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A Day in the Life: College Students During a Pandemic

By MATEO SOLIS PRADA and ALISON ETTINGER-DELONG October 20, 2020
Three Fordham students, two in New York and one in Abu Dhabi, go through a typical day of online learning for the fall semester.

The New Normal: Class in Central Park

By ALISON ETTINGER-DELONG October 19, 2020
Professor Chris Toulouse and his students discuss what's it like to teach and take a class in Central Park during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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City Pets Congregate for Annual Blessing of the Animals

By ANDREW DRESSNER October 17, 2020
The annual Blessing of the Animals ceremony saw parishioners gathered outside St. Paul and St. Andrew United Methodist Church.
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Mood Playlist: Plaintive

By ANNIKA SUDERBURG October 4, 2020
This playlist is meant to cathartically access the feelings of sorrow and yearning — rather than block them out, they should be felt.

Producing a Newspaper in a Pandemic

By ALISON ETTINGER-DELONG and MATEO SOLIS PRADA September 18, 2020
Members of The Observer’s editorial board discuss the process of producing fully digital issues of the paper.
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Playlist: Wake Me Up For Online School

Four writers came together to compile the ultimate "wake up" playlist to get you ready in the morning for online classes.
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A Reimagined Memorial: Table of Silence Photo Gallery

By ESMÉ BLEECKER-ADAMS and MARIELLE SARMIENTO September 11, 2020
The 9/11 Table of Silence Project, presented by Buglisi Dance Theatre and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, featured socially-distanced choreography this year.

Lincoln Center Move-In 2020

By BEN JORDAN, EMMA SEIWELL, and MATEO SOLIS PRADA September 2, 2020
On August 23, students began moving into the Lincoln Center campus residence halls under extraordinary circumstances. The Observer was there to capture the experience, as well as the thoughts of students, both new and returning, and their parents.
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A Playlist For Pride

By VICKY CARMENATE June 6, 2020
Celebrate the Black queer artists that let the LGBTQ+ community be where they are today.
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Class of 2020 Digital Yearbook

By CAITLIN BURY May 23, 2020
This yearbook commemorates the Class of 2020 and their favorite memories from the past four years.

Making Brownies with Esmé Bleecker-Adams and Jill Rice

Learn to make Bon Appétit’s Camouflage Chocolate Fudge Brownies in the second video of The Observer's cooking series.

Making Banana Pudding with Gillian Russo

By GILLIAN RUSSO and ALISON ETTINGER-DELONG May 2, 2020
Learn to make Magnolia Bakery-inspired banana pudding with ingredients most people can find around the house.