The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

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The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

The Observer

The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

The Observer

REESE RAVNER, Managing Editor Emerita

All content by REESE RAVNER

Photo Gallery: March For Our Lives in New York

March 24, 2018

On Saturday, Mar. 24, thousands of protesters took to the New York City streets to participate in the March For Our Lives, calling on lawmakers to enact common sense gun laws and sever ties with the gun...

To work at combating the issue of toxic masculinity, Martin Nuñez-Bonilla created Men Cry, a YouTube series. (JON BJÖRNSON/THE OBSERVER)

Men Cry: Redefining Masculinity

February 28, 2018

For a long time, Martin Nuñez-Bonilla, Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) ’18, felt stuck. His time at Fordham has increased his passion for supporting women’s rights, but as a man, he struggled...

Reese Ravner visited Chefchaouen while in Morocco. (REESE RAVNER/THE OBSERVER)

Morocco Offers New Perspectives for Fordham Students Abroad

February 9, 2017
On Jan. 27 at 5 a.m., a group of 29 students studying at Fordham’s Spanish immersion program in Granada, Spain began their journey to Morocco, unaware of the perspective they would gain in just four short days.
Huston chronicled her journey on her Snapchat story. (PHOTO COURTESY OF ELODIE HUSTON)

How to Get Away With Voting

December 8, 2016

To what length would you go to ensure the fulfillment of your civic duty? This election season, Elodie Huston, Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) ’18, discovered just how much her vote meant...

Operation Smile raises money and awareness for children in third-world countries with facial deformities. (IAN SOKOLOWSKI/THE OBSERVER)

Making a Difference, One Smile at a Time

November 4, 2016
Operation Smile, endearingly dubbed “Op Smile” by its members, aims to raise money and awareness for children in third world countries with cleft lips and other facial deformities.
Michaela Finneran, FCLC ‘18, recently landed an internship at the New York City mayor’s office (SAM MCHALE/THE OBSERVER)

Student Makes Strides in the Political Sphere

September 29, 2016
Poised and put-together, Michaéla Finneran, Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) ’18, is the picture of an ideal future public official.
Mary Higgins Clark is a best-selling author and Fordham alumni. (PHOTO COURTESY OF ALVIN TRUSTY VIA FLICKR)

Once a Ram, Always a Ram

August 26, 2016
There are many Fordham alumni who have gone on to be very successful in government and arts and media who are not often mentioned, but may be doing exactly what you aspire to do.
Orientation spans three days to help the new freshmen acclimate to college life. (PHOTO BY PAOLA JOAQUIN ROSSO/THE OBSERVER)

A Closer Look at New Student Orientation

August 25, 2016
The coordinators of New Student Orientation work throughout the summer to ensure that the new batch of freshmen who arrive in the fall are welcomed with friendly faces to ease their pre-college nerves.
The 2015-2016 mock trial team placed sixth in their division at the National Championship Tournament. (PHOTO COURTESY OF  FORDHAM LC MOCK TRIAL)

Fordham Mock Trial: Debating Their Way to the Top

May 5, 2016
After qualifying for the 32nd American Mock Trial Association National Championship Tournament for only the third time in the program’s history, the mock trial team celebrated a victory of sixth place in their division at the competition.
Currently, Fordham’s tuition is $47,317, a figure that is likely to increase, as indicated by trends. (PHOTO BY ELIZABETH LANDRY/ THE OBSERVER)

Low-Income Fordham Students Pay More Than Average, Study Shows

April 7, 2016
Financial aid at multiple U.S. colleges, including Fordham, is used "as a ‘recruiting tool,’ rather than as a means of meeting a student’s financial need,” according to a new report.
Fordham Mock Trial will be attending the National Championship at Furman University in South Carolina. (COURTESY OF NEILAB RAHIMZADA)

LC Mock Trial Team Advances to Nationals

April 7, 2016
For the first time in three years, the FCLC Mock Trial Team has advanced to the national championship.
The new registration system can be found under the student tab of the website.

Software Update Implemented for Fall 2016 Registration

April 3, 2016
The Office of Academic Records (OAR) has launched an updated registration system.
Head over to Career Services to get help with your job search. (PHOTO BY ELIZABETH LANDRY/THE OBSERVER)

The Welcoming World of Career Services

March 9, 2016
Tucked away on the third floor of Martino Hall at 45 Columbus Avenue, the Office of Career Services’ welcoming environment serves as a place where students can develop their professional identities and prepare for their futures.
Jacqueline Reich, chair and graduate director for the department of Communications and Media Studies. (PHOTO BY JESSE CARLUCCI/ THE OBSERVER)

CMS Restructures to Shift Major’s Focus

March 9, 2016
“I think our main [hope for] the program [is] that students have a balance of theory and practice and that students receive a very strong ethical foundation in the communications curriculum [that is not] just limited to one requirement but that [will] be infused throughout.”

GSBLC’s First Club Invests in the Future

February 12, 2016
The first and only club of the Gabelli School of Business at Lincoln Center (GSBLC), the Investment Group, aims to bring multiple perspectives together to analyze the trends of the stock market, learn how to make sound investments and prepare for the future in the world of business.
Pictured here, Eileen Kelley, FCLC ‘17, is a supporter of Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign. (ELIZABETH LANDRY/THE OBSERVER)

News Consumption Habits of LC Students

January 28, 2016
Young people are paying attention to the news.
With never-ending MTA fare hikes, Senator Chuck Schumer is trying to  reduce the costs of students commute.  (Ged Carroll via Flickr)

Senator’s Discounted Fare Plan Halted

December 3, 2015
“I’ve spent less money on food this semester than I have on transportation.”
Social media applications such as Twitter, Instagram and Facebook are great  - just be careful what you post. (JESSICA HANLEY/The Observer)

Web Presence Is Everything for the Job/Internship Search

November 6, 2015
Next time you post a status on Facebook or picture on Instagram, just remember - your boss is always watching.
Karina Hogan, professor of Theology and Womens Studies at Fordham University, poses for a photo in her office, 924 F on October 15th, 2015. Hogan is one of the professors that offers classes with the service learning option. (PHOTO BY LYDIA BENNER/ THE OBSERVER)

Where Altruism Meets Academia

November 2, 2015
“Be men and women for others.”
Songbird is playing at the 59E59 Theatre until Nov. 29. (PHOTO BY LYDIA BENNER/THE OBSERVER)

Professor-Alumnus’s Show Opens Off-Broadway

October 26, 2015
Michael Kimmel, a theatre professor and alumnus at FCLC, wrote the musical "Songbird." The show premiered Oct. 20 and is running until Nov. 29.
Makeup should be seen as something artistic and creative, not something to condemn.



October 1, 2015
It’s as simple as this: some girls wear makeup and some don’t.
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