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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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Andrew Dressner (he/him), FCLC ’23, is a photo editor at 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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The grand opening celebration for the RamFit Center featured snacks, refreshments and reusable water bottles for students.

[Photo] Students and Administration Celebrate Grand Opening of McMahon RamFit Center

January 25, 2023

The grand opening celebration for the RamFit Center...

Construction on the RamFit Center is set to be completed by Dec. 27, with the cardio and weight rooms opening for use on Dec. 12.

[Photo] McMahon RamFit Center Scheduled To Open in January

December 8, 2022

Construction on the RamFit Center is set to be completed...

If the Supreme Court decides to prohibit affirmative action policies, the values of diversity in Fordham admissions could be impacted.

[Photo] SCOTUS’ Affirmative Action Ruling May Impact Fordham Admissions

November 16, 2022

If the Supreme Court decides to prohibit affirmative...

The 2022 midterm elections pressed voters with important issues including drug policy, voting access and reproductive rights.

[Photo] Students and Staff React to 2022 Midterm Elections

November 16, 2022

The 2022 midterm elections pressed voters with important...

Some students have been dissatisfied with the necessary requirements for obtaining an excused absence such as paying for a doctors visit to receive an official note.

[Photo] Students Disappointed With Fordham’s Attendance Policy

November 16, 2022

Some students have been dissatisfied with the necessary...

The Environmental Club goes to Central Park, Riverside Park, farmers’ market outings around the city, dinner outings at vegan restaurants and also on hikes in upstate New York.

[Photo] Stepping Outside: The Fordham Community and NYC’s Local Green Spaces

November 5, 2022

The Environmental Club goes to Central Park, Riverside...

In order to create Central Park, the city used eminent domain which replaced 1,600 residents in the area.

[Photo] Seneca Village: A Forgotten Story

October 27, 2022

In order to create Central Park, the city used eminent...

Central Park has a self-guided walking tour to teach visitors about the Seneca Village neighborhood.

[Photo] Central Park: An Accurate Reflection of New York’s Racist History

October 27, 2022

Central Park has a self-guided walking tour to teach...

NYPD cars parked outside the Columbus Circle entrance to Central Park which had a 24% increase in crime.

[Photo] Spikes in Crime Threaten Safety of NYC Parks

October 27, 2022

NYPD cars parked outside the Columbus Circle entrance...

Shakespeare Central Park

[Photo] Shakespeare in the Park: Over 60 Years of Free Theater

October 27, 2022

5 million people have come to Central Park's Delacorte...

Schmeltzer Dining Room has two new cuisine options: sushi and Mexican stations.

[Photo] Aramark Makes Dining Changes at Lincoln Center

September 29, 2022

Schmeltzer Dining Room has two new cuisine options:...

Students expressed dissatisfaction due to the housing placements.

[Photo] Lincoln Center Housing Overflow Forces Residents To Live at Rose Hill

September 16, 2022

Students expressed dissatisfaction due to the housing...

Katrina Lambert, former Observer editor-in-chief, sits at her old desk with a copy of the Bronx special issue.

[Photo] Bearer of Good News: A Profile on Katrina Lambert

May 4, 2022

Katrina Lambert, former Observer editor-in-chief, sits...

rose hill campus with public safety yellow pole in front of keating

[Photo] Public Safety Speaks on Crime Near Campus

April 27, 2022

Public Safety has reported seeing more incidents of...

campus ministry art in the lowenstein plaza level lobby with paintings and photographs

[Photo] Campus Ministry Ignatian Art Exhibit Debuts in Lowenstein

April 7, 2022

Campus Ministry hosted the Seeds of Transformation...

for an article on accessibility, a girl tries to use the elevator while using crutches

[Photo] Students Report Issues With Accessibility

April 7, 2022

The disability accessible elevator located on the SL...

for an article about lgbtq wellness fund, a rainbow flag in front of fclc campus

[Photo] First LGBTQ+ Student Wellness Fund Raises Over $60,000

April 10, 2022

The recently developed LGBTQ+ Student Wellness Fund...

disability studies program sign with infinity and deaf, blind, wheelchair and brain logos on a sign

[Photo] Disability Studies Program Advocates for Inclusion

April 11, 2022

The disability studies program hosted several virtual...

student riding the subway from mta

[Photo] Fears Over Rising MTA Crime Rate

March 3, 2022

The rise in transit crime has cause some students to...

stage for an article about anti-racist theatre alliance

[Photo] Fordham Theatre’s White Anti-Racist Working Group

February 2, 2022

Fordham theatre students created WARWG intending to...

student looks at phone with instagram comments from fordham

[Photo] University Deletes Comments Advocating for Hybrid Learning

February 2, 2022

After students started criticizing Fordham in the comments...

student performing a covid test in the testing center

[Photo] BREAKING: Fordham to Require Surveillance Testing and Reopen Ram Fit Center

January 27, 2022

Students, faculty and staff will be required to upload...

the aron prize is given to philosophy student

[Photo] Jada Heredia Awarded Philosophy Prize

December 27, 2021

The Aron Prize is given annually to one FCLC senior...

covid booster shot

[Photo] BREAKING: University Requires COVID-19 Vaccine Booster for Spring 2022 Semester

December 14, 2021

Fordham is now requiring all students, faculty and...

joe vangostein president of usg stands in front of the student involvement sign

[Photo] USG Reviews Fall Semester Accomplishments

December 9, 2021

Joe VanGostein, president of USG, reflects on the accomplishments...

greg jones, new reslife director stands in front of office of residential life wearing a mask

[Photo] Fordham Hires New Director of Residential Life Greg Jones

December 8, 2021

Greg Jones, the new ResLife director, is excited to...

soup kitchen seinfeld on 55th street with people standing in front of it

[Photo] At the Original Soup Kitchen Featured in ‘Seinfeld,’ There Is Soup for You

November 29, 2021

The Original Soup Kitchen has far more significance...

view of nyc and the brooklyn bridge at sunset

Scenes of NYC in Photos

November 19, 2021
Come on a journey around the five boroughs of NYC with The Observer, from Manhattan to the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, and even Staten Island.
doc martens with one empty pair and one with feet in them

[Photo] Doc Martens: A Pillock Boot

November 7, 2021

Docs have transformed from a utilitarian boot to a...

covid booster vaccine shot with a needle

[Photo] Fordham Administers COVID-19 Booster Shots to Eligible Community Members

November 7, 2021

Fordham is now offering COVID-19 Pfizer booster shots...

a line for a polling place close to Lincoln Center, with no voters in line

[Photo] Fordham Community Discusses Voting in 2021 NYC Mayoral Election

November 2, 2021

New York City voters have an opportunity to determine...

students in the garden lounge eating and wearing masks correctly

[Photo] Fordham Begins Stronger Enforcement of Mask Policy on Campus

October 29, 2021

Two students are seen following the university’s...

djellza pulatani stands at lincoln center smiling in a pink dress

[Photo] USG Elects Djellza Pulatani as New Vice President

October 28, 2021

Djellza Pulatani was elected as vice president for...

a naloxone nasal spray can, a tool to fight opioid overdoses

[Photo] The Opioid Crisis is Still Here — Even in a Pandemic

October 27, 2021

Narcan, a naloxone nasal spray, is a life-saving medication...

one of the classrooms entrances between lowenstein and mcmahon hall

[Photo] Fordham Unveils New Classrooms in Leon Lowenstein Center

October 6, 2021

One of the entrances to the new wing is in the hallway...

Korean class with professor standing at front of classroom

[Photo] Free Korean Classes Prove Popular Among Students

September 22, 2021

Professor Kyung Eun Lee reaching the Korean level 2...

Djellza Pulatani, head of the Committee on Sexual Misconduct, stands in front of the Leon Lowenstein building

[Photo] Student-Led Committee to Advocate for Sexual Misconduct Victims

September 21, 2021

Djellza Pulatani is looking forward to hosting events...

for an article about the delta variant, elevator of students at Lincoln Center

[Photo] Why the Delta Variant Threatens Fordham’s Return to Normalcy

September 22, 2021

Undergraduates are now around 99% vaccinated, but the...

Photograph of a Fordham student receiving her COVID vaccine.

[Photo] How the Vaccine Could Impact Your Period

May 25, 2021

Limited research has left many with few answers on...

for an article about covid-19 photos, the Ram statue a year later, this time wearing a disposable mask underneath and a Fordham mask on top

A Year of COVID-19 at Fordham in Photos

May 21, 2021
Over the past year, The Observer has collected photos depicting students' experience with COVID-19 at school and at home.
Class of 2020 commencement will take place on Eddies Parade

[Photo] Fordham Announces Commencement Plans for Class of 2020

May 5, 2021

The commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2020 will...

The Moderna two-shot vaccine is shown in a fridge.

[Photo] One Shot, Two Shot: The Differences Between the Two Vaccine Types

May 2, 2021

Both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are mRNA vaccines...

COVID-19 vaccine doses on a table at Fordham

[Photo] Fordham Expands Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccine Doses

April 28, 2021

Fordham has been receiving vaccine doses on a weekly...

for an article about students being vaccinated, a person holds a bottle and syringe of the COVID-19 vaccine

[Photo] Fordham Requires All Students To Be Vaccinated for Fall 2021 Semester

April 16, 2021

Fordham will required all students of its undergraduate,...

a distracted student sits in front of a Zoom screen for online learning

[Photo] Online Learning Impacts Students’ Study Habits and Future of Learning

April 15, 2021

Some students have experienced frustration with their...

girl smiling and giving a thumbs up after receiving one of the moderna vaccines from fordham

Fordham Distributes Its First Vaccines

April 13, 2021
Health Services dispensed 200 doses across both campuses last week and received another 800 for the week of April 12.
a vaccine fridge at Fordham

[Photo] Fordham Offers COVID-19 Vaccines

April 4, 2021

Fordham's vaccines are stored in dedicated refrigerators...

for an article about faculty retirement, a statue of St. Ignatius outside Fordham Lincoln Center

[Photo] Fordham Reinstates Retirement Fund Contributions, Financial Trouble Remains

April 2, 2021

Faculty members are relieved to have their retirement...

Li Ying Wei works on a laptop on her Fordham EMT job.

[Photo] Life on the Job as a Fordham EMT

April 2, 2021

A duty crew consists of the crew chief, EMT and driver...

student getting an observed covid test at an on-campus testing center

[Photo] Fordham Faces a Decrease in COVID-19 Testing

March 31, 2021

Dean of Student Services Keith Eldredge attributes...

for article about grades, photo of an exam with an F grade on it

[Photo] Fordham Deans Clarify Alleged Crackdown on Grades Rumor

March 30, 2021

The deans stated that the rumor on stricter grade policies...

Craig Calefate poses with a llama on set

Opening the Aperture to Photo Production

March 23, 2021
Craig Calefate first worked at The Observer during his junior year. Now, 12 years after graduating, he works as a photo producer for Apple.
photo of the door to the aramark offices at fordham

[Photo] Rams Against Aramark Demands Severance From Food Service Provider

March 21, 2021

Since Fordham selected Aramark as its food provider,...

Melissa Quiroz in PPE holding Covid-19 test tubes

[Photo] Reflecting On a Year of COVID-19

March 18, 2021

Melissa Quiroz, University Health Services Office Nurse...

students sitting in an in-person class with masks on around a table

[Photo] Early Announcement of In-Person Fall Semester Produces Mixed Reactions

March 14, 2021

A small percentage of classes are being held in person...

Finlay Hall, a dorm with quarantine rooms

[Photo] Students Speak Out Against On-Campus Quarantine Procedures

March 10, 2021

Finlay Hall, a Rose Hill dorm with isolation and quarantine...

for an article about the covid outbreak at rose hill, a photo of keating hall and eddies parade

[Photo] Fallout From Rose Hill Outbreak Spreads Mistrust and Uncertainty

March 13, 2021

Although the Rose Hill campus reopened as initially...

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...

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...

a vaccine sticker from Fordham reading Im a big shot

[Photo] Fordham Plans Ahead As Vaccine Rollout Slugs Along

February 19, 2021

Some University Health Services staff have managed...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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