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

The Observer

ANGELICA BRUNETTI, Opinions Editor Emerita

All content by ANGELICA BRUNETTI

The Blood and Guts Culture

June 1, 2011

Published: Febrary 14, 2008 A couple of months ago, my boyfriend sat through almost two hours of the cheery, saccharine, high- pitched singing of “Enchanted” with me, so when “Rambo” came...

Don’t Text Me—You Don’t Know Me Like That

June 1, 2011

Published: January 31, 2008 At an annual convention a couple of weeks ago, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) upheld a ban they implemented last year on the use of text messages...

Waterboarding is Evil, But Who Decides Which Evil is Necessary?

May 30, 2011

Published: November 15, 2007 Waterboarding is torture. How could it not be?  I’m reluctant to acknowledge waterboarding as an “interrogation technique” because I feel that this terminology dignifies...

English Majors Need Respect, Too

May 30, 2011

Published: November 15, 2007 Some time ago, I ran into my old elementary school principal. She was excited to see me, and began to ask me all kinds of questions — what was I doing with myself,...

10 Things I Wish You Wouldn’t do on the Ram Van

May 29, 2011

Published: November 8, 2007 I’ve been riding the Ram Van a lot more frequently this semester, and I have to say I’m grateful to Fordham for providing us with a service such as the Ram Van. For the...

Who Knew Birthday Parties Could Be Political?

May 29, 2011

Published: November 8, 2007 I had my last birthday party when I was 12 years old. It was pre-teen bliss in the form of junk food, amateur makeovers, movies, music and promises of “Best Friends...

Free Speech in Four Letters and Four Words

May 27, 2011

Published: October 11, 2007 I’m all for the expressive value of the F-word and our freedom to use it wherever we please, but I also think that when it’s printed in a four word editorial in the...

Life Casting: the Self-Induced Blow to Privacy

May 27, 2011

Published: September 27, 2007 Could you imagine being under 24 hour video surveillance? What would life be like for us if anyone in the world could tap into a live video stream of our lives? In a society...

Never Forget Your Hat and Your Apron

May 25, 2011

Published: August 30, 2007 This summer, I came to this realization that how we treat those who work in minimum wage customer service positions (cashiers, McDonald’s drive-thru attendants, waiters,...

Serving Time as a Queens County Juror

May 25, 2011

Published: August 30, 2007 For being passive, compliant and honest, I was punished. My sentence was a month of jury duty. For almost the entire month of August, my part-time employment...

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