The Observer

Is One Victim More Important Than Another?

May 29, 2011

By FAROGHE ANWAR Staff Writer Published: November 8, 2007 It surprises me that so many people are not aware of the brutal rape and treatment of Megan Williams.  This woman was raped and tortured by six twisted individuals, yet the media didn’t think it was important enough to inform the public about the details of this ...

Can’t We Dance our Troubles Away?

May 29, 2011

If Only “Real World” Worries Could be Fixed by the Fraggle Rock Remedy By JACKY IEVOLI Staff Writer Published: November 8, 2007 I can’t sleep. I don’t have a book to read. There’s nothing on TV. This is when I realize that the greatest purchase ever was the complete second season (I own the first season and have alrea...

Who Knew Birthday Parties Could Be Political?

May 29, 2011

Are We Too Old for Birthday Parties? By ANGELICA BRUNETTI Opinions Editor Published: November 8, 2007 I had my last birthday party when I was 12 years old. It was pre-teen bliss in the form of junk food, amateur makeovers, movies, music and promises of “Best Friends Forever.” When I turned 13, I started...

Fordham Doesn’t Need to Fit In

May 29, 2011

Published: November 8, 2007 An article in the November issue of “U.S. Catholic” stated that Catholic universities in America fall into one of four categories.  But Fordham is a pragmatic school, constantly trying to move forward to provide its students with the best possible education.  So trying to lump it into an ...

FCLC Ladies … It’s Time to Whip It Out

May 28, 2011

There’s No Time for Timidity on the Dating Scene CAROLYN WALTHER Contributing Writer Published: October 25, 2007 Few things command attention, ignite controversy or inspire art with the same unstoppable force as female sexuality. Whether oppressed or glorified, it remains at the epicenter of the societal mind. All tha...

Talking ’bout My Generation: It’s Time to Get Over Ourselves and Get Serious About Real life

May 28, 2011

By KEN LOMBARDI Staff Writer Published: October 25, 2007 We’ve become a generation more concerned with how many friends we have on Facebook than how many American soldiers and Iraqi civilians died today.  As I write these very words, there are U.S. soldiers, most of them the same age as the average Fordham undergrad...

Lincoln Center’s Quailmen in Desperate Need of Ram Van Tickets

May 28, 2011

By JESSE LERER Staff Writer Published: October 25, 2007 Since the spring of 2006, Fordham College at Lincoln Center’s (FCLC) intramural softball team has been meeting on Thursdays to compete against other Rose Hill teams. The Quailmen, as they like to be called, might not be the best intramural softball team in ...

Exes With Benefits: A Cautionary Tale

May 28, 2011

By JOSHUA CRUZ Staff Writer Published: October 25, 2007 It is a disheartening truth of life that the one we love the most will inevitably hurt us more than anyone else. You might ask, “What can possibly be more painful than the actual break up?” Being sexually intimate with an ex can be just as damaging. The concept o...

Should We be Friends With Benefits?

May 28, 2011

By FAROGHE ANWAR Staff Writer Published: October 25, 2007 We’ve all heard it before; having friends with “benefits” is a common thing these days.  A lot of people I know are becoming involved in these types of relationships, and I’ve been wondering what exactly are the benefits? It seems as though everyone h...

The Armenian Genocide Resolution: Reclaiming a Lost Chapter in American History

May 28, 2011

By YELENA AMBARTSUMIAN Staff Writer Published: October 25, 2007 In today’s press, the Armenian genocide is referred to as a “century old issue” or a “foolish subject to bring up.” There was a time, however, during which “the name Armenia was in front of the American mind… known to the American schoolch...

Spitzer Licensing Plan Saves All

May 28, 2011

By SAMUEL WONG Contributing Writer Published: October 25, 2007 In a policy speech at Fordham College at Lincoln Center’s (FCLC) campus on Oct. 2, Governor Eliot Spitzer defended his new Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) policy that will make the streets safer and prevent terrorism.  The governor’s plan is...

Prepared For an Emergency?

May 28, 2011

Published: October 25, 2007 Fordham University is equipped with the necessary technology to let everyone in the community know that there is an emergency situation. As the plan exists on paper, in the event of an emergency, Fordham will send all students, faculty and administrators, along with students’ emergency contacts, a t...