The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

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The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

The Observer

The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

The Observer

MARIA FISCHER, Opinions Editor Emerita

All content by MARIA FISCHER
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Show Team Support, One Stock at a Time

November 14, 2013
Some skeptics feel that partly “owning” an athlete turns them into an object rather than a person. What they fail to realize is that buyers won’t own the athlete as a person; they will simply be investing in his talent.
Ian McKenna/The Observer

FCLC is Not a “Branch School”

November 2, 2013
Nothing offends me more than when people presume I go to a branch of Fordham College at Rose Hill. I will never understand why some people truly believe I would travel 500 miles away from home to attend college at a knockoff Fordham.
(Angela Luis/The Observer)

Neighborhood Stereotypes Are Important to Acknowledge

October 17, 2013
In this city, your neighborhood seems to be closely tied to who you are as a person, and South Williamsburg residents feel as though they’re losing their identity.
Sarah Howard/The Observer

Spike in Security Alerts Due to Students’ Irresponsibility

October 2, 2013
Although crimes occur at nearly every college campus, students at very urban campuses are forced to take extra precautions. Walking back to your room late at night comes with added risks that students at quintessential “college town” campuses might not have to consider.

iPhone Users Are Not Photojournalists

September 23, 2013
With a high-quality cell phone camera found in nearly every pocket, do we really need photojournalists? Are photography skills even necessary or relevant?
Hannah Anderson gets thousands of likes on her social media posts, like the one posted above. (Courtesy of Instagram)

Social Media and Serious Moments Do Not Mix

September 9, 2013
I joined Twitter my freshman year of high school. Immediately, I was captivated by the world of social media.
Kylie Bisutti claims that she felt objectified while working as an Angel. (courtesy of Tyndale House Publishers)

Superficiality is Not a Secret

May 1, 2013
We live in a shallow world.
Though immature, criticism directed at Justin Bieber has been unfair. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/MCT)

Internet Overreacts to Bieber Comment

April 17, 2013
With so much tragedy going on in the world, is the latest Bieber faux pas something really worth our time and attention?
An unidentified, anonymous internet user spills her secrets. (Ian Mckenna/The Observer)

Confession Pages Only Mean Trouble

April 15, 2013
“If you feel tempted to submit a confessions post, I urge you not to.”

Defining an Invasive Interview Question

March 12, 2013
Why would you want to work with someone who already makes you feel that uncomfortable?

Sometimes Helmets Are Just Not Enough

February 20, 2013
Next time you are watching a football game with a group of friends, pay attention to the reactions after each tackle. Whether it’s a cringe or gasp, football players get hit so hard that you often can’t help but let out an “Ouch!”
Map locates site of Lone Star College North Harris campus near Houston, Texas, where a shooting incident took place. (MCT 2013)

Texas College Shooting Prompts Look at Gun Control Issue

January 23, 2013
Occurrences of school shootings aren’t spanning over years and years anymore; it seems that a new shooting is now happening every few weeks.
If research claims drinking alcohol while pregnant is relatively safe, can waiters refuse drinks to pregnant women? (Courtesy of Andrew Vargas/Wikimedia Commons)

Drinking While Pregnant: Her Baby, Your Problem?

December 12, 2012
Research now shows that drinking in moderation while pregnant is relatively safe, and more and more pregnant women are guiltlessly enjoying a drink or two with their dinner.

Should Bums Be the Butt of Jokes?

November 7, 2012
Like many Fordham students, I unexpectedly found myself with a lot of free time during the week of Halloween.

The Amanda Todd Suicide: The Next KONY?

October 27, 2012
Are people genuinely rallying for support, or just trying to be a part of the latest trend?
Distracted driving can have deadly consequences, and it is unfortunately popular with teens. (Mandi Wright/Detroit Free Press/MCT)

Distracted Driving: Taking the Fast Lane to Terrible Consequences

September 21, 2012
Young people now think that they have a free pass to engage in any reckless activity, especially behind the wheel.
If Honey Boo Boo can have her own show for being an adorable toddler, why shouldnt we adorable Fordham students get ours? (Courtesy of TLC)

What if Fordham Put the “Real” in Reality TV?

September 13, 2012
It’s hard to believe what TV has come to define as “entertainment”.
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