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Annual Great Fordham Smokeout Spotlights Vaping

Advocates for clean air host the Great Smokeout each year by occupying a table in the Lowenstein lobby.


December 4, 2019

Since its inception, the primary goal of the Great Fordham Smokeout has been to educate students about the dangers of smoking and decrease smoking on campus. In response to an increase in reporting and nationwide news about the topic, the focus of the 2019 campaign has shifted to vape products and e-cigarettes.

Football Suffers Fourth Quarter Collapse Against Holy Cross

The Rams were competitive through three quarters of play, but struggled to contain Holy Cross late in the game.

By PATRICK MOQUIN, Assistant Sports and Health Editor

November 20, 2019

After three quarters of solid play, every aspect of the Rams’ game failed them in the final minutes. Their defense allowed 35 fourth-quarter points, a total they typically allow over the course of an entire game.

Chase Edmonds Revisited: Catching Up with Fordham’s NFL Star

Following his time at Fordham, Edmonds was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the 2018 NFL Draft.

By RAHUL SUKESH, Staff Writer

November 13, 2019

Five years ago, The Observer spoke with Chase Edmonds, a running back for Fordham’s football team at the time. In 2018, Edmonds was selected by the Arizona Cardinals in the NFL Draft. The Observer conducted another interview with Edmonds last month to discuss life after Fordham and his recent success in the NFL.

Women’s Basketball Loses Valiantly in Front of Sellout Crowd

Breanna Cavanaugh, FCRH '21, drives to the basket while Vilisi Tavui, FCRH '22, sets a screen against Notre Dame's elite defense.

By PATRICK MOQUIN, Asst. Sports and Health Editor

November 13, 2019

Despite falling short in a 60-55 loss, the Rams fought to the final buzzer against Notre Dame, a nationally ranked opponent in front of a sellout crowd. The Observer provides a game recap, as well as analysis and comments from player Bre Cavanaugh.

Fordham Student Finishes 2019 New York Marathon


By DANIEL HUR, Staff Writer

November 6, 2019

Caroline “Coco” de Marneffe, Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) ’22, was one of two Fordham students to run in the marathon this year.

Kyle Martin: From A10 Champ to Potential Pro Star

Following Fordham’s Atlantic 10 Championship win, Kyle Martin, FCRH ’20, was selected by the Orioles in the MLB Draft.

By PATRICK MOQUIN, Asst. Sports & Health Editor

October 30, 2019

Kyle Martin began summer baseball with Fordham in the Atlantic 10 Championship and ended with the Aberdeen Ironbirds, a minor league team for the Baltimore Orioles. The Observer recounts Martin’s summer and reports the star relief pitcher’s own insights into his stretch of success.

How Herpes Affects the Fordham Community

Herpes is a highly common sexually transmitted infection (STI). About 1 in 6 American Adults have genital herpes.

By LUKE OSBORN, Sports & Health Editor

October 30, 2019

With help from Director of University Health Services, Maureen Keown, The Observer discusses the stigma around herpes using survey results and brings to light the prognosis of the STI.

Dining In vs. Dining Out from a Health Perspective

Ben Guo, Gabelli School of Business at Lincoln Center ’21 usually eats out about twice a day four to five times a week.

By MAGGIE MCNAMARA, Contributing Writer

October 30, 2019

Whether you choose to dine in or out, it’s important to stay mindful about the food you’re eating. Striking a balance between treating yourself to a meal out and finding a few recipes you like to cook at home is important when it comes to knowing what you’re putting into your body without breaking the bank. 

Rams Denied Victory in Overtime by Lehigh

Trey Sneed, Fordham College at Rose Hill (FCRH) ’21 and Jeff Ciccio, FCRH ’23 celebrate a score against Lehigh.

By RAHUL SUKESH, Contributing Writer

October 30, 2019

In a close game, Fordham football lost in overtime to divisional rival Lehigh in overtime, 30-27. Rahul Sukesh recaps the contest and provides analysis into the Rams’ defeat.

Women’s Soccer Settles for a Draw Against URI

Saige Bingman, GSBRH ’21, scored the game-tying goal on a penalty kick to salvage a draw for women’s soccer.

By DEIRDRE REED, Staff Writer

October 16, 2019

On Sunday, Oct. 13, Fordham Women’s Soccer tied with the University of Rhode Island — a team that has not won the Atlantic 10 conference game in three years. Rhode Island held their ground even as Women’s Soccer threw the game into overtime. The bought time, however, secured their position in the Atlantic 10 with a draw.

Fordham Cross Country Finishes First (and Second) at Metropolitan Championships

Lead by Sydney Snow, FCRH ’20, in third place, the women’s team placed second overall.

By LENA WEIDENBRUCH, Sports & Health Editor

October 16, 2019

On Friday, Oct. 11, Fordham Men’s and Women’s Cross Country teams competed at the Metropolitan Championships in Van Cortlandt Park. The Men’s and Women’s teams placed 1st and 2nd, respectively, and both teams had runners among the top five finishers in the two races.

Hoyas Handled: Rams Avenge Division Rival Loss

Tim DeMorat, FCRH ’22, steps back to throw as Georgetown’s defense breaks through the offensive line.

By RAHUL SUKESH, Contributing Writer

October 16, 2019

On Saturday, Oct. 12, Fordham football defeated the Georgetown Hoyas on the road, scoring a touchdown in the final 17 seconds to spring a 30-27 upset.