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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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REX SAKAMOTO, Features Editor Emeritus

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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...

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 Previously,...

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. While...

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. Sandra Arnold, a student at the Fordham School of Professional...

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. I must have had a deer in the headlights look, because he quickly followed it up with a smile and a “Are you waiting...

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...

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. New York is filled with so many things to do, most of which end up quickly emptying our wallets. We are constantly presented with choices. Do...

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...

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

As the end of the year approaches, my budget is becoming tighter. When my friends visited last week, I had to use some of my money for ice skating. Then, when the winter market opened, a good chunk of...

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. Fordham College Lincoln Center (FCLC)'s acapella group, The F#s,...

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. The festival was kicked off with live music and a tree lighting ceremony, which was followed by food samples,...

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...

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. At first glance Kashkaval looks like a...

(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...

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." According to Career Services,...

Mooncake Foods Serves Up Cheap Date

October 17, 2012

It’s a Friday night, which means it’s date night and it’s your turn to pay. Unfortunately you are running low on cash, but you still want an intimate sit-down dinner. Well, don’t despair, Mooncake...

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

Mustering the energy and focus to work through the night on a paper that should have been done days ago is difficult, but sometimes it’s a must. While in a perfect world, the paper would have started...

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

After watching Anthony Bourdain travel through Thailand on “No Reservations,” my mouth was watering and I needed some Thai food, too. So I whipped out my iPhone and did a quick search on Yelp, which...

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. Usually they only have service for a couple days before closing up shop....

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. The ideal study space has to meet a few basic requirements: a quiet atmosphere, free WiFi and easy access to snacks. Although...

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...

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...

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. SABC is an independent committee that handles the policies, procedures and allocation of the money...

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. Recently, the National Association of College...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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. Undocumented...

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. Protestors marched from Union Square to Third Street between Second Avenue and Lafayette...

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). Nancy Glynn said that the goal of the application is to “make Fordham University available...

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