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Uncovering Fordham’s True Crime Past

Uncovering Fordham’s True Crime Past

January 20, 2020

Throughout Fordham’s history there have been many criminal incidents. However, these two particularly grave cases go largely unknown by the school’s community.

Spotlight: Patrick DeBrosse, Modern Medieval Scholar

Spotlight: Patrick DeBrosse, Modern Medieval Scholar

January 20, 2020

For most students, medieval studies is as distant as the Middle Ages. We largely fail to notice the little ways that the medieval period affects our daily lives. Patrick DeBrosse, a Ph.D. student who teaches undergraduate classes on medieval studies, points out that we can still find the medieval period in our lexicon today.

The Top Stories of 2019

The Top Stories of 2019

December 31, 2019

These are the stories that you’ve been reading — and the headlines that shaped the Fordham community in 2019.

A Lincoln Center Student’s First Time at Rose Hill

A Lincoln Center Student’s First Time at Rose Hill

December 23, 2019

As a first-year Lincoln Center student, I had never encountered a reason to venture up to the Rose Hill Campus. In fact, the only time I had been to the Bronx was when I went on a field trip in the tenth grade.

My Love Letter to New York

My Love Letter to New York

December 18, 2019

Noelle de Leeuw discusses what New York means to her and how hard it is to say goodbye to the city.

A Final Ode to Finals

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.

We Are Fordham?

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? 

The Definitive Fordham Halal Cart Crawl

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?

40 Years of the Rambling Ram Van

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.

Photography On a College Budget

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.

Shopping Locally this Christmas at Bryant Park’s Winter Village

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.

Ten Years Later, Casey Feldman’s Values Still Resonate

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.