The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

The Observer

The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

The Observer

The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

The Observer

REX SAKAMOTO, Features Editor Emeritus

All content by REX SAKAMOTO
(Sarah Howard/The Observer)

SABC Works to Approve Budgets

October 30, 2013
Every fall, the Student Budget Activities Committee (SABC) is tasked with sifting through club appeals and allocations. While club budgets are finalized during the spring semester, clubs, sometimes, need more money than they had originally asked for or they wish to spend money differently than they had originally proposed. In either case, the club needs the approval of the SABC.
Leslie Timoney and family. (Courtesy of Leslie Timoney)

Resident Manager Receives Promotion

October 2, 2013
Leslie Timoney has been appointed associate director of campus operations, which is a new position at Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) due to the opening of the new law school in fall 2014
Despite increased selection and savings, digital textbooks sales still remain low.  (Mimi Ahn/The Observer)

Digital Textbooks Fail to Wrack Up Sales

September 23, 2013
Despite a wider selection of electronic textbook (eTextbook) offerings from major publishers and savings up to 60 percent off the hardcopy equivalent, digital copies of textbooks still remain low.
Sandra Arnold, student at Fordham School of Professional and Continuing Studies is creating a database of slave burial sites. (Rex Sakamoto/The Observer)

Sandra Arnold is Searching for Respect for Forgotten Slaves

May 1, 2013
Deserted, unmarked, negated and forgotten, slave burial sites are typically discovered by accident during construction projects or by chance.
Puerto Rican Diner Serves Up Authentic Bites

Puerto Rican Diner Serves Up Authentic Bites

April 18, 2013
“¿Esperando?” the man at the cashier said as I walked in to the café.

Trucked Up: Korilla BBQ

April 1, 2013

In the Observer's newest online series, "Trucked Up," Features Editor Rex Sakamoto ventures to the DUMBO section of Brooklyn to have a taste of Korilla BBQ, a food truck that specializes in Korean fusion...

A delicous swirl of salted caramel soft serve ice cream can be yours at Victory Garden. (Rex Sakamoto/The Observer)

Cooling, Fresh and Delicious Goats Milk Ice Cream

March 27, 2013
Spring is here, which means the days are about to get a little sunnier. While it may still be a bit chilly outside, a foodie knows that it is time to start researching ice cream parlors to frequent in the coming (hopefully) warmer days.
Ridiculously Cheap College Eats: $5 or Less

Ridiculously Cheap College Eats: $5 or Less

March 6, 2013
For many college students, managing money is a problem.
The pulled pork sandwich is not only delicious, but it’s easy on the wallet as well. (Rex Sakamoto/The Observer)

I Pang, You Pang, We All Pang For Num Pang

February 20, 2013
In Spanish class the other day, my friend, Molly Spater, Fordham College at Lincoln Center ’15, told me about this Cambodian sandwich shop she was working at that had a Zagat rating of 26; the highest rating for a sandwich shop in New York City.
A bowl of Sho-yu ramen is easy on the wallet and warm on a cold December day. (Rex Sakamoto/The Observer)

A Ramen Bar for the Budget-Conscious Student

December 12, 2012
Terakawa Ramen, which is just down the street (Columbus between 58th Street and 57th Street), dishes out warm and filling meals for under $10.

USG Hosts Annual FCLC Christmas Tree Lighting

December 11, 2012
Last Thursday, Fordham's United Student Government (USG) hosted another successful annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.
Lincoln Squares 13th Annual Winters Eve Festival Attracts Hundreds to Begin the Holiday Season

Lincoln Square’s 13th Annual Winter’s Eve Festival Attracts Hundreds to Begin the Holiday Season

December 3, 2012
On Monday Nov. 26, the Observer attended Lincoln Square's 13th annual Winter's Eve Festival.
Green papaya salad with tiger shrimp, crushed peanuts and cilantro. (Rex Sakamoto/The Observer)

Pho Sure is a Sure Bet

November 15, 2012
The encroaching winter weather has made me crave hot noodle soup, filled with delicious thin slices of brisket, beef, shin, tendon and trip tripe and topped with sprouts, basil and jalapeño peppers.
A Shabby-Looking Greek Restaurant Serves Up A Delicious Authentic Meal

A Shabby-Looking Greek Restaurant Serves Up A Delicious Authentic Meal

November 6, 2012
Every time I walk down Columbus Avenue into Hell’s Kitchen I pass by a sign that advertises $10 Greek tapas sampler plates at a restaurant called Kashkaval.
(Photo Illustration by Rex Sakamoto/The Observer)

Turning My Phone Off has Never Been so Difficult

November 6, 2012
Last weekend, my friend and I went out to brunch to celebrate her birthday. The place was quaint and naturally we wanted to take some pictures. Immediately we started posting them to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Throughout brunch we kept our phones on the table right next to our silverware.
A view of the panel at Internship Smarts for Liberal Arts. From left to right Bruno Lanfernini (Northwestern Mutual), Jay Kirsch (AOL), Rachel Bowie (Good Housekeeping), Brittany Batten (ABC), and James Shender (JP Morgan). (Rex Sakamoto/ The Observer)

Internship Event Stresses Importance of Liberal Arts Education

October 26, 2012
On Wednesday Oct. 24 in the South Lounge at Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC), Career Services organized an event called "Internship Smarts for Liberal Arts."

Mooncake Foods Serves Up Cheap Date

October 17, 2012
Mooncake Foods (located on 54th Street between Columbus Avenue and 8th Avenue) will serve you and your date a tasty Vietnamese-fusion dinner for only $20.
Left to right: Morning Star Restaurant, whose BLT earned a 1/5 rating; The Olympic Flame BLT, Rex’s favorite of the three; The Flame Restaurant, just three blocks from Fordham. (Rex Sakamoto/The Observer)

Hell’s Kitchen BLTs Are a Heavenly Late Night Snack

October 4, 2012
Fortunately there is one thing that can make this long night a little better. A BLT.
Top: A wall of ceramic bowls, Bottom Right: Tom Ka Soup, Middle: A glass of Thai Iced Tea, Bottom Left: Basil Fried Rice (Rex Sakomoto/The Observer)

Thailand Is Closer Than You Think at Noodies

September 19, 2012
This restaurant has definitely won my heart and I look forward to returning here.
Clockwise from top: dinner baos and dessert bao, a view of the Baoery’s kitchen, customers sitting on the Trophy Bar’s patio, the Baoery’s menu. (Rex Sakamoto/The Observer)

Underground Dining at the Baoery

August 22, 2012
Pop-up restaurants are temporary restaurants that usually operate out of a home, a vacant factory or another established restaurant.
Starbucks is one of the great study spots Fordham students can take advantage of during finals. (Brian Jasinski/The Observer)

Grab Lunch When It’s Crunchtime at These Study Spots

May 2, 2012
With finals fast approaching, the search for the best study spot begins.

Play Addresses Muslim Identity

May 2, 2012
After the “Dirty Paki Lingerie Party” performance, a one-woman play that portrayed different views of Muslim women in America and Pakistan, a panel discussion was held at Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC)’s Kehoe Theatre on April 18.
Fordham’s Information Technology team in SL 19A is working on upgrading the University website, which hasn’t been updated since 2006. (Charlie Puente/The Observer)

Website Upgrade to Address Outdated Portal

April 18, 2012
Fordham has not upgraded its website software since 2006, but is currently in the process of assessing the website for possible changes, according to James Kempster, senior director of marketing and communications at Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC).
The Student Activities Budget Committee updated guidelines, now telling clubs that if they do not have their advisor’s signature on the budget pack two semesters in a row, SABC will hold their budget until it is signed. (Photo Illustration by Harry Huggins/The Observer)

SABC Meets to Amend Club Guidelines

February 22, 2012
On Feb. 15, the Student Activities Budget Committee (SABC) met to revise their guidelines for clubs.
Endowment Grows Despite Economic Woes

Endowment Grows Despite Economic Woes

February 15, 2012
Since the end of the Great Recession, the economy has picked up over the past year and a half, which has been reflected in an increase in college endowments.

Class of 2012 Prepares for Graduation

February 1, 2012
For seniors at Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC), graduation means many things. Some share feelings of nostalgia, others look forward to events leading up to commencement and others share words of wisdom for future graduates of FCLC. The Career Services office and Joseph Creamer, assistant dean for seniors, suggested tips that the class of 2012 should follow.
New Building Will Raise Campus Prestige

New Building Will Raise Campus Prestige

December 7, 2011
Construction on the new law school and dormitory building continues at Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) and, according to Patricia Peek, Fordham hopes that this new building will contribute to the University’s aspiring image as a top college in the United States
FCLC Students gather in McMahon Halls 8th Floor Lounge to share their concerns about Res Life policies. (Maddy Chambers/The Observer)

Anti-Res Life Fliers Prompt RHA to Hold Town Hall Meetings

November 7, 2011
On Nov. 2, the Residence Hall Association (RHA) held a town hall meeting where students from Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) openly discussed their complaints about McMahon Hall rules and regulations. [Read More...]
Residents in McMahon Hall are frustrated with the Internet speed when they are in their dorm rooms. (Photo Illustration by Ayer Chan/The Observer)

Residents Frustrated With Internet Speed

November 2, 2011
Many residents of McMahon Hall at Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) have expressed disappointment with the wireless Internet. Students will be surfing the web and suddenly their Internet connection will drop. Residents claim that especially at night from around 10 p.m. to 12 a.m. their Internet slows to a snail’s pace speeds or will even come to a complete halt.
State senator Bill Perkins discusses immigration reform at the event held at Fordham. (KATHERINE FOTINOS/The Observer)

University Hosts Dream Act Forum

October 19, 2011
Anyone can apply to college, but not everyone can afford to pay the hefty tuition. Most solve this problem by applying for financial aid, but for undocumented students this is not an option.
Streets were crowded with scantily clad protestors, similar to the woman above, at the New York City SlutWalk in Union Square. (Katherine Fotinos/The Observer)

FCLC Students Join Protestors in NYC SlutWalk

October 5, 2011
Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) students joined thousands of protestors at SlutWalk NYC on Oct. 1.
Fordham Goes Mobile With App

Fordham Goes Mobile With App

October 5, 2011
Earlier in September, Fordham University released its first smartphone application called Mobile Fordham (mFordham).
Load More Stories