The Observer

Speak Up for Sustainability

July 9, 2011

Filed under Opinions, Staff Editorial

Published: April 15, 2010 Fordham University has green fever. From planting trees to retrofitting university buildings to be more environmentally friendly, Fordham is well on its way to cutting its carbon-emissions by 30 percent by 2017. That’s the promise Fordham made as a part of PlanNYC, a plan spearheaded by Mayor Michael...

Stay Healthy: Know your Coverage

July 8, 2011

Filed under Opinions, Staff Editorial

Published: April 1, 2010 With the recent passing of the new health care bill and the secondary fixes, it is more important than ever for students to understand their personal health coverage. To further convolute the mix, students must now also keep an eye on changes to their student loans. The new law may be giving some...

Tenure Transparency

July 5, 2011

Filed under Opinions, Staff Editorial

Published: March 4, 2010 In the complex institutional structure of the American university, there is no relationship of greater importance than the one between professor and student. At Fordham, there are many professors who will guide us, acting as our advisers and mentors, helping us grow from timid freshmen to savvy seniors....

Finding A Lost Generation

June 28, 2011

Filed under Opinions, Staff Editorial

Published February 18, 2010 That’s great, it starts with an earthquake, birds and snakes, an aeroplane”—it’s the end of the world as we know it. Another aftershock shook Haiti on Feb. 15, knocking a boulder loose. The boulder fell on a school, killing four third-graders and injuring a fifth. Hours later, a small airplane...

Halted Hopes for Haiti

June 28, 2011

Filed under Opinions, Staff Editorial

Published February 4, 2010 The earthquake and subsequent aftershocks that rocked Haiti on Jan. 12 brought out the best in people from all over the world. Doctors and good Samaritans mobilized quickly to provide aid in the relief effort. We’re hearing tales of heroism and amazing survivals every day—one teenage girl was...

Elitism—At What Expense?

June 28, 2011

Filed under Opinions, Staff Editorial

Published: December 10, 2009 It’s mid-December in the midst of tough economic times, and more than ever, money is on everyone’s mind. Whether it’s wondering how we’ll scrape up enough to buy a significant other something shiny and new, how to get a discount on that new toaster Mom’s been needing or how to make something...

The Price of Safety is Worth It

June 28, 2011

Filed under Opinions, Staff Editorial

Published: November 19, 2009 On Nov. 12, a man was arrested for attempting to trespass on the second floor plaza entrance into McMahon Hall.  “He attempted to accost the guard on duty… the guard on McMahon Hall desk came to the [plaza guard’s] aid,” said Thomas Mahony, Fordham College at Lincoln Center’s (FCLC)...

Take Care of Yourself and Others

June 27, 2011

Filed under Opinions, Staff Editorial

Published: October 22, 2009 This time of year is often difficult. Summer has segued into a soggy, windy fall, midterms seem to be lingering for weeks on end and registration is around the corner. All of this is enough to deal with on its own, and any extra stress can be too much to handle. This semester has been especially...

Contagious? Stay Away from Class

June 27, 2011

Filed under Opinions, Staff Editorial

Published: November 5, 2009 We’re in the thick of it. Midterms have just finished, finals seem to be just minutes away, and the paper crunch is on. On top of it all, the weather seems to finally have settled on the cold end of the thermometer. If you’re willing to brave the cold—and often wet—weather to make it to...

Take Care with Health Care

June 27, 2011

Filed under Opinions, Staff Editorial

Published: October 8, 2009 College goes by quickly and is relatively carefree. Four years pass in a blink, the last consisting of a blur of classes, internships, grad school applications and graduation prep. One thing that doesn’t get enough attention is health insurance. What do we actually know about our own plans, or...

Students Seek Budget Transparency

June 25, 2011

Filed under Opinions, Staff Editorial

Published: September 24, 2009 Some Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) students are angry, and rightfully so. More and more problems with the financial aid services offered by the school are coming to light. According to Ray Walsh’s article, “Ex-Students ‘Angry’ Over Financial Services Miscommunications,” multiple...

Frustrations with Financial Aid

June 22, 2011

Filed under Opinions, Staff Editorial

Published: August 27, 2009 Living in New York City is expensive, but the cost of attending college in Manhattan is astronomical.  In the current economic climate, many students are finding it increasingly more difficult to make ends meet. Fiscal responsibility is falling to the students as their parents lose their jobs or...