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NANOR HARTOUNIAN, Staff Writer

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Hackers aren't just people who try to get into your computer. (MARIA KOVOROS/THE OBSERVER)

Hactivism: Decoding the Cyber Culture

December 4, 2015

Rule breaking, defiant and most importantly, faceless – these are the qualities most commonly attributed to hackers. Historically, they’ve been notorious for disrupting cyber networks that were...

In front of a residential building on the Upper East Side sits these two cute spider pumpkins. Halloween decorations do exist in New York City. (PHOTO BY ZANA NAJJAR/ THE OBSERVER)

Friday Finds: Halloween Edition

October 16, 2015

If you’re missing man’s best friend…attend a dog parade! The only thing better than a parade dedicated to puppies is a parade dedicated to puppies dressed in adorable outfits. The Tompkins Square...

Yoga instructor Denise Waling and the Special Olympics World Games teams from Brazil and Romania stretch while doing yoga at the Original Muscle Beach on July 22, 2015, in Santa Monica, Calif. (Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Friday Finds in NYC: Yoga, Fashion Week and More!

September 18, 2015

If you’re craving inspiration... attend an event courtesy of New York Fashion Week! We have the privilege of waking up in one of the most fashionable cities in the world. This year, take advantage of...

By far my favorite breakfast on my vacation! (JOHN T. VIA FLICKR)

Friday Finds: Where To Wander In NYC This Weekend

August 28, 2015

If you’re feeling hungry… grab an acai bowl! Located on 164 Mott Street, Two Hands has quickly become one of the most Instagram-worthy spots in the city. Even more impressive than its quirky and quaint...

Old Street (PHOTO COURTESY OF NANOR HARTOUNIAN)

London’s Lively Walls: A Glimpse into the City’s Graffiti

July 14, 2015

What is considered “art” has proven to be subjective. Sure, when a painting or sculpture is showcased in a gallery, it is regarded as a piece of art. However, the lines become blurred when products...

Rob Falsini in the Covent Garden Market (PHOTO COURTESY OF NANOR HARTOUNIAN)

My Momentary Musical Experience

July 2, 2015

“In the spirit of being free, there is nothing in this world as beautiful as she,” the bearded guitarist clad in a red and blue plaid button down and blue jeans crooned. As his smooth voice rippled...

(PHOTO COURTESY OF NANOR HARTOUNIAN)

Faces of London: Mike Jones

June 29, 2015

(PHOTO COURTESY OF NANOR HARTOUNIAN)MJ: What’s a New Yorker doing in London? NH: I’m a journalism major and am here taking a course called Writing for Magazines. MJ: Oh wow! Are you the kind...

American Expats: Sean Gallagher

American Expats: Sean Gallagher

June 16, 2015

Sean Gallagher graduated from Fordham University in 1993 where he studied journalism at both the Rose Hill and Lincoln Center campus. He is currently an online and news editor at Index on Censorship, an...

Sarah, bartender,  at Hackney Attic Open Mic Slam Storytelling Event,
Backney, London. ( PHOTO COURTESY OF NANOR HARTOUNIAN)

Faces of London: Sarah

June 13, 2015

On Monday night, I found myself in the attic of London’s Hackney Picturehouse attending an open mic slam storytelling event. I asked the bartender, "Have you ever performed here?" “No way....

Alleyway in Dublin PHOTO COURTESY OF NANOR HARTOUNIAN)

Dublin Through the Eyes of a New Yorker

June 11, 2015

When I told a close friend of mine who’d studied abroad in London last year that I’d be doing the same this summer, one of the first recommendations she had for me ironically included leaving the city....

Sandhiya Nadarajah, FCLC ‘18 on left, and Caitlin Sakdalan, FCLC ‘18 on right.  (COURTESY OF Sandhiya Nadarajah and Caitlin Sakdalan)

The Anatomy of a Food Instagram

April 29, 2015

We’ve all been there: you’re grabbing food with a friend and finally receive the meal you’ve been waiting for since you arrived. Just as you’re about to reach for that mouth-watering first bite,...

The GO! New Orleans team snacking on some NOLA treats!  
(Courtesy of Nanor Hartounian)

“The Grandma Rule,” Beignets And Some Paint Cans: My GO! New Orleans Experience

March 25, 2015

As my team and I spent our first night in New Orleans sitting on steps overlooking Jackson Square, sipping on Café Du Monde’s famous coffee and munching on beignets that were prepared to perfection,...

Watching Television in the 21st Century: Catching Your Favorite Shows While in College

Watching Television in the 21st Century: Catching Your Favorite Shows While in College

October 8, 2014

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,” Charles Dickens once wrote about every new fall television lineup. Your favorite shows are back. Your old classics are now resting in peace...

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A Mason Jar and More for New Year’s Resolution

January 29, 2014

I am comfortable with openly admitting that I am guilty of having been that person at more than one point in my life. By that person, I mean the kind of individual who makes New Year’s resolutions...

Five FCLC female students banded together to make their parodic version of MTV's

A Different Baiting, Hooking and Reeling Take on Catfishing

November 14, 2013

With the popularity of “Catfish: The TV Show” come people who pay tribute to it through the production of parodies. One parody in particular, titled “Catfish (@MTV Parody),” was created by Dirty...

The “Internship Smarts for Liberal Arts: The Interview” event took place on Oct. 30, 2013. (Nanor Hartounian/The Observer)

Internship Smarts for Liberal Arts: The Interview

November 3, 2013

The Internship Smarts for Liberal Arts: The Interview event took place on Oct. 30. It brought together representatives and interns from AOL, New York One (NY1) News, Madison Square Garden and JetBlue....

Who says women can't climb balconies, confess their love on a midsummer's night and ride a white horse whilst clad in shining armour? (Photo Illustration By Melanie Chamberlain/The Observer)

Putting One Heel Forward: Sadie Hawkins Day

October 30, 2013

Nov. 13 is Sadie Hawkins Day, a day when women are encouraged to break social norms and ask men out. It is rooted in the story of Sadie Hawkins, a character created by American cartoonist Al Capp in...

The Dumbest Halloween Costume I Have Ever Worn

October 28, 2013

For as long as I can remember, I have been an incredibly indecisive person. Naturally, Halloween is not a holiday I ever really look forward to. I mean, out of all of the costume possibilities out there,...

Janitor Rashim Grays is one of many FCLC’s night-time workers. (Nanor Hartounian/The Observer)

Part-Time Janitor and Part-Time Aspiring Musician

October 17, 2013

There are many people who work tirelessly in order to ensure that Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) runs smoothly everyday. While faculty members, security guards and those who work at the Ram Café...

So Long Starbucks, Sip on Something New!

So Long Starbucks, Sip on Something New!

September 23, 2013

Whether it’s part of a morning ritual, an afternoon pick-me-up, or an all-day, everyday habit, coffee always finds a way to sneak its way into our everyday lives. One of the perks of attending Fordham...