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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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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 13, 2020
Play the Issue 10 crossword puzzle here.
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Color a Graduation Gown

May 13, 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 7, 2020
How quickly can you complete these jigsaw puzzles to reveal the floral images?
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[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.
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Advice on Commuting to Your Zoom Class

April 29, 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.
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[Photo] Stop Expecting Students to Function Normally During the Coronavirus Pandemic

April 28, 2020

The stress of striving for academic success has put extra pressure on many students at this time. "I simply do not have the emotional energy to participate in class when I know I am living during one of...

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[Photo] Cracking the Code: What the Labels on Your Eggs Really Mean

April 28, 2020

The broad range of options in the egg aisle can be overwhelming, especially when you don’t know what their labels mean.

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[Photo] Four Ways to Maintain a Healthy Immune System

April 21, 2020

Graphic Illustration by Esmé Bleecker-Adams

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[Photo] Fordham STEM Students Past and Present Reflect on COVID-19 and Health Care Careers

April 21, 2020

New Yorkers display their gratitude to those on the front lines, including some Fordham students and graduates.

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Crossword Issue 7: Iquids

April 15, 2020
Play the Issue 7 crossword here. Hint: Take an L.
Tell Us About Yourself and We’ll Tell You Your Perfect Zoom Virtual Background

Tell Us About Yourself and We’ll Tell You Your Perfect Zoom Virtual Background

April 9, 2020
Learn which Zoom background is perfect for you.
As internships and jobs are cancelled it leaves students without experience that could have furthered their future careers.

[Photo] Fordham Students Lose Internships and Jobs as Global Crisis Continues

April 6, 2020

As internships and jobs are cancelled it leaves students without experience that could have furthered their future careers.

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Crossword Issue 6: Whatever Springs to Mind

April 7, 2020
Play the Issue 6 crossword here.
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Crossword Issue 4: Musical Numbers

March 10, 2020
Hint: Some of the answers have numerals instead of letters.
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Crossword Issue 3: Suit Yourself

February 19, 2020
Play the Issue 3 Observer crossword here.