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ROXANNE CUBERO, Social Media Editor

Roxanne Cubero, Fordham College at Lincoln Center ’22, is a social media editor for The Observer. Previously she served as an assistant features editor and staff writer for arts & culture. She is a dance major in the Fordham/Ailey BFA program. Based in Queens but originally from Texas (and she won’t let you forget it), she can usually be found on the 7 train (likely on TikTok) when she’s not at Fordham or The Ailey School.

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Denise Jefferson (left) and Francesca Harper (right) pose together for a photo

The Joie de Vivre of Denise Jefferson Lives On 10 Years Later

July 17, 2020
Ten years after the death of Denise Jefferson, former director of The Ailey School and founder of the Fordham/Ailey BFA program, her daughter Francesca Harper looks back at the powerful legacy Jefferson left behind.

Barre-d From the Studio

April 26, 2020
Eleven Ailey/BFA students spoke to The Observer about transitioning to online instruction.
Campus Ministry is hosting a

Not So Quick Questions With Fr. Quickley

October 2, 2019
We sat down with Fr. George Quickley, to get to know him better and to see if he lives up to his name.
Casale chose Australia because she wanted to study abroad in a country she'd never get to visit otherwise.

Lessons Learned Down Under

September 17, 2019
Students study abroad for many reasons; Maddy Casale wanted change. While some venture across the pond, Casale trekked down under, through a non-Fordham study abroad program at the University of Melbourne. With a semester on the other side of the world from Lincoln Center, Casale talked to us about the lessons she learned abroad and the transition upon returning.

Speed Date With Fordham Clubs

August 25, 2019
With 53 clubs offered at Fordham Lincoln Center, it's difficult to get to know all of them in three hours. Have no fear, because your guide to Club Day is here. In this article, you will find every club at Fordham Lincoln Center, summarized in 10 words or less.
Pride participants celebrating outside of The Stonewall Inn, where the modern gay rights movement began in 1969.

How to Be a Good Ally During Pride

August 25, 2019
The allyship of heterosexual and cisgender persons is crucial to the progression of the modern gay rights movement. But it isn't something that you pull out every June and put away every July; it's a year-round commitment. With the help of queer members of the Fordham Lincoln Center community, learn how you can be a better ally to the LGBTQ community.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney and the New York Public Library all have special exhibits that aren't to be missed.

Balenciaga, Ballet and a Biennial

August 25, 2019
"Camp" at the Met, the Whitney Biennial and the NYPL's "Archive in Motion" exhibit are cultural escapes from the bustling city.
To Freshmen, From Upperclassmen

To Freshmen, From Upperclassmen

August 24, 2019
Anywhere from one year to three years spent in one place can give a person a lifetime of tips and tricks to getting by. In this article, upperclassmen from Fordham Lincoln Center share a wealth of information to the class of 2023.
Camp, But Make It College

Camp, But Make It College

April 30, 2019
Red carpet-worthy Met Gala looks for college students
Roxanne Cubero, FCLC '22, shows her

Give Country Music a Chance

April 9, 2019
The oft-panned genre has a rich history of home-grown tunes and authentic storytelling.
Ailey II is the perfect bridge between The Ailey School and the world of professional dance.

II, Too: The Next Generation of Dance

March 31, 2019
The Ailey II company sparkles at NYU Skirball with their performances of new choreography and old favorites.
Fordham, But Make It Fashion

Fordham, But Make It Fashion

February 19, 2019
You don't have to sacrifice fashion for school spirit.
Pining can be rough. Music, as with all things, can be a remedy.

Pining 101

February 12, 2019
There's no shame in having a crush, even when you can't work up the nerve to talk to them. To cope, here are some great playlists to keep you grounded and sane!
The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, celebrating its 60th anniversary, takes a look back at its storied history.

To Mr. Ailey and the Ascent, with Love

February 5, 2019
A love letter to the diverse landscape offered by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
The Met’s “Heavenly Body” exhibit melds faith and fashion in a unique look into Catholicism and clothing.

To Respark a Catholic Schoolgirl’s Imagination

November 8, 2018

Walking into the Byzantine and medieval art galleries at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, I felt that I was intruding upon a sacred space. However, there was no meditative hum of a choir; instead, a staccato...