The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

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The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

The Observer

The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

The Observer

ANNUNZIATA SANTELLI, Assistant Opinions Editor Emerita

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Please Don’t Ban Required Reading Books

September 8, 2015

The censorship of required reading in schools is often a contentious subject in the United States. It often exacerbates issues of freedom of speech and religion, while revealing the social and political...

Donald Trump speaks with the Chicago Tribune Editorial Board Monday, June 29, 2015 in Chicago. (Michael Tercha/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

Donald Trump: Are We Just Infatuated by Controversy?

August 28, 2015

At this point in the 2016 presidential race, there are almost 20 candidates vying for the Republican spot on the final ballot. One candidate, Donald Trump, has rekindled his fame and portrayed himself...

Hillary Clinton is preparing for a historically expensive campaign. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group via TNS)

We Should Scrutinize Presidential Campaign Funding

April 29, 2015

As the 2016 presidential elections are beginning to take form, information about the candidates’ proposed campaign fundraising is being released to major news sources. In the wake of Hillary Clinton’s...

Andrew Cuomo will reform education in New York. (Courtesy of Chuck Kennedy/ KRT via TNS)

Should We Be Defined by Standardized Testing?

March 29, 2015

As the end of the school year approaches, New York City school districts have expressed opposition to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposed education reforms. He intends to use the results of standardized...

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Evaluating Our Evaluations

March 25, 2015

Evaluations of colleges and their various courses and teachers have become more and more important with the rise of social media’s prominence in the lives of this college-age generation. For better or...

Paris Bans Action Movie Shoots: A Good Move

February 25, 2015

Paris has always been a very popular place to shoot action scenes for movies. Its bright architecture and cobbled streets add character to the scenery rushing by in the background of car chases and fast...

Muslim Prayer in Colleges

February 2, 2015

When Duke University reversed its decision to publicly announce the Muslim call to prayer every Friday across their campus, it sparked much debate about whether or not an intellectual institution should...

Are Blockbuster Movies the Future of Cinema?

November 21, 2014

Blockbuster movies are a cheap way for movie studios to cater to their markets, without really subscribing to the public’s true demands. These movies are mass-produced manifestations of trendy pop...

“Person, Place, Thing” with Ben Brantley: Live Taping at FCLC

October 16, 2014

On Oct. 13 in Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC)’s Pope Auditorium, Randy Cohen, the prominent radio show host, took the stage. He was joined by featured guest, Ben Brantley, the chief theater...

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