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The Battle With ICE Is Not Over, and Here’s Why

a map showing the distribution of Fordham international students in the fall 2019 semester
By POLINA UZORNIKOVA July 18, 2020
The battle for international students is not over, and it will not be until we are treated with respect we deserve.

How I Know I Am Ready for My Freshman Year at Fordham

photo of male freshman student sitting in his home with a fordham t-shirt
By JOHN HULTQUIST July 16, 2020
Through reflection and conversation, we have come to realize that the incoming freshman class is all in this together. We will be bonded by the chaos and all of the missed memories created by the pandemic at the end of our high school careers.

BLM Protests Are Not at Fault for the Rising COVID-19 Cases

Graphic of Coronavirus PPE and BLM protests
By EMILY ELLIS July 10, 2020
It is impossible to know if the rising number of COVID-19 cases is coming from protests or state reopenings, but the answer is most likely somewhere in the middle.

The Death of Local Journalism Makes Deaths by COVID-19 Seem More Painful

graphic illustration of the state of new york wearing a crown on the left and a graveyard with a grave that reads
By GABRIEL GARCIA July 9, 2020
Though lack of planning to safely reopen the economy and reckless individuals are common explanations for the spike in coronavirus cases, there is another factor that certainly is not helping anyone: the death of local journalism.

Latin America: The New Epicenter of COVID-19

Jesuit Refugee Service in Latin America
By PATRICK RIZZI July 8, 2020
As the novel coronavirus pandemic wanes in some previously hard-hit areas like New York City and New Orleans, Latin America is becoming the new epicenter of this deadly pandemic.

A Higher Standard of Justice

Fordham classroom with students sitting at desks facing a whiteboard, photographed from the back
By ESMÉ BLEECKER-ADAMS July 7, 2020
When it comes to building trust and credibility, tangible changes to the workings of the system go hand-in-hand with adjusting the mindset of its architects.

Republicans Are Losing the Coronavirus Battle

Coronavirus Graph
By LEO BERNABEI and CORBIN GREGG July 7, 2020
Once seen as the plague of liberal cities, the tide of the coronavirus has now turned.

Staff Editorial: Fordham’s Anti-Racism Initiatives Are Insufficient

Three Observer newspapers
By THE OBSERVER EDITORIAL BOARD July 2, 2020
Until Fordham holds itself accountable for the safety and security of its Black students, its claims to be anti-racist are mere lip service.

The Virus Was a Risk; We Turned It Into a Disaster

Graphic of a Girl boxing Coronavirus
By MARTA GRANADOS June 19, 2020
The coronavirus has become a pandemic because of the choices we have made regarding globalization.

Should I Stay or Should I Go

a For Sale sign
By LEO BERNABEI and KEVIN ZHOU June 19, 2020
While it would be trivial to pretend that anyone could predict how the coronavirus crisis will end and when its long-term effects will be fully realized, the rise of remote working could certainly incentivize renters to move out of their city apartments and into the suburbs.

Fordham’s Response to George Floyd Is Inadequate

A Black fist with the names of Black people unjustly killed in the United States, starting at Emmett Till and continuing to George Floyd
By AMARA MCNEIL June 16, 2020
In standing up to our country’s deep history of racial injustice, Fordham can tell its students that it will not simply stand with us but fight with us.

Staff Editorial: Amplifying Black Voices at The Observer

Three Observer newspapers
By THE OBSERVER EDITORIAL BOARD June 16, 2020
As a predominantly white editorial board at a predominantly white institution, we must actively work to diversify our editorial board and student contributors.
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