The Observer

Blame it on the Train

May 24, 2011

Filed under Opinions

Subway Line Promises Little but Disappointment to Straphangers By Catherine Davis, Staff Writer Most of my experience with the C train has been limited to that of a bystander on a platform. I have ridden it on occasion, when my travels have taken me to Chelsea and beyond. But with the exception of about five stops, I am unsur...

Thoughts on Islamophobia

May 24, 2011

Filed under Opinions, Religion

America, You Got Your Mama’s Style, But You’re Yesterday’s Child To Me By Helen Lee, Staff Writer The best thing about America’s 200 year history of rabid nativism is that when I hear about instances of xenophobic sadism, I’m usually not particularly shocked, which is good for my sometimes difficult to manage stress...

Feeling Safe in Post-9/11 New York

May 24, 2011

Filed under Opinions, Politics

By Catherine Davis, Contributing Writer After an incident of mass underage drinking, my grammar school's traditional Eighth Grade Ride on the Circle Line Ferry became my grammar school's traditional, abundantly chaperoned, Eighth Grade Stay at a Dude Ranch in Upstate New York. I missed out on this tradition, however, as post-9/...