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It wouldn't be finals season without Quinn Library being full of students getting some last minute studying in.

A Final Ode to Finals

December 17, 2019

Finals season has arrived in my life like a hurricane and just as quickly swept away. Where there once was a crowded library, students screaming on the plaza and last-minute studying, only silence and the posting of final grades remain.

Lincoln Center students still engage in Homecoming festivities at Rose Hill, despite it not being their

We Are Fordham?

December 4, 2019

Despite the administrations’ persistence that “New York is our campus, Fordham is our School,” and that we are one big, happy ramily, there is an obvious divide between Rose Hill and Lincoln Center. Fordham University’s most palpable battle is internal. Where does this rivalry come from? 

Halal carts are the lifeblood of Fordham students, with one rising above the rest to receive the halal crown.

The Definitive Fordham Halal Cart Crawl

December 4, 2019

We all know the inviting aroma that follows us down the sidewalk from those carts. But with identical food carts on every block near Fordham how do you know which one to choose?

The Ram Van has evolved alongside the Lincoln Center campus; what started as an experiment has now turned into a pillar of student life.

40 Years of the Rambling Ram Van

December 4, 2019

Forty years ago this semester, a hallmark of the Fordham experience was born: the Ram Van. Ram Van drivers and passengers over the years have captivating stories to report from their trips, many of which can be found in The Observer and The Ram archives.

Utilizing smart spending habits allow photographers to take the photos that keep the photographer and their wallet happy.

Photography On a College Budget

December 4, 2019

Cost can kill any budding interest you have in the photography field if you take it in all at once. So here are some tips to make the venture a little more manageable.

Support local businesses by visiting Bryant Park's Winter Village, only a ten minute subway ride from Lincoln Center.

Shopping Locally this Christmas at Bryant Park’s Winter Village

December 4, 2019

Bryant Park has a Winter Village open every day that hosts over 175 boutiques. Here, you can purchase affordable and personable gifts while supporting local New York stores, artists and eateries.

Diane Anderson holds up her daughter's image to fight for a new pedestrian safety law in New Jersey. The law was passed on April 1, 2010.

Ten Years Later, Casey Feldman’s Values Still Resonate

November 13, 2019

Ten years ago, Casey Feldman was struck and killed by a distracted driver before her senior year at Fordham College at Lincoln Center. Casey’s character and values are things that her parents, Dianne Anderson and Joel Feldman, try to preserve and project into the world today through The Casey Feldman Memorial Foundation.

The most ideal printer locations in Lowenstein are only open to faculty.

To Print or Not to Print

November 13, 2019

One might assume that, after a 30-year presence of printers in the Quinn Library, the printing system at Fordham Lincoln Center would run smoothly. Unfortunately, with each year comes new printing problems, and students and faculty alike are consistently frustrated with the situation, especially during critical periods like midterms.

Katz Fantulin, President of Rainbow Alliance, said that

Club Spotlight: Fashion for Philanthropy and Rainbow Alliance

November 6, 2019

One might have questioned how one club can have pulled off such a spectacular event — that’s because the show marked a special collaboration between two Fordham Lincoln Center clubs: Fashion For Philanthropy and Rainbow Alliance.

Religion journalist Jack Jenkins, Associate Chair of Graduate Studies and theology professor, Kathryn Reklis and LA-based Jesuit screenwriter Jim McDermott all spoke at the At the

Ignatian Week Celebrates Jesuit History

November 5, 2019

Fordham’s Campus Ministry hosted its annual Ignatian Week at both the Lincoln Center and Rose Hill campuses from Oct. 19 to Oct. 26. Ignatian Week is an opportunity to learn about the identity and tradition of what it means to be a Jesuit, as described by Associate Director of Campus Ministry and Director of Ignatian Initiatives Erin Hoffman. 

A regal portrait of Rameses XVI

The Rise and Fall of the Rameses Dynasty

October 30, 2019

From 1925 to 1978, Fordham maintained live rams who were trotted out during sporting events to represent our school pride. The Rameses dynasty, which featured over 20 heirs, shares a bloody, twisted history, made all the more shocking by its complete accuracy. 

Supernatural Suitemates and McMahon Hall Hauntings

Supernatural Suitemates and McMahon Hall Hauntings

October 30, 2019

Have you ever heard an odd sound while traipsing the halls of McMahon? Sometimes, those can't be explained by students studying at ungodly hours of the night.