The Observer

Vine is the Pinnacle of American Art

Vine is the Pinnacle of American Art

October 2, 2019

I stare at my phone. A scrawny, pre-pubescent boy with matted blond hair and a nylon sweatshirt moves across the screen. A loud, drawling wail oscillating to the beat of snapping fingers comes from my screen.

Know the Faces of the Administration

Know the Faces of the Administration

September 19, 2019

Our administration is not a faceless monolith, and their roles and politics matter. 

Minimum Tolerance Does Not Count as Love

Minimum Tolerance Does Not Count as Love

September 17, 2019

For where black Muslims in America have to literally wear their religion on their sleeves to be assumed Muslims, anyone who looks vaguely Arab, regardless of their beliefs, wears “Muslim” on their skin.

The Crusade Against Climate Change

The Crusade Against Climate Change

September 17, 2019

I was always skeptical of the poor. The way they “didn’t have money” made me wonder if they even wanted it at all.

What Students’ Rights Really Look Like

What Students’ Rights Really Look Like

September 17, 2019

Police aren’t allowed to break into someone’s home or private property under the guise of a “reasonable suspicion.” They wouldn’t be allowed to randomly search your car for drugs without you having broken the law first. So why do we allow school administrators, who aren’t even law enforcement officials, a sweeping ability to conduct searches of personal and private property of students?

The Hidden Benefits of Being a Freshman in McMahon Hall

The Hidden Benefits of Being a Freshman in McMahon Hall

September 17, 2019

As McMahon residents, we were not required to have a meal plan, which meant that we ventured on shopping trips together and held roommate dinners almost every night. In our small, domestic apartment, we became friends and companions — an invaluable asset the first few weeks of freshman year.

Eat, Pray, Cry: The New York Grocery Shopping Experience

Eat, Pray, Cry: The New York Grocery Shopping Experience

September 17, 2019

Although its distance is daunting, the siren call of Trader Joe’s affordable products leaves me with no choice but to make the trek up to 72nd Street.

Autism Representation Needs to Be Better

Autism Representation Needs to Be Better

September 17, 2019

The reality of being an autistic woman in a neurotypical world is to be wedged unwillingly between the pillars of sexism and bigotry which question, belittle and villainize any move she makes.

We Are Able to Return to Unity Without Terror

We Are Able to Return to Unity Without Terror

September 15, 2019

On the worst day of their lives, millions of New Yorkers and Americans succeeded in something that we now can't imagine on our best days.

It’s Time to Reconnect With Our Christian Roots Through Service

It’s Time to Reconnect With Our Christian Roots Through Service

September 7, 2019

Fordham would not be in existence today if it weren’t for the driving forces of God’s love, and it is our job to maintain and continue passing those driving forces of love to one another and to those in our communities.

Someone Who Tries: A Jewish Fordham Student’s Perspective on SJP

Someone Who Tries: A Jewish Fordham Student’s Perspective on SJP

September 6, 2019

I wanted to see Fordham SJP try. They had three years to speak out against anti-Semitism, but they never extended a hand. I just want my Jewish friends currently at Fordham to feel safe and a part of their community.

A Naturalist’s Guide to Fordham Lincoln Center

A Naturalist’s Guide to Fordham Lincoln Center

August 27, 2019

Fordham University is a complex ecosystem, home to species that can be found nowhere else in the world, despite their desire to attend either NYU or Columbia. This biodiversity can be overwhelming for first-time visitors, so we’ve assembled a definitive guide that will be helpful for both those new to the field and seasoned researchers.