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The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

The Observer

The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

The Observer

JOHN MCCULLOUGH, Opinions Editor Emeritus

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This year’s Winter Ball took place at Essex House where students partied to Jay Z, drank mocktails and took pictures in front of a secret garden backdrop.

The End of the World at Winter Ball

March 8, 2019
Senior John McCollough attends his first Winter Ball at Essex House where he makes some memories.
Macrons potential victory in the French presidential election will have severe implications for the future political climate of the country. (COURTESY OF OFFICIAL LEWEB PHOTOS VIA FLICKR)

Macron Will Not Save Us

May 6, 2017

Emmanuel Macron made history as the first candidate not of a major party of the Fifth French Republic to win the first round of a Presidential election, carrying 24 percent of the vote to continue against...

(PHOTO COURTESY OF RICHARD CASSAN/ FLICKR)

Yiannopoulos’ Hate Is Not Free Speech

February 24, 2017

On Jan. 27, a scheduled speaking engagement by former Breitbart editor Yiannopoulos Yiannopoulos at Berkeley was cancelled in response to widespread opposition and protests by Berkeley students, as well...

How Can We Move Forward?

How Can We Move Forward?

February 8, 2017

In 1916, Rosa Luxemburg declared that a world ravaged by war, disease and the rise of far-right populist currents had two options: build a new system in which the working class could control its own...

Megyn Kelly gained many plaudits from the center-left from her many media bouts with President Trump. (Exchange Associate/Flickr)

Liberals: Megyn Kelly is Not Your Friend

January 25, 2017

During the Republican primary season, the vast majority of media attention was intensely fixated on the eventual victor, President Donald Trump. Through the grueling months of pageantry and spectacle,...

(PHOTO BY JESSICA HANLEY /THE OBSERVER)

Democrats Must Move Left or Die

November 16, 2016

In the early hours of Nov. 9, Donald J. Trump was declared the winner of the 2016 presidential election. This was a result completely unexpected by most of the media and the Democratic Party. In the midst...

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On the Issues: Final Thoughts

November 4, 2016

Throughout this semester, we have analyzed the four main candidates of the 2016 Presidential Election (Clinton, Trump, Stein and Johnson) on individual issues relevant to the Fordham community. As the...

On the Issues: Drug Policy

On the Issues: Drug Policy

October 13, 2016

As the general election nears, The Observer will be running a series of articles on political issues that interest students. In our coverage, we will analyze each of the four presidential candidates’...

Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI-M) supporters along with trade unionists shout slogans and wave flags during a protest rally in Amritsar on September 7, 2010, part of a nationwide strike. A strike called by trade unions and left parties in India to protest against rising prices and alleged anti-labour policies crippled life in the country.   AFP PHOTO/NARINDER NANU (Photo credit should read NARINDER NANU/AFP/Getty Images)

For Organized Labor, India Points the Way Forward

September 29, 2016

On Sept. 2, between 150 and 180 million Indian workers walked out of their jobs carrying red banners and calling for, among other things, a higher minimum wage and increased rights in the workplace....

On the Issues 2016: Social Services

On the Issues 2016: Social Services

September 27, 2016

As the general election nears, The Observer will be running a series of articles on political issues that interest students. In our coverage, we will analyze each of the four presidential candidates’...

(PHOTO COURTESY OF THOMAS HAWK//FLICKR)

“First Responders” Limits Debate About Police

September 16, 2016

In the aftermath of countless highly publicized shootings of civilians by police officers, such as those of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, the actions of law enforcement have come under a greater...

(PHOTO COURTESY OF GAGE SKIDMORE/FLICKR)

On the Issues: Immigration

September 16, 2016

As the general election nears, The Observer will be running a series of articles on political issues that interest students. In our coverage, we will analyze each of the four presidential candidates’...

(COURTESY OF GAGE SKIDMORE/FLICKR)

On the Issues 2016: Student Loan Debt and Higher Education Cost

August 26, 2016

As the general election nears, The Observer will be running a series of articles on political issues that affect students directly. In our coverage, we will analyze each of the four presidential candidate’s...

The expansion of the U.S. military’s drone program has led to the loss of too many innocent lives. (PHOTO COURTESY OF RICHARD UNTEN VIA FLICKR)

Assessing the Human Cost of Drone Strikes

May 27, 2016

When Barack Obama came into the Oval Office after a landslide victory in the 2008 election, he did so with the promise that he would scale back the hawkish, neo-conservative foreign policy of the prior...

One of the co-founders of the Mossack Fonseca law firm in Panama is Ramon Fonseca Mora, seen here in a May 31, 2012, photo. (Courtesy of the International Co./TNS)

The Panama Papers Prove Change is Necessary

April 22, 2016

On April 3, the international community was rocked by a massive leak of 11 million documents—belonging to the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca—which point to tax evasion and money laundering on...

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at American Airlines Center in Dallas on Monday, Sept. 14, 2015. (Nathan Hunsinger/Dallas Morning News/TNS)

Donald Trump: Master of Distraction

November 22, 2015

As anyone who has watched any mainstream news channel for even a minute in the past three months knows, Donald Trump is no fan of undocumented immigrants. His blustery, seemingly written-on-the-spot stump...

Jeremy Corbyn campaigning in Margate on September 5th 2015. The growing popularity of Bernie Sanders in the U.S. and the rise of Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the opposition in the UK indicates a shift in public opinion away from a strictly capitalist economy. (PHOTO COURTESY OF CHRIS BECKETT VIA FLICKR)

Socialism is Not as Evil as We May Think

October 6, 2015

Three months ago, Jeremy Corbyn was almost denied entry into the leadership election of the British Labour Party due to not obtaining enough support from established members of Parliament. But on Saturday,...

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