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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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ANA FOTA, Arts & Culture Editor Emerita

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Jane Tuv (FCLC 07) is one of the writers and a member of the cast of Behind the Curves (PHOTO CREDIT MARK GUREVICH)

Fordham Alumna Presents Life “Through The Curves”

November 19, 2017

When the play she had been working on throughout the summer fell through, Fordham alumna Jane Tuv, Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) ‘07, along with the other five women in the cast, contemplated...

Hughes took on the role of Johnny for the national tour of American Idiot, back in 2011. (COURTESY OF VAN HUGHES)

Fordham Alum Van Hughes Takes a Look Back

November 19, 2016

On a warm fall afternoon, Broadway actor Van Hughes and I were sipping coffee in the backyard of a Williamsburg cafe. Hughes, who graduated from Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) in 2005, went on...

The cast hopes students will relate to the characters on stage. (COURTESY OF THE SPLINTER GROUP)

Get Caught in “Eternal Ramnation” with the Splinter Group

November 17, 2016

It is often said that art imitates life. Fordham Lincoln Center’s musical theatre club, the Splinter Group, will be doing just that through their new musical, “Eternal Ramnation.” Based on first...

The Splinter Groups Production of “A Chorus Line” (2015) (PHOTO COURTESY OF SPLINTER GROUP)

Splinter Group Showcases Fordham Talent

September 27, 2016

It is no surprise that a college campus only a few feet away from Manhattan’s Theatre district would have its own musical theatre club. The Splinter Group has served as an outlet for all Fordham Lincoln...


Empanada Mama to Reopen in Hell’s Kitchen

September 16, 2016

Fordham Lincoln Center (FLC) students are in for a year of reinvented dining options. With the opening of Argo Tea and the change in food service providers, on campus new dishes will compete for the students’...

“The Cherry Orchard” opens on Sept. 15 at the American Airlines Theatre. (ANA FOTA/ THE OBSERVER)

This Fall on Broadway: What You Need to See

August 28, 2016

As the curtain closes on many beloved Broadway shows and the Hamilton buzz finally begins to subside, theatergoers anxiously await the start of the 2016–17 season. The Arts and Culture Editors have rounded...

Bright Star is one of the five musicals nominated in the Best Musical category. (ANDRONIKA ZIMMERMAN /THE OBSERVER)

Editors React to the 2016 Tony Nominations

May 5, 2016

Every June, the Broadway community gathers to celebrate the standout performers of that year’s theater season. This year, it has been rumored that the Tony Awards ceremony will last as little as 15 minutes....

The Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre will become the scene of Patrick Bateman’s latest crimes on April 21.

“American Psycho” Takes a Stab at Broadway

April 23, 2016

A loud noise and flashing lights scare the audience straight into their seats. The room goes dark and quiet, building suspense. Hearts start racing as theatergoers wait to be taken on a ride riddled with...

Disaster opened March 8 at the Nederlander Theatre, 208 W 41st Street, bewteen 7th and 8th Ave. (YUNJIA LI/THE OBSERVER)

Curtain Up on Broadway’s Spring Season

March 9, 2016

As spring blossoms, the curtain rises on Broadway’s preview and premiere season. While enjoying the warmer weather, make your way to some of the most anticipated new shows in town. With award-winning...

Fordham students light candles in memoriam for the victims of the seven recent attacks in Paris.  (ANA FOTA/THE OBSERVER)

Students Organize Vigil for Attack Victims

November 19, 2015

Lights in the Robert Moses Plaza were shut off for a candle light vigil on the evening of Wednesday, Nov. 18, in honor of the victims lost in the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, Beirut and Baghdad. Around...

Six students  presented their statements regarding their experience with institutionalized racism in front of the senators, the university president and the provost. (ANA FOTA/THE OBSERVER)

Faculty Senate Hears Students on Institutionalized Racism at Fordham

November 19, 2015

In light of the three reported bias incidents this fall, six invited students addressed the Faculty Senate last week, saying that Fordham has a racist history, and “its present does not erase that,”...

Around 100 students gathered at the meeting held on Thursday. (CECILE NEIDIG/THE OBSERVER)

Mandatory Meetings on “Bias Incidents” held by Res Life

November 4, 2015

The Office of Residential Life at Lincoln Center (LC) organized a series of four mandatory meetings on the evenings of Oct. 19th to the 22nd, for residents of McMahon Hall, in response to the two bias...

Students learn about the history of Capoeira, a Brazilian martial art form. (ANA FOTA/THE OBSERVER)

Latino Club Hosts Hispanic Heritage Week

October 22, 2015

Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated in the United States starting Sept. 15th through Oct. 15th. The Student Organization of Latinos (SOL) at Fordham Lincoln Center held a series of events to honor this...

Father McShane, president of Fordham University, was the first to speak at the meeting. (ANA FOTA/THE OBSERVER)

Faculty Senate Discusses Racial Incidents, University Finances

October 5, 2015

The Fordham Faculty Senate held their second meeting of the school year on Oct. 2nd, to address several matters, including diversity issues on both campuses and plans for the University’s future. The...

Stanley Tucci arrives for the 82nd Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California on Sunday, March 7, 2010. (MICHAEL GOULDING/ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER VIA TNS)

Stanley Tucci Filming at Rose Hill

October 1, 2015

The president of Fordham University, Fr. Joseph McShane, SJ, met with American actor Stanley Tucci late last month on the Rose Hill campus. Tucci is part of the cast of the upcoming movie “Blue Angel,”...


Student Retracts Sexual Assault Claim

September 30, 2015

On Wednesday, Sept. 30, at 5:51 p.m., members of the Fordham community received an update on the sexual assault report they had been informed of the previous Sunday, Sept. 27, via a Public Safety announcement....


Papal Viewing Stations Set Up at LC

September 24, 2015

Fordham Lincoln Center is keeping the community informed on everything that happens during Pope Francis' visit to New York City.  A temporary viewing station and seating area has been set up in the...


Second Bias Incident Takes Place at Rose Hill

September 20, 2015

On Sept. 20 at 7:19 p.m, members of the Fordham community received a security alert, informing them of a “suspected bias crime” at the Rose Hill campus. According to the email, a backwards swastika...

(Maurizio Brambatti/Ansa/Zuma Press/MCT)

Fordham Prepares for Papal Visit to the US

September 18, 2015

The Fordham community has been preparing for the Papal visit to the United States and to New York, at the end of the month. The current pontiff will arrive at JFK on the evening of Sept. 24 and is set...

Leighton Magoon, president of USG, working in the clubs office, located on the second floor of Lowenstein. (ANA FOTA/THE OBSERVER)

USG Election Season Kicks Off at LC

September 13, 2015

It’s election season at Fordham Lincoln Center, as students interested in running for United Student Government (USG) senate positions are sending out their application packets. The race for the Vice...


Fordham Student Robbed at Knifepoint near LC Campus

September 13, 2015

Members of the Fordham community received another security alert on Thursday night. According to the email sent out to members of the Fordham community by the Office of Public Safety, “a Female Fordham...

Associate Chair of Communication and Media Studies Gwenyth Jackaway featured above. (OBSERVER ARCHIVES-Angelica Garza)

Changes to Communications Major Up Pending for State Approval

August 28, 2015

If changes to Fordham’s Communications major are approved by the New York State Department of Education (NYSED), Lincoln Center will have four new majors under the umbrella of the Communication and Media...

Ana, on a path through the Carpathian Mountains, in the heart of Romania. (PHOTO COURTESY OF ANA FOTA)

Toto, We’re Not In Romania Anymore

August 28, 2015

I remember dragging two enormous suitcases and a backpack to campus on move-in day this time last year. I had just left home behind and moved to the mighty New York City. As an international student coming...

Larger Class Means Less Space For LC Students

Larger Class Means Less Space For LC Students

August 26, 2015

The incoming freshman class holds the record for largest registered class at Fordham Lincoln Center (LC), with over 600 students. With the opening of the new residential building on campus, McKeon Hall,...

The amount of money each club receives is discussed and decided upon within SABC, while trying to meet the demands of club leaders (PHOTO BY CONNOR MANNION/THE OBSERVER)

SABC Budget Remains Stagnant, While Number of Clubs Increases

August 26, 2015

UPDATED:11:51 p.m. Sept. 9, 2015 During the 2014-2015 school year, 11 new clubs were approved at Fordham Lincoln Center (FLC), meaning SABC will have to divide its already tight budget among even more...

The Observer Ranked in Top 10 College Papers

The Observer Ranked in Top 10 College Papers

August 5, 2015

Fordham Lincoln Center’s student voice, The Observer, took the eighth overall spot in The Princeton Review’s ‘Best College Newspaper’ rankings for 2015, along with the Fordham Rose Hill publication,...

St. Bartholomew’s 
Episcopal Church in Midtown Manhattan where the marriage took place. (PHOTO VIA FLICKR)

Fordham Gives Blessing to Theology Professor’s Same-Sex Marriage

July 22, 2015

Fordham University has fully endorsed the marriage of J. Patrick Hornbeck II, professor and chair of the theology department, to his partner Patrick Bergquist, director of children, youth and family ministries...

Tuition On Rise, Club Funds Stay Small

Tuition On Rise, Club Funds Stay Small

April 29, 2015

As students are packing their rooms and preparing for finals, not everyone is paying attention to the upcoming announcement of next year’s tuition cost. Fordham University is growing as is the cost of...

Construction of the Old Law Building will be completed by Fall 2016.

Fall 2016 Brings Old Law Building New Purpose

April 23, 2015

While the new law school building and McKeon residence hall are almost a full academic year old, construction is underway on the old law building, commonly referred to by faculty as 140, due to its address...

Measuring Fordham’s Return on Investment

April 15, 2015

Parents and students alike wonder about the importance of a college degree in the job market, as bachelor’s degrees become more common. According to PayScale’s Return on Investment (ROI) ranking, Fordham...

Acevedo and Moniot agree, money shouldn’t be a deciding factor when it comes to picking a major. (Jess Luszczyk/The Observer)

Deciding on Majors: Passion Versus Profit

March 25, 2015

As freshmen contemplate what majors they will choose next year and as upperclassmen reflect on their recent choices, students at Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) had trouble reconciling choosing...

At least five new crossing paths will be added to both sides of Columbus Avenue between 63rd Street and 66th Street. (Jessica Hanley/The Observer)

2015 Brings Changes to LC Cross- Section

March 11, 2015

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio promised to make the streets of NYC safer by reducing the rate of car accidents. Commissioner of Transportation Polly Trottenberg has been continuing the legacy of her...

Undoing Racism Collective Holds 2nd Open Meeting

March 5, 2015

The Undoing Racism Collective at Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC), an organization that meets monthly to discuss present issues and ways of advancing social change within the Fordham community,...

Pictured above, the training programs are led from the Dorothy Day Center of Service and Justice. (JASON BOIT/OBSERVER ARCHIVES)

Fordham Students Volunteer for 10th Annual Hope Count

February 11, 2015

On Monday, Feb. 9, the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) conducted its 10th annual Homeless Outreach Population Estimate (HOPE) Count. A hundred out of the 3,000 volunteers that canvassed the streets...

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