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Checking in With the Class of 2020

By EMMA SEIWELL November 20, 2020
Six members of the class of 2020 reflected on what their graduation meant to them, how they celebrated and what lies ahead in this uncertain time.

New Yorkers React to Joe Biden’s Presidential Victory

When Joe Biden was declared the presumptive winner of the 2020 presidential election, New Yorkers from across the city went to the streets to celebrate.

Election Day on the Upper West Side

By MATEO SOLIS PRADA, EMMA SEIWELL, and ALISON ETTINGER-DELONG November 6, 2020
Find out from Upper West Side voters why they chose to vote on Election Day and what their thoughts were on the 2020 election.

Dealing with Anxiety During Uncertain Times

By ALISON ETTINGER-DELONG and GUS DUPREE November 3, 2020
In these times of uncertainty, it is important to assess your own levels of anxiety, as well as find solutions for when you are struggling.
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Photo Gallery: Scenes From Green Spaces

By ALYSSA DAUGHDRILL November 3, 2020
The next couple weeks are the perfect opportunity to make use of New York’s parks and outdoor recreational spaces before the cold sets in.
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Revolutionary Funk Radio

By VICKY CARMENATE October 28, 2020
Songs of liberation from the post-civil rights movement era still find themselves relevant in today's political climate.

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.