The Observer

Picking Up the Pace of Disaster Relief

July 23, 2011

Filed under Opinions, Staff Editorial

Published: March 30, 2011 In the weeks following the earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan on March 11, Fordham students have been vocal about their support for the relief efforts. As Laura Chang and Christina Frasca’s article, “Relief Efforts for Japan Underway” on page one states, student leaders have been...

Communication is Key in Emergencies

July 23, 2011

Filed under Opinions, Staff Editorial

Published: March 2, 2011 Reporting on the circumstances surrounding the death of Hayden Hartnett, FCLC ’12, has been the most difficult task the Observer board has undertaken this academic year. It was difficult not only as a piece of journalism, but as a story that affected us each on a personal level. We had to ask a...

Breaking Free from the Bookstore

July 23, 2011

Filed under Opinions, Staff Editorial

Published: February 16, 2011 Every new semester brings about the same routines for Fordham students. We feel out our first couple of classes, get to know our professors and buy the books we’ll be using for the rest of the year. This last item on our lists, however, has changed dramatically in the last few years. It used...

Redefining The Ethics of Information

July 23, 2011

Filed under Opinions, Staff Editorial

Published: December 09, 2010 Bringing up WikiLeaks in a room full of college journalists is only slightly less dangerous than walking into a room full of starving pit bulls with a T-bone steak in your hand. Everyone has an opinion, but no two are the same: some cling to freedom of the press at all costs; some favor nationa...

Speak Up for Change at Fordham

July 19, 2011

Filed under Opinions, Staff Editorial

Published: November 17, 2010 Whatever way you slice it, college is expensive. While you can’t really put a price tag on knowledge, that’s exactly what every university does. As a result, some of us have to make considerable sacrifices for the right to sit in class, write papers, and lose days in a row of sleep around...

Enthusiasm Beyond Election Season

July 19, 2011

Filed under Opinions, Staff Editorial

Published: November 03, 2010 This fall has been an exciting time to be an American. In the past week alone, reports of widespread political fervor have attained media spotlight as the recent “Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear” and midterm elections mobilized voters nationwide. Turnouts at the Nov. 2 elections were ...

Don’t Be Silent This Voting Season

July 19, 2011

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Students Have a Responsibility to Make Their Voices Heard Published: October 20, 2010 As the two-week midterm season wanes (finally!), it’s official: we’re halfway through the semester. It’s an easy time to feel burned out, apathetic and ready for that hibernation-style nap you’ve longed for since the beginning o...

Times of Tragedy Call for Honesty

July 16, 2011

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Published: October 5, 2010 Shocking news struck the Fordham community last week when we learned of the untimely death of a fellow classmate, Jacob Miller, Fordham College at Rose Hill ’14. With each e-mail update we received from the Fordham Emergency Management Council, we at the Observer felt a mix of emotions: sadne...

Fordham Fosters Open Dialogue

July 16, 2011

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Discussing Controversial Issues Strengthens Fordham Community Published: September 22, 2010 One month into the school year, as students are finally settling into their routines, it is hard not to notice a number of recently tumultuous social debates infiltrating our Midtown academic bubble. It seems that, for whatever reas...

Late Fee Letter Stresses Students

July 16, 2011

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Published: August 25, 2010 Back-to-school time is often a frenzy. With the stresses of having to move, begin classes and say goodbye to summer, the start of the fall semester can be chaotic even without the pressure of college payments. But as Christina Frasca’s article, “Enrollment Services Letter Alarms Students wit...

Expanding the Fordham Family

July 15, 2011

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Published: May 5, 2010 For many of us, the waning hours of the academic year signify anything but a winding down. Of course, there are the usual papers, finals and graduation-related panic attacks, but the end of this particular semester seems to have brought about a slew of more atypical dramas and celebrations. As Ashl...

Legality of Unpaid Internships

July 10, 2011

Filed under Opinions, Staff Editorial

Published: April 22, 2010 At Fordham College at Lincoln Center, we’re a busy bunch. From classes to extracurricular activities, many of us also manage to squeeze in multiple internships during our undergraduate years. However, according to Brianna Steinhilber’s article, “Unpaid Internships Potentially Illegal,” on...