The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

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The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

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The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

The Observer

JEWEL GALBRAITH, Features Editor Emerita

All content by JEWEL GALBRAITH
Missed your Megabus to make a PB&J? Yeah, Jewel feels you. (Inset: KRT PHotograph Via Chicago Tribune/MCT; Terrence Antonio James/ Chicago Tribune/MCT)

Late to the Party, Classroom, Work Shift, Etcetera

February 13, 2014
They say that the early bird catches the worm, but is that really true?
(Photo Illustration by Sara Azoulay/The Observer)

Keep the Crazy Schoolwork Going All Night long

December 12, 2012
Good news, readers: today’s column is a special edition of “I Pity The Jewel.” What’s special about it? Well, I’ve been awake for 28 hours, there is an exciting amount of coffee in my system, I’ve listened to more than one Justin Bieber hit single today and I am just now sitting down to write. Are you excited? I am. Let’s do this.
(Charles Bloom/Kansas City Star/MCT)

So You Think You Can Thank: Turkey Day 2012 Edition

November 15, 2012
Being that we’re college students, it’s easy for most Rams to think of some blessings to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. Maybe we’re glad we live in New York City. Maybe we can’t wait to see the renovated Lowenstein Café, replete with granola and more salad. Or maybe we’re just grateful that for the few days we’re at home for the holiday, we won’t have to worry about all-caps, ellipsis-riddled Facebook comments from our parents.
Apple stores across New York City are famous for their warm, inviting decor—as evidenced by their gray cinderblock walls, metallic ceiling fixtures and extra-bright lighting. (Sara Azoulay/The Observer)

Columbus Circle: Stores I’ve Never Understood and Don’t Want To

October 17, 2012
People always tell me that the Columbus Circle area is great for shopping, but is that really true? In a word, no.
The stark landscape of Fordham’s Quinn Library is the perfect place to take in some fluorescent light, enjoy the gentle whirr of printers and pretend you’re a heartless, highly efficient studying machine. (Ayer Chan/The Observer)

My Midterm Advice? Try Eating More Burritos

October 4, 2012
Whether you’re a cult member or just very impressionable, chances are you’re concerned about the impending apocalypse in December 2012. Personally, I’m more fixated on another upcoming crisis: fall semester midterms.
Heather Foye, FCLC ’14, and Janet, her Chinese roommate, pose in smocks and hats in an electronics factory. (Courtesy of Heather Foye)

A Spring Course, A Summer Adventure

August 22, 2012
At the start of last semester, international studies major Heather Foye, Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) ’14, didn’t know much about China. But by mid-May, she was standing atop the nation’s Great Wall.
I pose in the Abacos Islands in the Bahamas, sporting the bold new hairdo I would eventually wear on my first day of sixth grade. (Courtesy of Susan Galbraith)

First Impressions Die Hard, Braids Included

August 22, 2012

The first day of school: It’s like a scary version of Christmas morning. You wake up early and are ready for surprises. That initial class session means everything in the eyes of your professors and...

Jewel questions her dance skills outside Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater every Monday and Friday morning at 8:30. (Photo illustration by Rex Sakamoto/The Observer)

Act One: Dance Dance Resolution

May 2, 2012
I spent a good 15 minutes today trying to think of an uncommonly funny or embarrassing story that I could write about as an introduction to my column. Then I remembered that there’s something embarrassing that I do every Monday and Friday at 8:30 a.m.: take a class at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
Hit the Books! National Reading Day Tips From Fordham Professors

Hit the Books! National Reading Day Tips From Fordham Professors

February 22, 2012
For college students, reading is a daily activity. But while our textbooks can be captivating, the reading we do for class isn’t exactly the kind you would want to curl up with in a coffee shop on a rainy afternoon.
Tired of giving out chocolates for Valentines Day? Surprise your special one this year with these unique gifts theyll be sure to love... (Chicago Tribune/MCT)

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

February 11, 2012
If there’s something everyone loves, it’s a cheap stuffed animal. Just kidding. If that were true, Valentine’s Day gift shopping would be easy. Unfortunately it’s not.
Throwing up into a bag on the Ram Van is a nightmare, but imagine if you did not have a bag. (Photo Illustration by Harry Huggins/The Observer)

Freshman Year is Not Always Easy to Stomach

February 1, 2012
I threw up on the Ram Van. I will come right out and say that because I just finished being a first semester freshman, and that’s what happens first semester freshman year. You move to a new city.
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