The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

The Observer

The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

The Observer

The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

The Observer

ASHLEY WENNERSHERON, Editor-in-Chief Emerita


Fordham Faculty Wins Equal Benefits After Four-Year Fig

July 10, 2011

Published: May 5, 2010 Arnaldo Cruz-Malavé has worked at Fordham University for 23 years as a professor of Spanish and comparative literature and is the chair of department of modern languages...

Fordham 11 Percent More Sustainable

July 9, 2011

Published: April 15, 2010 In 2007, Fordham University pledged to reduce the school’s carbon emissions by 30 percent by 2017 as a part of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s PlanNYC. The city-wide agreement...

New Health Care Law Affects Insurance and Student Loans

July 8, 2011

Published: April 1, 2010 When faculty members opened their email, on March 29 , they found a message from Financial Aid:  “When you meet with students please remind them that the new financial...

Want to Save $20 Trillion? Stop Eating Meat.

July 5, 2011

Published: April 1, 2010 Put down that hamburger! Not only are you raising your cholesterol; you’re causing major environmental destruction. Most people don’t equate their lunch with dramatic climate...

Killer Whales Can Be Killer in Captivity

July 5, 2011

Published: March 4, 2010 On Feb. 24, Dawn Brancheau was killed. The 40-year-old trainer was doing a show at SeaWorld when a whale, Tilikum, grabbed her ponytail, dragged her into his tank and refused...

Suspected Case of Meningococcemia at Rose Hill

June 28, 2011

Published February 18, 2010 On Feb. 14, Fordham University students and faculty received an e-mail warning of a suspected meningococcemia case in a female Rose Hill student. Meningococcemia is “an...

Fordham Monitors World’s Seismic Activity

June 28, 2011

Published February 18, 2010 Just three weeks after an earthquake rocked Haiti, which sits on an active fault line, residents of Belvidere, Il. felt the ground shake in their own quake. Earthquakes can...

H1N1 Expected to Increase in Spring; Vaccine Available at FCLC

June 28, 2011

Published February 4, 2010 Marc Girard, Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) ’10, did not know what to expect when he was quarantined for a possible H1N1 infection in early October. After...

Sodexo Nutritional Information Inaccurate and Incomplete

June 28, 2011

Published: December 10, 2009 Deborah Luckett, a lecturer in biology at Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC), has a severe shellfish allergy. She carries an EpiPen, which contains an adrenaline...

Fordham University Offers H1N1 Vaccine Clinic for Students

June 27, 2011

Published: November 5, 2009 The Fordham University health centers started administering the Influenza A (H1N1) Monovalent Nasal-Spray Flu Vaccine (Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine [LAIV]) to students...

40 Suspected H1N1 Cases at Rose Hill; None at Lincoln Center

June 25, 2011

Published: October 8, 2009 Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) has yet to confirm a single case of the H1N1 virus, while the Rose Hill health center has seen about 40 students with influenza-like...

Fordham Silent On Swine Flu Policy

June 22, 2011

Published: August 27, 2009 Fordham University has yet to officially and publicly offer guidelines to returning students or incoming freshmen on how to avoid contracting the H1N1 influenza virus,...

Summer Redneck Games: The Muddy Olympics

June 22, 2011

Published: April 30, 2009 Much as some Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) students may try to hide under bohemian scarves and hipster faux-turtle necks, there is simply no disguising...

Ring Around a Shin, We All Fall Down Now?

June 22, 2011

Published: April 9, 2009 Frustrations run high during midterms and the paper crunch between spring and Easter break. Running to the Flame for late-night grilled cheese sandwiches or mid-afternoon...

Tossing Technology: Can You Hear Me Now?

June 20, 2011

Published: April 2, 2009 It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Super Man—no, wait, it’s a cell-phone. While Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) students can attest to the lack of cell-phone...


June 13, 2011

Published: February 26, 2009 I didn’t think white clapboard buildings existed anymore, but one looms ahead.  My GPS says turn left, as if there were anywhere else to turn in this po-dunk...

Air Guitar: Guitar Hero Without the Toy

June 12, 2011

Published: February 26, 2009 For all of the beauty queens hoping for world peace, air guitar may be the answer. At least, that’s what the creators of the Air Guitar World Championship (AGWC)...

Strange Sports: Ironing in the Wild

June 6, 2011

Published: January 29, 2009 Plastic-wrapped ironing boards and brand new irons find their way into Fordham College at Lincoln Center’s (FCLC) McMahon Residence Hall at the start of every fall...

Horses Provide Stability for Disabled Youth

June 5, 2011

Published: November 20, 2008 Wandering along 48th Street towards 11th Avenue, there’s a whiff of something different in the air. The normal city stench is tinged with the smell of country;...

Another Helping of Collegiate Advice

June 3, 2011

Published: August 28, 2008 It is the best four years of any adolescent’s life. College is all about meeting new people, experiencing different things and getting to eat ice cream for dinner. Leaving...

Healing Continues One Year Later

June 3, 2011

Published: April 17, 2008 The laughter stopped as quickly as it started.  Together for the first time since the Virginia Tech shootings last April, the first couple of weeks of summer were strained. ...

Science Professor Mourned

June 2, 2011

Published: April 3, 2008 Brother DeSales Lawless, C.F.X, the first chairman of the department of natural sciences at Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC), died Feb. 29. He was 87 years old and...

Defining Adulthood

June 1, 2011

Published: January 31, 2008 College students are old enough to vote, fight in Iraq and buy tobacco; yet, most do not define themselves as adults.  In a study conducted by Brigham Young University,...

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