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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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ASHLEY TEDESCO, Opinions Editor Emerita

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Hats Off for Spring Baseball Apparel

August 3, 2011

The blossoming spring means more than just the fact that you’ll be able to wear white pants soon—it means another important fashion accessory is in season, literally. Baseball fans across the country...

Fordham Alum’s Fashion Line Blends the Best of Both Coasts

July 28, 2011

Published: November 4, 2010 Fordham might not have a fashion program, but that hasn’t stopped one alum from making it in the fashion industry. In just two short years since graduating Fordham,...

Students Put More Faith in FCLC’s Theology Department

July 23, 2011

Published: May 5, 2010 The theology department has its highest enrollment since its inception, with 65 students declaring theology as a major, minor or secondary major. This is higher than last...

Fordham Responds to Freshman Death

July 12, 2011

Published: October 5, 2010 Jacob Miller, 18, Fordham College at Rose Hill (FCRH) ’14, died in his Alumni Court South dorm room on Sept. 28 as a result of an apparent suicide. He did not leave a note,...

The Incredible Flushing Toilet and Other Pet Peeves of Automatic Bathrooms

July 9, 2011

Published: April 15, 2010 I generally resent measures to go green, but I take part in them anyway. The day I stopped buying paper plates and plastic forks in bulk at Costco and started washing my own...

Bibles Are Books Too: In Defense of Religious Studies

July 8, 2011

Published: April 1, 2010 As college students, there are plenty of courses of study that we can select to make our parents laugh, cry or wonder why they’re shelling out so much money for tuition....

Citizen Journalism: Murderer of the New Media

June 28, 2011

Published February 18, 2010 Journalism students everywhere have grown tired of the inevitable smirks from all-knowing elders who love to claim, “Journalism is a dying field!” Thank you, sir—I...

Saying ‘Goodbye’ to ‘Merry Christmas’

June 28, 2011

Published: December 10, 2009 Last year, I handed in my last final exam at 11 a.m. on Dec. 22 and my professor said, “Thanks! Merry Christmas!” I felt the contempt creeping up. Sure,...

Drama and Debacle: Enrollment Services Causes More Mix-Ups

June 28, 2011

Published: November 19, 2009 Registration season is a difficult time for Fordham students to love their university. It’s not just the 7 a.m. wakeup calls for open registration, the sluggish Internet...

Healthy Habits for College Student Life and Why We Can’t Stick to Them

June 27, 2011

Published: October 22, 2009 Every Fordham student knows that, amidst midterms, club meetings, internships and the omnipresent allure of The Flame, sometimes staying healthy falls to the bottom of our...

“What About the Children?”: When Prejudice Meets Precaution

June 27, 2011

Published: November 5, 2009 Not so very long ago, in mid-October, a Louisiana couple was denied a license to wed. Why? The groom-to-be was black and his fiancée was white. Supposedly, it...

Keeping Swine Flu at Bay: What Fordham Says vs. What Students Say

June 27, 2011

Published: October 8, 2009 Fordham has a lot to say about H1N1, and while it’s cute that they’re trying, it’s hard not to poke some fun at the university’s attempts to get a handle on something...

Hold the Latkes, Extinguish the Menorah

June 27, 2011

Published: October 8, 2009 College is hard. Dorm life can be even harder, especially for those who are religiously observant students, trying to balance their faith with their studies. This...

Obama and the “Jackass”: The Twitterverse Takes Over

June 25, 2011

Published: September 24, 2009 We live in a world of instantaneousness. Over the last couple of decades, specifically post-September 11, we have become constantly aware of the news. We follow events...

Private Lives: Why it Shouldn’t Matter if Your Bishop is Gay

June 23, 2011

Published: August 27, 2009 Gay men and women are finding their place in the clergy slowly but surely, especially after a recent vote by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) to allow homosexuals...

The Lincoln Center Students’ Lament: Why I Hate the New 60th Street

June 23, 2011

Published: August 27, 2009 To the Editor: I don’t like change. When I got to Fordham as a freshman, I was perfectly content with my one-way street, the big round mirror and the sign that said “LOOK”...

The Banner Lament: Wishing for OASIS?

June 23, 2011

Published: August 27, 2009 Remember the days of hating on OASIS? They are long gone, now that Fordham has finally implemented a new, up-to-date registration tool through the new

Student Leaders Draft Bill of Rights

June 22, 2011

Published: April 30, 2009 Student leaders at Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) have drafted a bill of rights that they say was created out of frustration with student affairs. The bill outlines...


June 20, 2011

Published: April 9, 2009   an old friend visits me now and then. he’s the kind you don’t bring to parties unless you’re fond of awkward silence. and yet i’m always...

Papacy Should Learn to Check Its Facts

June 20, 2011

Published: April 9, 2009 By this time, we’ve all heard that the Pope isn’t a fan of condoms. We’ve heard his opinion that condoms do not help to alter the AIDS crisis in Africa but can actually...

Fordham Health Insurance Made Available to Grads

June 20, 2011

Published: April 2, 2009 In response to the current economic climate, Fordham is taking steps to ensure that students will have access to affordable health insurance—not just when enrolled in the...

Student Protests Sweep Colleges Throughout New York and the Nation—Is Fordham Next?

June 19, 2011

Published: March 12, 2009 Students erupted in protest on Feb. 18, as Take Back NYU! made demands of New York University (NYU) administration. These students are just the latest in a string of protests...

Confusion Over Indulgences at St. Paul’s

June 12, 2011

Published: February 26, 2009 In the days of Geoffrey Chaucer, indulgences were sold to those who could afford them in an attempt to shorten the time they would spend in purgatory later on. The...

“Choose Life” Posters at Fordham Spark Debate and Controversy

June 6, 2011

Published: February 12, 2009 Signs reading “Choose Life” were posted around Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) by Campus Ministry and, on a number of separate occasions, torn down...

Fordham Debuts London Summer Program; Students Uninformed

June 6, 2011

Published: December 29, 2009 Fordham has partnered with Heythrop College at the University of London to provide a new study abroad program for the liberal arts. Fordham will debut its new location...

Master Expansion Plan Set Into Action

June 6, 2011

Published: December 11, 2008 Fordham’s “Master Plan” for expansion was certified by the City Planning Commission on Nov. 17, and the school has begun the seven-month-long Uniform Land Use...

Struggling Students Seek Financial Support

June 5, 2011

Published: November 20, 2008 In the face of the current economic crisis, students are grappling with the cost of college life and expecting Fordham to bridge the gap. Many students are shopping smart...

America Votes, The World Decides

June 4, 2011

Published: October 16, 2008 “The world has never been smaller,” said Paul Levinson, professor of communication and media studies at Fordham. With the United States less than three weeks away from...

Fordham Tests New Emergency Alert System

June 4, 2011

Published: October 2, 2008 Fordham unveiled its new emergency notification system on Sept. 15 when a “violent” and “emotionally disturbed” man threatened security on the Rose Hill...

More Freshmen Choose to Attend FCLC Than Ever Before

June 3, 2011

Published: August 28, 2008 Freshmen are entering Fordham University in record numbers this year, according to the Admissions Office. The undergraduate colleges received 23,000 applications...

FCLC Minority Students Graduate at Rates Above the National Average

June 3, 2011

Published: May 1, 2008 The graduation rate of minority students, particularly Hispanics and African-Americans, is lagging behind that of their white counterparts, according to the American Council on...

‘With Public Actions Come Public Consequences’

June 2, 2011

Published: April 3, 2008 “Is this something you would want to put on the front of your door in McMahon?” asked Keith Eldredge, dean of students at Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC), in...

New Resource Center for Faculty Opens

June 1, 2011

Published: Febrary 14, 2008 FORDHAM—Fordham has created a new institution to offer faculty the opportunity to take advantage of the many resources available to them. The Center for Teaching Excellence...

Fordham to Host National Humanitarian Workshop

June 1, 2011

Published: January 31, 2008 FORDHAM—America’s Jesuit universities are coming together to address the needs of the suffering in a collaborative humanitarian effort. Fordham is one of 12 Jesuit...

It’s Not Easy Being Green: Fordham Fails

May 30, 2011

Published: November 15, 2007 FORDHAM—Fordham’s environmental efforts are not up to par, according to the College Sustainability Report. In the 2008 edition of the report, which scores schools...

The Choirs of Fordham University Ring in Fall with First Concert

May 29, 2011

Published: November 8, 2007 FCRH—Fordham’s University Choir and Women’s Choir sang in their first performance of the school year on Oct. 28. The performance was held at the University Church on...

Friars Club “Adopts” Fordham Scholars

May 28, 2011

Published: October 25, 2007 FCLC—Five Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) students were awarded scholarships for the current academic year from the legendary entertainment group, the Friars...

Students Demonstrate Support for Jena Six

May 27, 2011

Published: October 11, 2007 FCLC—Students everywhere are rallying against what many are calling “a modern-day lynching.” On Sept. 20, organized a National Day of...

Berrigan Speaks to Freshmen

May 26, 2011

Published: September 27, 2007 FCLC—Fordham’s former poet-in-residence, the Rev. Daniel Berrigan, S.J., and author of the play, “The Trial of the Catonsville Nine,” spoke to new Fordham students...

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