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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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...

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. All of the money...

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, Michaela Finneran, Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) ’18, is the picture of an ideal future public official. In addition to her political science major, she has already...

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

If you attend, or have been on a guided tour of, Fordham University, you are likely aware of some frequently mentioned former students: Denzel Washington, Taylor Schilling, Amanda Seyfried, Donald...

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

With the exception of summer classes, year-round faculty, and this year’s unique and daunting task of moving some offices into the new building, summer leaves Fordham Lincoln Center (FLC) calm and vacated...

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

The month of April was an exciting time for the Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) mock trial team. After qualifying for the 32nd American Mock Trial Association (AMTA) National Championship Tournament...

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

Currently, Fordham University is the 35th most expensive university in the country. For low-income students, however, it’s the seventh most expensive. According to a recent study published by New...

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

Fordham Lincoln Center mock trial “B” team will compete at the 32nd American Mock Trial Association National Championship Tournament the weekend of April 15 to 17 at Furman University in Greenville,...

The new registration system can be found under the student tab of the website.

Software Update Implemented for Fall 2016 Registration

April 3, 2016

Students may have noticed the new look of the registration portal on the website. The Office of Academic Records (OAR) has launched an updated system for searching, adding and dropping classes...

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...

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

Pending state approval, Fordham’s Communication and Media Studies department (CMS) is preparing to launch four new majors in the fall of 2016. The new prospective majors—communication and culture,...


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...

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

Good news! (Pun intended.) Young people are paying attention to the news. A 2014 survey by the American Press Institute (API) revealed that, contrary to popular assumption, millennials—anyone born between...

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,” Demetrios Stratis, FCLC ’19, said.  Stratis commutes to Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) from Whitestone,...

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

In a time where everyone and everything is on the web, your internet presence plays a huge factor in the world’s perception of you, especially when it comes to landing a job. A 2014 survey by Jobvite...

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:” As students of a Jesuit institution, we hear this phrase all of the time. We are encouraged to commit part of our time to the community—to give back. Many of us who...

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, former student and current professor at Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC), is the playwright of the new Off-Broadway play with music, “Songbird,” which opened Oct. 20 at 59E59...

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. A common misconception about girls who wear makeup is that they do so solely because they are insecure or looking for attention. In reality,...

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