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

DIANA DENZA, Staff Writer

All content by DIANA DENZA

Winter Left You Feeling Lonely? Step Outside for a Spring Fling

August 4, 2011

The birds and the bees have found prominence in the conversations of many Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) students this spring. And while the surge in swollen bee stings and trendy new spring...

Swimsuits by Type: Because Every Body Should Have Fun in the Sun

August 3, 2011

Last spring, I scoured the racks of every department store in the city until I thought I had finally found The One. The little gold bikini seemed like it was crafted in swimsuit heaven especially...

Friends No More: How Facebook Can Start a Message War

August 3, 2011

When you sign in to Facebook to check your dozens of new notifications and make weekend plans, getting into a ruthless message war with your best friend is probably the last thing on your mind. But as...

From Ram Van Driver to Cosmopolitan Editor: Alumna Shares Her Story and Tips for Success

August 3, 2011

Bethany Heitman, Fordham College at Rose Hill (FCRH)’ 05, began her journalistic career as an editor for the Fordham Ram and has worked her way up to become an editor at Cosmopolitan Magazine. Heitman...

Out With the Old, In With the New: Spring Signifies Sun, Friends and Ditching Old Trends

August 3, 2011

A few mornings ago, I slowly opened my eyes and wearily rolled out of bed to make a pot of coffee, which acts as my life support throughout the week. Two sips into my mug of steaming French Vanilla Roast,...

Forget Springing Foward, Fall Back Into Fashion Instead

August 3, 2011

In roughly one month, we’ll place our winter coats in storage and stow our boots beneath the massive piles of laundry under our beds. Meanwhile, the city’s many designer-worshipping fashionistas will...

A Holiday of Love That Turned Into a Lovely Disaster

August 3, 2011

Valentine’s Day had always served as my excuse to go out and buy the ridiculous, heart-and-ruffle-adorned outfits I’d be shunned for wearing on any other day of the year. So, in the spirit of Valentine’s...

New Semester, New You: Viva La Resolution!

August 3, 2011

Schedules are finalized, residents are back in the dorms and clubs are prepared for a brand new semester. And along with the new semester come a host of resolutions. I, for one, decided to begin...

Thanksgiving Travel: Tales and Tips From Students Who Have Made the Trip

July 30, 2011

Last Thanksgiving, it took me two days and a bottle and a half of Listerine to cleanse the distinct aftertaste of charred turkey from my mouth. Sadly, the worst part of that particular trip home wasn’t...

In Honor of World AIDS Day, Promote Education With a Conversation

July 30, 2011

Despite the bright lights, window displays and general sense of cheer that rolls around every December, many who suffer from the deadly virus known as AIDS aren’t caroling or wrapping gifts. On...

C is for City, Cookie and the Character Who Loves Them Both

July 28, 2011

Published: November 4, 2010 Craving a delicious cookie but in need of a reason to indulge? We have three. First, if you’re reading this, you’ve managed to come out of midterms alive and  that deserves...

If Money Makes the World Go ’Round, What Does an Unpaid Internship Do?

July 25, 2011

Published: October 21, 2010 In general, students tend to have one of two stories to tell about any internship experience. Either it allowed them to gain the experience needed to build a professional...

After Marriage in May, Finals In Fall, One Degree of Separation Remains

July 25, 2011

Published: October 7, 2010 Jessica Davis, FCLC ’10, is just like many 21-year-olds at Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC), trying to juggle school, family, roommates, friends and work. She is...

End Your Tradition of Malnutrition: Local Breakfast Spots

July 25, 2011

Published: September 23, 2010 At the beginning of a new academic year, most students find they have too much on their plates—figuratively and literally. With classes, never-ending reading...

The Supposed Quick Fix to Bullying: Parents Shouldn’t Let Kids Under the Knife

July 24, 2011

Published: May 5, 2011 It was a sunny Friday afternoon in the fifth grade when a few friends and I decided to embark on our usual end of the week adventure of picking up a slice of pizza and walking...

Is the Warlock #Winning? Only if We Let Him

July 23, 2011

Published: April 20, 2011 When more than 3.5 million people sign-in to their Twitter accounts, they might check the latest updates from their family members and friends or stalk the feeds of old flames....

The Queen of Hot Messes: Why Lindsay Isn’t Getting My Sympathy

July 23, 2011

Published: April 13, 2011 As a child, there was one actress whose films I’d ditch playing dress up with my mother’s scarves and dresses for. Her name was Lindsay Lohan. My grandmother in particular...

Banning Tanning: Why Fake Baking and Minors Don’t Mix

July 23, 2011

Published: March 30, 2011 Around this time three years ago, my best friends and I began to engage in a fierce competition over who could master the four-letter word at the top of every high...

Teacher Layoffs Loom, Spelling Doom for City Schools

July 23, 2011

Published: March 30, 2011 When I was a high school junior, I took Latin as an honors elective to prepare for the dreaded SATs. Latin is a language that makes some students run home in tears every...

Following Your Dreams: Not for the Faint of Heart

July 23, 2011

Published: March 2, 2011 Last summer, the woman I was seeing at the time brought me home to visit her parents. This was one occasion when my normally laid back demeanor gave way to a frenzied rush...

The Cab Ride From Outer Space: How Satin Heels Brought Me in Touch With Extraterrestrials

July 23, 2011

Published: February 16, 2011 Like many women, I have a favorite pair of shoes. These pumps are things of wonder: the four-inch heels don’t leave me crippled at the end of a night of dancing, they...

Walmart Wants to Rollback Decency in New York City

July 23, 2011

Published: February 2, 2011 Over the break, I had the unfortunate experience of catching an overpriced and overcrowded plane to Florida the day before Christmas Eve to visit relatives. It’s...

Weather Giving You the Cold Shoulder? Good Friends Beat the Chill

July 23, 2011

Published: December 09, 2010 One frigid night last December, I pulled on thick leggings, my heaviest jeans, knee high boots, and a coat fit for climbing the Alp’s. I quickly flipped through the channels...

BBQ is Back and Better Than Ever at These Great Restaurants

July 22, 2011

Published: May 5, 2010 The sun is blazing over Central Park as you lay on the lush grass. Flowers are in full bloom all around you as you take in the fresh smell of the morning dew. While it may...

Is it a Bird? A Plane? It’s Spotify, the New iTunes Challenger

July 19, 2011

Published: November 17, 2010 Once upon a time, when CDs reigned supreme, artists were largely compensated for their music and people gave an ear to their tunes, belted out their lyrics, and danced...

Switch Heels for Clown Shoes: The Circus is Back in Town

July 19, 2011

Published: November 03, 2010 Come one, come all to the Big Apple Circus! An awesome troupe of lasso twirlers from China has roped the models offstage. Fashion moguls have been replaced by Kenyan athletes...

J.K. Rowling and the Infinite Series of Books

July 19, 2011

It’s Cruel To Deprive The World Of Harry Potter By Konstantine Vrazhilov This past summer was the three-year anniversary of the last time I read a book. When “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”...

Bring on the Cold and Put the Sign Holders In Storage

July 16, 2011

Published: October 5, 2010 At some point, I’m sure many of you have had jobs or internships that weren’t exactly glamorous, and believe me, I’ve been there myself. I still shudder at the...

Hospital Visitation Rights a Step in the Right Direction for Obama

July 15, 2011

Published: May 5, 2010 President Barack Obama, influenced by the tragic story of Janice Langbehn, who was barred from visiting her dying partner by hospital staff, recently decided to grant same-sex...

Rooming With the Opposite Sex: Blessing or Burden?

July 10, 2011

Published: April 22, 2010 Imagine returning to your dorm after a long day of classes and work. You’re exhausted and your room is a complete mess... so much for that talk you had with your...

Service Cuts, Fare Increases and Overcrowded Trains? MTA Has Done It Again

July 9, 2011

Published: April 15, 2010 On any given evening at the Columbus Circle subway station, dozens of commuters wait for the downtown D train on a platform littered with candy wrappers, dirt and the occasional...

The Ideal Schedule: One Student’s Dream is Another Student’s Nightmare

July 5, 2011

Published: April 1, 2010 With registration around the corner, students are busy planning their schedules for next semester. And finding the perfect schedule is like finding a date... not easy. There...

FCLC Says Midterm Mayhem is Worth the Stress

July 5, 2011

Published: March 4, 2010 The library is packed with students studiously reviewing notes, writing essays, and looking for the perfect study group. Professors’ schedules are packed with students...

Anticipation of Holiday Fun Gets Students Through the Stress of Finals

June 28, 2011

Published: December 10, 2009 It’s impossible not to notice the glowing lights on the trees outside of the Time Warner building, the colorful window displays in every store, and the dropping temperatures...

As Food Trucks Crowd the City Streets, Hungry Students Follow

June 27, 2011

Published: October 22, 2009 It was a typical Friday afternoon in front of Lowenstein. Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) students gathered outside the building, enjoying the mild weather and...

$200,000 Education Has Students Asking, “Where are the Perks?”

June 27, 2011

Published: November 5, 2009 Imagine going back to your dorm after a long day of classes. You know you have to pull an all-nighter to finish an important paper, but, luckily, Starbucks happens to be...

The Return of Third Eye Blind: 1997 in 2011, and I Plan on Enjoying Every Second of It

May 24, 2011

Throughout the third week in April, I couldn’t sign into Facebook without statuses filling my news feed from fellow Fordham students revolving around one certain topic. When I managed to finally wake...

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