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


EMILY ELLIS, Former Online Editor

Emily Ellis (she/her), FCLC ’23, is a former online editor at The Observer. At Fordham, she is studying English and sociology with a concentration in creative writing. She currently works as an orientation coordinator with the Office of Student Involvement at Fordham Univeristy. On any given day, you can find her drinking coffee with her friends and writing romance stories about werewolves.

All content by EMILY ELLIS
Staff Diversity Report: Fall 2022

Staff Diversity Report: Fall 2022

November 28, 2022
In this report, you will find an examination of the diversity of our staff — examined along lines of ethnicity, sexuality, financial need and other factors.
Ask Em: What’s in a Name?

Ask Em: What’s in a Name?

November 16, 2022
Names are arbitrary, but emotions associated with them are not.
Once You Get the Ick, Does It Stick?

Once You Get the Ick, Does It Stick?

May 5, 2022
Having crushes on people in your classes is one of the best aspects of college (besides, you know, the whole “getting a degree” thing)

Ask Em: Quit the PDA, OK?

April 12, 2022
PDA in your private space can be uncomfortable but hard to set boundaries around. Read the latest Ask Em to deal with your roommates' antics.
for an article about getting back with an ex, a graphic of rose and heartbreak

Ask Em: Should I Get Back With My Ex?

March 24, 2022
Grieving the end of a relationship with an ex is an incredible, soul-crushing pain, but you will get through it to the other side.
graphic with the words trust yourself and your decisions

Ask Em: Smoochless in Seattle (and New York)

March 7, 2022
A reader asks Em if if it is weird she has not had her first kiss or sex. Read Em's relationship advice column for all your love questions!
for an article on relationships and talking to three guys, a dating app screen with three matches

Ask Em: Three Guys and No Lies

February 17, 2022
A reader asks Em if it's OK for her to be talking to three people at once. Read Em's relationship advice column for all your love questions!
children reading a comic book

Comic Books: Your Portal to a World of Mystery and Adventure

November 22, 2021
Superhero comics might be a great entrance into the world of comic books; there are, however, many other genres for readers to discover.
A book titled Ice Planet Barbarians by Ruby Dixon, a paranormal romance author

Paranormal Romance Has More to Offer Than Shirtless Vampires

July 20, 2021
Paranormal romance novels are insightful and convey meaningful themes, making them deserving of respect not often granted to the genre.
graphic of the peer health exchange instagram icon, with a person in a red beanie holding a white sign that says YPA

Peer Health Exchange Volunteers Teach Virtual Classes to NYC Students

April 2, 2021
Through a curriculum centered around identity, drug safety and sexual health and awareness, PHE volunteers provide students with access to health resources as well as the agency to use them.
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Some of the Best Headlines in Observer History

March 26, 2021
From poorly concealed sex jokes to complaints about FCLC’s elevators, these headlines don’t just show how Fordham has changed. More than anything, they show all the ways in which Fordham has stayed the same.
Graphic of Coronavirus PPE and BLM protests

BLM Protests Are Not at Fault for the Rising COVID-19 Cases

July 10, 2020
It is impossible to know if the rising number of COVID-19 cases is coming from protests or state reopenings, but the answer is most likely somewhere in the middle.
Three people show off Zoom Backgrounds

What Your Zoom Background Says About You

April 22, 2020
If you use a virtual background during your Zoom calls, it means two things: You are rich enough to own a computer capable of handling virtual backgrounds, and you have something to hide.
Last Mondays water main break provided much-needed athletic facilities to Fordham Lincoln Center students.

Fordham Students Don’t Need a Class to Learn How to Swim

January 22, 2020
Columbia graduates learn in a pool, but here at Fordham, where New York City is our campus, the flooding streets are our water source.
TikTok, beloved of many a teen, has come under scrutiny for its ties to China and its lax data privacy policies.

In Defense of TikTok

December 23, 2019
TikTok might pose some data dangers, but it forms a community of people who inspire laughter and love. 
Grades/Class Schedule App

App-solutely Horrible Fordham Apps

November 6, 2019
Here are some apps that Fordham has asked me to download — and why I find them absolutely worthless.
You Should Let Some of Your High School Friends Go

You Should Let Some of Your High School Friends Go

October 16, 2019
As much as college is about moving forward, it’s also about letting go. Our high school days are over and consequently, some of our high school friendships are, too.
While many freshmen are disappointed with forced triples, forced tripling can lead to growth, fun and adventure.

The Hidden Benefits of Being a Freshman in McMahon Hall

September 17, 2019
As McMahon residents, we were not required to have a meal plan, which meant that we ventured on shopping trips together and held roommate dinners almost every night. In our small, domestic apartment, we became friends and companions — an invaluable asset the first few weeks of freshman year.
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