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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)

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

By JACKY IEVOLI May 26, 2011

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...

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. ...

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

By DIANA DENZA May 24, 2011

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...

What H.R.3 and Its Proponents Are Hiding

By SOGAND AFKARI May 24, 2011

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...

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...