The Bronx Night Market Wraps Up Another Successful Season

November 17, 2021

The Bronx Night Market, co-founded by a Fordham alum, attracts Rose Hill students and features cuisine commonly found in the South Bronx.

milton glaser I ny heart on a rat painted by banksy

The Man Behind ‘I ❤ NY’

November 16, 2021
Milton Glaser’s “I ❤ NY” (“I Love New York”) logo is a well-known and well-loved symbol that has been met with massive success.
central park and other parks with people sitting inside

[Photo] NYC Parks: Refreshing Green Spaces or Classist Battlefields?

November 18, 2021

Green spaces like Central Park are integral to the atmosphere of the city. They are meant to be welcoming and receive a lot of visitors.

student wearing mask for mandate outside fordham lincoln center

[Photo] Fordham’s Mask Mandate, Before and After

October 15, 2021

Over the summer, Fordham did not require masks, but when the Delta variant began to threaten the campuses, they reinstated the mask mandate for the fall semester.

at coffey field against lehigh, trey wilson iii

[Photo] Fordham Football Escapes Lehigh Upset in 35-28 Comeback Victory

October 24, 2021

Trey Wilson III, GSBRH ’23, struggled for most of the game but made the necessary adjustments in the fourth quarter.

two students sitting at the FCLC plaza, one wearing a mask and the other without a mask

[Photo] Employee Town Hall Sheds Light on Fall Semester COVID-19 Protocol

August 4, 2021

Vaccinated students, while recommended to wear masks indoors, will no longer be required to do so.

for an article about covid-19 photos, a student poses in two masks, one disposable underneath and one cloth outside, in front of Fordham Lincoln Center

[Photo] A Year of COVID-19 at Fordham in Photos

May 21, 2021

Dr. Anthony Fauci urged Americans to wear two masks to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 variants. The U.K. variant was found at the Rose Hill campus on Feb. 24.

at some campus events, students paint on canvas

[Photo] Fordham On-Campus Events Fail to Foster Community

April 20, 2021

Student attendance at on-campus events has been lower than usual during the COVID-19 pandemic.

A screenshot of works at The Comma showcase titled Caelum by Elizabeth Cini and The Closeness of Space (A Celestial Sonnet) by Maia Nunez

Fordham’s Literary Journal The Comma and Coming Together

April 14, 2021
The Comma’s second annual showcase, titled COMMaUNION, presented 12 collaborative projects in different mediums.
A student works on their laptop.

[Photo] How the Pandemic May Be Affecting Student Burnout and Mental Health

April 13, 2021

Students have faced an increasing level of stress and burnout as the pandemic has raged on.

headshot of sam omotayo

[Photo] Sam Omotayo: More Than the Man at the Front Desk

March 26, 2021

Though he currently works as a security guard in McMahon Hall, Omotayo hopes to one day help people in Nigeria by developing a financial planning app for them.

The entrance to the Broadway theatre called the Music Box Theatre

[Photo] Broadway Is (Almost) Back in Business

March 18, 2021

The Music Box is reopening in April for limited-capacity live events and will be the first Broadway theater to do so.

someone wearing a double mask

[Photo] Double Up? The Science Behind Double Masking

March 18, 2021

Wearing an additional face covering reduces the chances of inhaling or exhaling coronavirus-laden particles, and contrary to belief, doesn't hinder one's breathing. The CDC recommends wearing a surgical...

students waiting in line at CABs Winter Market

CAB’s Winter Market Celebrates Black History Month

March 6, 2021
On Thursday, Feb. 25, Fordham CAB held its Winter Market on the outdoor plaza, featuring Black-owned businesses.
five student attendees of the Black History Month paining event hold up their artworks

FLC’s Black History Month Committee Holds Hybrid Painting Event

February 24, 2021
Fordham’s Black History Month Committee celebrated the month by hosting a paint night both virtually and in-person.
the Outdoor Plaza at Fordham Lincoln Center as viewed from McMahon Hall

[Photo] Scenes From a Snowy City: Historic Snowstorm Hits NYC

February 4, 2021

Fordham Lincoln Center’s plaza has been engulfed in snow. With in-person classes canceled to accommodate the storm, there are no rushing students to disturb the pristine blanket of snow.

Person is silhouetted by blue light coming from a projection of a blue sphere on the wall

A Blue Christmas

December 4, 2020
Chelsea Market’s ARTECHOUSE gallery hosts "Celestial," an immersive exhibit dedicated to Pantone's Color of Year, Classic Blue.
Group shot of runway participants

Fordham’s Spooky Season Ended In Style

November 10, 2020
On Oct. 28, the Fordham Residence Hall Association partnered with the Fashion for Philanthropy Club to host a Halloween Runway.
picture of green spaces in DeWitt Clinton Park

Photo Gallery: Scenes From Green Spaces

November 3, 2020
The next couple weeks are the perfect opportunity to make use of New York’s parks and outdoor recreational spaces before the cold sets in.
Bright pink flowers in the foreground of Bryant Park, with trees and green space in the background


Flowers bloom in Bryant Park. In every corner of the city, one can find somewhere to enjoy the great outdoors.

A park-goer stands with their hands at their hips as they look across the field. The scene is seen through a chain link fence and the car dealerships and other midtown buildings can be seen bordering the park in the background


DeWitt Clinton Park, surrounded by the hustle and bustle of midtown, offers sports fields and other ways to get outside for some fresh air.

people sit outdoors in the grass of Central Park on a sunny day


Central Park is full of fields and meadows that are perfect for a picnic, lounging, or throwing around a ball with your friends.

a man reaches to grab a piece of fruit from a produce stand

[Photo] Skip Trader Joe’s and Visit Your Local Fruit Stand Instead

October 8, 2020

Buying a piece of fruit is the perfect way to get a quick snack and support local vendors.

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