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The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

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The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

The Observer

LIZ BOWEN, Editor-in-Chief Emerita

All content by LIZ BOWEN


August 3, 2011

Ully Hirsch/Robert F. Nettleton Poetry Prize Award Co-Winner No one screamed when it coiled around the radiator pipe, skinny and white like a protruding vein. No one stood on a chair.   It...

Boa Noite

August 3, 2011

Margaret Lamb /Writing to the right-hand Margin Prize (Creative Non Fiction) Award Runner-Up Joana was not the first drunk prostitute I met in Cacau, but she was certainly the most regal. When...

Somewhere in New York City

July 31, 2011

Published: December 9, 2010 CHINATOWN Liz Bowen Editor-in-Chief I’m usually freezing when I go to Chinatown. Sometimes I’m downtown to catch up with a friend over phở and salty plum soda;...

Celebrate Vegetarian Month With Veggie Done Right

July 25, 2011

Published: October 7, 2010 When you’re a vegetarian, dining out can be draining. You have to get used to the questions: “Why don’t you eat meat, again? Fish isn’t really meat though, right?...

Preventing Suicide Among College Students

July 25, 2011

Published: October 7, 2010 Every year there are approximately 1,100 college suicides, including last week’s death of Jacob Miller, Fordham College at Rose Hill ’14.  In light of the number of...

August Girls

July 23, 2011

Published: August 25, 2010 In the last, good hours of the summer, when the days began to droop like slumping shoulder blades, you and I were latecomers. We kept fading fireflies from jumping too...

Luz Garay, FCLC Cafeteria Personality, Dies at 87

July 23, 2011

Published: August 25, 2010 At 87 years old, Lowenstein Café cashier Luz Garay had amassed a devoted following of hungry college students. Some stood in the grueling long line at her register just...

Ads Emphasize “Monologues” Ban

July 13, 2011

Published: April 13, 2011 “WARNING: Not supported by Student Affairs”—this was the disclaimer emblazoned in bold at the bottom of each poster advertising this year’s production of “The...

Margaret Lamb, 35-Year English Faculty Member, Dies at 75

July 12, 2011

Published: March 30, 2011 Margaret Lamb, author, playwright and English faculty member of 35 years, died on March 22. She was 75. The cause was complications of leukemia, according to Eva Badowska,...

Fordham Remembers FCLC Junior, Hayden Hartnett

July 12, 2011

Published: March 2, 2011 “Hayden was a shooting star,” Tanner Hartnett said about her younger sister, Hayden Hartnett, Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) ’12, who died in her dorm room on...

EMS Called For Student Thought To Be OD Risk

July 12, 2011

Published: March 2, 2011 As the Fordham community now knows via a recent university mass e-mail, Hayden Hartnett, FCLC ’12,  died of an apparent overdose on the morning of Sunday, Feb. 20 in her...

Phase One Of Expansion Underway

July 12, 2011

Published: February 16, 2011 Ground has been broken and land has been sold; Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC)’s “Master Plan” has been set in motion. After the Feb. 3 groundbreaking...

Mubarak’s Resignation Resonates With Fordham Community

July 12, 2011

Published: February 16, 2011 Egyptian protesters danced, prayed and set off fireworks in the streets of Tahrir Square. New Yorkers embraced, shouted and waved Egyptian flags outside of the U.N. ...

American-Led Violence and Dishonesty in Afghanistan Goes Underreported

July 10, 2011

Published: April 22, 2010 For decades now, the news media have been under fire from soft-hearted viewers who would rather not have their dinnertime television programming operate by the motto, “If...

No one will ever be as beautiful

July 10, 2011

Co-winner Ully Hirsch/ Robert F. Nettleton Poetry Prize Published: April 22, 2010 Before you eat a crab, you have to tear his lungs out, one-by-one like rotten teeth or in a heaping clump,...

Student Loan Bill a Lukewarm Victory for Dems

July 8, 2011

Published: April 1, 2010 March 21 was no ordinary Sunday. Most of us breathed a sigh of relief to learn that we’ll be able to stay on our parents’ health care plans until we’re 26. I found out...

Supreme Court Silences the Little Guy in Favor of Corporations

July 5, 2011

Published: March 4, 2010 Rhetorically, 2009 was Main Street’s year. Despite the beatings the American middle class took as a result of the recession, “Main Street” was the talk of the town—especially...

Is Facebook Killing the Haiti Relief Effort?

June 28, 2011

Published February 4, 2010 During one of my first classes of this semester—over a week after a violent earthquake racked the already impoverished nation of Haiti—the professor asked students...

The Battle Over Euthanasia: Is It Mercy or Muder?

June 28, 2011

POINT: Physician-Assisted Suicide is a Slippery Slope Toward a “Right to Die” for People Who Are Not Terminally Ill Helen Lee, Staff Writer Published: November 19, 2009 To say I was alarmed after...

Healthy Habits for College Student Life and Why We Can’t Stick to Them

June 27, 2011

Published: October 22, 2009 Every Fordham student knows that, amidst midterms, club meetings, internships and the omnipresent allure of The Flame, sometimes staying healthy falls to the bottom of our...

Should College Roommates Face Penalties for Sexiling?

June 27, 2011

Published: October 22, 2009 Since the end of September, a seemingly minor news story has penetrated the college world’s consciousness, prompting a range of responses—from outrage to approval to...

Learning to Cope with the Catholic Envy Complex

June 27, 2011

Published: November 5, 2009 Growing up Anglican was tough. Though my hometown in rural Maryland is noticeably full of evangelical, Protestant holy rollers, there is also a considerable Catholic...

Keeping Swine Flu at Bay: What Fordham Says vs. What Students Say

June 27, 2011

Published: October 8, 2009 Fordham has a lot to say about H1N1, and while it’s cute that they’re trying, it’s hard not to poke some fun at the university’s attempts to get a handle on something...

Bursting the Bubble: Intolerance Infiltrates Ninth Ave.

June 27, 2011

Published: October 8, 2009 When you live on campus at Fordham Lincoln Center, it’s easy to take things for granted. You don’t have to walk in the rain to get to class. Nobody ever has...

Facilities Fail: Fordham Does Little for Flea-Infested Apartment

June 25, 2011

Published: September 24, 2009 “Infestation” is not a word anyone likes to hear, especially when used in reference to a person’s living space. However, when my suitemate and I saw a tiny, crawly...

Google Conspiracies are Crazies’ Last Stand

June 23, 2011

Published: August 27, 2009 When Google Earth was first launched in 2004, most people tried it out, deemed it a super cool way to see their houses from space, showed it off to their friends and moved...

Self-Sabotage in the Senate on the Health Care Debate

June 23, 2011

Published: August 27, 2009 It’s not often that I point fingers at my own party. If the Bush administration’s wreckage taught me anything, it was that if any hope was left for this country,...

The Banner Lament: Wishing for OASIS?

June 23, 2011

Published: August 27, 2009 Remember the days of hating on OASIS? They are long gone, now that Fordham has finally implemented a new, up-to-date registration tool through the new

Mama Obama: The Real Reason We Love Michelle

June 22, 2011

Published: April 30, 2009 The world is coming to an end.  Not because of global warming, the Pope’s mishandling of the AIDS crisis, or North Korea’s new “satellite” blowing us all to smithereens—no,...

Winning the Culture War in Post-Bush America

June 22, 2011

Published: April 9, 2009 We New Yorkers pride ourselves on not being afraid of anything. The nonchalance with which we can gaze down from a balcony on the 37th floor of a high-rise, the assumptions...

Fordham Alumnus Raises Awareness for Human Rights in Kashmir

June 6, 2011

Published: December 29, 2009 “The Kashmir conflict is one of the most neglected conflicts in the world, and also one of the most urgent,” Fordham alumnus Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din said to an intimate crowd...

Maya Angelou Lectures Life Lessons at Pace University

June 5, 2011

Published: October 30, 2008 All she needed was a red carpet.  As Maya Angelou stepped out from behind the curtains of Pace University’s Schimmel Theater on Oct. 10, a deluge of light seemed to flood...

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