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

The Observer

RAMONA VENTURANZA, Arts & Culture Editor Emerita

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Alumna Kether Donohue featured above. (PHOTO COURTESY OF THE RIKER BROTHERS)

Alumna Returns for Second Season of “You’re the Worst”

September 4, 2015

“It affected me tremendously!” Kether Donohue, Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) ‘08, said while looking back at her classroom experiences at Fordham. As a Communication and Media Studies...

Jessica DiGiovanni, FCLC ‘07, will be starring in the Off-Broadway show, “Melissa’s Choice.” (PHOTO COURTESY OF SEAN TURI)

Theatre Alumna to Star in Off-Broadway Drama

April 29, 2015

From the stages of Fordham, to the screens of television and film, to off-Broadway sets, Jessica DiGiovanni, Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) ’07, has enjoyed taking the time to discover and...

Above are some of the participants in “The Vagina Monologues” which runs from April 17-19. (PHOTO BY EMILY TIBERIO/THE OBSERVER)

‘The Vagina Monologues’: A Play of Female Empowerment

April 15, 2015

Since 2003, the message behind Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues” has continued to garner longstanding support from a variety of groups at Fordham at Lincoln Center. Especially this year, when...

A look inside the Visual Arts Complex, where NMDD classes take place. 
(PHOTO BY EMILY TIBERIO/THE OBSERVER)

Behind the Scenes: The New Media & Digital Design Major

April 15, 2015

Surrounded by the fast-paced, competitive job market in the music industry, I always felt pressed to get internships. After applying to a couple, I made an interesting observation: most of these companies...

Artist JR pastes the photographs for his Inside Out Project on the wall of Fordham College at Lincoln Center. Students and non-students line up to get their photo taken and watch JR at work on March 25, 2014. (Sri Stewart/The Observer)

Graffiti Artist JR Brings INSIDE OUT to Fordham

March 29, 2015

It’s not everyday that students can snap photo booth pictures of themselves during their class break. On March 25, graffiti artist and photographer, JR, invited everyone, including students at Fordham...

Abd Al Malik Discusses Debut Film, “May Allah Bless France,” at FCLC

Abd Al Malik Discusses Debut Film, “May Allah Bless France,” at FCLC

March 7, 2015

“An exchange between people is a question of vibration - you cannot understand the vibration intellectually, but it can touch your heart,” Abd Al Malik said, as he discussed the evocative way of understanding...

Eduardo Corral read poems from his book, “Slow Lightning.”  (Justin Rebello/The Observer)

Poets Present Surreal Imagery at ‘Poets Out Loud’

February 26, 2015

Three poets from different generations share something in common: their inspiration for writing stems from deeply rooted memories, experiences and views of the world. At Fordham College at Lincoln Center’s...

Students in the BFA/Fordham Ailey program prepare for the Global Harmony showcase.  (Paula Madero/The Observer)

Subway to Stage: Student Choreographs for Global Harmony

February 11, 2015

On Feb. 11, Alvin Ailey’s most recent annual show, Global Harmony, had dancers and choreographers from the professional division bring in many of world’s cultures to life through the art of music and...

The cast of “The Skin of Our Teeth” challenges audiences to the power of humanity and the individual. 
(Jess Luszczyk/The Observer)

“The Skin of Our Teeth”: A Story of Humanity & the Individual

February 11, 2015

Fordham College at Lincoln Center’s (FCLC) Theatre Program would like to introduce the eccentric Antrobus family: the married couple of 5,000 years, George and Maggie Antrobus; their two children, Gladys...

FCLC Gallery Coordinator Stephan Apicella-Hitchcock showcases black and white photography from Rome, Italy.  (Courtesy of Stephan Apicella-Hitchcock)

Spotlight Shines on Kalina, Pella-Woo and Apicella-Hitchcock

January 28, 2015

From Jan. 29 through March 15, three Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) visual arts professors will be premiering their work, varying from film and digital photography to painting. Theatre and...

Alexander Jahani, FCLC ’15, uses LED light bulbs in the exhibition “Suspension Points.” (Jason Boit / The Observer)

Seniors Exhibit Work in Fordham Galleries (Ildiko Butler Gallery)

December 22, 2014

From old-fashioned to modern modes of communication, ranging from postcards to Facebook, there seems to be endless ways of reaching out to anyone. Separated by two hemispheres and one equator, students...

Brian Rose: The ‘Stellar’ Film Interviewer

November 21, 2014

While teaching numerous film and television courses, Professor of Communications and Media Studies Brian Rose’s passion for film is apparent at Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC). But this...

“A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” is currently playing at The Walter Kerr Theatre. (ISABEL FRIAS/ The Observer)

Aaron Rhyne: Making His Way Up to Award-Winning Projection Designer

November 6, 2014

“I think a lot of shows I directed at Fordham gave me a strong base for storytelling that I always apply in my work now,” Aaron Rhyne, Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC)   ’02, said, when...

‘The Miracle of Christ Healing the Blind’ is currently featured at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. (Photo courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art)

November is the Month of El Greco

October 22, 2014

From Nov. 4 through Feb. 1, two prominent New York City art museums, the Frick Collection and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, will contemporaneously showcase the artwork by the renowned Spanish artist...

The album cover art of ‘There is Time,’ released by Edward Arcabasio. (Courtesy of Edward Arcabasio)

Fordham Student Releases Debut EDM Album

October 8, 2014

At Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC), Edward Arcabascio, FCLC ‘15, appears to be a typical, hardworking student. But at home in Staten Island, he mixes beats and synthesizes on his Mac and audio...

A First Timer’s Guide to New York Comic Con

October 8, 2014

From Oct. 9-12, one of the East Coast’s biggest pop cultural conventions, New York Comic Con, will be taking over the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Signings, panels and booths cover everything,...

Brandon Harmer, FCLC 15. (Courtesy of Sean Smith)

Fordham Student Publishes ‘New York Nights’

September 25, 2014

There are many things that set Brandon Harmer, Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) ’15, apart from his classmates. He is a brown belt in Judo, he has appeared in episodes of television shows such...

Poets Out Loud Presents Jill Bialosky and Kimberly Johnson

September 18, 2014

On Monday, Sept. 15, elements of the everyday, natural world came alive through poetry at Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC). Poets Out Loud kicked off their 2014-2015 reading series with two...

(Courtesy Fordham Theatre)

Fordham Theatre Presents ‘A Season of Imagining Post-War’

August 28, 2014

Entitled “A Season of Imagining Post-War”, the 2014-2015 Fordham Theatre Mainstage season will explore what happens when the war is over. “The US has been at war since 1776 – there have been 21...

Museums Open New Exhibitions this Fall

Museums Open New Exhibitions this Fall

August 28, 2014

  This fall, Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) has its eyes on many of New York’s new art exhibitions, as museums go out-with-the-old and in-with-the-new. Displays range from El Greco’s...

(Jessica Hanley/The Observer)

Additional Security Hired for New Building

May 2, 2014

With the opening of the new law school and residence hall in the fall of 2014, Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) will be equipped with new security employees, ID swipe machines and protocols...

Students have the opportunity to study East Asian art in a new Introduction course.

Three New Introduction to Art History Courses

May 1, 2014

Beginning fall 2014, students will have the option of picking from three Introduction to Art History courses at Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) and Fordham College at Rose Hill (FCRH). Each...

Students Discuss Double Majoring in Dance and Theology at Senior Showcase

Students Discuss Double Majoring in Dance and Theology at Senior Showcase

April 16, 2014

Can a discipline like theology be incorporated in the arts? On Thursday, April 10, three BFA dancer students discussed the relationship between their dance and theology majors at the Fordham College...

Glitch in System Causes Housing Overflow

Glitch in System Causes Housing Overflow

April 6, 2014

Freshmen students at Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) addressed their issues when registering and signing up to dorm in McMahon Hall for fall 2014. Such problems with the registration process...

(Tyler Martins/The Observer)

‘Palas por Pistolas’ to be Displayed in Butler Gallery

March 16, 2014

From Sunday, March 16 to Monday, April 14, students at Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) will display and continue Pedro Reyes’ ongoing project “Palas por Pistolas” in the Ildiko Butler...

(Angela Luis/The Observer)

New ID Policy Implemented in McMahon

March 13, 2014

As of Feb. 6, security guards at the front desk of McMahon Hall at Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) no longer requires commuters or guests to relinquish their IDs at the security desk. However,...

(Jessica Hanley/The Observer)

Snow Days Affect Semester Schedule

March 13, 2014

Due to inclement weather, Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) had to cancel four days of classes this spring semester. However, some students and professors criticized the University for canceling...

The College Board Building, located across the street of FCLC, was recently acquired by Fordham University. (Kara Jagdeo/The Observer)

Fordham Purchases New Space on Columbus Ave

March 2, 2014

Fordham’s purchase of the College Board condominium on 45 Columbus Ave, which is set to replace a number of facilities and operations at Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC), will close in June 2014....

(Kara Jagdeo/The Observer)

Technology and the 21st Century Model of Education

February 12, 2014

Several forms of technology are set to drastically change college education, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education. Faculty and staff at Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) are utilizing...

(Sarah Howard/The Observer)

New Residence Hall Limited to Freshmen

January 31, 2014

Residents of the incoming class of 2018 at Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) will be permitted to dorm in the new building beginning summer 2014. However, for their remaining three years at...

2,500 False Acceptance Letters Sent

2,500 False ‘Acceptance’ Letters Sent

December 13, 2013

On Dec. 11, 2,500 high school students received 'acceptance' letters to Fordham University. They, however, were not accepted. The mistake can be traced back to Student Aid Services, a third-party...

A resident sits on debris in typhoon-hit Leyte Province, Nov. 12, 2013. (Lui Siu Wai/Zuma Press via MCT)

Typhoon Haiyan’s Impact on the Philippines and Those Affected

November 17, 2013

On Nov. 8, Typhoon Haiyan, also known as Typhoon Yolanda, wreaked havoc upon millions of civilians in the Philippine islands. To this day, the nation is still struggling to cope with the unfathomable...

Phtoo/disgh

College Council Addresses Major Concerns, Registration

November 17, 2013

On Thursday, Nov. 14 at 11:30 a.m., College Council held its second meeting of the 2013-2014 academic year in the Student Lounge at Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC). The meeting focused on modifications...

Tyler Martins/The Observer

Are Too Many A’s a Problem?

November 14, 2013

  In recent years, universities such as Yale and Columbia have encountered issues with grade inflation. Although it also occurs at Fordham, some professors do not view grade inflation as problematic. A...

The Conde Nast building in Times Square (Fred via Wikimedia Commons)

Condé Nast Eliminates Internship Program

November 5, 2013

On Wednesday Oct. 23, Women’s Wear Daily announced that Condé Nast decided to discontinue its internship program starting in 2014. The elimination of the Condé Nast internship has major repercussions...

Associate Professor Discusses Obamacare

Associate Professor Discusses Obamacare

October 30, 2013

On Oct. 1, The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, was officially made available for open enrollment to Americans. The Observer spoke to Associate Professor of Political Science Bruce Berg,...

Distinguished Panel Discusses Faith and Doubt

October 17, 2013

On Tuesday Oct. 15, the Fordham Center on Religion and Culture hosted a forum entitled, “Uneasy Grace: Can Faith and Doubt Co-Exist?” in Fordham College at Lincoln Center’s  Pope Auditorium....

Fordham English department ties with George Mason University for highest mid-career salary. (Sarah Howard/The Observer)

Fordham English Majors Make Top Salaries

October 2, 2013

  Fordham graduates with English degrees and their counterparts from George Mason University earn more money than those from other American universities. This is true at both entry and mid-level...

President Obama attends the Ohio State University commencement ceremonies.  (Courtesy of The Whitehouse)

Obama Aims to Reduce Debt

September 23, 2013

Late this last August, President Barack Obama planned on lowering the cost of student loans by proposing an official ranking system of colleges and universities. While some faculty and students of...

 (Lisa Spiteri/The Observer)

Father McShane Discusses Pope Francis on Charlie Rose Show

September 21, 2013

On Sept. 21, Father Matt Malone, editor of “America”, and Father Joseph McShane, president of Fordham University, appeared on the Charlie Rose Show to discuss Pope Francis’ views and priorities...

Fordham IT Introduces Network Update

September 9, 2013

Fordham’s Information Technology (IT) performed several improvements prior to the return of students and faculty of Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC). The improvements consist of updating Fordham’s...

Sodexo Extends Dining Services

September 9, 2013

Beginning this fall, Sodexo is improving and adding a number of their services to Fordham College at Lincoln Center’s (FCLC) Ram Café and meal plan for students. Improvements include the addition of...

Sodexo Stays at Fordham College at Lincoln Center

Sodexo Stays at Fordham College at Lincoln Center

May 15, 2013

On Wednesday May 15, Fordham announced that Sodexo would keep their position as the university’s primary food provider for the next ten years. In their new contract, Sodexo agreed to improve their...

Ian McKenna/The Observer

USG’s Last Event of the Year, Under the Tent

April 29, 2013

Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC)’s United Student Government (USG) will be hosting their second annual Under the Tent dance on Thurs. May 2 at 7 p.m on the Outdoor Plaza. The theme for...

Boston Incident Leads to Increased Campus Security

April 22, 2013

The bombing at the Boston marathon last Monday has prompted all colleges and universities to increase student safety. The security department at Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) has worked...

(Mario Weddell/The Observer)

Student Evaluations Go Digital

April 19, 2013

Beginning next week, student evaluations of professors are switching from print to online. The new online Student Evaluation of Educational Quality questionnaire (SEEQ) gives students the accessibility...

(Mario Weddell/The Observer)

USG Releases Election Results

April 11, 2013

On Tuesday Apr. 9, results of the election for 2013-2014 Executive Board of Fordham College at Lincoln Center’s (FCLC) United Student Government (USG) were announced. The results are as follows:...

Potential Food Vendors Give Presentation on Campus

April 7, 2013

On Wednesday April 3, the Student Activities Committee at Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) listened to the presentations of potential food vendor candidates at Fordham College at Rose Hill (FCRH)....

Students React to Plan B Ruling

April 7, 2013

On Friday April 5, a judge lifted the age and sale restriction on the morning-after pill for emergency contraception. According to the New York Times, rather than obtaining a prescription, girls 16 and...

Ayer Chan/The Observer
United Student Government recently held fora to gather student opinions on Sodexo’s services at the Ram Café.

Students Critique Ram Café Changes

March 27, 2013

On Thursday, March 21, the Commuter Students Association (CSA), Resident Hall Association (RHA) and United Students Government (USG) hosted their first Dining Services Open Forum in the Student Lounge...

Ram Café Brings Back Large Beverages

March 21, 2013

On Mon. March 11, a judge revoked the New York City Department of Health's enactment of the New Beverage Portion Rule. As a result, Sodexo at Fordham College at Lincoln Center's (FCLC's) Ram Café...

(Ian McKenna/The Observer)

Ram Café Removes Sugary Beverages Over 16-Ounces

March 11, 2013

Beginning March 12, Sodexo at Fordham College at Lincoln Center’s (FCLC’s) Ram Café will no longer be allowed to offer and sell sugary drinks in cups, cans, bottles or containers that exceed 16 ounces. The...

Recyclemania is an attempt to make recycling important at Fordham.

Students and Staff Promote Recycling Efforts on Campus

March 9, 2013

Students are promoting Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC)’s energy saving efforts by participating in Recyclemania and other competitions such as Campus Carbon Nationals and Campus Carbon Challenge. Recyclemania...

Winter Ball will be taking place in the Roosevelt Hotel on . (Billy Hathorn/ Wikimedia Commons)

Winter Ball Rescheduled to March 7

February 21, 2013

The United Student Government (USG) and Campus Activities Board (CAB) rescheduled Fordham’s annual Winter Ball to Thurs. March 7 from 6-11p.m. The event is still scheduled to take place at the Roosevelt...

Students Weigh In On FCLC Career Fair

Students Weigh In On FCLC Career Fair

January 31, 2013

On Wednesday Jan. 30, Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) held the LC Arts, Media and Service Career and Internship Fair from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Pope Auditorium. Fordham students and alumni had...

Students Extend Textbook Search to Online Retailers

Students Extend Textbook Search to Online Retailers

January 24, 2013

According to a New York Times article by Eric Weil, “How Students Really Buy Textbooks,” 30 percent of students choose to buy textbooks from less expensive, online sources rather than from bookstores....

(Courtesy of Laurence Kesterson/Philadelphia Inquirer/MCT)

Catholics Support Same-Sex Marriage at Polls

December 12, 2012

Despite Catholic bishops’ opposition to the issue of same-sex marriage, their constituents voted against them this November, upholding same-sex marriage in Maine, Maryland, Washington and Minnesota....

 Students contemplating the monetary value of college degrees have to take into account a wide range of factors in choosing a major. (Photo Illustration by Zeinab Sayed/The Observer)

Putting a Price on College Degrees

October 4, 2012

A full-time student at Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) pays an estimated $41,000 for tuition and tacks on a debt of an estimated $38,151 by graduation, according to U.S. News and World Reports....

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