The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

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The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

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The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

The Observer

MARIA FISCHER, Opinions Editor Emerita

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Show Team Support, One Stock at a Time

November 14, 2013

Whether the spirit of athletics comes in the form of a dedicated player storming the field or a hardcore fan donning a painted face, many Americans love taking part in the beloved game of football....

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FCLC is Not a “Branch School”

November 2, 2013

Dear family and friends back in Ohio, I do not attend what you all refer to as “a branch school.” To me, the statement above seems obvious. Fordham University is a school that has several...

(Angela Luis/The Observer)

Neighborhood Stereotypes Are Important to Acknowledge

October 17, 2013

For anyone who resides in the famous Brooklyn neighborhood, simply saying “I’m from Williamsburg,” will soon require some clarification. According to Alex Williams of the New York Times, Williamsburg...

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Spike in Security Alerts Due to Students’ Irresponsibility

October 2, 2013

Nothing says, “Welcome back to school!” quite like a Fordham security alert. “On Friday, September 6, 2013, at 1:40 a.m., Fordham security received a report that a male Fordham student was...

iPhone Users Are Not Photojournalists

September 23, 2013

“Yes, intern positions are still available. Please send over your resume.” For the college student eager to dip his or her toe into the work force, those last five words can be nerve-wracking....

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. I wanted to post everything I did every second of the day. It didn’t matter if I was tweeting...

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. I thought this simple statement was common knowledge, but evidently the world’s praise of beauty and sex appeal came as a shock to ex-model Kylie Bisutti....

Though immature, criticism directed at Justin Bieber has been unfair. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/MCT)

Internet Overreacts to Bieber Comment

April 17, 2013

In today’s celebrity-obsessed world, it should come as no surprise that Justin Bieber is under scrutiny for the note that he left in the Anne Frank House museum’s guestbook. Bieber signed the museum’s...

An unidentified, anonymous internet user spills her secrets. (Ian Mckenna/The Observer)

Confession Pages Only Mean Trouble

April 15, 2013

Through the years our generation has always been enthralled with social media trends, from the earlier “surveys” on MySpace to the more recent “#tbt” hashtags on Instagram. But now there’s...

Defining an Invasive Interview Question

March 12, 2013

When I know that I have a big interview coming up, I do what most relatively inexperienced young adults of our generation do: scour the Internet for tips. Normally I come across the standard sites...

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...

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

Like many aspiring journalists with the desire to stay informed, I signed up for news alerts to be sent to my phone. Before my afternoon classes begun on Jan. 22, I had some time to waste- why not...

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

It’s your first day as a waiter or waitress. You walk up to one of your customers, a woman with an oddly familiar glow to her skin. She looks up, smiling, and orders a glass of pinot noir. Seems normal,...

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. With its extreme weather conditions, Hurricane Sandy left me with limited options for entertainment....

The Amanda Todd Suicide: The Next KONY?

October 27, 2012

Like many procrastinators, I opted to read my social network news feeds rather than engage in mindless midterm studying. As I scrolled down my Twitter feed, nothing seemed out of the ordinary. But...

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

I remember the day that I passed my driving test like it was yesterday. After sitting through a month of driving school, completing eight hours of in-car training and perfecting the daunting task...

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

  Daily life for a college student is inarguably full of stress. Between classes and homework and exams and term papers and projects, it’s hard to find a moment just for yourself. So how...

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