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

emma seiwell

EMMA SEIWELL, Assistant Multimedia Editor Emerita

Emma Seiwell was the assistant multimedia editor for The Observer. She is a senior at Fordham Lincoln Center majoring in journalism with a minor in visual arts. Emma is interested in local history, culture, science and social justice. Being in NYC she finds great inspiration from local communities and the endless stories they have to tell. When she's not reporting, she can be found people-watching downtown, taking photos or eating blintzes at Veselka.

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collage of five members of the class of 2020 in front of fordham on a laptop screen, with 2020 balloons on top

Checking in With the Class of 2020

November 20, 2020
Six members of the class of 2020 reflected on what their graduation meant to them, how they celebrated and what lies ahead in this uncertain time.

New Yorkers React to Joe Biden’s Presidential Victory

November 13, 2020
When Joe Biden was declared the presumptive winner of the 2020 presidential election, New Yorkers from across the city went to the streets to celebrate.

Election Day on the Upper West Side

November 6, 2020
Find out from Upper West Side voters why they chose to vote on Election Day and what their thoughts were on the 2020 election.

Lincoln Center Move-In 2020

September 2, 2020
On August 23, students began moving into the Lincoln Center campus residence halls under extraordinary circumstances. The Observer was there to capture the experience, as well as the thoughts of students, both new and returning, and their parents.
A graphic representing Fordham's finances

The Budget Was Finalized. Then Coronavirus Hit.

April 29, 2020
In the dire time of the novel coronavirus, the financial situation for students, staff and the university is anything but ideal.

Barre-d From the Studio

April 26, 2020
Eleven Ailey/BFA students spoke to The Observer about transitioning to online instruction.
Local Eateries Face Uncertain Future

Local Eateries Face Uncertain Future

April 14, 2020
With residence halls now almost entirely vacant, eateries near campus are left without a large base of regular customers to order takeout and delivery.
Coddington met Kobe Bryant as a senior in college while interning for the Los Angeles Lakers. The immediate connection they had shaped the course of her career.

From Fan to Personal Manager: Catherine Coddington Remembers Kobe Bryant

April 1, 2020
Catherine Coddington who began her college career at Fordham tells us how she became Kobe’s personal communications manager at just 25 years old. Coddington reflects on her days at Fordham and working for Kobe and tells us how these pivotal times in her life impact her to this day.
New York’s various iconic “Thank You” bags may become relics of New York City’s past with NY state’s recent legislation.

The Implications of NY State’s Plastic Bag Ban

March 18, 2020
On March 1 New York State passed a bag waste reduction law banning single use plastic bags in an effort to reduce plastic waste. Enforcement initially set to begin on April 1 was been pushed back until May 15 on Monday.
Weiss (pictured) and Houser were strangers until they had one particularly revealing conversation in Fordham's cafeteria in 1969.

A Fordham Friendship Spanning Half a Century

March 10, 2020
Len Weiss and Dave Houser's friendship is one that started at Fordham University in 1969 and lasted half a century. With Houser's recent passing, Weiss looks back at the memories the two shared.
Shown in the 1981 Center Yearbook, The Pub served as the epicenter of the Lincoln Center social scene in the '80s.

Looking Back at Fordham’s Forgotten Social Space: The Pub

February 19, 2020
In 1981, when New York’s legal drinking age was 18, Fordham Lincoln Center (FLC) may not have had dorm space, but it did feature its very own on-campus bar called “The Pub."
Mark Botton, horseshoe crab expert, stands next to a few of his favorite specimens.

Faculty Spotlight: Professor Mark Botton, Horseshoe Crab Expert

February 11, 2020
Fordham biology professor Mark Botton, Ph.D., has studied horseshoe crabs for 43 years. Botton’s mastery was recently acknowledged with one of the highest honors— a new species of horseshoe crab specimen named after him.
After being on the brink of closure, this Upper West Side treasure is back in business thanks to help from the community.

Westsider Rare & Used Books Starts a New Chapter

April 10, 2019
Staff Writer Emma Seiwell discusses the comeback of Westsider Rare and Used Books. With the help of a GoFundMe campaign, this New York City jewel was able to remain in business.
Historians believe that 18th-century slaves are buried under Van Cortlandt Park.

Van Cortlandt Park Erases History

February 19, 2019
Van Cortlandt Park plans to pave over the Putnam Greenway — which is thought to contain the remains of 18th-century slaves.
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Lipani Gallery Chronicles the Paths of Fordham Alumni

September 26, 2018

By EMMA SEIWELL Contributing Writer Currently showcased in the Lipani Gallery at Fordham Lincoln Center (FLC) is photography Artist-in-Residence Stephan Apicella-Hitchcock’s exhibition “100 Photography...

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