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


All content by DAVID HAGMANN
As if studying for the GRE weren’t enough, students are also required to fill out the same application multiple times for different schools, only adding pressure to an already stressful process. (Fatima Shabbir/The Observer)

Applying to Graduate School: Can We Get a Common Application, Please?

December 7, 2011
I can’t believe it has been four years since I applied to Fordham. It was fairly simple applying to all my choice colleges, since I relied on the Common Application.
Obama’s recent announcement to forgive student loans may sound like a good idea, but students shouldn’t be drowning in debt to begin with.  (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/MCT)

Don’t Rely on Loan Forgiveness: Save for College

November 16, 2011
Students who graduate often find themselves struggling to repay the loans they took on to pay for their education. According to a recent report by the Institute for College Access & Success, the average graduating student with loans
College students need to take their careers into their own hands if they expect to get jobs in today’s less-than-promising market. (Aielo/ The Observer)

The Economy Adds Zero Jobs: College Students Must Defy the Odds

September 21, 2011
For some of us, this is the last year at Fordham. We’ve started to think about graduation and the hunt for jobs. This is a time when even those who are not interested in economics take a look at articles about unemployment. Since the ...

Going Back to the ’60s: Fighting Segregation in Schools

July 23, 2011

Published: February 16, 2011 Segregation in schools is not something we usually think of as a modern issue. We may have heard in one class or another that there are big disparities in test scores...

Answering Archbishop’s Anti-Abortion Calls

July 23, 2011

Published: February 2, 2011 In December, New York City’s health department published the 2009 data on pregnancy outcomes, which included some figures for abortions that caused outrage among conservatives....

Smokers: Have Sympathy, Or Call Selfish

July 16, 2011

Published: October 5, 2010 Have a Heart for Smokers—They Won’t Have Lungs for Very Long By David Hagmann Mayor Michael Bloomberg has thrown his support behind an expansion of the New York...

The Tea Party: Start Drinking Coffee

July 16, 2011

Published: September 22, 2010 On Nov. 2, Americans will once again be asked to the polling booth to cast their votes in the midterm elections. This year, some of the Republican candidates will be backed...

Savings, Savings, Savings: Grown-Up Investing for College Students

July 15, 2011

Published: May 5, 2010 Collateralized debt obligations, mortgage backed securities, credit default swaps, structured investment vehicles… the financial crisis has no doubt exposed us to a lot...

National Research Council Releases Decennial Ranking of Ph.D. Programs

July 12, 2011

Published: October 20, 2010 While Fordham’s undergraduate colleges are rising in rank and renown, its graduate programs have disappointing outcomes in the National Research Council’s (NRC) ranking...

Nanny-U: When the University Calls Your Mom

July 8, 2011

Published: April 1, 2010 We are all aware that, for better or worse, the legal drinking age in the United States is 21. However, we are also all aware that underage drinking is hardly uncommon...

Too Many Students, Too Little Funding

July 5, 2011

Published: March 4, 2010 In a recent panel discussion, the Chronicle of Higher Education asked if too many students are going to college. Given the high cost of attendance and the nature of the return...

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