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JOE MARVILLI, Assistant Online Editor Emeritus

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When It Comes to Music Festivals, There’s Something For Every Student

July 10, 2011

Published: April 22, 2010 Every year, throughout America, thousands of college students start checking hotel reservations and future flight plans for various areas throughout America and the world. ...

From His Mother to “Miracle,” McBride Talks To Fordham Students

July 10, 2011

Published: April 22, 2010 “Go to school, do good, make some money, try not to hurt people’s feelings, never hold a grudge and get started with life,” said James McBride on April 15 to a packed...

Still Swingin’: From The Harlem Renaissance to Today

June 28, 2011

Published February 18, 2010 Jazz was the rock and roll of the 1920s and '30s. It was rebellious, unusual, dangerous, and people loved it. It spread like wildfire across the major cities of America,...

We Love The 2000s!

June 28, 2011

Published: December 10, 2009 Well, this is it.  We’ve reached the end of the 2000s.  Just 10 years ago, boy bands were everywhere, people actually bought CDs in stores (no iTunes yet!), and no one...

Jennifer Logue: Out To Paint The World Pretty

June 27, 2011

Published: November 5, 2009 Jennifer Logue graduated from Fordham only two years ago, yet she’s already on her way to a successful career as a singer/songwriter.  After releasing “The...

The Best Venues for the Least-Known Acts

June 27, 2011

Published: October 8, 2009 Finding a good unknown band is both easier and harder than ever nowadays. Nearly every artist can be found on the Internet but the number of choices can make the process overwhelming....

All Points West Returns For Second Successful Year

June 22, 2011

Published: August 27, 2009 After hearing the forecast for the weekend of the All Points West Music and Arts Festival, I became pretty annoyed with the showers that loomed over the festival grounds...

Creativity and Controversy Surround Brooklyn Art Store

June 22, 2011

Published: October 02, 2008 The store blends in with the buildings surrounding it.  You would walk right by it if you weren’t looking for it.  You walk through the entrance and see a sparse...

U2 Gives Fordham a “Beautiful Day”

June 19, 2011

Published: March 12, 2009 “We joined a rock and roll band to get out of going to college, but maybe if it looked like this, things could have been different,” U2’s frontman, Bono, said...

Supergroup U2 Reaches For New Horizon

June 12, 2011

Published: February 26, 2009 While many of rock’s supergroups such as The Who have left their best days behind them, U2 have managed to stay relevant after 30 years.  It is difficult to predict the...

The Benjees Are on “The Scene”

June 6, 2011

Published: January 29, 2009 Despite only being around a couple of years, local band The Benjees have quickly proven that they’re here to stay. With their music consisting of a mix of rock,...

Strong and Stimulating Photos Make Opie’s Exhibit a Must-See

June 6, 2011

Published: December 11, 2008 First off, I know absolutely nothing about art. I’ve never really gone to any art shows or galleries. I went to the Guggenheim Museum exhibit, “Catherine...

How To Save Money During an Economic Crisis

June 5, 2011

Published: November 13, 2008 Many Fordham students are beginning to feel the effects of the current national recession. Wallets are getting lighter and jobs are getting tougher to find;...

Songs This Campaign Season Are Out Of Tune

June 5, 2011

Published: October 30, 2008 With Election Day right around the corner, Senators John McCain and Barack Obama have pulled out all the stops in their attempts to gain voters.  While many campaign ads...

Campus Activities Board Revives Battle of the Bands at FCLC

June 3, 2011

Published: May 1, 2008 It was a night of both classic rock and original songs when the Battle of the Bands returned to Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) on April 19. Held in a packed...

Oscar Picks 2008: Observer Edition

June 1, 2011

Published: Febrary 14, 2008 By TIM JALBERT, Staff Writer Overall, my favorite film of all the nominated films would be “No Country for Old Men,” so it would be appropriate that I would also think...

A Gamer’s Guide to the Holidays

May 30, 2011

Published: December 13, 2007 It’s that time of year again for all you fellow gamers out there, time to catch up on this fall’s hottest video games that you couldn’t afford to buy until...

Hot Licks and Stage Tricks: Guitar Hero III

May 29, 2011

Published: November 8, 2007 When it was announced that Harmonix, the developer of the two previous “Guitar Hero” games, had been replaced by Neversoft for the third installment in the franchise,...