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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, Opinions Editor

Matthias Lai (he/him), FCLC ’25, is a head opinions editor at The Observer. He is a journalism major who loves exploring and learning about New York City. He spends his free time thrifting, baking and reading.

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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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