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

JULIET BEN-AMI, Staff Writer

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Your Abs Will Never Be as Tight as Your Friends

July 22, 2011

Published: May 5, 2010 It all started with an e-mail to Time Out New York Magazine, asking them to help me in my quest for six-pack abs. The fitness mission began. I worked with the trainer....

Sit Up Straight and Stay Away From That Sugar!

July 10, 2011

Published: April 22, 2010 After a month of soul-searching and diving into the different realms of health knowledge, I’m back on the mission for optimum health. What form have I chosen to create that...

The Key Ingredients for Six-Pack Abs

July 8, 2011

Published: April 1, 2010 It’s been a month since I stopped training with Travis, the trainer that Time Out New York set me up with for my six-pack mission. I thought that I would be just fine without...

Between Injuries and Dehydration, Fails are Contagious

July 5, 2011

Published: March 4, 2010 I wanted to take on a project to achieve the impossible. When I looked at myself in the mirror and thought of what the pinnacle of physical health would look like, I thought:...

A Six Pack For Spring, Courtesy of Time Out New York

June 28, 2011

Published February 18, 2010 March 15 is going down as a landmark day in my book. No, not because it’s the first day of my junior year spring break. By March 15, I’ll have six-pack abs. Since...

Far From Childs Play, Urban Rebounding On Trampolines Will Jump-Start Your Workout

June 27, 2011

Published: December 10, 2009 We all remember our days as wild children, propelling ourselves through the air from trampolines. With the sugar from post-lunch fruit snacks coursing through our veins,...

Resistance is Futile—Join the Spinning Movement

June 27, 2011

Published: October 22, 2009 The name of the class is spinning. The name of the game is resistance. I enter a small room filled with stationary bikes. I mount the bike and feel like the tallest...

Learn To Fly (and Shape Up) with Aerial Dancing

June 27, 2011

Published: November 5, 2009 If you think you can’t fly in real life, think again. Around 1 p.m. on Oct. 24 at the Manhattan Movement and Arts Center, I saw a mini-version of Cirque du Soleil before...

Be Your Own Cheerleader With a Physical and Mental “IntenSati” Workout

June 27, 2011

Published: October 8, 2009 Picture being able to drown out all of the annoying thoughts in your head while you work out. “If you don’t do that one last push-up you won’t get any stronger!”...

Hi, My Name Is Juliet, And I’m A Sugarholic

June 22, 2011

Published: April 30, 2009 One day, I was having lunch with a group of my co-workers. They were all having the pizza that they had ordered in, while I was eating some edamame and steamed broccoli...

Tangles In Transition Unravel the Post-Study Abroad Experience for FCLC Students

June 20, 2011

Published: April 9, 2009 Imagine being on an exhilarating rollercoaster ride with sweeping twists and turns, and then suddenly, it jolts to a stop. Then you have to stumble out into the real world again...

Grade Expectations: Students Appeal to Professors For Higher Marks

June 20, 2011

Published: April 2, 2009 You’re sitting at your desk, half-confident, half-anxious, awaiting the return of your midterm, unsure of whether this grade will be the death sentence for your GPA or the...

Need Advisement? Consult the Course Booklet! Students Find Fault in Academic Advising at FCLC

June 19, 2011

Published: March 12, 2009 Midterms have recently ended. You’re exhausted, yet another daunting task lies ahead: class registration. You trudge over to your advisor’s office, eager to get your...

Making Face Time: The Surprising View I Discovered Beyond the Monitor

June 12, 2011

Published: February 26, 2009 Recently, I was listening to my iPod on the D train, and I saw a picture of a man and a woman kissing. Underneath them was a caption which read “the original instant...

Despite the Post-Election Calm, Students Still Engaged in Politics

June 8, 2011

Since the beginning of election season last year, Americans had been atwitter in anticipation of the transition of power in the White House. There seemed to be an increase in people, particularly college...

Transfer Students Defy Statistics, Become Engaged in Community

June 6, 2011

Published: January 29, 2009 When you go to college in the middle of New York City, it’s easy to get lost in the shuffle. Now factor in the added pressure of trying to fit in at school after most people...

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