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

BRIANNA STEINHILBER, Features Editor Emerita


Fordham Graduate’s Tragedy Inspires RightRides

July 23, 2011

Published: May 5, 2010 A fresh Fordham diploma in hand, a job at a trendy gallery in New York City and the world at her fingertips. So was the life of Stephanie Joson, a 2004 graduate of Fordham...

Unpaid Internships Potentially Illegal

July 10, 2011

Published: April 22, 2010 Consider these two lists: theft, murder, and speeding; and filing, coffee runs and mailing documents. See any similarities? Probably not.  But the truth is, like the...

The Duo Behind the Cause: FCLC’s Relay For Life’s Founding Fathers Balance Hope and Hard Work to Achieve Success

July 9, 2011

Published: April 15, 2010 When you hear about a good cause, you assume there are some good people behind it. But when those people are more than good, when they are inspirations to their peers and...

It’s Not Just Java: Skipping My Morning Cup of Joe Becomes a Tale of Chaos

June 28, 2011

Published: December 10, 2009 I drink Starbucks twice a day. The habit is high in costs. It’s expensive, it’s not the healthiest thing in the world and I could have written a novel with the amount...

“Zach Does Nails,” and He Can Do Yours Too

June 27, 2011

Published: November 19, 2009 Most people say that your eyes are the window to your soul, but Zach Aaronson, Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) ’12, begs to differ. “Your nails are the...

The Updated Student Handbook

June 27, 2011

Published: October 22, 2009 Tufts University just recently passed a residential hall rule that forbids having sex while your roommate is present in the room. The regulation wasn’t passed to limit...

Final Registration: Braving the Unknown Land of Banner

June 27, 2011

Published: November 5, 2009 I am a closet planner. I live off of Post-It notes (pink ones shaped like flowers, of course) and I get almost as excited about buying my new agenda for the year...

Violent Hate Crime in Our Own Backyard

June 26, 2011

Published: October 8, 2009 “Faggot.” One word spoken by one man on one NYC street corner. But like an awkwardly oversized boulder penetrating the delicate surface of a still pond, the subsequent...

We Can All Take a Chill Pill: The Truth About Swine Flu

June 25, 2011

Published: September 24, 2009 Poor Pigs! They have been falsely accused! This new strain of H1N1, a.k.a. swine flu, is not infecting pigs and has never been seen in pigs. It was initially categorized...

A Commuter’s Shock: I Actually Miss the Dorms

June 25, 2011

Published: September 24, 2009 As I wheeled the last cart stuffed with posters, books and dirty clothes out of McMahon hall last May, I was convinced that the next time I would see the inside of a dorm...

The College Bucket List; Due Date: Graduation!

June 22, 2011

Published: August 27, 2009 I’m sorry to remind you, Class of 2010, but your time is almost up. You are officially starting your fall semester for the last time (unless you’re one of those deferring...

A Cultural Awakening in London: Creeps Across the Atlantic

June 22, 2011

Published: August 27, 2009 A week after my 21st birthday, I went to a country where I could have ordered a Cosmo three years ago. A little anticlimactic? Yes. Despite the lack of acknowledgment...

Skip ‘Clueless Newbie’ With the New Student Cheat Sheet

June 22, 2011

Published: August 27, 2009 When starting your first semester at a new college, whether you are a freshman or a transfer student, it’s hard to get adjusted. Where should you get lunch? What’s the...

Keeping the Peace: Roommate Relations 101

June 22, 2011

Published: August 27, 2009 Summer is over, and while it’s sad to say goodbye to your hometown friends and pack up all your stuff again, you can’t help being a little excited at all the possibilities...

New Study Abroad Options Are a Success

June 22, 2011

Published: August 27, 2009 Fish and Chips. The Tube. Drinking ale by a fireplace in a pub. Dodging traffic coming from the wrong direction. None of these are things New Yorkers are accustomed to experiencing...

Satisfy Your Spring Fever With Some Fresh Produce

June 22, 2011

Published: April 9, 2009 Restlessness is quickly seeping into the lives of every college student. With less than a month left of classes, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to crack open...

A Tribute: The Life and Times of Dollar Beers

June 22, 2011

Published: April 9, 2009 A Fordham tradition for a nearly decade, students from all walks of life converged every Wednesday night at The Lincoln Park Grill. They would migrate down Ninth Avenue to the...

Celebrity News vs. Serious Issues: Which Takes Precedence?

June 20, 2011

Published: April 2, 2009 “I couldn’t do my essay… Brad and Jen broke up.” Today, this excuse is as probable as the old “dog ate my homework” trick. In a society full of borderline...

Some Food For Thought: The Power of a Doughnut

June 12, 2011

Published: February 26, 2009 My morning began like every other: I woke up way earlier than I wanted to, but later than I should have. I ran around in a frenzy, since under no circumstance...

The Top 10 Most Annoying Characters at FCLC

June 12, 2011

Published: February 26, 2009 They roam the halls, the classrooms and the cafeteria. They sip coffee at Jazzman’s, sit next to us at shows in Pope Auditorium and live next door to us in McMahon....

Personal Tops Pricey For Perfect Valentine’s Gifts

June 8, 2011

Published: February 12, 2009 It’s that time of year again, when the whole city seems to be colored pink and red. Restaurants publish their special “Valentine’s Day Brunch Specials” and diamond... Earns An Average Grade From Students and Faculty

June 6, 2011

Published: January 29, 2009 When the time comes to register for classes every student follows a similar agenda: check which requirements you haven’t fulfilled, do everything in your power to get a...

Black Friday? Try Black Month!

June 5, 2011

Published: November 20, 2008 Everyone has seen them—the massive posters that loom in store windows, shouting promises of drastically reduced prices. Surely there must be a mistake. Black...

FCLC Guys Dish on Ladies’ Trends

June 5, 2011

Published: November 13, 2008 Fashion: It is an expression of self, an extension of your personality. But it is often employed by many girls for another purpose: to attract the opposite sex. If looking...

The New York Coffee Shop: A Student’s Best Study Partner

June 5, 2011

Published: October 30, 2008 It’s a typical occurrence. A test on Tuesday morning means sitting down Monday night and cracking the spine on your never-before-opened textbook. As if this isn’t...

Fall Runway Trends On A Budget

June 4, 2011

Published: October 16, 2008 It’s that time of year again—when  crisp air begins to seep into the city, piles of multihued leaves line Central Park and runways burst with the hottest fall trends....

Movin’ On Up to a Deluxe Apartment…in Harlem?

June 3, 2011

Published: October 2, 2008 When looking for off-campus housing five years ago, Harlem would not have been a prime location for many students and most likely would have been placed in a “last resort”...

Spring Cleaning Empties Closets, Fills Pockets

June 3, 2011

Published: May 1, 2008 Spring is finally here, which means it’s time for your clutter to go. And lucky for you, there’s no better place to get rid of it than New York City. Whether you’re facing...

Harvard Offers Girl-Only Gym Hours—Will FCLC Follow?

June 3, 2011

Published: April 17, 2008 For girls, working out in a gym comes with a list of unspoken laws that must be followed to avoid unwanted male attention: “Wear shorts at your own risk;” “Stretching...

Comfy couches and candles are just some of the perks of having your own off-campus crib. (Rebecca Johnson/The Observer)

LC Students Talk of Their Off-Campus Digs

June 3, 2011

Published: April 3, 2008 As an eager, wide-eyed freshman, living on campus seems like a dream. Surrounded by friends 24 hours a day, parties seven days a week, no parents, no curfews,...

The Hottest New YouTube Video Starring: Your Professor?

June 1, 2011

Published: Febrary 14, 2008 Let’s “get some shoes,” mourn with Chris Crocker and go to class? In the near future, this may all be possible from the comfort of your dorm room, due to efforts...

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