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The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

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The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

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MATTHIAS LAI, Former Opinions Editor

Matthias Lai (he/him), FCLC ’25, is a former head opinions editor at The Observer. He is a former assistant copy editor and head features editor. He is a journalism major who loves exploring and learning about New York City. He spends his free time baking, reading and enjoying the view from his rooftop.

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NYU student Rylie Faith brought the pop-punk energy, opening the night with an original song and a cover of Avril Lavigne’s “Sk8er Boi.”

Young Musicians Show Out in Brooklyn Bowl’s Battle of the Bands

May 2, 2024
Young musicians from across the NYC/NJ area performed electrifying sets at Brooklyn Bowl's latest "Battle of the Bands" show.
Citi Bikes are present on every New York City borough except Staten Island, and a student plan would encourage more college aged riders to use them.

Citi Bike Needs a Student Plan

November 4, 2023

There is nothing like biking in New York City. Although riding through busy downtown streets can be stressful, biking at the right location — whether it be a bridge connecting two boroughs, a path along...

Why You Need To Learn To Cook

Why You Need To Learn To Cook

October 2, 2023
Taking the time to cook is a great way to step back from stressors and treat yourself while still doing something productive and necessary.
A portrait of the Catholic-Italian saint, Januarius I of Benevento, hangs above the street at the Feast of San Gennaro.

[Photo] Annual Feast of San Gennaro Welcomes Thousands

By LIVIA REGINA September 29, 2023

Visitors line San Gennaro’s festival streets and brave the stormy weather to get a taste of fresh Italian cuisine.

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is home to some of New York Citys premier artistic institutions.

Looking Beyond Lincoln Square

September 13, 2023
Lincoln Square is a well kept and beautiful neighborhood, but it’s missing so much of what brings life to a community.
There was confusion and panic at Michigan State University when misinformation spread online amid an active shooter situation on campus.

Michigan State’s Misinformation Nightmare

March 5, 2023
Social media is an incredibly powerful tool, and it can be tempting to echo trending reports and make shallow political pleas to feel like we’re contributing something.
Protesting asylum seekers ate hot food provided by mutual aid groups.

Asylum Seekers Protest Removal from Lincoln Center Area

February 10, 2023
Following New York City’s decision to relocate asylum seekers from their temporary residence at The Watson Hotel, migrants protested outside the hotel for six days before they were removed by the New York Police Department (NYPD) on Feb. 1. 
Photo from inside of the Randall’s Island Shelter showing the housing layout provided to migrants.

Fordham Welcomes Asylum Seekers Into Lincoln Center Area

January 25, 2023
Due to an influx of asylum seekers arriving in buses at New York’s Port Authority Bus Terminal, The Watson Hotel, located on West 57th Street, was converted into a temporary shelter for migrants by the City of New York on Nov. 10, 2022. 
Is Football Worth the Risk?

Is Football Worth the Risk?

January 25, 2023
There are tens of thousands of college football players competing every year, but a vast majority of the people playing football are children.

Explore the Green Spaces of NYC With The Observer

November 29, 2022
The Observer explores Central Park, Prospect Park Lake, The High Line and other green spaces around New York City.
Construction is almost finished on the public garden at 550 Madison, a skyscraper in Midtown East.

The Public Garden at 550 Madison Comes at a Price

October 26, 2022
550 Madison is exploiting consumers’ desire to connect with nature, and it touts an interest in the environment to seem more environmentally conscious than it really is.
Saturday, March 19

Saturday, March 19

March 19, 2022
Take a minute to play The Observer's Daily Mini Crossword, posted everyday at 8:00 A.M.
a fan with the words Stop asian hate written across

NYC’s Inappropriate Response to Stop Asian Hate

March 8, 2022
Eric Adams' policing plan goes against the principles it should reinforce, and is why we need real conversation about how to stop Asian hate.
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