The Observer

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Coach Gaitley Under Quarantine, Fordham Women’s B-Ball Game Canceled

By PATRICK MOQUIN December 8, 2020
Women's basketball coach Stephanie Gaitley came into contact with someone who tested positive for the coronavirus, and the women's home opener was canceled as a precaution.
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‘Diego Is Eternal’

By ETHAN COUGHLIN December 8, 2020
Internationally known soccer legend Diego Maradona died on Nov. 25, but fans of the game will remember him forever.
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Winter Is Coming: Suit Up and Boost Your Immune System

By KATRINA MANANSALA December 4, 2020
With winter bringing both flu season and a second wave of COVID-19, it is more important now than ever to maintain a healthy immune system.
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Behind the Mask: The Barriers Against a Federal Mask Mandate

By GUS DUPREE December 4, 2020
Ultimately, a governmental mandate may still lack impact when mask-wearing in the United States has become a matter of personal choice.
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Jack Stephans, ‘The Transparent Coach,’ Passes Away at 81

By PATRICK MOQUIN December 3, 2020
On Sept. 29, former football coach Jack Stephans, who ran the team for two seasons in 1979 and 1980, passed away due to complications from Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS). He was 81.
photo of two vaccine volunteers hoping to achieve immunity. both have face masks and head coverings on.

Vaccine Vulnerabilities

By AIZA BHUIYAN December 2, 2020
As the possibility of a COVID-19 vaccine grows ever closer, public hesitancy may jeopardize efforts toward public immunity.
anna dewolfe and a stony brook player on the court

Fordham Women’s B-Ball Holds On to Win Season Opener, 62-58

By PATRICK MOQUIN November 29, 2020
Fordham women’s basketball nearly blew a large lead but hung on to defeat the Stony Brook University Seawolves, 62-58.
heads of cauliflower, a healthy thanksgiving alternative

Thanksgiving Tricks to Make Your Meal a Little Healthier

By ANUSHA IMRAN November 25, 2020
Thanksgiving dinner often comes with extra calories, but a few simple swaps can increase the nutrition of your Turkey Day meal.
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Traveling for Turkey: Staying Safe During the Holiday

By RAHUL SUKESH November 25, 2020
This Thanksgiving is like no other. Whether hosting virtually or in-person, here are tips to make your gathering as safe as possible.
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Mental Health and School Counseling Programs Project Greater Enrollment

By GUS DUPREE November 17, 2020
The events of 2020 have increased the demand for counseling and mental health services — and graduate programs are struggling to keep up.
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Fordham Men’s B-Ball Home Opener Postponed

By PATRICK MOQUIN November 14, 2020
The Fordham men's basketball team's home opener against Iona is postponed due to a positive COVID-19 test among the Gaels.
a newspaper clipping from when Skip Gallagher retired reading

Remembering Coach Skip Gallagher

By PATRICK MOQUIN November 14, 2020
Between 1984 and 2004, Gallagher led the Rams to seven conference championships and five NCAA tournaments, but his effect on the school community was more meaningful than any number of awards could ever convey.