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The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

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The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

The Observer

MATTHEW MCCARTHY, Managing Editor Emeritus

The Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots look to face off on the gridiron in Super Bowl LI. (PHOTO COURTESY OF TEXAS.713 VIA FLICKR)

Who Will Win Super Bowl 51?

February 5, 2017

MATTHEW MCCARTHY Managing Editor New England Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick has made a habit of capitalizing on the mistakes opposing teams make. If the Patriots can take advantage of the Atlanta...

This Fordham student, who has asked The Observer to not disclose her identity, requested a service dog to live with her on campus, but the university denied her request. The Department of Education has since opened an investigation into the students allegations.

Fordham Under Investigation After Student Denied Service Dog

January 18, 2017
Fordham’s Office of Student Affairs denied a student’s request for a service dog to live with her on campus, despite her documented disability with the Office of Disability Services.

Rams Crush Crusaders at Yankee Stadium

November 16, 2016
Anderson and Edmonds lead Fordham to fifth consecutive Ram-Crusader Cup victory

CMS Cuts Ties with The Observer: Timeline of Events

August 26, 2016

When the CMS department decided to cut ties with The Observer, we were foremost concerned with how we could report on the story, given our direct involvement in the events. We ultimately came to the decision...

Jesse Bramble will be joining the Fordham football team next season. (PHOTO BY ANDREA GARCIA/ THE OBSERVER)

Bramble Embodies What Fordham Is All About

April 21, 2016
The Tottenville High School senior will try to make an immediate impact at Fordham.
Fordham may soon join the ranks of teams playing in March Madness. (MARTIN NUNEZ-BONILLA/ THE OBSERVER)

Fordham Basketball Is Establishing A Winning Tradition

April 5, 2016
The Fordham Rams are consistently improving year-to-year.
Many universities are under investigation for Title IX violations. (PHOTO COURTESY OF ALLEN FORREST VIA FLICKR)

Focus on Tennessee, not Just Peyton Manning

March 10, 2016
The media should focus on the hostile environment at Tennessee, not their former quarterback.
The Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center is now offering $25 memberships for students. (JESSICA HANLEY/THE OSBERVER)

The Hidden Gem of the Upper West Side

February 12, 2016
The Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center offers everything from a basketball court to a pool for only $25.

Which Team Will Win Super Bowl 50?

January 28, 2016
The Broncos will square off against the Panthers on Feb. 7.
The Fordham University Ram, pictured here at Jack Coffey Field in the Bronx, inspires school spirit in each member of the Fordham community (Julia Cornell /The Observer).

Under the Mask: “The Ram Transcends Everything”

November 19, 2015
As Laura Paone, Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) ’16, put it, “The Ram is life.”
Kain Coulter, quarterback at Northwestern University in Chicago, IL, speaks at a press conference regarding college athlete compensation. (Antonio Perez/The Chicago Tribune/VIA TNS)

O’Bannon Ruling Leaves Much to be Desired

November 8, 2015
The ruling in the O'Bannon v. NCAA lawsuit guarantees that college players will continue to be unpaid.
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver understands how sports gambling can be lucrative. (Chris Pedota/The Record/VIA TNS)

Sports Betting is Too Popular to Ignore

October 5, 2015
In an era where sports betting happens so often, it is becoming too popular to keep illegal.
Ahmad Brooks played nearly a month after facing criminal charges. (PHOTO COURTESY OF MARK GAIL/VIA TNS)

NFL’s Integrity Challenged – A History of Violence

September 16, 2015
The NFL's allowance of players with criminal histories has done more damage than "Deflategate" ever did.
The McMahon Hall Fitness Center underwent improvements last spring, adding free weights and ellipticals. (CONNOR MANNION/THE OBSERVER)

Fordham Fitness: Finding the Perfect Gym for You

August 28, 2015
With so many options, Fordham students have their choice of gyms around the city.
The 2015 NFL draft took place in Chicagos Auditorium Theatre. (PHOTO COURTESY John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

Initial Reactions to the 2015 NFL Draft

May 3, 2015
For the first time in 50 years, the National Football League (NFL) draft was not held in New York City.
Sarah Thomas: Breaking the NFL’s Glass Ceiling

Sarah Thomas: Breaking the NFL’s Glass Ceiling

April 29, 2015
Sarah Thomas will be a full-time referee and will be the first female to officiate full time during the upcoming NFL season.
Marcus Mariota may be one of the best players in the draft, but will he be available for the Jets to select? (PHOTO COURTESY OF WALLY SKALIJ/ LOS ANGELES TIMES VIA TNS)

New York Jets First Round Draft Primer 2015

April 15, 2015
The New York Jets played an embarrassing 17 weeks of football last season.
North Carolina’s success this season can be attributed to Marcus Paige. 
(Courtesy of Robert Willett/Raleigh News & Observer via TNS)

North Carolina is the Only Team Capable of Challenging Kentucky

March 25, 2015
The Wildcats are the consensus number one team in the country, with the University of North Carolina and Duke vying for second place.
Amari Cooper is one of the best offensive players the Giants could draft.  (Courtesy of Hyosub Shin/ Atlanta Journal-Constitution  via TNS)

New York Giants First Round Draft Primer 2015

March 11, 2015
The 2014 season was a disaster for the New York Giants, especially on the offensive side of the ball. With the ninth overall pick in the upcoming NFL Draft, the Giants will look to fill one of many holes on both offense and defense.
Brook Lopez remains a productive center for teams in need of one. However, it is time for the Brooklyn Nets to move away from him. 
(Photo courtesy of Jose Luis Villegas / Sacramento Bee via TNS)

Should the Nets Trade Brook Lopez?

February 26, 2015
With the trade deadline looming, the Brooklyn Nets are looking to relieve themselves of Brook Lopez’s contract, worth $16.7 million in 2016. Despite struggling on defense over the past two seasons, Lopez still has trade value as a center capable of playing at an All-Star level on the offensive end of the court.
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