The Observer

Reevaluating Student Rights

June 22, 2011

Filed under Opinions, Staff Editorial

Published: April 30, 2009 Progress at Fordham seems suspended, wrapped up in bureaucracy, lacking adaptation to contemporary need. From problems starting a club (Eugene Kontratov’s Feb. 25 article, “Streamlining the Club Formation Process”) to a need for clear explanations of financial aid policies. According to Ashle...

Remember the students

June 22, 2011

Filed under Opinions, Staff Editorial

Published: April 9, 2009 Rev. Joseph M. McShane, S.J., president of Fordham, recently delivered his annual State of the University address, in which he announced a campaign to raise $500 million for the University over the next five years and outlined a number of uses for these funds. In his page 3 article “Father McShane Del...

Success Requires good Health

June 20, 2011

Filed under Opinions, Staff Editorial

Published: April 2, 2009 According to the National Coalition on Healthcare, 28.1 percent of Americans ages 18-24 were uninsured in 2007. As layoffs and benefit cuts continue day after day, even students with health insurance from their parents must worry that financial disaster might soon strike their family, leaving them...

FCLC has an Identity Crisis

June 19, 2011

Filed under Opinions, Staff Editorial

Published: March 12, 2009 Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) is suffering from an identity crisis. From controversial performances of “The Vagina Monologues” to flyers that urge students to “Choose Life,” FCLC students have varied and sometimes contradictory beliefs. Despite our differences, however, most o...

Show Us the Money

June 13, 2011

Filed under Opinions, Staff Editorial

Published: February 26, 2009 With the economy struggling, it has become much more difficult to pay for the things we need, including education. Many students rely on loans to finance college, but much of this lending has been halted because the banks do not have the money or confidence to give. The need for access to a soli...

Choose an Open Mind

June 9, 2011

Filed under Opinions, Staff Editorial

Published: February 12, 2009 Fordham College at Lincoln Center is a school with thriving arts and media programs, situated in the heart of New York City. We attend a school that demands creativity and tolerance in one of the world’s creative capitals. So why are some of Lincoln Center’s voices being silenced? Campus...

Putting Fordham Media to Use

June 6, 2011

Filed under Opinions, Staff Editorial

Published: January 29, 2009 When we walked on campus on Jan. 20, it was impossible not to notice that the televisions that have been suspended overheard for several semesters were making noise. Rather than broadcasting Fordham’s silent, maroon-backed announcements, they were tuned into cable news stations, broadcasting cove...

Share the Holiday Love

June 6, 2011

Filed under Opinions, Staff Editorial

Published: December 11, 2008 We are nearing the end of another semester. A quick glance around Columbus Circle indicates that we are already knee-deep in the holiday season. There is much talk of scaling back holiday purchases this year in light of the recession, and this year’s Black Friday was no exception. Shoppers de...

One Step Forward, Three Steps Back

June 5, 2011

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Published: November 20, 2008 This election marks a milestone in history. We have taken a huge step in moving beyond the racial injustices that have plagued this nation since its inception. But there is one minority who has been left behind. The American gay and lesbian community took a serious hit this election cycle whe...

Change has Come, But is it Enough?

June 5, 2011

Filed under Opinions, Staff Editorial

Published: November 13, 2008 The ballots have been counted and the verdict is in: Barack Obama will be our next president. But something else happened last week. We, the people of the United States, finally broke the long history of apathy we have become known for. We volunteered, showed up at the polls in record numbers, the...

There’s No “Us” in Amethyst

June 4, 2011

Filed under Opinions, Staff Editorial

Published: October 2, 2008 Heavy drinking has long been associated with college students. Films such as “Animal House” and “Old School” have popularized the idea that college is all about leaving your parents behind for a four-year party with an endless supply of booze. While the films may not always reflect reality, b...

Fclc Improves Despite Challenges

June 3, 2011

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Published: August 28, 2008 It is no secret that we begin this academic year in tumultuous times. Our nation is entrenched in a war with no clear resolution, oil is sending the prices of everything sky-high, our economy is tumbling and our money is rapidly losing value. However, Fordham College at Lincoln Center seems to be...