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KAREN LO, Staff Writer

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Michelle Bachmann is vying for the Republican presidential nomination, but shes been receiving criticism lately for her stance on gay rights. (Kim Foster-Tobin/The State/MCT)

A Calculated Face-off Against Homophobia Falls Flat

December 19, 2011
The latest video to go viral on the Internet shows an encounter between Michele Bachmann and a young boy at a book signing in South Carolina. [...]
Alec Baldwin, star of Capital One commercials, is one of many comedians featured in advertisements. (Lionel Hahn/Abaca Press/MCT)

Theater of the Mind: Comedians Take Over Commericals

December 7, 2011
For the past few years, Target’s infectiously enjoyable Christmas ad campaign has been at the top of its game. A wild-eyed blonde in a rotating wardrobe of immaculate holiday garb doles out tips for shoppers.
Researchers discovered patterns in moody Tweets throughout the day. (Illustration by Sara Azoulay/The Observer; Eric Goodwin/MCT)

Twitter Data Shows Trends in User Moods Across the Globe

November 16, 2011
When Twitter first hit the social media market, its functionality was doubted and frequently mocked. In 140 or fewer characters, how could this sparsely designed platform hold a candle to more established forums
The shows’ stars Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs play characters with rather closed-minded opinions of their immigrant co-workers. (CBS)

Racist Stereotypes Saturate New Show “2 Broke Girls”

November 2, 2011
I had at least moderately high hopes for the ambitiously campaigned, awfully named “2 Broke Girls,” a new sitcom that debuted this fall on CBS.
According to the study with placebo drugs and more positive mindset you can beat the fall flu this season.  (Photo Illustration BY Katherine Fotinos/The Observer)

The Placebo Effect: The Real Power of Positive Thinking

October 19, 2011
As another seemingly endless winter of discontent approaches, the promise of being mercilessly coughed and sneezed on during subway rides becomes a common nuisance in New York City.
According to a recent theory, when surrounded by other people, our body responds by burning more calories. (Sara Azoulay/The Observer)

In Good Company: Could Socializing Help You Stay Trim?

October 5, 2011
n social psychology, there is a phenomenon called social facilitation where people perform simple, well-learned tasks better in the presence of an audience than if they were to do it alone. We see

China’s Lost Opportunity in Tibet: How Not to Make Friends

July 15, 2011

Published: May 5, 2010 Almost two weeks ago, Tibet, the birthplace of the Dalai Lama, experienced an earthquake in its Qinghai province that killed over 2,000 people. In response, the exiled Tibetan...

What’s the Big Gaffe-ing Deal?

July 9, 2011

Published: April 15, 2011 Aside from plaguing my childhood memories with its haughtiness, the story of the Princess and the Pea, in which a lonely young prince decides that he will find his true...

Eloquentia Imperfecta: What We Lose With TAs as Professors

July 8, 2011

Published: April 1, 2010 Often extolled as the cornerstone of its liberal education, Fordham’s core is designed to give its undergraduate students a well-rounded taste of its different disciplines,...

Top Ten for 2010: Resolve to Explore the Web This Year

June 28, 2011

Published February 4, 2010 Every new year is supposed to be about doing away with all our bad habits of yore, starting fresh, and completing resolutions that... we’ll get to tomorrow. No, this weekend....

A Crash Course in Avoiding Crises During Finals Week

June 28, 2011

Let’s be honest, most of the time studying for finals actually means reading all of those eRes documents lingering in your downloads folder and frantically typing all of the key phrases you scribbled...

The Billionaire Brat Pack’s Monopoly on Our Attention

June 28, 2011

Published: November 19, 2009 The newest generation of young Hollywood is so young that I almost feel outdated. But, to make sure that I never forget them, I am always up to date on their lives, whether...

New Location Offers New Opportunity for MOCA

June 27, 2011

  Published: October 22, 2009 “What is the floor made of under your bed? You say brick, but your father said dirt. Which is it?” This was one of the questions that greeted me when...

Happily Living Hand to Mouth, Celebrating National Sandwich Day!

June 27, 2011

Published: November 5, 2009 Nov. 3 marks the anniversary of the birthday of 18th century nobleman John Montagu. What does this mean for you? It so happens that the late Montagu was the fourth Earl...

Reversing the Damage of a Negative Stereotype

June 26, 2011

Published: October 8, 2009 Now in its second year at Fordham College at Rose Hill, Mentoring Latinas is the brainchild of Ellen Silber, Ph.D., who started the project seven years ago when she was...

Enjoying New York City Before the Frost Bites: Lincoln Center Students Weigh in On The Perks of Fall

June 25, 2011

Published: September 24, 2009 When we were younger, the advent of fall marked the very important event of breaking out our favorite back-to-school outfits (Mine happened to be a red-and-white Tweety...

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