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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.

Bodega 88 storefront

[Photo] Cakes, Takeout and Bakes: Grab Your Next Meal From a Black-Owned Restaurant

September 4, 2020

Bodega 88 is a tapas bar owned by David Arias, who established it at the original site of the New Day Market bodega on Columbus Avenue.


[Photo] Hungry for Business: UWS Restaurants Still Troubled by COVID-19 Measures

August 18, 2020

Burrito Box on 9th Ave. near 57th St. is a favorite of many Fordham students. They are open for takeout and delivery, and have outdoor seating set up on the sidewalk.

Auricchio spoke with Rebecca Stark-Gendrano and Mica McKnight, Assistant Dean for Juniors and Transfer Students and Assistant Dean for Sophomores, respectively. Both assured listeners that they are available and working hard to answer students’ questions. They also noted that the add-drop period will proceed as usual until Sep. 3.

Town Hall Part 2: Changes to Instruction Within FCLC and Gabelli

August 7, 2020
Deans from FCLC and Gabelli discussed in detail how their respective schools would adapt to a hybrid learning environment.
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Town Hall Part 1: Fordham Details University-Wide Reopening Protocols

August 7, 2020
Faculty and administration discussed modifications to classes, campus life and student conduct and provided new information from the Fordham Forward reopening plan in a university-wide town hall.
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Ram Jams: ‘folklore’

July 30, 2020
Less than a year after the release of “Lover,” Taylor Swift is back and her newest album has old and new fans reeling.
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Crossword Issue 13: On the House

July 28, 2020
Play the Issue 13 crossword here.
Individuals resuming summer activities

[Photo] How to Keep Your COVID-19 Guard Up While Enjoying Summer

July 7, 2020

The risk of COVID-19 transmission is reduced outdoors in comparison to enclosed spaces. Those spending time outside this summer should still be sure to adhere to proper precautions, including social distancing...

Fordham classroom with students sitting at desks facing a whiteboard, photographed from the back

A Higher Standard of Justice

July 7, 2020
When it comes to building trust and credibility, tangible changes to the workings of the system go hand-in-hand with adjusting the mindset of its architects.
Absentee Ballots

[Photo] Late Absentee Ballots Leave New York Voters Disenfranchised

July 8, 2020

More than 1.7 million voters in New York state, compared to the 157,885 in 2016, requested to vote by mail in the primary on June 23.

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Crossword Issue 12: Crossed Linens

July 7, 2020
Play the Issue 12 crossword here.
Artwork of person with face mask and gloves protesting with a BLM sign

[Photo] Protesting in Light of COVID-19

June 19, 2020

As millions of Americans take to the streets to protest, they should also remain vigilant in protecting themselves and others from COVID-19.

a student walks out of the doors of McMahon Hall while dragging two suitcases behind her

[Photo] Students Frustrated With Silent ResLife as Semester Draws Closer

June 16, 2020

After getting past the hurdle of retrieving belongings left on campus, many students now feel left in the dark about the fall housing situation.

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Boxed Out

June 16, 2020
The modern mainstream crossword puzzle has an extensive record of excluding the voices of people of color, women and the LGBTQ community.
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[Photo] Dancing Queen: Courtney Celeste Spears

June 19, 2020

At protest in New York City, which is Fordham's community, students exemplify the Jesuit value of being "men and women for others."

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All the News Fit to Quiz: May 29, 2020

May 27, 2020
Test your knowledge of recent headlines with this week's news quiz.
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Logic Puzzle: Campus Visitors

May 14, 2020
The Lincoln Center campus has some unexpected visitors. Can you determine where and when they arrived?
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Crossword Issue 10: Make or Break

May 12, 2020
Play the Issue 10 crossword puzzle here.
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Color a Graduation Gown

May 12, 2020
Color this cap and gown and post a picture of your design. Tag @fordhamobserver as well as a senior who has made your time at Fordham special.
A colorful celebration in the streets of New York City during Pride March 2019. Flags from all over the world can be seen.

[Photo] NYC’s Pride Month Prepares for Digital Celebrations

May 13, 2020

Participants took to the streets for the 2019 Pride March in New York City. This year, the usual celebrations will be replaced by a virtual Global Pride event on June 27.

Making Brownies with Esmé Bleecker-Adams and Jill Rice

May 8, 2020
Learn to make Bon Appétit’s Camouflage Chocolate Fudge Brownies in the second video of The Observer's cooking series.
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Spring in New York Jigsaw Puzzles

May 6, 2020
How quickly can you complete these jigsaw puzzles to reveal the floral images?
Trash bags on a New York curb

[Photo] Coronavirus: Environmental Savior or Devastator?

May 6, 2020

Household and municipal waste have increased during the pandemic, according to a report from UNCTAD.

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A Successful End of Zoomester Show

May 5, 2020
Stove's Comedy Club performed their End of Semester Show on Zoom and livestreamed it on YouTube, raising over $5,000 to support health care workers.
A graphic displaying the pitfalls of a commute to your computer

Advice on Commuting to Your Zoom Class

April 28, 2020
You may have been used to sometimes-daily train delays in your past life, but nowadays you’re up against a host of even more frustrating holdups en route to Zoom school: delays in motivation and coordination.
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Crossword Issue 9: Food for Thought

April 28, 2020
Digest some food and cooking puns in this issue's crossword.