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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.

for an article about the fordham FIRE ranking, a photo of the front of the lowenstein building at fordham lincoln center

[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.
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[Photo] White Women: This One’s for You

November 16, 2020

Not only did more white women vote for Trump in 2020, but they voted for him by a wider margin, too.

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[Photo] Guide to Spring 2021 Registration

November 15, 2020

Hybrid and online classes will continue to be offered in spring 2021. Students are encouraged to sign up for hybrid classes only if they will be able to attend the majority of in-person class meetings.

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.
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[Photo] The Strand Is Not the Best Indie Bookstore to Support in NYC

November 13, 2020

The Strand recently opened a second location on Columbus Avenue between 81st and 82nd Streets.