The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

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The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

The Observer

The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

The Observer


JESSICA YU, Former Assistant Opinions Editor

Jessica Yu (she/they), FCLC ’23, is a former assistant opinions editor and columnist for The Observer. They are majoring in English with a concentration in creative writing. If you can’t find her sitting at the Lincoln Center fountain, she is probably with friends spending too much money on clothes, tripping over flat ground or looking for the best vegan burger in the city.

All content by JESSICA YU
International Students, Pick Your Majors Carefully

International Students, Pick Your Majors Carefully

March 22, 2023
Not knowing where I’d end up after college may have seemed exciting when I entered Fordham as a first-year, but four years later, I have built a life here.
We Can All Learn From Polyamory

We Can All Learn From Polyamory

February 8, 2023
Even if you are monogamous, there is a lot to gain from rejecting what society deems as “normal” in relationships.
 Much like its name would suggest, Cubbyhole is small and intimate, with an old school feel.

Your Guide to NYC Lesbian Bars

November 17, 2022
As of 2021, there are only 21 lesbian bars remaining in the United States and only three in New York City.
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Be Honest: Are You Being Real?

August 26, 2022
With the rise of BeReal, it’s clear that frustration with social media is reaching an all-time high — but will it save us from burnout?
talking about sex

Talking About Sex Doesn’t Make You Hypersexual

May 4, 2022

I love talking about sex. I love hearing my friends talk about sex. I love reading about female sexuality. This, however, does not mean I am hypersexual.  Let’s define hypersexuality. Also called...

restaurant named full moon pizzeria in the bronx

(Almost) Everything You Need to Know About the Bronx

April 28, 2022
By learning about the Bronx, we also are able to become more mindful of how we take up space in communities where we are guests.
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Let’s Talk About Doubt in Relationships

April 19, 2022
It's OK to feel doubt in your relationship or to not want to post about it on social media. You don't need to be the TikTok-perfect couple.
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Planet Fitness Is a Good Gym

March 7, 2022
As a frequent customer and avid fan of my local Planet Fitness, I’m here to defend this accessible gym: It’s time for the slander to stop.
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Living, in New York

November 15, 2021
If taking advantage of the city means spending all your savings on drinks at rooftop bars, it feels like New York is taking advantage of you.
a woman in a green dress holds a bowl of congee made here in a Taiwanese style with garlic cucumbers and pork floss

Karens and Congee: Asian Foods Do Not Need White People’s Input

July 31, 2021
Thinking congee needs to be “gourmet” and adapted to a modern, Western audience is incredibly insensitive, if not flat-out delusional.
the candidates for the primary of the NYC mayoral race

Primary Preview: A Handy Starter to Your Mayoral Research

June 21, 2021
The winner of the Democratic primary is most likely to be elected in November because of the city’s overwhelmingly Democratic population.
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Your All-in-One Guide to Daily @afffirmations

June 20, 2021
The meme page @afffirmations is an easy and free alternative to seeking help by giving you advice, and here is a guide to its prescriptions.
Three images put together in a graphic, one of a single protestor at Pride, another of a larger group of Pride marchers, and one of a woman witha microphone at Pride.

The Police Do Not Belong at Pride

June 6, 2021
With the announcement that New York City Pride organizers have banned police officers from marching in uniform at the Pride parade, it is important to understand the violence the LGBTQ+ community has faced at the hands of police
A country music singer in red white and blue.

Mocking the South Does Not Make You a Better Liberal

April 27, 2021
Hating country music and Southern culture often goes beyond personal preference and reflects a denial of issues that the whole country faces.
graphic illustration of South Korea in red with the American flag imposed on top dripping with blood

American Men Have Been Taught to Fetishize Asian Women

March 25, 2021
On March 16, 2021, a man committed a hate crime and  killed eight people, six of whom were Asian women, in three massage parlors in Atlanta, Georgia.
for an article about not wanting kids, illustration of a hand holding a pregnancy test that says thank god no

Stop Asking Me About Kids

February 25, 2021
Women should not be expected to have kids. Unless the thought of not having children absolutely devastates you, don't do it.
illustration of a mirror overlaid with a quote from a fordham student about gender identity, on a yellow background

Gender Identity and Quarantine: Respect Its Fluidity

February 11, 2021
For many people, including some Fordham students, isolation has given the word "gender" a whole new meaning.
a graphic illustration of two girls kissing in a photo posted on Instagram captioned with a winking emoji and a comment reading lol dont you have a boyfriend

Straight Girls: Please Stop Kissing Your Friends for Attention

November 9, 2020
I felt icky about it for a long time after, not because I feel icky about kissing girls but because she’s straight. And so were her other friends.
rainbow colored wedding cake with two men on top to symbolize the LGBTQ+ communitys right to marry

Barrett’s Gain is the LGBTQ+ Community’s Loss

October 28, 2020
The appointment of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court and President Trump’s potential reelection could threaten the safety of the LGBTQ+ community.
90s-style computer pop-up window that says Zoom - trigger warning - Accept / Deny

No, You’re Not Too Sensitive. Professors Should Give Trigger Warnings

October 12, 2020
It’s true that learning can cause discomfort sometimes. However, asking professors for trigger warnings is not the same as asking them to make college campuses ideologically safe.
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7 Things That Are NOT Your Fault: Blame it on Astrology

October 4, 2020
If you believe in astrology, you’re in luck, because guess what: All of your mistakes can be explained by your natal chart.
graphic of international students not welcome on American soil

American Issues are International Students’ Issues

July 27, 2020
Sure, I’m not American, but this is the country I chose to invest my future in.
A man stands in discomfort on an outline of the state of Texas.

It’s Not Just a Flu: Reopening Businesses Will Risk Millions of Lives

May 13, 2020
"I didn’t think a woman complaining about needing her roots redone would make a convincing argument in the eyes of government officials. But alas. Welcome to the land of the free."
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