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HALEY SMULLEN

HALEY SMULLEN, Opinions Editor Emerita

Haley Smullen, Fordham College at Lincoln Center ’23, is an opinions editor for The Observer. Haley enjoys writing about social activism, pop culture phenomena and other topics she finds intriguing. As a psychology major, however, Haley prefers to spend most of her time learning about neurodevelopmental diversity, body language and experiential therapy.

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How Your Quarantine Behavior Reveals Your Character Alignment

How Your Quarantine Behavior Reveals Your Character Alignment

April 21, 2020
Galvanized to allocate my time more effectively, cut back on unnecessary interactions and identify my values, I have learned who the people around me really are as the coronavirus causes us to hunker down.
The Fordham Dining Room offers a variety of nutritious food for students to peruse and consume every day.

Keto Food for Thought: Stop Complaining About the Dining Room

February 3, 2020
Fordham students should recognize how lucky we are to possess daily access to such a high quantity of high quality food.
How can you ensure that your peers can trust and respect your academic integrity and authority within the classroom?

Breaking the Ice: The Case for Icebreakers

January 22, 2020
Icebreakers are your personal business ventures; wield your pick with panache to produce your polished persona.
Gen Z doesn't buy houses, eats too much avocado toast and may be hurting the social movements they seek to promote.

No Callbacks, No Tickets, Show Canceled: Ditching Performative Activism

October 16, 2019
Some facets of social justice, it seems, have lost their intellectual fire and retired to the often frivolous, repetitive echo chamber that is social media. Since when did social justice become about being social, and not about being just?
Move over, Lady Liberty. Vine is the new representative of American culture and art.

Vine is the Pinnacle of American Art

October 2, 2019
I stare at my phone. A scrawny, pre-pubescent boy with matted blond hair and a nylon sweatshirt moves across the screen. A loud, drawling wail oscillating to the beat of snapping fingers comes from my screen.
Poor representation of autism in the media isn't just lazy: it's damaging.

Autism Representation Needs to Be Better

September 17, 2019
The reality of being an autistic woman in a neurotypical world is to be wedged unwillingly between the pillars of sexism and bigotry which question, belittle and villainize any move she makes.