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

KYLE J. KILKENNY, Staff Writer

All content by KYLE J. KILKENNY
Kilkenny and other RAs seek to instill real Jesuit values in the students they care for.

My Jesuit Values: A Meditation on Residential Life, Service and Community

April 30, 2019
The biggest lesson I have learned as an RA is that out principle role is largely misunderstood.
Kavanaugh must explain his past to preserve his future. (U.S. COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE D.C. CIRCUIT VIA WIKIMEDIA COMMONS)

36 Short Years: Why the Kavanaugh Allegations Still Matter

September 26, 2018

The allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh which have unfolded over the last week are both repulsive and intriguing. The account published by Christine Blasey Ford is jarring to say...

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De Blasio and Italian Enthusiasts Celebrate Culture and Heritage

October 12, 2017

On the evening of Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, four lucky Fordham students and two faculty members were invited to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s residence, Gracie Mansion, to commemorate Italian Heritage Month....


Student Self-Publishes Poetry Collection

October 3, 2017

While most Fordham students are trying to get into the groove of a new semester, Alex Crosby, Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) ’19, has a unique New (school) Year’s resolution. Under the pen...


Potty Politics: Studying Gender Inclusivity in the Concrete Jungle

September 19, 2017

Much like short-term study abroad programs to locations like Morocco, Rome and Granada, summer internships are excellent ways for Fordham students to complement their in-classroom learning with “real...

Olivia LaBarge (left), FCLC ’19, received an Honorable Mention at the Model United Nations Conference. (JILLIAN JAYMES/The Observer)

Student Makes Strides at Model United Nations Conference

May 8, 2017

With the recent Presidential election and subsequent inauguration of a new administration in Washington, a great number of college students have become more engaged in the political process. However, some...

During Fordham’s 2017 Spring break, members of the University Choir traveled to Puerto Rico (KYLE J. KILKENNY/The Observer).

La Isla del Encanto: Fordham Choir Tours Puerto Rico

April 9, 2017

During Fordham’s recent Spring recess, the University Choir traveled to Puerto Rico to share music, culture and life lessons with local citizens and students. This marked another exciting activity for...

The State of the City Address was held on Feb. 13 in the Apollo Theater. (KYLE J. KILKENNY/THE OBSERVER)

Fordham Students Attend the State of the City Address

February 23, 2017

On Monday, Feb. 13, students of Dr. Christina M. Greer’s “Introduction to Urban Politics” course waited on line outside the world-famous Apollo Theater for what was to be a historic night. Mayor...

Robin Wright stars as Claire Underwood on Netflix’s “House of Cards”. (HOUSE OF CARDS/COURTESY OF NETFLIX)

Female Protagonists Dominate Political Television Dramas

November 18, 2016

It’s everywhere. I can’t recall one time in the past five years where I haven’t seen an advertisement for a TV show centered around politics. “Scandal,” “The Good Wife,” “Madam Secretary,”...

Joanne, Lady Gagas first solo album in three years, opened at No.1 on the Billboard chart. (PHOTO COURTESY OF AMALIA ADINA/FLICKR)

Lady Gaga’s “Joanne” Hits the Charts

November 11, 2016

“Just Dance.” “Poker Face.” “Bad Romance.” “Born This Way.” You know the songs, you know the hooks, but do you know the woman behind them? This is the overarching theme of Lady Gaga’s...

A peaceful night in the neighborhood of Trastevere, overlooking a festival held along the Tiber River. (PHOTO COURTESY OF KYLE J. KILKENNY)

A Roman Holiday

August 28, 2016

This past summer, with nearly 30 Fordham Rams from both the Lincoln Center and Rose Hill campuses, I traveled to Rome for an insightful short-term study abroad program. The program was coordinated by Ms....

Ted Cruz has withdrawn from the presidential race. (COURTESY OF GAGE SKIDMORE FLICKR)

(Grand Old) Party Crasher: My Evening with the Cruz Family

May 10, 2016

One of the great things about being a student at Fordham’s Lincoln Center campus is you could be eating a sandwich at Alan’s one day and meet a Republican presidential candidate the next. At least...

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