The Observer

The Lost Value of Privacy

By MONIQUE JOHN May 24, 2011

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 and...

Blame it on the Train

By CATHERINE DAVIS May 24, 2011

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

By HELEN LEE and FATIMA SHABBIR 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...

Feeling Safe in Post-9/11 New York

By CATHERINE DAVIS May 24, 2011

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...