The Observer

Snow Day Survival 101: What To Do When You’re Snowed In

January 28, 2015

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By STAFFPublished: January 28, 2015 Nothing feels better than getting an email from Fordham saying that classes are cancelled. Not everyone may like snow, but it’s safe to say that no one is going to object to having a snow day, especially when our winter break was so short. (We’ll probably regret it when the University tak...

Staff Editorial: Give me access or give me death – or at least my tuition back

December 22, 2014

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By STAFFPublished: December 10, 2014 Effective Nov. 24, the Maloney Library in the Law School became one of the most exclusive places on campus: Fordham undergraduate students are no longer allowed to use the space during final exam periods. The kicker? While we are forced to succumb to the windowless abyss that is Quinn Library...

Staff Editorial: Error – Please Contact Your Registrar

November 6, 2014

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By STAFFPublished: November 5, 2014 Registration: Fordham’s very own Hunger Games, where the strong come out on top with the classes they want, and the weak are left scrambling for whatever is left over. Registration has never been an easy time. It’s not easy for us to wake up to register for classes when the sun is jus...

Staff Editorial: An Open Letter to Cuomo and Astorino

September 25, 2014

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Staff Editorial Published: September 25, 2014 Dear Fellow Rams, Years ago, you were running to class from your dorm, participating in clubs like CAB and USG, chasing professors down during office hours, cheering at football games and exploring New York City as a student at Fordham University. Fast forward to 2014: You, Gov...

We Are Witnessing the Start of a New Chapter

August 28, 2014

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Staff Editorial, Issue 8Published: August 28, 2014 For the incoming class of freshman, you’re about to embark on a four-year journey (for some of you, even longer) where you will find yourself (or at least try to). For the returning class of seniors, you’re about to finish that very same journey and find your place in th...

A Jesuit Education Could Have Prevented a Government Shutdown

October 2, 2013

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Published: October 2, 2013 Unless you have a family member who works peripherally for the federal government or if you were planning on visiting the Statue of Liberty in the next couple of days, odds are that you are not directly affected by the government shutdown that began on Oct. 1. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t...

Greatness Happens (If You Work At It)

September 23, 2013

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Published: September 23, 2013 It’s sometimes difficult to wrap your mind around your own potential. Think of all the things you could be doing right now. Think of all the things you could have done in the past. Here comes the really daunting one: think of all the things you could do in the future. It’s almost impossible...

As a New Year Starts, What Will You Choose?

September 9, 2013

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Published: September 9, 2013 Choosing a college is without a doubt, one of the most life changing decisions you will make in your life. It’s right up there with choosing a spouse or your favorite member of One Direction. For some of us, the decision was made years ago or as soon as we stepped on campus, but for others it...

Bittersweet Goodbye to Senior Class

May 1, 2013

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Staff Editorial Published: May 1, 2013 With the countdown to graduation approaching single digits, the reality of the world is becoming very, well, real for many of our departing seniors. And while they have been an integral part of our community for their time here at Fordham, it is also important to say goodbye. But how? We...

Solidarity Travels As Disaster Strikes

April 18, 2013

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Staff Editorial Published: April 18, 2013 April 15 was to be a joyful day that would continue Boston’s long-held tradition of its storied marathon, a tradition that has seen more than 100 years of celebration and triumph. But in the days following, all that has been left behind are grim photos of blood-stained streets...

Block Proposal Hinders Participation

April 18, 2013

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Staff Editorial Published: April 18, 2013 The block schedule may seem like a relatively unimportant topic, especially in the midst of terrors like the explosions in Boston this week, but the actions of Thursday’s College Council meeting could lead the way to major changes at Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC). This,...

Expression Enables Representation

March 27, 2013

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Staff Editorial Published: March 27, 2013 The biggest national news this week is probably the U.S. Supreme Court hearing arguments over two cases involving gay marriage. Along with the issues of rights and privileges that a legally recognized marriage brings, those arguing on the side of marriage equality are also fighting...