The Observer

Be Ready for Leadership Possibilities

March 6, 2013

Filed under Opinions, Staff Editorial

Staff Editorial Published: March 7, 2012 Spring break is in a couple of days (or right now, depending on when you’re reading this). There is a palpable sense around our campus that students are ready to walk out of here and board plane bound for the beaches of Mexico or Florida. Or, for those staying in New York, to their...

Campus Involvement Depends on You

February 20, 2013

Filed under Fordham, Opinions, Staff Editorial

Published: February 20, 2013 It’s no secret that student involvement at Fordham College Lincoln Center (FCLC) isn’t the best. As Tim Gavan states in “Student Involvement Down due to Campus Location,” students here face problems and have responsibilities that many students at different universities just don’t come...

Wage Verdict Hurts All at Fordham

December 12, 2012

Filed under Opinions, Staff Editorial

Staff Editorial Published: December 12, 2012 You’ve got your mind on your money and your money on your mind. And so does our faculty. After seven months of negotiations ending in a compromise agreement on salary and benefit increases for the academic year, faculty are still disappointed in the final outcome. As reported...

An Endorsement of Perseverance

November 6, 2012

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Staff Editorial Published: November 6, 2012 Traditionally, The Observer would use this space to endorse a candidate that we believe truly represents the concerns of students like us. But in the mess of Hurricane Sandy, the traditions of the American political system seemed less important than making sure everyone is alri...

Change is a Part of Our Nature

October 17, 2012

Filed under Opinions, Staff Editorial

Staff Editorial Published: October 17, 2012 Going to Fordham College at Lincoln (FCLC) makes us connoisseurs of change. And a lot of it. Our time at Fordham seems to coincide perfectly with change in all forms. One of the most exhaustive changes that we are still going through is the construction of the new Law School...

Take Heed of Decreasing Rankings

October 4, 2012

Filed under Email Newsletter, Opinions, Staff Editorial

Staff Editorial Published: October 4, 2012 We at The Observer can’t help but feel a little cheated; where are our iPads? As explained in “Education is For the Elite” by Monique John on page six, Avenues: The World School, a private school for children only a few subway stations away, shows a new age in education. Avenues...

Poor Communication Hinders Progress

September 19, 2012

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Staff Editorial Published: September 19, 2012 Fordham has a communication problem, and it’s not the type that causes confused, emotional breakups. It’s a recurring inability to communicate the goals of administrative policies to students and clubs at Fordham. We at The Observer saw it most recently in the media blackout...

Strive for Greatness in the New Year

August 22, 2012

Filed under Opinions, Staff Editorial

Published: August 22, 2012 Just like the city that houses it, Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC), is full of opportunities for new and returning students alike. When thinking about these opportunities, and as a new crop of students arrives, we at The Observer are reminded of the words of Fordham President Rev. Joseph...

Expansion Focus Must Be Academic

May 2, 2012

Filed under Opinions, Staff Editorial

Published: May 2, 2012 Walking through the Outdoor Plaza can serve as a swift reminder of the structural changes the administration at Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) have been making to our campus. But something that hasn’t been as visible is the development of a new major at FCLC. The neuroscience major, under...

‘Queer’ Should Be Accepted, Not Feared

April 18, 2012

Filed under Opinions, Staff Editorial

Published: April 18, 2012 “Queer.” It’s short. Crisp. Easy to say. But it lingers in the mind, conjuring up ideas of the unusual or perplexing in its most traditional definition. We’ve all grown up with the term, and for many, the word queer has had a negative connotation, suggesting that the subject it describes...

New Construction Plan Causes Upset

March 28, 2012

Filed under Fordham, Opinions, Staff Editorial

Published: March 28, 2012 For the past two years, we have been anticipating the new facilities and residence hall being built for Lincoln Center students, slowly watching the steel beams of the new building rise into the city skyline. However, with recent changes to the building plans on campus, many students in Fordham’s...

Fordham Campuses Marred by Hate Crimes

March 7, 2012

Filed under Email Newsletter, Fordham, Opinions, Staff Editorial

Published: March 7, 2012 In a university where principles of social justice, tolerance and solidarity are upheld   alongside its mission to educate, racist and homophobic hate crimes have tainted its wholesome brand. The hate crimes first occurred when Rose Hill senior and Resident Assistant Melissa Wright came home on the...