The Observer

Sex, Scandal, and the Disney Channel

May 27, 2011

By JOSHUA CRUZ Contributing Writer Published: September 27, 2007 Vanessa Hudgens is one of the stars of the highly successful made-for-TV movies “High School Musical” and its sequel “High School Musical 2.” She is also the latest star whose nude photos have leaked on the Internet. This type of notoriety is not a...

Fordham’s Futile Battle Against Pre-Marital Sex

May 27, 2011

By Jesse Lerer Staff Writer Published: September 27, 2007 Almost every FCLC student living on campus has, at some point, required an overnight guest pass. Reasons for guest passes vary from student to student. Many students require guest passes for friends and siblings who need a place to stay for the night. Other guest pa...

Life Casting: the Self-Induced Blow to Privacy

May 27, 2011

By Angelica Brunetti Opinions Editor Published: September 27, 2007 Could you imagine being under 24 hour video surveillance? What would life be like for us if anyone in the world could tap into a live video stream of our lives? In a society in which we fight passionately for the right to privacy (even when national securit...

Television: in Memorium

May 27, 2011

By Cass Daubenspeck Literary Editor Published: September 27, 2007 Television is dead; or, at least, it’s comatose. Not like the novel—that whole premature obituary was weak and unfunny; it really threw Walter Benjamin for a loop. In fact, if you have not done so yet, please make sure to tell the novel, next time you ...

Monster Attack on Fordham Imminent

May 27, 2011

By FEIFEI LING Copy Editor Published: September 27, 2007 From the first sighting of Bigfoot in 1840, to Mothmen terrorizing West Virginia in 1966, to chupacabras caught in south Texas in 2007, there have been a surprising amount of “mythical beast” encounters for such a rational society in which we think we live. For...

FCLC’s Graduation Ceremony: Why at Rose Hill?

May 27, 2011

By KEN LOMBARDI Contributing Writer Published: September 27, 2007 With the onset of a new academic year, students might envision graduation as something of a distant convocation—an event far off from the happenings of today. But for the class of 2008, this illusion will certainly not last long, as FCLC’s current assembly o...

The ‘Fortress’ is Coming

May 27, 2011

Published: September 27, 2007 A public hearing held by the city’s Department of City Planning on Sept. 10 made it clear that the community surrounding the Lincoln Center campus is not pleased with the university’s expansion plans.  Most people who spoke said that they will be living in a ‘fortress’ if Fordham goes ...

Never Forget Your Hat and Your Apron

May 25, 2011

Always Be Nice to Your Local Fast-Food Worker By ANGELICA BRUNETTI Opinions Editor Published: August 30, 2007 This summer, I came to this realization that how we treat those who work in minimum wage customer service positions (cashiers, McDonald’s drive-thru attendants, waiters, coffee servers) is a manifestation of...

Serving Time as a Queens County Juror

May 25, 2011

By ANGELICA BRUNETTI Opinions Editor Published: August 30, 2007 For being passive, compliant and honest, I was punished. My sentence was a month of jury duty. For almost the entire month of August, my part-time employment was suspended. I was forced to appear every weekday at the Queens County Criminal Cour...

3 A. M. Musings: Are Literature’s Greatest Turning in Their Graves?

3 A. M. Musings: Are Literature’s Greatest Turning in Their Graves?

May 25, 2011

  By JACKY IEVOLI Contributing Writer Published: August 30, 2007 As I sit here look...

Not Just Maroon Anymore

May 25, 2011

Published: August 30, 2007 The Ram Vans that transport students between the Lincoln Center and the Rose Hill campuses are maroon.  The backpacks given out during freshman orientation are maroon.  Even the couches in the McMahon Hall dorm rooms are maroon.  But now, Fordham is bleeding a new, environmentally friendly c...

The Return of Third Eye Blind: 1997 in 2011, and I Plan on Enjoying Every Second of It

May 24, 2011

By Diana Denza, Staff Writer Throughout the third week in April, I couldn’t sign into Facebook without statuses filling my news feed from fellow Fordham students revolving around one certain topic. When I managed to finally wake up after hitting the snooze button on my alarm clock five times and head to class, I could...