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The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

The Observer

The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

The Observer

Lena Weidenbruch

LENA WEIDENBRUCH, Sports & Health Editor Emerita

Lena Weidenbruch, Fordham College at Lincoln Center ’20, is a sports & health editor emerita for The Observer. She is studying journalism and in the future hopes to have a career which combines that with her love for athletics.
In a turn of events for Sports and Health Editor Emerita Lena Weidenbruch, FCLC ’20, her cat, Jack, is not out of the bag, but in it.

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

By GILLIAN RUSSO May 7, 2020

In a turn of events for Sports and Health Editor Emerita Lena Weidenbruch, FCLC ’20, her cat, Jack, is not out of the bag, but in it.

When the race was canceled in 2019, Pang had already arrived in Svalbard and experienced training in conditions similar to what can be expected in the race.

Another Year of Bad News for the North Pole Marathon

April 7, 2020
The North Pole Marathon faced cancellation for the second year in a row, this time over concerns about the coronavirus. Jonathan Pang, Fordham College at Lincoln Center ’20, who was set to race in 2019 and then prepared to make it up after cancellation this April, is hoping for redemption in 2021.
Slattery was consistently a strong competitor for the Rams during his time at Fordham.

Fordham Alumnus Takes on the Olympic Trials

March 10, 2020
Former top performer for the Rams’ men’s cross-country and track and field, Tom Slattery, GSBRH ’18, competed in his third marathon in three months in February. The first marathon was his first race across the distance, and the most recent was against the top marathoners in the country at the U.S. Olympic Marathon Team Trials.
Despite an inconsistent performance overall, several members of Fordham track did well enough to qualify for the ECAC/IC4A Championship in March.

Semisweet Run for Men’s and Women’s Track at Valentine Invitational

February 21, 2020
Fordham men’s and women’s track raced at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational in Boston, Massachusetts, on Friday, Feb. 14, and Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Boston University Track and Tennis Center. The Rams’ efforts were not extraordinary, but rewarding in that many will have the opportunity to race at the Eastern College Athletic Conference Division I Championship on March 7 and 8.
Bananas are one of a few foods that contain probiotics, which are good bacteria that exist in the stomach.

The Ins and Outs of Digestion

January 28, 2020
Optimal digestion is not always the primary focus of students scrounging for food between classes, internships and other various commitments. Proper nutrition, exercise, hydration and stress management can help students to avoid digestive drama.
Ryan Kutch, GSBRH ’20, set two school records last indoor season.

Winter Is Coming: Indoor Track Season Preview

December 4, 2019
The wind-down of the fall semester brings with it the start of the track season. Many of the Rams’ top finishers in cross country will continue to lead the team on the track this indoor season and the team will look to top the many personal and school records broken last year.
Bringing Something New to the (Thanksgiving) Table

Bringing Something New to the (Thanksgiving) Table

November 14, 2019
Whether you are looking for healthier alternatives to home-cooked comfort foods or a few new recipes for your holiday leftovers, here are six new takes on your favorite fall flavors.
Lead by Sydney Snow, FCRH ’20, in third place, the women’s team placed second overall.

Fordham Cross Country Finishes First (and Second) at Metropolitan Championships

October 16, 2019
On Friday, Oct. 11, Fordham Men’s and Women’s Cross Country teams competed at the Metropolitan Championships in Van Cortlandt Park. The Men’s and Women’s teams placed 1st and 2nd, respectively, and both teams had runners among the top five finishers in the two races.
Influencers may endorse get-fit-quick food plans, but not all diets sparkle.

The Allure of Diet Advice from Lifestyle Influencers

October 1, 2019
Just because one diet works for a popular Instagrammer does not mean it will work for all of their followers. Sports and Health Editor Lena Weidenbruch discusses the impact of taking too much inspiration from your favorite health influencers.
To train, Pang ran in subzero temperatures above the Arctic Circle.

North Pole Marathon Frozen by Political Conflict

April 30, 2019
Last month, Jonathan Pang, Fordham College at Lincoln Center ’19, traveled to the arctic to compete in the North Pole Marathon. Unfortunately, due to political conflict between Russia and Ukraine, the race was cancelled. Pang is excited to return to the race next year.
Lena makes three easy meals with ingredients you already have in your refrigerator.

Refrigerator Spring Cleaning

April 9, 2019
Don’t let spring cleaning stop at your fridge. Learn how to save space, money and make the most out of the few groceries you have with Lena Weidenbruch’s easy spring recipes for college students.
Brands like Nike, Adidas and Brooks carry many different models of shoes made for all kinds of feet.

The Rundown on Sneakers: Is Your Shoe Right For You?

March 14, 2019
You don’t need to be a professional athlete to wear specialized running shoes. Brands like Nike, Adidas, and Brooks carry many different models of shoes made for all different kinds of feet.
Nigel Zweibrock/The Observer
Individuals should meditate in the pose they feel most comfortable.

Meditation: More Than Just a Pose In a Silent Room

February 19, 2019
Meditating on ways to reduce stress as midterms approach? So was Lena Weidenbruch, who mediated every day for a week and got the inside scoop on the stress-buster.
Condoms must be used consistently and correctly during sex in order to achieve maximum protection.

Debunking Myths About Birth Control

February 12, 2019
Did you know that condoms are not the most effective way to prevent pregnancy? Neither did some of your classmates. Read more to make sure that you don’t fall prey to six common birth control myths.
How to Stay in School and in Shape in 2019

How to Stay in School and in Shape in 2019

January 22, 2019
No matter how many tests you have to study for or how little time you have outside of work, your health should also be a priority. Making time for yourself can, but does not have to, include a workout or a healthy meal.
Nikolas Reardon

Fordham Men’s and Women’s Track Fought to the Finish at the NYC Gotham Cup

January 22, 2019
Fordham men’s and women’s track competed at their second meet of the year on Friday, Jan. 18, at the New York City Gotham Cup.
NYC 2018 Marathon

NYC 2018 Marathon

November 14, 2018

Every year on the first Sunday in November, the streets of New York City fill with thousands of eager runners. This year was no different. Fan-favorite professional runners like Shalane Flanagan and Bernard...

Runners in central park.

Marathon World Record Shattered in Berlin

November 13, 2018

On Sunday, Sept. 16, Kenya’s Olympic champion and master marathoner Eliud Kipchoge broke the World Record in the men’s marathon in Berlin. Kipchoge shaved 78 seconds off of Dennis Kimetto’s 2014...


Trader Joe’s v. Whole Foods: The Great Debate

September 26, 2018

Chances are, if you are a residential student at Fordham Lincoln Center, you buy your groceries from one of two places: Trader Joe’s on Broadway between 71st and 72nd Street, or Whole Foods at Columbus...

A look at some of the delicious eats at Community Food and Juice. (LENA WEIDENBRUCH/THE OBSERVER)

NYC Eats: Community Food and Juice

January 10, 2018

Community Food and Juice is a spot that any brunch-loving New Yorker needs to check out. While it may be a bit of a trek on the subway to get up to West 113th and Broadway where the restaurant is located,...

Is Fashion Modern? will be at MoMA through January 28.

Is Fashion Modern?

November 18, 2017

Is Fashion Modern? That is the name of and question being asked at The Museum of Modern Art's (MoMa) latest installment. The exhibit features 111 pieces of clothing, accessories, beauty products, tattoos...

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