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For many, Thanksgiving is a time to reunite with family. For all, though, family reunions inevitably mean family arguments and debates.

Thanksgiving 2017: A Debate Primer

November 16, 2017

For some, the word “Thanksgiving” conjures rosy memories of food, friends and family. But we all ...

I am her big brother, after all. (PHOTO VIA FLICKR)

The Crib and the Door

February 16, 2016

By TYLER BURDICK Opinions Co-Editor I hate him. He sits there beside her on the couch, one arm a...

Going back home for the holidays sounds fun - until you have to deal with your family. (HANA KEININGHAM/THE OBSERVER)

FCLC’s Holiday Survival Guide

December 6, 2015

By ALYSHA KUNDANMAL Features Co-Editor You finally get to that last unopened present - the one from...

Lavendar, Joanne's favorite flower. (PHOTO VIA FLICKR)

A Love Letter to Joanne

December 1, 2015

By JESSICA VITOVITCH Literary Co-editor I love my mother’s cousin Joanne. Like the majority of ...

She’s awful at taking her medicine. She always seems to find reasons to skip a week, and then another. (VIA FLICKR)


November 19, 2015

By KAY D’ANGELO Asst. Literary Co-Editor My mom is sick. She’s had neutropenia longer than I...

I should be feeling sad right now, but I just don’t. I wonder if that makes me a bad person. (VIA FLICKR)

A Solemn Affair

November 6, 2015

By TYLER BURDICK Opinions Co-Editor I don’t know these people, but they look and smell funny. The...

We'll all float on. (PHOTO VIA FLICKR)

Time Above The Earth

September 22, 2015

By ERIKA ORTIZ Literary Co-Editor As my mother and I walked up 10th Avenue, wandering the streets surr...

Shedding hair and shedding expectations. (PHOTO VIA FLICKR)

New Beginnings

September 16, 2015

By KAY D'ANGELO Asst. Co-Literary Editor The first day after I moved out of my parents’ house, I dyed my...

President Obama supporter Peter Bell, right, debates with anti-Obama demonstrators at Versaille's Restaurant in Miami on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, after President Obama's decision to normalize relations between Cuba and the United States. (AL DIAZ/Miami Herald/TNS)

President Obama: Cuba Is Not Your Example

January 28, 2015

By ROSS LAMPERTContributing WriterPublished: January 28, 2015 I’m a Cuban myself—my mother and ...

House of Memory

December 22, 2014

By NINA BERGBAUERAssistant Literary EditorPublished: December 10, 2014 About a year ago, just after my grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, I remember listening to the doctor’s explanation of the disease and what lies ahead. He compared the patient’s mind to a cluttered closet whose door won’t stay shut ...

Denzel Washington Chair in Fordham’s Theatre Program, Kenny Leon, was the featured guest of Randy Cohen’s “Person, Place, Thing.” (Kirstin Bunkley /The Observer)

Kenny Leon Appears on Randy Cohen’s “Person, Place, Thing”

November 20, 2014

By HA-YOUNG GLORIA JUNGContributing WriterPublished: November 19, 2014 On Monday Nov. 17, Randy Cohen held a second live radio broadcast of “Person, Place, T...

A Holiday Guide to Dodging Relatives’ Questions

November 20, 2014

By MEREDITH SUMMERSLiterary Co-Editor & Copy EditorPublished: November 19, 2014 With Thanksgiving next week, many college students are looking forward to going home for the break. Dreaming of playing with pets and not having to wait for hours to attempt laundry in broken washers, many students forget the worst part of b...