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

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POLINA UZORNIKOVA

POLINA UZORNIKOVA, Opinions Editor Emerita

Polina Uzornikova, FCLC ’23 — as an opinions editor, she loves writing (and editing) satire of all kinds. Her hobbies include writing and directing, and bleaching her hair every other month.

All content by POLINA UZORNIKOVA
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Some of the Best Headlines in Observer History

March 26, 2021
From poorly concealed sex jokes to complaints about FCLC’s elevators, these headlines don’t just show how Fordham has changed. More than anything, they show all the ways in which Fordham has stayed the same.
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‘Minari’ Will Leave You Crying Over a Bunch of Produce

March 7, 2021
The new Lee Issac Chung film “Minari” gracefully proves that immigrant stories don't have to end in trauma porn.
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The One With All the ‘Friends’ Thanksgiving Episodes Ranked

November 24, 2020
Are any of the "Friends" Thanksgiving episodes actually good, or are they just relying on the overall festive mood of the occasion?
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The Battle With ICE Is Not Over, and Here’s Why

July 18, 2020
The battle for international students is not over, and it will not be until we are treated with respect we deserve.
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Three Things to Watch Right Now If You’re White and Trying to Be a Good Ally

June 18, 2020
What to watch for anyone trying to be a good ally to the #BlackLivesMatter movement.
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[Photo] Students Share the Perks of Pets During the Pandemic

May 7, 2020

Julie, recently adopted by Asst. Opinions Editor Polina...

Home, Alone: A Meditation on Social Distancing

Home, Alone: A Meditation on Social Distancing

April 1, 2020
Fellow freshmen, I’m sure you have spent countless nights in your old bedroom, wondering: “Why did I suddenly crash-land back in my paternal nest?”
Cross-stitching, writing screenplays and creating abstract paintings like the one above, all forms of art therapy, are how Polina Uzornikova is keeping her mind at ease.

Art Therapy: Painting the Isolation Away

April 1, 2020
Students have turned to visual art, music and writing as a means of coping with the anxiety and loneliness wrought by social distancing.
UZORNIKOVA: Read Before Living Alone

UZORNIKOVA: Read Before Living Alone

March 10, 2020
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining about being privileged enough to have my own place at 19 — I’m on cloud nine. But I do think that I would have been better adjusted if I had known what I know now before I moved out.
'Onward' Struggles to Move Forward, But It Will Still Make You Cry

‘Onward’ Struggles to Move Forward, But It Will Still Make You Cry

March 10, 2020
Pixar’s latest film “Onward,” about two brothers on a quest to resurrect their father, is fun but not as impressive as the studio’s other movies.
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Theatre Major to Star in ‘Doom Patrol’

February 19, 2020
Abigail Shapiro, Fordham College at Lincoln Center ’22, was cast as Dorothy Spinner in Season 2 of the hit DC comics web television series “Doom Patrol.”
UZORNIKOVA: Nine Circles of Lincoln Center

UZORNIKOVA: Nine Circles of Lincoln Center

February 19, 2020
“When halfway through the journey of our life I found that I was in a gloomy wood, because the path which led aright was lost,” whined a Lincoln Center student lost at Rose Hill. “Abandon all hope, ye who enter here,” said the Plaza at 9:59 a.m.
Battle of the Oscars II

Battle of the Oscars II

February 10, 2020
Four writers, 96 predictions and only one winner. For the second year in a row, The Observer pitted four writers against each other to see who could correctly predict the most winners at the 92nd Academy Awards.
UZORNIKOVA: A Guide to the Human Beings in Your Lecture

UZORNIKOVA: A Guide to the Human Beings in Your Lecture

February 5, 2020

As a writer for The Observer, I observe. And what better place for objective observation than a lecture hall? Here, I present my notes on the fine Fordham specimens whom you will meet in almost every class.  Exhibit...

Eight different artists' styles come together in a new exhibit which explores patterns' ability to make both a social and aesthetic  statement.

Patterns Converge at Butler Gallery’s ‘Fanfare’

February 5, 2020
On Jan. 23, the Ildiko Butler Gallery started displaying “Fanfare,” a group exhibition curated by Amie Cunat, which will go on through March 13.
Ashley Everhart (FCLC) ’20 performed a wide variety of musical hits as well as her own music.

Ashley Everhart’s ‘Only Time’ Gives a Glimpse into Her Whimsical Mind

December 4, 2019
Fordham Theatre Program’s Ashley Everhart, Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) ’20, presented “Only Time,” a one-woman comedy sketch show, at The Tank on Nov. 21.
The Machines Have Already Risen: Our Collective Course Registration Nightmare

The Machines Have Already Risen: Our Collective Course Registration Nightmare

December 4, 2019
Thankfully, the sentient lines of code weren’t widespread enough to initiate a Skynet-like extermination of humanity, so they turned to the next best thing: assuming total control of our lives through assuming total control of our class schedules.
It's wisely said that only fools rush in, and a hastily formed college relationship can leave a bad taste in your mouth.

You Got Your College Relationship Wrong

November 13, 2019
Relationships are great, but they’re only great when you actually want them. Unfortunately, the collective college mind seems to only remember the first half of that sentence.
Badshah Khan, a Pashtun independence activist, created an army of 100,000 Afghani and Indian nonviolent protesters, the Khudai Khidmatgars.

‘Frontier Gandhi’ Aims to Expand the Frontiers of Western Thought

November 13, 2019
In a talk at Fordham, Teri McLuhan discussed her documentary about Badshah Khan, a Pashtun independence activist who created an army of nonviolent protesters called the Khudai Khidmatgars.
Big Apple Circus Wants Me Dead

Big Apple Circus Wants Me Dead

October 30, 2019
The erected tent that had the color of a reusable IKEA bag stood proudly in my McKeon backyard and taunted me with its pompous grandeur.
Five Types of People You Meet in an Elevator

Five Types of People You Meet in an Elevator

October 16, 2019
We’ve all been there. A person comes in, and you think: “Here we go. Again.” Or maybe you were the person who came in and made everyone breathe a collective sigh of resignation.
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UPDATED: Wavelengths Brings Student Radio to LC

October 16, 2019
A group of FCLC sophomores teamed up to create a radio show equivalent to WFUV that they felt the Lincoln Center campus lacked.
The Leslie-Lohman Museum is currently displaying multiple exhibits to celebrate LGBT History Month.

A Fordham Student’s Guide to LGBT History Month

October 16, 2019
Discover exhibits, shows, film screenings and more that commemorate LGBT History Month this October.
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