The Observer

The ‘Fortress’ is Coming

By THE OBSERVER EDITORIAL BOARD

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 ‘fo...

Never Forget Your Hat and Your Apron

May 26, 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 serve...

Serving Time as a Queens County Juror

May 26, 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 Quee...

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

n the future, the Harry Potter books may be the new classics, like what Romeo and Juliet and the Great Gatsby are now. (Illustration by Craig Calefate/The Observer)

May 26, 2011

  By JACKY IEVOLI Contributing Writer Published: August 30, 2007 As I sit here looking over the book list for this semester, I find myself cringing at some of the titles and wondering if Shakespeare is turning in his grave at the sound of my whining over having to read “Titus Androni...

Not Just Maroon Anymore

By THE OBSERVER EDITORIAL BOARD

May 26, 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, enviro...

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...

What H.R.3 and Its Proponents Are Hiding

May 24, 2011

By Sogand Afkari, Staff Writer At the Rally for Women’s Health on Feb. 26, the master of ceremonies quoted Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. before 5,000 people. "You will not remember the words of your enemies,” she asserted, “but you will remember the silence of your friends." Yes, essentially the...

The Lost Value of Privacy

May 24, 2011

Why the Phrase “Think Before You Click” Should be Taken More Seriously By Monique John, Staff Writer Video-sharing and social networking sites such as YouTube, Twitter and Facebook are so widely used that they are becoming hallmarks of today’s world. Millions of people across various age groups...

Blame it on the Train

May 24, 2011

Subway Line Promises Little but Disappointment to Straphangers By Catherine Davis, Staff Writer Most of my experience with the C train has been limited to that of a bystander on a platform. I have ridden it on occasion, when my travels have taken me to Chelsea and beyond. But with the exception of ...

Thoughts on Islamophobia

May 24, 2011

America, You Got Your Mama’s Style, But You’re Yesterday’s Child To Me By Helen Lee, Staff Writer The best thing about America’s 200 year history of rabid nativism is that when I hear about instances of xenophobic sadism, I’m usually not particularly shocked, which is good for my some...

Feeling Safe in Post-9/11 New York

May 24, 2011

By Catherine Davis, Contributing Writer After an incident of mass underage drinking, my grammar school's traditional Eighth Grade Ride on the Circle Line Ferry became my grammar school's traditional, abundantly chaperoned, Eighth Grade Stay at a Dude Ranch in Upstate New York. I missed out on this tradi...