The Observer

Staff Editorial: We Need to Admit the Truth

Staff Editorial: We Need to Admit the Truth

March 28, 2019

Regardless of a university’s individual proximity to the recent events and other admissions scandals, all institutions of higher learning should strive to delegitimize the culture of prestigious exclusivity that provides incentives to cheat the system.

Doctors Have a Duty to Care, Not Discriminate

Doctors Have a Duty to Care, Not Discriminate

March 28, 2019

Even though doctors are supposed to be completely devoid of judgment when treating their patients, federal policies allow doctors to discriminate against their patients. Across the country, doctors are allowed conscience protections which allow them to refuse to treat patients based on their “religious” beliefs.

We’ve All Bin Fooled: Recycling a Hoax

We’ve All Bin Fooled: Recycling a Hoax

March 28, 2019

RecycleMania and its baseless statistics threaten to reveal a truth the banners know well, but it is a revelation we’ve never suspected: Recycling. Isn’t. Real.

Smoothies Don’t Count As Dinner

Smoothies Don’t Count As Dinner

March 28, 2019

When a student walks into the dining hall, they shouldn’t have to choose between their ideals and a meal with actual sustenance — especially when we have been promised so many times that the problem is being fixed.

Elevator Mayhem: My Scandalous Soup Saga

Elevator Mayhem: My Scandalous Soup Saga

March 27, 2019

The cursed night of the soup saga is one I will never forget. I want to say that the elevator miraculously appeared, that I got onto it in time and held my soup up high for all to see. But it didn’t come.

Democrats’ Tax Proposals Need Other Revenue Sources

Democrats’ Tax Proposals Need Other Revenue Sources

March 21, 2019

In the context of Ocasio-Cortez’s proposed Green New Deal, which would be a massive economic stimulus to address climate change and income inequality, $50 billion would barely make a dent in this piece of legislation.

Is Gen Z Truly a “Liberal Tsunami”?

Is Gen Z Truly a “Liberal Tsunami”?

March 19, 2019

I expected some extreme and blatantly false proclamations, like “People in Gen Z believe it is possible to choose your species!” What I found was someone so out of touch with current issues that he paints reasonable concerns as an outrage against “traditional” society.

Tim Apple: Trump’s Weirdest Lie Yet

Tim Apple: Trump’s Weirdest Lie Yet

March 18, 2019

Why on God’s green Earth would anyone want to lie about a simple slip of the tongue like this? One rationalization stands out among the rest: Trump has been so engulfed by winning and privilege his whole life that he refuses to lose any battle, however small.

New Zealand: We All Must Join the Fight Against Islamophobia

New Zealand: We All Must Join the Fight Against Islamophobia

March 16, 2019

While this act of terror occurred in New Zealand, we are all too familiar with acts of senseless hatred and mass killing in the United States, and around the country we have been standing in solidarity and grief with the rest of the world.

McMahon Freshmen Oppression Must Lessen

McMahon Freshmen Oppression Must Lessen

March 13, 2019

Fordham University is trying to divide its freshman class. After Orientation and outside of class, there aren’t many ways the members of both houses of Fordham can run into each other; so what do you do during that interim time before you find your real friends — dare I say your ramily — when signing you in to hang out in their room is a level of formality you just haven’t reached yet?

If You’re Looking For a Sign to Dump Them, This Is It

If You’re Looking For a Sign to Dump Them, This Is It

March 8, 2019

You have every right to end a relationship that does not, as Marie Kondo says, spark joy.

Self-Care Is a Scam

Self-Care Is a Scam

March 7, 2019

Our escape route from the demands of modern life has been co-opted and turned into yet another avenue of corporate profit at the expense of our mental states.