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


All content by JONATHAN XIKIS

Banning Tanning and Botox Tax: The Health Care Reform Small Print

July 8, 2011

Published: April 1, 2010 In the recently passed health care bill, also known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, a 10 percent tax on tanning bed operators was implemented. This replaced...

Textbook Tyranny: Avoiding the Monetary Massacre

June 28, 2011

Published February 18, 2010 If you’ve ever wondered why students always gripe about textbook prices, you’re not alone. According to a report by the California Public Interest Research Group titled...

The Case for Funding NASA: Advice for a “Spaced Out” U.S.

June 28, 2011

Published: November 19, 2009 When Americans think of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), they usually think of an innovative, prodigious government agency—one that has made advances...

No “Hope” for Artists Who Copy Photos

June 27, 2011

Published: November 5, 2009 When graffiti artist-turned-regular artist Shepard Fairey was looking for an image to use on his Barack Obama campaign poster, he was clearly not expecting the backlash it...

The Fare Hike is a Fair Hike!

June 22, 2011

Published: April 30, 2009 You’ve heard the news: the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is instituting a new fare increase that will raise the price of each subway ride by 50 cents....

No More False Starts, Please

June 13, 2011

Published: February 26, 2009 “A heads up,” the new MTA ad reads. “Starting in 2015, the new Second Avenue Subway will help relieve overcrowding on the Lexington lines. Overdue, but excellent...

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