The Observer

Staff Editorial: Let’s Be Adults About Contraception

Staff Editorial: Let’s Be Adults About Contraception

February 12, 2019

Fordham chooses to simply pretend that students don’t have sex, and have no need for preventative sexual health resources like condoms and birth control pills.

SATIRE – Budget Troubles Lead to USG Shutdown

SATIRE – Budget Troubles Lead to USG Shutdown

February 6, 2019

As of Thursday, Feb. 5, United Student Government (USG) has been in a state of partial shutdown for 47 consecutive days. This breaks the previous record of two days in 2013, when the USG President at the time lost his keys. Shockingly, Austin Tong, Gabelli School of Business ’21, is not at fault this time.

The Task of the Liberal Arts

The Task of the Liberal Arts

February 6, 2019

It is not so much that I am here interested in the liberal arts as particular topics of study, as if they were mere pleasant hobbies. I have a higher allegiance to the liberated human self. And the proper vocation of this human self is love (eros). That alone is freedom.

Satire – Gale Unveiled: Hallway Breeze a Blessing

Satire – Gale Unveiled: Hallway Breeze a Blessing

January 22, 2019

There are forces far more powerful than physics at play in this humble walkway.

Let’s Get That Yield Rate Up, Fordham

Let’s Get That Yield Rate Up, Fordham

January 22, 2019

Yield rates are inextricably linked to higher selectivity in college admissions, a factor that carries 10 percent of the weight in determining a university’s rank in the “National Universities” category of U.S. News and World Report.

Suffering from FOMO? Here’s What You Should Really Fear

Suffering from FOMO? Here’s What You Should Really Fear

December 5, 2018

Taking a moment to slow down in a city so fast is healthy.

Free Speech Belongs on College Campuses

Free Speech Belongs on College Campuses

December 5, 2018

It is possible to sit in a room with someone you disagree with and discuss what the issues are and then walk out of that room as friends.

Fordham Hasn’t Learned Its Lesson on Trans Rights

Fordham Hasn’t Learned Its Lesson on Trans Rights

November 16, 2018

The student body has called on Fordham to do the right thing, and the administration has hung up.

The Minimum Wage Increase, Its Victors and Its Next Steps

The Minimum Wage Increase, Its Victors and Its Next Steps

November 14, 2018

If not for the bad press, outrage, and organized response from students, Fordham would get away with paying poverty wages to the student workers they already burden with student debt and tenuous working conditions.

Contraception: Fordham’s Public Health Problem

November 14, 2018

Condoms are the most effective form of protection against STDs and diseases like HIV/AIDS. The fact that our university doesn’t provide them is a public health concern.

Invisible Disabilities: Professors, Take Note

Invisible Disabilities: Professors, Take Note

November 14, 2018

Professors, please understand that it is completely within your right to reject certain accommodations of students with disabilities. But in doing so you may be losing a promising student and their contributions.

We’re Not Selling Anything: Identity Crisis and Student Fundraising

We’re Not Selling Anything: Identity Crisis and Student Fundraising

November 7, 2018

One Sunday morning earlier this year, a man I’ll never see screamed at me through my headset. “St...

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