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

JESSICA YU, Assistant Opinions Editor

Jessica Yu, FCLC ’23, is an 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
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.
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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.
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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+ community's 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

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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