The Observer

Staff Editorial: Setting a New High Water Mark in Communication

Staff Editorial: Setting a New High Water Mark in Communication

January 22, 2020

Adopting a communication strategy that is proactive rather than reactive benefits all and hurts none. 

Fordham Students Don’t Need a Class to Learn How to Swim

Fordham Students Don’t Need a Class to Learn How to Swim

January 22, 2020

Columbia graduates learn in a pool, but here at Fordham, where New York City is our campus, the flooding streets are our water source.

We Came, We Saw, We Were Conquered by Fordham’s Apathy Toward Classics

We Came, We Saw, We Were Conquered by Fordham’s Apathy Toward Classics

January 22, 2020

My major classes are rarely, if ever, offered at Lincoln Center. It’s a dead language and a dying major.

Breaking the Ice: The Case for Icebreakers

Breaking the Ice: The Case for Icebreakers

January 22, 2020

Icebreakers are your personal business ventures; wield your pick with panache to produce your polished persona.

Hungary’s Democratic Decline Showcases Worrying Trends

Hungary’s Democratic Decline Showcases Worrying Trends

January 22, 2020

Illiberalism is an increasingly prevalent political philosophy in much of the world today. Even the use of the term “illiberal democracy” is problematic, because democratic institutions begin to degrade if they become illiberal.

New York’s War on Cars Paves On

New York’s War on Cars Paves On

January 22, 2020

It’s hard enough as it is to have a car in this city, you might think. But now, a cabal of anti-vehicular bureaucrats in the city wants to do the unthinkable: eliminate free parking altogether, exclusively reserving those rare street spots for holders of a residential parking permit.

Ricky Gervais is Wrong to Wish for the Silence of Celebrities

Ricky Gervais is Wrong to Wish for the Silence of Celebrities

January 22, 2020

Shutting celebrities out only counters progressive goals.

The Students Are for Climate Action in 2020

The Students Are for Climate Action in 2020

December 27, 2019

“I’m terrified. The [climate] situation was urgent fifteen years ago when I was a kid. Now I’m terrified that I won’t be able to even recognize the world in a few decades.”

In Defense of TikTok

In Defense of TikTok

December 23, 2019

TikTok might pose some data dangers, but it forms a community of people who inspire laughter and love. 

Yes, I Am Talking About You

Yes, I Am Talking About You

December 20, 2019

You know who you are. At the mention of American culture and New York City phenomena, you feel the need to pause, and direct yourself to me with the question, “Do you understand?” You should know there is something you don’t understand. I dare you to unravel the words on my screen.

12 Days of Fordham Christmas on a Budget

12 Days of Fordham Christmas on a Budget

December 17, 2019

I vowed I would embark on a quest to spread as much joy for as little money as possible this holiday season, and without ever setting foot outside the confines of the Fordham Lincoln Center campus.

Staff Editorial: What It Means To Confront Hate

Staff Editorial: What It Means To Confront Hate

December 4, 2019

When exposed to the light, bigotry stumbles for explanations.