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

Courtney Brogle

COURTNEY BROGLE, Managing Editor Emerita

Courtney Brogle, Fordham College at Lincoln Center ’20, is the managing editor emerita for The Observer. She is a film and television major (TV concentration) and a journalism minor. A staff writer since freshman year, she has written for the news, arts & culture and features teams and most recently worked as the online editor.

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Managing Editor Emerita Courtney Brogle, FCLC ’20, makes Shadow and Rylee the most stylish dogs around in their Observer merch.

[Photo] Students Share the Perks of Pets During the Pandemic

By GILLIAN RUSSO May 7, 2020

Managing Editor Emerita Courtney Brogle, FCLC ’20, makes Shadow and Rylee the most stylish dogs around in their Observer merch.

a thank you sign appears in the window of a building for health care images

Fordham STEM Students Past and Present Reflect on COVID-19 and Health Care Careers

April 21, 2020
With the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, the future of many first-year medical students and graduating college seniors working towards a career in healthcare are in jeopardy. Fordham STEM students, past and present, offer their outlook on the global standing of their intended professions.
Courtney Brogle, FCLC ’20, looks back on her freshman year and examines the countless memories that Fordham has gifted her.

An Ode to a Senior Year Cut Short

April 14, 2020
No matter what happens in life, no one can take away your education.
Fordham will suspend all in-person classes for the remainder of the semester.

[Photo] Fordham Suspends Face-to-Face Classes Through Spring Semester


Fordham will suspend all in-person classes for the remainder of the semester.

Emergency pipe burst leads to facilities, public safety and a plumber being brought on scene.

Pipe Bursts in McMahon Hall, Displaces Residents

September 18, 2019
The affected students were moved back into their room, but now they face the issue of trying to get compensation for property that was damaged or lost.
While a locker with free menstrual products has been a long-awaited service at Fordham, CSA hopes to continue improving it this year.

CSA Launches Free Menstrual Product Initiative

August 25, 2019
“Something we wanted to make sure of was that it was offered for free, because we didn’t think that people should pay for it,” Mo said. “We thought that as commuters, it would be hard for us if someone forgot a pad. Not everyone necessarily has the money or the time to run to CVS and buy a whole new pack, and people may not be necessarily comfortable asking others if they had their products with them.”
Pride participants celebrating outside of The Stonewall Inn, where the modern gay rights movement began in 1969.

[Photo] How to Be a Good Ally During Pride

By ROXANNE CUBERO August 25, 2019

Pride participants celebrating outside of The Stonewall Inn, where the modern gay rights movement began in 1969.

Fordham Lincoln Center blackout

NYC Power Outage Hits Fordham Lincoln Center

July 14, 2019
Just before midnight Saturday, Con Edison confirmed that power had been restored to all customers affected by the blackout. 
Courtney taking inspiration from Marie Kondo.

Spring Cleaning Tips That Would Make Marie Kondo Proud

April 10, 2019
Spring has sprung, and the extra hour of daylight shining through your windows has made you realize … your room is a mess. There’s no need to get overwhelmed by the amount of things you’ve acquired since the beginning of the academic year. Everyone’s favorite tidying guru Marie Kondo has got you covered.
HOW TO: Rock the Undergrad Vote

HOW TO: Rock the Undergrad Vote

April 1, 2019
Set your alarms, students. United Student Government (USG) elections are tomorrow, April 2, and close on April 3. Here is a guide to voting in the 2019 USG elections.
The black Audi entered the Rose Hill campus at the main entrance and stopped near Martyrs Lawn. Six police cars arrived at the scene and apprehended the three men on foot.

Bronx Car Chase Culminates on Martyrs’ Court

March 1, 2019
At 11:50 a.m. on March 1, a car drove through Fordham University’s Rose Hill campus with NYPD officers in pursuit. Three men were arrested, and 20 bags of heroin were recovered from the suspects.
Bugbee has become a prominent voice for the LGBTQ community on campus. (AMINA VARGAS/THE OBSERVER)

Rainbow President Aims to Normalize Sex and Sexuality on Campus

February 13, 2019
Rainbow Alliance is more than a spot to "talk about gay stuff." For Jack Bugbee, it's a part of his identity as a gay man and LGBTQ activist.
Defining relationships can be difficult. (COURTNEY BROGLE/THE OBSERVER)

DTR: Define the Relationship

February 12, 2019
What does the word "relationship" actually mean? Fordham students talk about what love is to them.
Several priests in the Northeast Province report resided at Murray-Weigel Hall, the Jesuit nursing home located adjacent to FCRH property.

Jesuit Sexual Abuse Scandal Shakes University

January 23, 2019
"While none of the accused priests are involved in Fordham University’s student life or operations today, we are horrified that some of these alleged crimes were committed when the perpetrators were associated with the University or were otherwise in close proximity to our students."
One way to make use out of holiday presents you dont want is to donate them to local shelters.

Repackaging Christmas Gifts: Making Better Use of Things You Don’t Want

January 21, 2019
To paraphrase the tidying queen Marie Kondo, your things should spark joy. Here are some helpful tips to purge yourself of unwanted gifts post-holiday season.
With about 130 members, the Jesuit communities at Fordham University make up the largest group of Jesuits within the New York Province; Murray-Weigel Hall hosts the New York Provinces infirmary and retirement residences (VIA WIKIMEDIA).

McShane, Daleo Respond to Credible Accusations of Abuse Against Jesuits Connected to Fordham

January 15, 2019
In response to the release of the list of Jesuits accused of sexual abuse upon minors, University President Joseph M. McShane, S.J., and Board of Trustees Chair Robert D. Daleo released a joint statement on the priests in question with connections to Fordham.
Assistant Dean of the Gabelli School of Business  (GSB) Rev. Vincent DeCola, S.J., said that GSB has practiced this register, rest, repeat process for as long as he can remember.

Class Registration Shift Aims to Fix Student Inequality

November 15, 2018
One small change made a big difference, as class year determined registration date rather than accrued credits. All students graduating the same year registered on the same date.
Adeola Role invited the Arts & Culture editors and Kaila Cordova, FCLC 22, behind the scenes at the Lyric Theatre after Harry Potter and the Cursed Child to meet the cast and see backstage.

From Harvard to ‘Harry Potter’

November 15, 2018

“I f---ing love New York. I love the speed of it, I love the people, I’m so happy and thrilled to be here … I’m one of the lucky ones.” That was one of the primary themes of Fordham College...

Academic offices are available to help students struggling to decide how to register for classes.

Fordham Class Registration Tackles Student Inequality

November 14, 2018

The senior spring registration was met with its usual drama — roommates woke each other up early to register at 7 a.m. on the dot, the My Fordham Student Portal went down and students frantically ran...

Celebrate Halloween the Fordham way this season.

8 Halloween Costumes You Can DIY in Your Dorm

November 9, 2018

Halloween is right around the corner, and you know what that means — lots of sugar and lots of spooks. That being said, it’s no secret that Halloween festivities can add up quickly, especially for...

In the number “What You Want”, Elle Woods (Sam Rizzo, FCLC ’22)  is admitted into Harvard Law.

“Legally Blonde” Delivers Fresh Feminist Message

November 8, 2018

To rephrase the opening sequence of “Legally Blonde,” “Omigod, omigod you guys, Splinter Group’s gonna win the prize.” On Thursday, Oct. 18, Fordham Lincoln Center’s musical theatre...

In the wake of President Trumps leaked memo that redefines the term “sex,” Fordham undergraduate and law school activist groups penned an open letter addressed to the Fordham community on Thursday, Oct. 25. (COURTESY OF KRISTEN GIAIMO)

Fordham Allies Demand Improved Rights for Transgender Students

October 25, 2018

On Sunday, Oct. 21, the New York Times leaked a memo from President Donald Trump’s administration outlining a new initiative that would redefine the term “sex,” effectively delegitimizing the identities...

On Oct. 24, a Fordham College at Rose Hill (FCRH) student found a swastika written on a classroom desk. (COLIN SHEELEY/THE OBSERVER)

Anti-Semitic Symbol Found on Rose Hill Classroom Desk

October 24, 2018

In a university-wide statement, the Office of the President reported on Oct. 24 that a Fordham College at Rose Hill (FCRH) student found a swastika written on a classroom desk the day prior. University...

Antigonick is the first show of Fordham Theatres mainstage season.

Inside a Fordham Mainstage Production Rehearsal: Antigonick

October 10, 2018

The room was still but for a moment. Crew members relaxed before getting to work, with tasks expected to last until late into the night. Players on and off stage tossed inside jokes around and laughed...

Fordham students rally to protest Kavanaughs appointment and stand with survivors.

Fordham Law and Undergrads Protest Kavanaugh Appointment

October 10, 2018

“Hey hey, ho ho, the patriarchy has got to go!” Chants and cheers rang through the main entrance of the Lowenstein Building at Fordham Lincoln Center (FLC). There, on Tuesday, Oct. 2, a university-wide...

Members of the Fordham Theatre program collaborating to answer the question, What happens when? (Isabel Frías/The Observer)

Politics on the Stage — Tackling the Realities of American Leadership in Fordham’s Theatre Program

September 12, 2018

“How do we create a season that’s not so blatantly agitprop that people who might have conservative tendencies will shy away from it because they think they’re going to get beat over the head? How...

Constance Wu stars in Crazy Rich Asians. (Courtesy of Disney/ABC)

‘Crazy Rich’ Representation: Why Hollywood Casting Matters

August 23, 2018

2018 has certainly been a year of social and political rebellion. From the public #MeToo/Time’s Up outcry to the national Black Lives Matter movement continuing to gain momentum, from the remarkable...

New York City offers a host of fun things to do. (MICHAEL TAPP/Flickr)

The Official Ram Guide to Not Looking Like a Tourist

August 23, 2018
The secrets you didn't know about New York City.

Fordham Students Celebrate Pride Month

June 30, 2018

This pride season, in a nation engulfed in chaos and disunity, the LGBTQ community proved that diversity can and will conquer adversity. Fordham students far and wide gathered to participate in the New...

Michael Stearman, FCLC ’20, at the Campus Movie Fest screening at Rose Hill.  (ANDREW BEECHER/THE OBSERVER)

Campus Movie Fest-ivities at Lincoln Center

May 8, 2018

For its 10th year running, the week of April 17 saw the return of Campus Movie Fest (CMF) at Fordham University for its annual student film production project. Started as a passion project in 2001 by...

Popular streaming services have refreshed their show line.  (EMILY TIBIERO/THE OBSERVER)

Streaming Live: What’s New On Netflix

February 28, 2018

Over the last several months, there has been quite a stir in the streaming-sphere about the changes in show availability on certain platforms (i.e. “One Tree Hill” switching from Netflix to Hulu, which...

Protesters march in support of the #metoo and Times Up movement (ANDREW BEECHER/ THE OBSERVER)

All That Glitters is Not Golden

January 25, 2018

On Jan. 7, 2018, a night dedicated to women and perseverance in the face of sexual misconduct, Hollywood still managed to highlight its ignorance and traditional approach to handling changing cultural...

Skaters relax at the ice rink at Bryant Park. (COURTNEY BROGLE/THE OBSERVER)

NYC Market Crawl: Battle for the Best Holiday

December 9, 2017

It’s almost that time of year again, the holiday season, where we are anticipating reuniting with friends and family back home and enjoying a much-needed break. Yet, worry still lingers: what to gift,...

The exhibit can be viewed until January. (Aseah Khan/THE OBSERVER)

A Look into the MET’s Latest Art Exhibition

November 16, 2017

In early October, the Metropolitan Museum of Art debuted its latest exhibition in the Robert Lehman Collection.  Entitled “Leonardo to Matisse,” it explores the development of European art from the...

Festive Pinterest Crafts That Will Spook Your Roommates

Festive Pinterest Crafts That Will Spook Your Roommates

October 27, 2017

Spooky season is officially upon us! Although group costume organization and candy-fueled frenzies are undeniably enjoyable, the best part about Halloween is decorating your living space to get in the...

NYTVF is holding its 13th annual television festival that aims to bring audiences the best of new and returning television programs. (Jon Bjornson/The Observer)

Overview of October’s Overwhelming Opportunities

October 12, 2017

While October and its reputation as “spooky season” have begun to the elation of many, others are entering this season with dread or disinterest in the thrills and frights that come with Halloween....

Will and Grace is one of the many reboots arriving this fall. (PHOTO COURTESY OF IMDB)

Fall Television Turns Up the Heat

October 4, 2017

It’s that time of year when the leaves are changing color, sweaters and scarves are being pulled from their shelves and our favorite television shows (both old and new) are premiering once again! This...

Untitled, Public Opinion consists of  individually wrapped pieces of black licorice, representing desire, loss, and anger.

A Trip to the Guggenheim

September 27, 2017

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum hosts a wide variety of unique art pieces that spark exploration into modern artistic endeavors and engage in social commentary of the world’s past, present and future....

Originally set in Italy, Fordham Theaters version of The Winters Take takes place in 1840s New York. (JILLIAN JAYMES/ THE OBSERVER)

Fordham Celebrates Heritage with “The Winter’s Tale”

May 4, 2017

On Saturday, April 22, the Fordham Lincoln Center Theatre Program closed its final presentation of William Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale.” Under the direction of George Drance, S.J., the Theatre...

Students presented their research in subjects ranging from mental disorders to the Late Roman Republic.  (ANDRONIKA ZIMMERMAN/ THE OBSERVER)

Fordham Students Excel at ARS Nova Showcase

April 14, 2017

On April 6, Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) presented its annual ARS Nova Arts and Research Showcase, where dozens of students displayed their research projects and artistic endeavors.  Hosted...

From left to right: Godec, Moustafa, O’Brien, Thome.

French Theatre Professor Stars in Off-Broadway Play

March 29, 2017
Artist-in-Residence of the Fordham Modern Language and Literature Department Hélène Godec recently starred in a local production of Jean Genet’s “Les Bonnes” (The Maids).
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert is a favorite late night spot among FCLC students. (BROOKE PARRETT/THE OBSERVER)

A Writer’s Guide to Getting Late-Night Talk Show Tickets

February 22, 2017
One perk of living in New York City is the unique social experiences, like getting free tickets to tapings of renowned late-night shows.
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