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The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

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The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

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LAURA OLDFATHER, Former Assistant Opinions Editor

Laura Oldfather (she/her), FCLC ’25, is a theology major and a former assistant opinions editor at The Observer. When she’s not writing, you can find her running in Central Park or asking people the maximum number of geese they could defend against in an attack on a grass arena approximately the size of a football field on which there are no other objects and termination occurs when the human in question has died or killed all of the geese.

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A donation box located in the Ram Van office at Rose Hill is collecting much-needed items such as blankets and canned food.

Death Toll of Kahramanmaras Earthquakes in Turkey and Syria Claim 50,000

March 1, 2023

A series of earthquakes in the Kahramanmaras regions of central and southern Turkey as well as western Syria have resulted in the loss and mass displacement of thousands of people. The first earthquake,...

Pope Francis condemned the criminalization of homosexuality but fell short of welcoming LGBTQ+ people into the Catholic Church.

The ‘Radical’ Pope Strikes Again

February 8, 2023
Saying that people shouldn’t be punished by law for who they are is a breadcrumb of equality.
Reproductive Rights: What Can We Actually Expect From Fordham?

Reproductive Rights: What Can We Actually Expect From Fordham?

August 31, 2022
Some students expected Fordham to release a statement criticizing the Roe v. Wade decision, but I do not think we should make such demands.
Members of YAC outside Citi Field at the “Young Alumni Night Out at the Mets” on May 22, 2019, after taking a trip to see the game.

Fordham Young Alumni Committee Looks to Further Engagement

June 28, 2022
After two years of virtual events due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Fordham Young Alumni Committee (YAC) is setting their sights on increasing involvement and engagement within the university’s alumni community.
fordham lincoln centers plaza

Fordham’s History of Gentrification

April 28, 2022
Fordham needs to be more upfront about its history and harmful legacy, while incorporating information about it into its education.
Cracked egg holding a coffee cup

Fordham Hosts Annual Egged or Mugged Day

March 31, 2022
On Oct. 31, Fordham's EGG committee will host its first annual Egged or Mugged Day, in which students choose whether to be egged or mugged.
ram van graphic that says ram van i love you on a red background

In Defense of the Ram Van

March 30, 2022
The Ram Van should be appreciated for what it offers: a trip to Rose Hill, some great naps and a steady commute from Manhattan to the Bronx.
ways to help graphic explaining how to help tremont fire victims

Fordham Community Responds to Bronx Fire

February 4, 2022
Campus Ministry and the CCEL donate to victims of the Tremont fire, as students direct donations to GoFundMes.
recipients of the Sperber Prize, Lesley Blume and Kerri Greenidge, on Zoom screens

Sperber Prize Ceremony Celebrates Importance of Journalism

November 9, 2021
The awards ceremony for two Sperber Prize winners was held on Zoom in adherence with Fordham Lincoln Center's COVID-19 restrictions on Nov. 4.
djellza pulatani stands at lincoln center smiling in a pink dress

USG Elects Djellza Pulatani as New Vice President

October 28, 2021
USG appoints a new vice president, Djellza Pulatani, following Robert Sundstrom stepping down from the position earlier this semester.
a picture of a woman in a blazer, names Lesley Blume, winner of the Sperber prize

Sperber Prize Presented to Two Recipients for the First Time

October 7, 2021
The Sperber Prize is presented awarded annually to authors of memoirs and biographies about media professionals in honor of Ann M. Sperber.
two students pictured in a collage, one holding a Fordham 2025 sticker and the other standing in front of a Fordham seal outside

Class of 2025 Discusses Difficult College Decisions

August 29, 2021
The Class of 2025 is the largest class Fordham Lincoln Center has welcomed to campus, with students eager to begin their in-person courses.
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