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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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SARA AZOULAY, Photo Editor Emerita

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CAMOUFLAGED: William Deighan, Part II

CAMOUFLAGED: William Deighan, Part II

February 25, 2013

In the final segment of the Observer’s miniseries, “Camouflaged,” we talk to William Deighan, Fordham College, Rose Hill (FCRH ’15), and former E-4 Senior Airman in the U.S. Air Force whose responsibility...

CAMOUFLAGED: William Deighan, 30

CAMOUFLAGED: William Deighan, 30

February 20, 2013

In the final segment of the Observer's miniseries, "Camouflaged," we talk to William Deighan, Fordham College, Rose Hill (FCRH '15), and former E-4 Senior Airman in the U.S. Air Force whose responsibility...

Vadim Panasyuk, 28, majoring in clinical social work.

CAMOUFLAGED: Part II, Vadim Panasyuk

November 26, 2012

In Part II of The Observer's new mini-series, "Camouflaged," we meet Vadim Panasyuk, 28, a former E-5 Sergeant in the Army who served two tours of duty in Iraq from 2005 to 2008. Originally from Zaporozhye,...

(Larry D. Moore/ Wikimedia Commons)

One Twinkie Says Thank You

November 23, 2012

I write this from your supermarket down the street. I'm on the back shelf in a poorly lit corner where in the midst of the big news, I was thrown away from the rest of the box. My fellow Twinkie is...

CAMOUFLAGED: Part I, Sean Cintron

CAMOUFLAGED: Part I, Sean Cintron

November 12, 2012

You know the old man you walked by today with a cowboy hat and giant, gold belt buckle? How about the woman who was wearing the finest fur you've ever seen? Or more common, the average mother picking her...

(Sara Azoulay/The Observer)

Hebrew Homeland

September 19, 2012

  A small girl speaks Hebrew a mask of innocence with the sound of severity. The Wind   A soldier holds his uzi standing tall obedience paves his fate. The Fire   I...

Point – Counterpoint: Liberty and English For All

May 2, 2012

By NINA GUIDICE Recently, Rick Santorum said— in Puerto Rico—that for Puerto Rico to become a state, by federal law it would be required to speak English. Yes, he was wrong because that’s...

Ram Apologizes About April Fools’ Article But University’s Jewish Students Still Go Unheard

April 18, 2012

For the April Fools’ issue of the Rose Hill newspaper the Ram, the editors decided to run a story called “Jesuits Gone Jewish,” which jokingly claimed that Fordham would forgo its Jesuit roots and...

The depressing Language Lab, with its monotony of cubicled computers, is hardly conducive to learning a second language. Perhaps some TVs and couches would spice things up. (Ayer Chan/The Observer)

Trying to Tackle the Language Problem at Fordham

March 28, 2012

Sometimes when I’m on the fourth floor of Lowenstein and see a tour group walk past the Language Lab, I want to yell out to them that the students they see in the lab miserably typing away will be...

Reaction to School Shootings Must Focus on Victims

March 7, 2012

On Feb. 27 in Chardon, Ohio, a student named T.J. Lane came to Chardon High School with a gun and killed three of his peers and injured two others. This news sets off a chain of reactions within me. Before...

Protesters need to create attention again, but without resorting to violence or inciting police brutality. (Al Seib/Los Angeles Times/MCT)

Occupy Wall Street Must Make Headlines Again

February 22, 2012

Back in September, the media blasted us with reports of police abusing  their power by pepper spraying on protestors in New York City. This was my first exposure to what would become the world phenomenon...

Hannah Richtman, FCLC 13, is the creator of the popular fashion and style blog, The Fashion Hash. (Courtesy of Hannah Richtman)

Meet Blogger Hannah Richtman of The Fashion Hash

February 16, 2012

Many say that creativity is dead because of the Internet; others say that it has just been refurnished into a different kind of art — the art of blogging. With people making blogs every day, it’s...

(Sara Azoulay/The Observer)


February 1, 2012

I faintly recall a day on the train when there was a big commotion in my subway car, three performances being held right before me. There was a man playing the guitar, singing a silly little love song....

Matthew Maguire is director of Fordham’s theater program and the independent Creation Production Company. His show “Instinct” is  currently playing off-Broadway and closes Feb. 4. The show’s director and one of the lead actresses are both members of the Fordham  community. He hopes to turn “Instinct” into a pilot for a TV series. His next project is a solo performance called “Wild Man: Adventures in Rome.” (Sara Azoulay/The Observer)

Photo Spotlight

February 1, 2012

Students suffer and lose interest in their studies if teachers have no incentive to make their classes worthwhile. (Photo illustration by Charlie Puente/The Observer)

Bloomberg’s Proposal Benefits Deserving Teachers

February 1, 2012

The day that I figured out Britney Spears made more money than my fourth grade teacher was a sad day for me. Although I like Britney Spears, I just suddenly pictured Mrs. Spitvak smiling down upon...

Can I Get That To Go? Take-Home vs. In-Class Exams

Can I Get That To Go? Take-Home vs. In-Class Exams

December 7, 2011

By now you can probably hear the whimpers of fellow classmates as the stress of finals sets in. Whether it be a final paper for an art history class or an exam for a two hour media ethics class, the stakes...

The Penn State Scandal: 15 Years Too Many of Silence

The Penn State Scandal: 15 Years Too Many of Silence

November 26, 2011

The Penn State University (PSU) scandal has created a whirlwind of media coverage, with different sides of the story being uncovered every other day. The media indulges in each bit of unearthed evidence,...

Occupy Wall Street Continues Despite Eviction

Occupy Wall Street Continues Despite Eviction

November 16, 2011

Published: November 16, 2011 On Nov. 15, at approximately 1 a.m., police rounded up Occupy Wall Street (OWS) protestors in Zuccotti Park. Close to 200 people were arrested, including people of the media....

Payback may be hell, but so are PETA’s advertising policies, which are are more about causing a sensation than raising awareness.

PETA Uses Sensational Advertising to Promote Veganism

October 19, 2011

I was 12-years-old when I decided that I no longer wanted to eat meat.  I was always freaked out by the idea and it was my personal decision. I was also very intrigued by the organization called...

Professor Larry Stempel received a high honor from the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music. (Sara Azoulay/The Observer)

Music Professor Receives Kurt Weill Book Prize For Novel

October 19, 2011

Larry Stempel, a professor of music at Fordham University at Rose Hill, was honored with the Kurt Weill Book Prize for his book, “Showtime,” on Oct. 12. Professor Stempel will be teaching a...

Adele doesn’t rely on theatrics to engage her audience.  Her sincere words and powerful voice are enough to move her listeners. (Gregorio Binuya/Abaca Press/MCT)

A Cynic in Need of Adele to Open Her Heart

October 5, 2011

Upon meeting my father, you might be a little overwhelmed. A ball of fun with dyed black hair (he’s graying, but he’ll never admit it), he is the craziest little Israeli man you’ll ever meet. One...

Quinn Library to Move to Law School

Quinn Library to Move to Law School

September 21, 2011

Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC)’s Quinn Library will move from its current location in the Lowenstein building to where the Fordham Law School’s library is located. The plan is set tentatively...

In Memory of Sept. 11

In Memory of Sept. 11

September 10, 2011

Just blocks away from Fordham College at Lincoln Center, a Sept. 11 memorial stands. This Sept. 11 memorial is specifically meant to honor the first responders of the tragic attack. Located next to Central...

(Brian Vander Brug/Los Angeles Times/MCT)

Light Blue

August 28, 2011

An unearthly silence filled the car. It was a Tuesday, the third Tuesday of the month. It was particularly hot that day, the kind of hot that left your eyes dry and head spinning. She liked the long...

Riots in London have left the public confused as they wonder at the violence and try to understand the purpose of the protesters. (ulie Sell/MCT)

Youth in Revolt: London Riots Signify Fear of the Future

August 25, 2011

I painfully admit that no positive adjectives really come to mind when trying to describe the youth of today. In fact, the only fitting ones seem to be along the lines of “confused” and “lost.” ...

Red Mango to Come to FCLC Cafeteria this Fall

August 25, 2011

This fall, Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) will have a new addition to the Lowenstein Café: Red Mango. This popular frozen yogurt chain will replace Freshens, the frozen yogurt and smoothie provider...

The New York City Subway Survival Guide

August 3, 2011

Before setting out on a camping trip, many people decide to read a survival guide just to be cautious in the wilderness. New York City, the “concrete jungle,” is a whole different wilderness and...

Lets Play The Blame Game: Ark Music Factory or Our Declining Taste in Music?

July 23, 2011

Published: April 13, 2011 It was a day like any other. I sat at my computer, scrolling through my Twitter feed, when a link to a “HILARIOUS” video caught my eye. Feeling high-spirited, I clicked...

Valentine’s Day Evolves into Hallmark Day

July 23, 2011

Published: February 2, 2011 It’s Feb. 14  and a couple enjoys a romantic dinner at a restaurant that required a reservation six months in advance. The lovely lady of the evening opens up her present....

Learning the Craft of Theatre with Daniel Alexander Jones

July 23, 2011

Published: October 7, 2010 Franny’s Space is lit with bright lights that create a soothing yet strong, vibrant aura. The rehearsal space at Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) perfectly compliments...

Global Outreach Sponsors Poverty Presentation

July 13, 2011

Published: April 20, 2011 On April 26, Fordham College at Lincoln Center’s (FCLC) Global Outreach (GO) held the presentation “1.4 Billion Reasons Rewriting the Rules of Poverty” in McMahon...

USG Announces Newest Members

July 13, 2011

Published: April 13, 2011 Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC)’s United Student Government (USG) announced its new members for the upcoming year on April 7 on their blog. Ryan O’Toole, FCLC...

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