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

JOSEPHINE TROTT, Staff Writer

All content by JOSEPHINE TROTT
American holidays tend to be materialistic when they should be about embracing our family’s traditions. (Ai Elo/The Observer_

Keeping It Traditional: Celebrating Christmas Without the Eggnog

December 7, 2011

The holidays are a time most people prefer to spend with their close family and friends. However, the idea of the commercialized American holiday sometimes gets in the way of the true meaning behind...

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Thanksgiving Disasters and Surprises

November 16, 2011

Thanksgiving is an inherently awkward holiday. It’s like a starter holiday whose purpose is to get you into the holiday spirit, but there’s nothing really exciting about it. On Christmas or Hanukkah,...

Senator Patty Murray of Washington is one of just a few women trying to make a mark in the male-dominated Senate. (Erika Schultz/Seattle Times/MCT)

Female Politicians: The Underrepresented Majority

November 16, 2011

With only 17 women involved with the U.S. Senate, an assembly of 100, I feel severely underrepresented in government, and I have a feeling that it’s only going to get worse. But the real issue is...

Police Brutality Accompanies the Occupy Movement

November 2, 2011

  I became aware of Occupy Wall Street for the first time when a student mentioned it in my theology class. A classmate had insisted we join in the protest that had just begun downtown. The...

After 15 years, characters like Wendy, Kenny, Cartman, Kyle and Stan are familiar faces whose crazy antics have always entertained audiences.

The Future of South Park: Show’s Creators Like Causing Anxiety

October 19, 2011

The newest episode of “South Park” recently aired this fall after a summer-long hiatus and everybody who follows “South Park” (especially me) was really looking forward to it. Sadly, after...

McMahon Hall’s doors aren’t exactly friendly to those students who don’t have the means to pay outrageous housing prices. (Salma Elmehdawi/The Observer)

Are You Paying Too Much for Housing? You Certainly Are

October 5, 2011

I had been living in McMahon Hall for two years and all was well. That is until I realized I was paying ridiculous sums of money to stay on campus. And by ridiculous I mean so ridiculous that it...

Does America Really Need Fatima? Fordham Event Dialogue Faces Discrimination

September 21, 2011

My first impression upon hearing about the “Learning to Listen: Voices of Sexual Diversity and the Catholic Church” dialogue held on Sept. 16 at Fordham University was that the dialogue needed to happen....

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