The Observer

You Should Let Some of Your High School Friends Go

You Should Let Some of Your High School Friends Go

October 16, 2019

As much as college is about moving forward, it’s also about letting go. Our high school days are over and consequently, some of our high school friendships are, too.

No Callbacks, No Tickets, Show Canceled: Ditching Performative Activism

No Callbacks, No Tickets, Show Canceled: Ditching Performative Activism

October 16, 2019

Some facets of social justice, it seems, have lost their intellectual fire and retired to the often frivolous, repetitive echo chamber that is social media. Since when did social justice become about being social, and not about being just?

A Progressive Case Against Medicare for All

A Progressive Case Against Medicare for All

October 16, 2019

Beyond the difficulties of implementing Medicare for All in the U.S., it is important to consider the ability of Democrats to win back the White House in 2020 if they want to implement any progressive changes to the health care system at all.

A Conservative Case Against Medicare for All

A Conservative Case Against Medicare for All

October 16, 2019

If we cut funding to our valuable research industry, ripple effects will be felt across the world.

Five Types of People You Meet in an Elevator

Five Types of People You Meet in an Elevator

October 16, 2019

We’ve all been there. A person comes in, and you think: “Here we go. Again.” Or maybe you were the person who came in and made everyone breathe a collective sigh of resignation.

Lincoln Center Students Need Hoverboards

Lincoln Center Students Need Hoverboards

October 16, 2019

It is absolutely outrageous that the university expects us to go through the arduous task of putting one foot in front of the other for longer than five total minutes to get to a class.

Staff Editorial: More Than Awareness

Staff Editorial: More Than Awareness

October 2, 2019

As young adults in a global society, we have a choice to make: will we remain comfortable in our understanding of activism as simple moral junk food, or will we utilize our familiarity with the tools of modern communication to recognize the full potential of every last act of awareness?

Commuters Manage Their Time Better Than You Do

Commuters Manage Their Time Better Than You Do

October 2, 2019

Here at FLC, residents are able to go to their classes with a sufficient amount of sleep and a good breakfast, lunch or dinner — but that’s not possible for me. Commuters are constantly racing against time, trying to make a minute seem like an hour.

We Should Not Write Ourselves Into Tragedies

We Should Not Write Ourselves Into Tragedies

October 2, 2019

In our bids to claim proximity to tragedy we romanticize tragedy itself. Our genuine concern for victims of tragedy is compromised by our insistence upon self-victimization.

Fordham Should Buy Commuters MetroCards

Fordham Should Buy Commuters MetroCards

October 2, 2019

Navigating the concrete jungle is the reality for commuters. But the problem does not lie in the conditions that they commute in, but rather the price they pay to do so.

‘Summer Slumps’ Plague Buttigieg and Harris

‘Summer Slumps’ Plague Buttigieg and Harris

October 2, 2019

Both Harris and Buttigieg started remarkably strong out of the gate during the winter and spring of 2019. Yet as the temperatures outside started to heat up, their campaign momentum started to cool down.

My Ceiling Gives Me a Second Shower

My Ceiling Gives Me a Second Shower

October 2, 2019

You see, I get not one, but two showers per day. After I wash with my usual soap and water, I get out, dry off and receive my second shower — this time, from the ceiling — and I know that I’ll never even look at dirt again.