The Observer

Erase the Stigma

June 3, 2011

Filed under Opinions, Staff Editorial

Published: April 17, 2008 In this issue of The Observer, there are several articles dealing with one overarching issue: that of the health resources, both mental and physical, available to Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) students and the issues that cause students to seek out these resources. In Casey Feldman’s...

Enjoy the Limelight for Now, Ashley Dupre!

June 2, 2011

Filed under Opinions, Politics

America’s Obsession with No Names Only Lasts 15 Minutes By Christine Morano Staff Writer Published: April 3, 2008 The former governor of New York, Eliot Spitzer, resigned on March 12 after a shattering sex scandal brought his term to an abrupt close. In the ultimate ironic hypocrisy, Spitzer, a crusader who spent m...

Fighting Words with Some More Words

June 2, 2011

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Facing Reality in the Clinton vs. Obama Word War By Saira Anees Staff Writer Published: April 3, 2008 Barack Obama is certainly one presidential candidate that will be very difficult to forget.  He seems to have everything going for him, from having a very charming, attractive and approachable appeal to ...

Too Much PDA? (And I’m Not Talking About Your Cell Phones)

June 2, 2011

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Loving Gestures are Nice to See, Intimate Groping Isn’t BY FAROGHE ANWAR Staff Writer Published: April 3, 2008 Have you ever been the witness to an overly-affectionate couple, who just can’t seem to get enough of one another?  We all have at one point or other seen public displays of affection (PDA) between peop...

40 Years After King: Black Pastors & Tough Love

June 2, 2011

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By DR. MAUREEN H. O’CONNELL ASST. PROF.  OF THEOLOGY Published: April 3, 2008 Martin Luther King’s famous “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” address, delivered April 3, 1968, strikes me as particularly poignant this week, as we commemorate the 40th anniversary of his assassination in the midst of debates about bl...

Will the Coming American Eat Meat?

June 2, 2011

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Statistics Show a Rising Trend in the Veg Movement By CATHERINE DAUBENSPECK Staff Writer Published: April 3, 2008 A diet of meat and marrow gave primordial man the energy he needed to create today’s sophisticated societal system. Considering what that system has become, it’s obvious how we are now positioned to ...

Fear Tactics, Shmear Tactics

June 2, 2011

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One Politician’s Unfair Play on Fear and Racism By HELEN LEE Contributing Writer Published: April 3, 2008 For someone professing to be running primarily on experience, Hillary Clinton and her campaign seem to be forced to rely heavily on the base fears of the American people. Especially recently, question...

Graduation = Career?

June 2, 2011

Filed under Fordham, Opinions

BY CATHERINE DAUBENSPECK Staff Writer Published: April 3, 2008 As graduation nears, I’m being told more frequently that if I’m not going to attend graduate school this fall, I will need to get a job. “Like, a waitress kind of job?” I kid, failing at the hoped-for reaction. “No,” Whichever-of-my-elders says ...

End of an Era: Moving Beyond the Bush Years

June 2, 2011

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By ANDREW HUDSON Staff Writer Published: April 3, 2008 Election years stand out in my memory. I was an eighth grader in 2000 and, for no particular reason that I can remember, I decided to do a survey of my middle school classmates about the major issues of the campaign: abortion, gun control, social security an...

The Kosovo Question: Examining the Fate of the World’s Newest Nation

June 2, 2011

Filed under Opinions, Politics

By YELENA AMBARTSUMIAN Staff Writer Published: April 3, 2008 The independence of the world’s newest nation was met with mixed reactions. Kosovo, Serbia’s predominantly Albanian region, declared independence from Serbia on Feb. 17. This southern province of Serbia has been a United Nations protectorate since 1999. Serbi...

Students Should Keep Low Profiles

June 2, 2011

Filed under Opinions, Staff Editorial

Published: April 3, 2008 In our salad days—those days when the sound of AOL dialing up was an almost-essential beginning to our online experience—the Internet seemed to be a place where young people worldwide could hide their secrets: we made up names, ages and locations in chat rooms; we sent our friends dirty jokes,...

The Blood and Guts Culture

June 1, 2011

Filed under Opinions, Pop Culture

Our Fascination With Manslaughter Is Innate and Persistent By ANGELICA BRUNETTI Opinions Editor Published: Febrary 14, 2008 A couple of months ago, my boyfriend sat through almost two hours of the cheery, saccharine, high- pitched singing of “Enchanted” with me, so when “Rambo” came out, I felt obliged to acco...

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