The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

The Observer

The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

The Observer

The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

The Observer

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Kristen Skinner, Fordham College at Lincoln Center ’22, is a staff writer for The Observer and has been writing for the paper since her freshman year. She is a psychology major with a minor in visual arts and a concentration in American Catholic Studies. Upon graduation, she hopes to be a part of the 5 Year Education Program at Fordham, studying Early Childhood Education. Outside of school, Kristen can be found doing yoga, dancing, or exploring the city. She is a traditional New Yorker raised in upstate NY, who loves the snow and drinking lots of coffee.

All content by KRISTEN SKINNER
ailey seniors perform benefit concert over Zoom

Alvin Ailey’s Benefit Unveiled in a New Virtual Format

May 9, 2021
The annual Alvin Ailey Benefit Concert was held on Zoom, with each class dancing together and the scholarship winner performing solo.
Brooklyn Book Festival poster

Brooklyn Book Festival 2020 Goes Virtual

October 1, 2020
The Brooklyn Book Festival has created a fully virtual and accessible slate of programming for the first time in its 15-year history.
sun shining through the trees in a park

Parks With Possibilities

September 16, 2020
Spending a great deal of time online means outdoor spaces are more important than ever. Read about some of the boroughs' best parks.
iHeartRadio Celebrity Twist on Commencement

iHeartRadio Celebrity Twist on Commencement

May 12, 2020
iHeartRadio’s newest podcast is bringing commencement speeches to the class of 2020 whose live speeches were taken away from them.
With Kristen Skinner, FCLC ’22, Norman takes a break during finals season.

[Photo] Students Share the Perks of Pets During the Pandemic

By GILLIAN RUSSO May 7, 2020

With Kristen Skinner, FCLC ’22, Norman takes a break during finals season.

The BeWell LC E-board smiles together in a group.

Virtual Club Spotlight: BeWell LC Goes Remote

April 28, 2020
BeWell LC held their annual spring Amazing Race online this year. The race spanned four days so it was accessible to everyone regardless of where they were.
Professor Michael Peppard has found that managing his school time, family time and personal time a challenge under quarantine, but not one too large to overcome.

Professor Michael Peppard Balances Teaching, Homeschooling and Music-Making During COVID-19

April 14, 2020
Theology professor Michael Peppard discusses balancing college work with his children’s virtual learning, and finding moments of mindfulness in old hobbies.
Fordham Mainstage Announces 2020-2021 Shows About Purpose, Identity and Determination

Fordham Mainstage Announces 2020-2021 Shows About Purpose, Identity and Determination

April 1, 2020
The 2020-2021 season’s shows will explore questions including “What is our purpose?” “What lies ahead?” and “How am I going to get through this?”
Jade Appel, FCLC 21, walked the fashion show in a polleta, the national dress of Panama that exhibits traditional Panamanian stitchwork.

FACE Hosts Cultural Showcase

March 10, 2020
Fordham Advocates for Cultural Enrichment (FACE) held its first cultural showcase on Mar. 5 in collaboration with other cultural clubs on campus.
A Valentines Day playlist doesnt always need to lean on love songs.

Ram Jams: Anti-Valentine’s Music

February 13, 2020
If Valentine’s Day has you in a funk this year, fear not. Pop in your headphones or turn on your speaker and get this playlist blasting.
Support local businesses by visiting Bryant Parks Winter Village, only a ten minute subway ride from Lincoln Center.

Shopping Locally this Christmas at Bryant Park’s Winter Village

December 4, 2019
Bryant Park has a Winter Village open every day that hosts over 175 boutiques. Here, you can purchase affordable and personable gifts while supporting local New York stores, artists and eateries.
The most ideal printer locations in Lowenstein are only open to faculty.

To Print or Not to Print

November 13, 2019
One might assume that, after a 30-year presence of printers in the Quinn Library, the printing system at Fordham Lincoln Center would run smoothly. Unfortunately, with each year comes new printing problems, and students and faculty alike are consistently frustrated with the situation, especially during critical periods like midterms.
Spooktacular Halloween Events in the City

Spooktacular Halloween Events in the City

October 30, 2019
Figuring out what to do for Halloween can be a daunting task in New York City. Here are a few different Halloween events in the city to check out.
An autumn-themed weekend is perfectly doable without leaving New York City.

How To: Fall-filling Weekend for Under $30

October 2, 2019
Before it gets too cold, explore the best of what New York City has to offer. But you don't have to spend a fortune to have a fun fall weekend.
Vegan pizza is just one of the delicious vegan dishes you can find off-campus.

Vegan Options Galore in NYC

April 30, 2019
There's plenty more vegan eating options than just salads.
“Satellites” explores the harsh realities of gentrification in a Brooklyn neighborhood.

“Satellites” Circles a Heavy Conversation

March 13, 2019
Fordham Theatre's mainstage, "Satellites," explores the reality of gentrification in New York City.
Long distance relationships can be difficult, but they can also help facilitate emotional growth and communication skills.

Distance Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

February 12, 2019
Kristen Skinner, staff writer, discusses the ups and downs of long distance relationships in college.
Amazon is known for its convenience and vast inventory, but it comes at a price.

Is Amazon’s Convenience Worth the Intrusion?

February 6, 2019
Kristen Skinner, staff writer, examines the relationship that students have with the online store, Amazon. Despite Amazon's convenience and vast inventory, can we ignore their intrusion of our privacy?
Burrito Box may be limited in terms of square footage, but its colorful and friendly atmosphere is loved by Fordham students.

LC Eats: Burrito Box

January 22, 2019
When it comes to quick, easy and delicious food that isn't too hard on the wallet, Burrito Box is a spot that is loved by FCLC.
Art for Arctics Sake was the result of six weeks of collaboration between students, professors and artists.

Art for Arctic’s Sake: Visual Arts Students Curate Exhibition on Climate Change

November 14, 2018
A contemporary art class at Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC), taught by Professors Joanna Isaak and Katherina Fostano, opened its exhibition titled “Art for Arctic’s Sake” in the Ildiko Butler Gallery of Lowenstein on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018.
Yoga to the People aims to attract those who may be deterred by the high cost of traditional yoga studios.

Bringing Yoga to the People

October 10, 2018

In today’s world, everyone could use a little peace of mind. Many individuals, now more than ever, long for the chance to relax, unwind and unplug. Yoga gives people the perfect opportunity to do just...

Table of Silence, which was launched in 2011, features both professional dancers and Fordham/Ailey BFA students.

Dancers Bring NYC to a Pause on 9/11

September 26, 2018

Pedestrians from all over New York City gathered around the Josie Robertson Plaza at Lincoln Center on Sept. 11, quietly awaiting the annual Table of Silence performance. Then suddenly, the musicians played...

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