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

KAMRUN NESA, Managing Editor Emerita

All content by KAMRUN NESA
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Don’t Judge A Book by Its Content

February 11, 2015
When someone asks, “What’s your favorite book?” chances are many would respond with a classic novel, so-called “real literature".
In the upcoming two-book series, “Blacklist,” Sylvia Day plans to feature a character from Fordham. (Courtesy of Sylvia Day)

Sylvia Day Brings a Dose of Romance to Fordham

November 20, 2014
New York Times bestselling author Sylvia Day is planning to write a new adult romance series featuring a character who attends Fordham University.
Barnes & Noble shoppers contemplate whether to buy their books in print or to invest in an e-reader. (Lauren Macdonald/The Observer)

Counterpoint: Electronic Over Print

October 22, 2014
I’ve bought my last college textbook. After three years of running around, trying to find good deals on college books, I’ve had enough.
Workers Protest Violations at FCLC

Workers Protest Violations at FCLC

September 23, 2014
Construction workers gathered outside Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) on the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 23 to protest workers rights violations

The Importance Of Going Beyond Tourism

August 25, 2014
Instead of following the bandwagon, it's important to carve out one's own journeys to exotic places.
Mary Higgins Clark (left) speaks to Professor of English Mary Bly’s Publishing Theory and Practice class on April 29. She spoke about her career, the writing industry and her new book

Mary Higgins Clark Visits Fordham

May 2, 2014
On Tuesday, April 29, 2014, Mary Higgins Clark, Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) ’79, spoke to students in Professor of English Mary Bly’s Publishing: Theory and Practice class. Clark led a discussion on her works as a whole as well as signing copies of her 1975 best-seller “Where Are The Children?”
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2014 Reid Writer Poets Hold Panel Discussion

April 24, 2014
Award-winning poets Vievee Francis and Tracy K. Smith read excerpts from and signed copies of their books of poetry at Fordham University.
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Hollywood Influence on American Politics Is Not Necessarily A Bad Thing

April 2, 2014
When stars and directors make politically explicit movies or start supporting a political or social cause, people, and sometimes even the government, feel obligated to listen to them and, in some cases, to take action.
Vanity Fair Isn’t Worthy of Praise for Its Colorblind Cover

Vanity Fair Isn’t Worthy of Praise for Its Colorblind Cover

February 17, 2014
Vanity Fair is notorious for representing many more white actors on their covers than any other race or ethnicity.
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Huckabee’s Birth Control Jab Only Serves to Turn Off Female Constituency

February 12, 2014
In many cases, government assistance isn’t enabling women to be idle and be “a victim of their gender” but rather, providing them with the foundation to rise up and be independent.
Courtesy of JFK Library

Museum Displays Do Not “Cheapen” JFK’s Assassination

November 20, 2013
These exhibits can certainly be graphic, but they are, in no way, downplaying the death of JFK.
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Grade Deflation Hurts Undeserving Students

November 14, 2013
Professors should not be expected to downgrade a student’s work for the sake of keeping the class average at a C.
A photo captured during one of our photographers study abroad trip to Tokyo and Kyoto, Japan. (Melanie Chamberlain/The Observer)

A Semester Abroad is Not a Semester Wasted

November 5, 2013
While we may go to school in a diverse city, taking the D train down to Little Italy or Chinatown isn’t the same as actually visiting Italy and China.
President Barack Obama in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, July 23, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Obamacare Was Not Worth a Government Shutdown

October 24, 2013
Obamacare still has some major glitches that need to be rectified, and for Congress to risk the country’s economy and its workers for an initiative that’s not fully fleshed out is not very logical.
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Cab Drivers Need to be Held Responsible for Reckless Driving

October 17, 2013
A 30-day license suspension is miniscule compared to an amputated leg or death.

Freedom of Speech Doesn’t Excuse LSU Fraternity Banner

September 23, 2013
There’s a fine line between good-natured jabs and offensive humor.
Future MTA price hikes will hurt all students at Fordham, but will especially strain the already tight budgets of many commuters. (Ian McKenna/The Observer)

Frequent MTA Hikes Unfairly Affect Commuters

September 9, 2013
Free MetroCards for New York students are a nostalgic thing of the past. In high school, I took them for granted; now I have to shell out $5.00 to get to and from school.

Shame on You, Senate

May 2, 2013
For a governing body that was created for and by the people, our senators showed Americans where they stood by disregarding their wishes for tougher gun laws.
Dystopian Books Endangered By Movie Versions

Dystopian Books Endangered By Movie Versions

April 4, 2013
“It’s not the first time they ruined a trend; vampires and wizards bear witness to that.”
Taylor Swift at the Grammy Awards on Feb. 12, 2012.  (Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times/MCT)

Swift Overacts to Dating Joke

March 18, 2013
She can dish it when it comes to her exes in her songs but she can’t take it when the tables are turned.
Lindsay Lohan and Lil Poopy are two child stars. (Lorey Sebastian/Walt Disney Pictures; Courtesy of

The Dangers of Child Stardom

March 6, 2013
“Upholding child stars for public amusement may be fun now, but the reality is that we’re all plucking these kids out of their childhood.”

Does Commuting Weaken A Student’s Academic Performance?

February 20, 2013
The life of a commuter is tiring and taxing. There is a sense of displacement amongst us commuters.
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