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‘Mr. Burns’ Sparks Collaboration

‘Mr. Burns’ Sparks Collaboration

April 10, 2019

Features Editor, Lindsay Jorgensen, talks to Elizabeth Margid, the head of Fordham Theatre’s directing program and the director of this year’s final mainstage play, “Mr. Burns.” Magrid takes advantage of her unique position of both professor and director to collaborate with her students involved in the production.

Graduation Isn’t Doomsday

Graduation Isn’t Doomsday

April 10, 2019

With graduation right around the corner, many seniors are anxious about life after Fordham. Features Editor Jeffrey Umbrell speaks with members of the Class of ’19 about how they are feeling about their future job prospects.

Westsider Rare & Used Books Starts a New Chapter

Westsider Rare & Used Books Starts a New Chapter

April 10, 2019

Staff Writer Emma Seiwell discusses the comeback of Westsider Rare and Used Books. With the help of a GoFundMe campaign, this New York City jewel was able to remain in business.

West Side, West End

West Side, West End

April 10, 2019

Photo Editor Emeritus Andrew Beecher discusses his thoughts on living in both London and New York, whether or not the Tube is really better than the Subway and how Londoners and New Yorkers ultimately measure up to each other.

Student Immerses herself at GO! Cuba

Student Immerses herself at GO! Cuba

April 10, 2019

Contributing Writer Isabel Daniels discusses her experience on the Go! Cuba trip. Her and 11 others ventured to the island to learn more about the country’s culture and the Jesuit values that are reflected in the Loyola Center.

What Are You Giving up for Lent?

What Are You Giving up for Lent?

March 29, 2019

Lindsay Jorgensen asks Fordham students what they are doing to celebrate the Lenten season, whether it be giving up Starbucks or increasing time for prayer.

Luck of the Irish

Luck of the Irish

March 29, 2019

Jeffrey Umbrell, features editor, discusses the tradition of St. Patrick’s Day in New York and at Fordham. Umbrell uncovers the reason behind the Fordham tradition of having spring break during the holiday. Fordham’s campus may be quiet, but the city comes alive to celebrate the Irish-Catholic holiday.

Lessons Learned on the Road to Recovery

Lessons Learned on the Road to Recovery

March 29, 2019

Alvin Ailey dancer, Jaclyn Scerbak, reflects on how a foot injury in the beginning of her senior year changed her life. Her injury forced her forced her to check her hubris and find her strength — starting a new chapter in her life.

Vulnerable Spaces

Vulnerable Spaces

March 21, 2019

The Ailey/Fordham B.F.A. Independent Study in Choreography performance (ISC) offers seniors students a rare opportunity to test their creative capacity by choreographing original pieces. The Observer discusses the project with four Ailey B.F.A. seniors about their inspiration for their pieces and thought process when it comes to creating original choreography.

Declining Balance, Diminishing Returns: Comparing LC and RH Meal Plans

Declining Balance, Diminishing Returns: Comparing LC and RH Meal Plans

March 18, 2019

Fordham requires that Lincoln Center freshman have a meal plan, but it is clear that the meal plans offered on Rose Hill are a better deal for your money.

Bridging the Bronx

Bridging the Bronx

March 14, 2019

Contributing Writer Michelle Agaron speaks with Fordham alumnus, Marlin Jenkins, about his company that is providing free internet to low-income families in the Bronx.

Five Classes to Take Before You Graduate

Five Classes to Take Before You Graduate

March 12, 2019

These five classes come heavily recommended by Fordham students as must-takes before you graduate.

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