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ESMÉ BLEECKER-ADAMS, Fun & Games Editor and Assistant Photo Editor

Esmé Bleecker-Adams, FCLC 21, is a visual arts major and (oh-so-jaded) New Yorker who is incredibly grateful for her time at The Observer and for all the lovely people she has met there! Favorite hobbies include sewing, playing table tennis and ignoring her alarm clock.

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[Photo] Gabelli School of Business Investigates Allegations of Widespread Academic Dishonesty

May 12, 2021

An email sent to the Fordham community on May 12 revealed that Gabelli School of Business received credible allegations of cheating on an online final exam.

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Crossword: Desk References

May 9, 2021
Figure out what everyday office supplies lie within this crossword, powered by PuzzleMe.
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Pages for the Ages

April 18, 2021
This timeline chronicles major milestones in Observer history, from going online for the first time to major anniversaries.
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Fordham Distributes Its First Vaccines

April 13, 2021
Health Services dispensed 200 doses across both campuses last week and received another 800 for the week of April 12.
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Mad Libs: Doomed on Zoom

April 8, 2021
Find a friend and fill in the blanks to find out what went wrong at this Zoom meeting.
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Crossword: Famous Alumni

April 7, 2021
Play The Observer's interactive, famous Fordham alumni-themed mini crossword for our 40th anniversary.
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Crossword: Part Time

April 1, 2021
Play The Observer's interactive online crossword from Volume XLI, Issue 4.
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A Quiz Down Memory Lane

March 30, 2021
What would life be like as a Fordham student in 1981, the year The Observer was founded? Take this quiz to test your knowledge and find out.
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[Photo] March Midterms Madness

March 28, 2021

Midterm season has had less structure this year. Individual professors have largely set their own timelines for when to administer tests and projects, contributing to a midterm season that has lasted most...

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[Photo] Women: The Perfect Killers

March 18, 2021

Courtney Love, the singer, songwriter and actress who was allegedly involved in Kurt Cobain's death.

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Crossword: Concerted Effort

March 18, 2021
Play The Observer's interactive online crossword from Volume XLI, Issue 3.
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Dressed to the Ca-Nines

March 9, 2021
The dogs of the city, out and about as always, are still bundled up against the elements, and spectators who pass them on the street can’t help but ooh and ahh.
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[Photo] FIRE List for Free Speech Ranks Fordham in the Bottom 10

March 2, 2021

FIRE has cited Fordham's legal battle with Students for Justice in Palestine as the reason behind its repeated inclusion on the list, and Fordham's disciplinary action against Austin Tong in 2020 only...

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Crossword: Organized Sports

February 27, 2021
Head over to Twitter and follow @_observersports for the latest Fordham sports news.
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Crossword: Getting in Shape

February 24, 2021
Play "Getting in Shape," the Observer's interactive online crossword puzzle from Volume XLI, Issue 2 here. Powered by PuzzleMe.
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[Photo] Reopening Schools Is Only Possible With Federal Funding

February 21, 2021

Schools like P.S. 176 will neither be able to handle a return to in-person learning nor continued remote learning without federal financial support.

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Mini Crossword: Saturday

February 13, 2021
Play The Observer's interactive mini crossword from Volume XLI, Issue 1, February 2021.
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Mini Crossword: Friday

February 12, 2021
Play The Observer's interactive mini crossword series from Volume XLI, Issue 1, February 2021.
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[Photo] How to Still Celebrate Valentine’s Day During the Pandemic

February 11, 2021

Crafting together on Zoom is one pandemic-friendly way couples enjoy Valentine's Day together.

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Mini Crossword: Thursday

February 11, 2021
Play The Observer's interactive mini crossword from Volume XLI, Issue 1, February 2021.
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Mini Crossword: Wednesday

February 10, 2021
Play The Observer's interactive mini crossword from Volume XLI, Issue 1, February 2021.
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Virtual Valentine’s Day Zoom Backgrounds

February 9, 2021
Download these virtual backgrounds for Valentine's Day.
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[Photo] Scenes From a Snowy City: Historic Snowstorm Hits NYC

February 4, 2021

New Yorkers have been hard at work plowing and shoveling for the past two days. Here, a street in upper Manhattan continues collecting snow on Monday afternoon.

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Fordham Should Cancel In-Person Classes For Spring

January 21, 2021
The administration is in no position to be able to guarantee the safety of a hybrid spring semester, and they shouldn’t try.
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Ram Jams: ‘evermore’

December 19, 2020
The Observer’s Swifties listened at the stroke of midnight on the release date, have had it in their Spotify rotations ever since and have (ever)more thoughts to share.
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[Photo] Fordham Retention Rate Continues to Decline

December 3, 2020

Fordham's retention and enrollment rates have dropped again, largely die to the coronavirus pandemic. This drop has had a significant effect on the school's budget.

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[Photo] Winter Is Coming: Suit Up and Boost Your Immune System

December 4, 2020

Vitamin supplements are one way to give the immune system a boost, which is especially important during the pandemic and flu season.

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[Photo] Finding Credibility in a Noisy News World: The Struggle to Be an Informed Citizen

December 4, 2020

It is important to recognize biases in the sources we consume news from and to question the narratives they present.

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Black Friday Maze

November 27, 2020
Prepare for the holiday shopping season with this Black Friday maze. Find your way to the center to pick up the gift of your festive dreams.
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[Photo] Thanksgiving Tricks to Make Your Meal a Little Healthier

November 25, 2020

Cauliflower is a great healthy choice to add to your Thanksgiving table.

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Making Spirits Bright

November 21, 2020
The United Student Government and Campus Activities Board hosted the Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony on the plaza on Friday, Nov. 20.