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andrew dressner


Andrew Dressner, FCLC ’23, is the photo editor for The Observer and is majoring in natural science on the pre-med track. Outside of The Observer, Andrew loves taking photos, is an EMT and enjoys rock climbing.

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students sit spread out in McNally Amphitheater watching the Winterfest concert

[Photo] The Aces Perform at First Hybrid Winterfest Concert

February 28, 2021

The virtual performance was streamed for everyone watching from home and in the McNally Amphitheatre for an in-person viewing experience.

person checking in at a fordham testing center

[Photo] Fordham Increases COVID-19 Test Supply for the Spring Semester

February 22, 2021

Some students receiving tests on campus said that the process was easier and less time-consuming than at other city locations.

a vaccine sticker from Fordham reading

[Photo] Fordham Plans Ahead As Vaccine Rollout Slugs Along

February 19, 2021

Some University Health Services staff have managed to get vaccinated for COVID-19. While McShane has promised to vaccinate the entirety of the Fordham community, when the vaccine will become available...

photo of covid testing center at rose hill

[Photo] UPDATED: Rose Hill Surpasses 100 Cases, Reaching NY Threshold for Brief Suspension of In-Person Classes

February 13, 2021

As of 3 p.m. on Feb. 13, the university has not announced the cancellation of in-person classes at Rose Hill, which New York state guidelines require if a university surpasses 100 coronavirus cases.

for an article about covid effects on the brain, photo of a stethoscope, a bottle of advil, gloves, tissues and a mask on a table

[Photo] Understanding the Long-Term Effects of COVID-19

February 6, 2021

Lesser-known aftereffects of the coronavirus include inflammation and damage within the brain.

a couple walks down a snowy sidewalk in a NYC park after the snowstorm

Scenes From a Snowy City: Historic Snowstorm Hits NYC

February 4, 2021
In photos: New York City saw its largest snowstorm since 2016 this week.
new dean of students Jenifer Campbell poses in the Office of Residential Life

[Photo] New Year, New Transitions For Deans

January 13, 2021

Jenifer Campbell will be the new dean of students at Fordham Lincoln Center. She intends to uphold supervision of her role as the Senior Director of Residential Life while the search for her replacement...

A giant box of toys on the sidewalk of Fifth Avenue, which is part of a collection of similar light-up decorations lining the street.

New York’s Pandemic Holiday Spirit

December 24, 2020
Rockefeller Center and Fifth Avenue still shine bright in 2020 with only minor changes.
mask vendor standing at a table on a sidewalk

[Photo] Behind the Mask: The Barriers Against a Federal Mask Mandate

December 4, 2020

While 72% of Americans are reportedly wearing masks, many others, including the president, have questioned and undermined them.

a laptop and pumpkin pie sit on a set dinner table

[Photo] Traveling for Turkey: Staying Safe During the Holiday

November 25, 2020

Celebrating Thanksgiving virtually is the safest option this year.

photo of samples at a covid testing center to accompany an article about rising positive cases among students

[Photo] Coronavirus Cases Are Rising Again in NYC –– What Does This Mean for Fordham?

November 21, 2020

Just before students return home for Thanksgiving break, the university's total infection rate has passed 1% for the first time. There are 67 cases between Rose Hill and Lincoln Center as of Nov. 21.

One of the English deparrtments offices at fordham

[Photo] Departments Work Toward an Anti-Racist Future

November 11, 2020

The English department founded the Diversity and Social Justice Committee in 2016 and will now begin editing its syllabi and work toward accountability.

Disruptions to daily routines due to the pandemic and quarantining this year have thrown off many students' sleep schedules.

[Photo] Coronavirus and Counting Sheep: How the Pandemic Is Affecting Your Sleep

November 11, 2020

Disruptions to daily routines due to the pandemic and quarantining this year have thrown off many students' sleep schedules.

corkscrew, glass of alcohol and mask on a table

[Photo] You Booze, You Lose: Why Alcohol Shouldn’t Be Your Only Pandemic Coping Strategy

November 13, 2020

A recent survey revealed an increase in alcohol consumption among adults between 2019 and 2020. Due to the potentially adverse health effects of heavy drinking, other coping mechanisms may be a better...

a wallet with a Fordham ID card in the front and a health insurance card sticking out behind it

[Photo] One Step Closer to Resolving International Students’ Health Care

November 10, 2020

A health insurance card sticks out of a student's wallet. Fordham requires all students to have health insurance, but some international plans are not allowed after policy changes made last semester. ...

boards being put up to cover a sculpture of a glass ball

[Photo] Election Day in Manhattan

November 6, 2020

All around Manhattan, workers are putting up boards and fences to protect property in the event of post-election unrest.

A course syllabus with red sharpie correcting changes to the curriculum to include political education

[Photo] Professors Emphasize Political Education in the Classroom

October 28, 2020

Adding political education to the curricula and syllabi of classes is a valuable complement to personal research and social media, common ways in which students obtain their information.

a photo of the hamilton marquee on broadway to represent arts , put side-by-side with madison square garden to represent sports

[Photo] Heat Check: Sports vs. Arts

October 21, 2020

Live sporting and performance events were both interrupted by the pandemic, but sports have since found strategies and support to return that the arts still lack.