The Observer

The Best Football Isn’t American

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By ETHAN COUGHLIN

July 31, 2020

I’m going to try to convince the American sports fan to give the most popular sport on the planet a chance.

Silenced or Shouted Down?

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By EVAN VOLLBRECHT

July 31, 2020

Once again people are sounding the alarm that free speech is being lost in the ravenous jaws of “cancel culture.” Once again, they’re wrong.

The Crisis in Yemen and How to Help

Yemeni people holding signs

By GABRIEL GARCIA

July 30, 2020

For the past five years, there has been a civil war in Yemen between the government and a faction called the Houthis over religious sectarianism and control of the country.

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Austin Tong?

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By GABRIELA RIVERA

July 29, 2020

Tong’s actions are counterintuitive to Fordham’s reputation as a business, and as such, he should be metaphorically “fired” from his position as a member of the Fordham community.

Fordham’s Lack of Sexual Health Resources Puts Students in Danger

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By THE OBSERVER EDITORIAL BOARD

July 28, 2020

Fordham should develop a better approach to sexual education and health by further educating nurses and providing students with accurate information regarding birth control and STDs.

American Issues are International Students’ Issues

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By JESSICA YU

July 27, 2020

Sure, I’m not American, but this is the country I chose to invest my future in.

The Battle With ICE Is Not Over, and Here’s Why

a map showing the distribution of Fordham international students in the fall 2019 semester

By POLINA UZORNIKOVA

July 18, 2020

The battle for international students is not over, and it will not be until we are treated with respect we deserve.

How I Know I Am Ready for My Freshman Year at Fordham

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By JOHN HULTQUIST

July 16, 2020

Through reflection and conversation, we have come to realize that the incoming freshman class is all in this together. We will be bonded by the chaos and all of the missed memories created by the pandemic at the end of our high school careers.

BLM Protests Are Not at Fault for the Rising COVID-19 Cases

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By EMILY ELLIS

July 10, 2020

It is impossible to know if the rising number of COVID-19 cases is coming from protests or state reopenings, but the answer is most likely somewhere in the middle.

The Death of Local Journalism Makes Deaths by COVID-19 Seem More Painful

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By GABRIEL GARCIA

July 9, 2020

Though lack of planning to safely reopen the economy and reckless individuals are common explanations for the spike in coronavirus cases, there is another factor that certainly is not helping anyone: the death of local journalism.

Latin America: The New Epicenter of COVID-19

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By PATRICK RIZZI

July 8, 2020

As the novel coronavirus pandemic wanes in some previously hard-hit areas like New York City and New Orleans, Latin America is becoming the new epicenter of this deadly pandemic.

A Higher Standard of Justice

Fordham classroom with students sitting at desks facing a whiteboard, photographed from the back

By ESMÉ BLEECKER-ADAMS

July 7, 2020

When it comes to building trust and credibility, tangible changes to the workings of the system go hand-in-hand with adjusting the mindset of its architects.