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The First of the Frosh! Spotlight on Evan Kaloudis

Christina Frasca, Observer news editor and Ashley Tedesco, blog editor

Photo by Christina Frasca

The first resident to move into McMahon Hall this morning was the eager Evan Kaloudis from East Northport, NY. He got up at 5 a.m. to set up camp outside of McMahon at 7 a.m. He was greeted by orientation leaders Francesco Nasso, Megan Tribble, and Nusrat Jahan, pictured with him above.

Evan has plans to major in Computer Science, but his interests don’t stop there. He also serves as one of the content editors for a happening music blog called One Thirty BPM. Check him out!

He has one message for the FCLC community: “Ladies, I’m available!”

Spotlight! Tracy Solomon, FCLC ’12

By Piyali Syam

With FCLC’s 2nd Annual Relay for Life event fast approaching on April 17, 2010,
you’ve probably been approached to start or join a Relay Team. And why not? It’s
a great way to become involved in the Fordham community and raise money for a
good cause at the same time. And cancer hits closer to home than you think. To
illuminate cancer’s personal impact on the Fordham community, I interviewed
FCLC’s top 3 fundraisers, next up: Tracy Solomon, $430.00. 



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Spotlight! Katie Berry, FCLC ’11, and the MasquerAIDS Ball

 

Katie Berry, FCLC'11, and Laine Adley, sporting their masks.

Katie Berry, FCLC’11, is Chair of the MasquerAIDS Committee. The committee has currently raised over $2,000 so far and will be hosting a MasquerAIDS ball this Friday from 7-11 in the Atrium. We checked in with Berry to get the low-down on the event:

What is MasquerAIDS?

Berry : MasquerAIDS is essentially a masquerade ball where all purchased pins wear a mask to unmask the stigma still surrounding HIV/AIDS.

How much are donations?

 Berry : It is $3 for a mask and all proceeds go to Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS foundation. We’re working in conjunction with them, we’ve set up a website here. It’s very easy [to donate]. You just register as a participant and you can send out emails to family and friends and they can donate on your behalf.

 How did MasquerAIDS get started?

Berry : This is the second annual event run by FACE AIDS, a student run organization that started at Stanford University. Our main goal here is that we will be selling pins and the idea is that a little pin is making a big difference in the world and all proceeds go to women that are affected with HIV living in Rwanda.

 When and where is the event?

 Berry : The event will take place April 16th in Fordham’s Atrium from 7-11. There will be music, prizes, giveaways, raffles, and student live music.

What is the band line-up?

 Berry : We have Ben Lebowitz, Me and Chris Idell Band, Juliet Ben-Ami, Radio Luxemberg, JC Hall and DJ Chris Chromey djing for the rest of the night.

What are the prizes for the giveaways?

Berry : We have a $50 gift certificate to Barnes and Noble which we will be giving away to the participant who raised the most funds on the website for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS foundation. Also, two $25 gift certificates: There will be a raffle for student who have sent out 10 or more emails. Their name will be put into a drawing. And you can buy raffle tickets for the other gift certificate at the door.

How much have you raised so far?

Berry : So far, we have raised $2,080.

Can student still donate if they have not already?

 Berry: They can purchase a mask at the door as well as raffle tickets and all of this will go to the foundation.

Spotlight! Katie Leonard, FCLC ’12

By Piyali Syam

With FCLC’s 2nd Annual Relay for Life event fast approaching on April 17, 2010,
you’ve probably been approached to start or join a Relay Team. And why not? It’s
a great way to become involved in the Fordham community and raise money for a
good cause at the same time. And cancer hits closer to home than you think. To
illuminate cancer’s personal impact on the Fordham community, I interviewed
FCLC’s top 3 fundraisers, next up: Katie Leonard $520.50.

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Spotlight! Maureen Sweet, FCLC ’12

By Piyali Syam

With FCLC’s 2nd Annual Relay for Life event fast approaching on April 17, 2010,
you’ve probably been approached to start or join a Relay Team. And why not? It’s
a great way to become involved in the Fordham community and raise money for a
good cause at the same time. And cancer hits closer to home than you think. To
illuminate cancer’s personal impact on the Fordham community, I interviewed
FCLC’s top 3 fundraisers, first up: Maureen Sweet, with $795.50.




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Spotlight: Claire Colmor, FCLC ’11 (psst…she might be on Glee!)

Claire Colmor's quirky audition tape for Glee has made it to the top 20 on My Fox Chicago's website.

By Nadine Deninno

Claire Colmar, FCLC ‘11, could be the next cast member on the tv show Glee, but she needs your help!

My Fox Chicago, Colmar’s hometown, is hosting a casting call contest that allows anyone to submit a video in order for the producers of the show to see your video. Colmar currently has made it to the top twenty, who’s videos are then put up online to be voted on until April 16th.

“I didn’t think I’d make it to the top twenty but somehow I managed and now the competition is solely based on the number of votes you get,” she said.

Colmar found out about the contest through her mother, who saw it on the television.

“I had to participate because I’m obsessed with the show Glee,” she said.

Singing “This Little Light of Mine”, Colmar admits in her essay, “High school was the most awkward time of my life, but I would re-live it just to be in Glee.”

But she needs YOUR help! Watch her video and vote for her here.

You can vote once every 24 hours until April 16th!

Spotlight! Joe Marvilli, FCLC ’10

With a such a small campus as FCLC, it doesn’t come as a surprise that within the first month of a semester you recognize pretty much everyone who walks the halls. But the number of these people that we actually know is far less. That’s why here at The Observatory, we have taken it upon ourselves to introduce you to some of these familiar faces with not-so-familiar life stories.

Joe Marvilli, FCLC '10, took a love for music and made it his profession.

“From Enthusiast to Expert”

Joe Marvilli, a senior at Fordham University at Lincoln Center, plays two roles on a daily basis: student by day and music critic by night.  Since the ripe age of ten, Joe knew he was starting to acquire a passion for music, but more importantly U2.  Some eleven years and hundreds of bands later, Joe is now a music journalist for the web-based music publication, Consequence of Sound.

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