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CASEY FELDMAN, News Editor Emerita

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Dispute Over Catholic School Speakers

June 22, 2011

Published: April 30, 2009 In May, openly pro-choice President Barack Obama will deliver the commencement address at Notre Dame and will receive an honorary degree. This has drawn protests from thousands...

Female Students More Likely To Suffer From Stress, Depression

June 20, 2011

Published: April 9, 2009 A recent study indicates that women are harder on themselves than men and hold themselves to higher standards of perfection, in addition to taking on more activities....

Outgoing Archbishop’s Comments Ignite Debate over Clergy Celibacy

June 20, 2011

Published: April 2, 2009 Edward M. Egan, New York Archbishop, reignited the debate over clergy celibacy in the Catholic Church during a March 10 interview in which he called the discussion of...

How Strong is Fordham’s Catholic Identity?

June 19, 2011

Published: March 12, 2009 Even though Fordham was founded as a Jesuit school, many disagree on the current state of the University’s Catholic identity, and even on how Catholic identity should be...

Fordham Student Writing Memoir About Involvement in Spitzer Prostitution Scandal

June 12, 2011

Published: February 26, 2009 The Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) student, who was sentenced to six months in jail in late January for her involvement in the prostitution scandal that derailed...

Confusion Over Indulgences at St. Paul’s

June 12, 2011

Published: February 26, 2009 In the days of Geoffrey Chaucer, indulgences were sold to those who could afford them in an attempt to shorten the time they would spend in purgatory later on. The...

Fordham Faculty and Students Respond to Papal Controversy

June 6, 2011

Published: February 12, 2009 The Vatican has been making headlines recently because of Pope Benedict XVI’s decision to revoke the excommunication of the Society of St. Pius X, a radical Catholic...

President McShane Discusses Recession’s Impact on Fordham

June 6, 2011

Published: February 12, 2009 On Jan. 29, The Observer met with Rev. Joseph M. McShane, S.J., president of Fordham, to discuss the current state of the university and its future in the wake...

Fordham Introduces OASIS Replacement

June 6, 2011

Published: December 29, 2009 OASIS, Fordham’s online student resource program, will soon be replaced with more “up-to-date” software that will make registering for courses easier, said Robert...

Fordham Apologizes to Alleged Abuse Victim After Years of “Evasions”

June 5, 2011

Published: December 11, 2008 In 1968, when Richard Cerick was 13 and growing up on Long Island, he was invited to go skiing with several of his friends who knew Fordham Prep students. The trip...

Overheard On Election Day

June 5, 2011

Published: November 13, 2008 On Nov. 4, Barack Obama was elected president of the United States of America. This election was historic for a number of reasons. While media outlets focus on the fact...

Rates of Binge Drinking Among College Females Increase

June 4, 2011

Published: October 30, 2008 The rate of binge drinking among young women is increasing, according to a recent study on underage drinking, and Fordham women, some of whom seem to be part of the trend,...

Experts Agree: Financial Troubles Ahead for Fordham Students

June 4, 2011

Published: October 16, 2008 “One just needs to look at the plunging stock markets around the globe… [to] realize that there are serious troubles ahead,” said Shapoor Valli, associate professor...

Amethyst Initiative Questions 21-Year-Old Drinking Age

June 4, 2011

Published: October 2, 2008 Four out of five college students drink, according to the American Psychiatric Association. Almost all university officials agree that college drinking is a problem,...

Rate of Suicide and Depression Increases in College Students Across the Nation

June 3, 2011

Mental illness is scarily common in college-age students.  At the very end of the Spring 2008 semester, two male Fordham seniors committed suicide.  “One was a CBA (College of Business Administration)...

Media Coverage of the Presidential Election: Fair or Biased?

June 3, 2011

Published: August 28, 2008 This election season, the Democrats have received substantially more news coverage than have their Republican counterparts.  According to The Swamp, the Chicago Tribune’s...

Self-Injury Increases on College Campuses

June 3, 2011

Published: May 1, 2008 “I was a cutter from my senior [year in high school] until the middle of last year. I know a few people here who also cut, but will not seek help… People feel like, to relieve...

Renowned Journalist to Speak at Graduation

June 3, 2011

Published: April 17, 2008 This year’s Commencement speaker is an Emmy Award-winning journalist who has interviewed the likes of Nelson Mandela, Julia Roberts and Charles Manson, to name a few. ...

Mental Illness in College Students Rises

June 3, 2011

Published: April 17, 2008 More than ever before, college students are being diagnosed with and treated for mental illnesses, and the number of students who are prescribed psychiatric drugs has surged. ...

Can You Have a Social Life at FCLC Without a Fake ID?

June 2, 2011

Published: April 3, 2008 Underage college students with fake IDs drink five to six times more than those without fake IDs, according to research recently cited on The New York Times blog. The researchers...

Don’t Have Anything Nice To Say?

June 1, 2011

Published: Febrary 14, 2008 FORDHAM—“Are some students genuinely hurt by what I write about them? Maybe,” said FUrez Hilton, FCRH ’08, a gossip blogger who often mocks Fordham students....

HIV Rises in Young Gay Males

June 1, 2011

Published: January 31, 2008 FCLC—“Get high. Get stupid. Get AIDS.” So went the commercial that inspired 40-year-old Tom*, an black HIV-positive male from the Bronx, to get an AIDS...

Ailey Promotes Healthy Body Image

May 31, 2011

Published: December 13, 2007 FCLC—Molly*, FCLC ’10, said that at one point she was so involved in her New Jersey youth ballet company that she was dancing five days a week. She was also...

FCLC Students Resort to Adderall to Study

May 30, 2011

Published: November 15, 2007 It’s 3 a.m., finals week. You still have an essay to write and an exam to study for, but concentrating is impossible: your brain is fuzzy and lack of sleep...

FCLC Hosts Religious Discussion

May 29, 2011

Published: November 8, 2007 FCLC—Various points of view about life after death were represented on Oct. 28 at McNally Amphitheater. Fordham hosted the discussion entitled, “A Shared Hope: Catholic...

Credit Card Companies Target College Students

May 29, 2011

Published: November 8, 2007 FCLC—“I have 10,000 dollars in credit card debt. My parents don’t know about anything and they would kill me if they knew,” said Tsvetana, FCLC ‘08, who...

Undergrad Gender Gap: Fordham Community Reflects on Male to Female Ratio

May 28, 2011

Published: October 25, 2007 FCLC—“There were lots of things about Fordham that made me want to come here, but the prevalence of hot, straight guys was definitely not one of them,”...

Fordham Combats Increasing College Obesity

May 27, 2011

Published: October 11, 2007 FCLC—Binges and benders are terms usually associated with the more deplorable aspects of college life. Alcohol and drugs notwithstanding, these terms also apply...

Congressional Bill to Increase Financial Aid

May 26, 2011

Published: September 27, 2007 FORDHAM—Have an extra $160,000 or so just lying around? Then the information in this article may not significantly affect your life. On the other hand, if you are one...

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