The Observer

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A Place For Students of Many Cultures To Belong

October 14, 2020

A new club, Cross Culture Students of Fordham, aims to start conversations about the experiences of people who are mixed-heritage and a myriad of other cultural identities.

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No, You’re Not Too Sensitive. Professors Should Give Trigger Warnings

October 12, 2020

It’s true that learning can cause discomfort sometimes. However, asking professors for trigger warnings is not the same as asking them to make college campuses ideologically safe.

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Stop Assuming My Gender Over Zoom

October 5, 2020

It is not up to trans and queer students to lead the way in making our environments accessible. Cisgendered students can also help normalize pronoun displays in the classroom.

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Education Without Representation: Why Are PCS Students Unrepresented in Student Government?

October 1, 2020

No Professional and Continuing Studies student, it turns out, is eligible to hold any elected USG position.

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Fordham Needs to Keep Online Summer Classes Available Next Summer

September 17, 2020

A wider selection of summer courses also opens up the possibility of a diverse range of asynchronous classes.

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Austin Tong Has Done Nothing Wrong

August 21, 2020

Tong has the same right to speak out that any other citizen has, no matter the content of his speech.

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Fordham Is in the Wrong on Austin Tong

August 20, 2020

After facing heavy criticism for its lax attitude toward discriminatory speech, was the university anxious to take the pressure off by making an example out of Tong?

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Adventures of a Fordham Hoodie in Quarantine

August 20, 2020

On Aug. 8, I left northern Michigan in my Fordham hoodie and ventured to the city of my future, hoping to remain COVID-19 free.

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How Do You Solve a Problem Like Austin Tong?

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.

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

July 18, 2020

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

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

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.

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A Higher Standard of Justice

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.