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MADDIE SANDHOLM

MADDIE SANDHOLM, Layout Editor

Maddie Sandholm, FCLC ’23, is a layout editor at The Observer. She is a new media and digital design major and spends too many hours exploring the Adobe Suite. As a true Oregonian, she enjoys hiking, driving out to the West (best) Coast or attempting a new DIY project.

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[Photo] Meme News at Fordham: Troubling Trend or Trusted Trolls?

November 27, 2020

Students are increasingly turning to Fordham meme accounts as a way to receive updates about the university.

a graphic illustration of faculty member at fordham looking at their computer and finding out they will have no retirement contributions

[Photo] Faculty Troubled by University’s Decision to Cut Retirement Contributions

November 12, 2020

On Oct. 28, the university announced a suspension to its retirement contribution for employees. This was met by immediate backlash from many faculty members who had accepted a salary freeze.

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Breaking Down Fordham’s Ballot

October 29, 2020
The Observer conducted an anonymous survey of 211 Fordham students to study their values and analyze opinions of the political system of the United States.
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[Photo] Conservative Students Hesitate to Share Political Views On Campus

October 28, 2020

Many conservatives on campus do not feel comfortable sharing their political views with others. Similarly, professors often abstain from expressing their political beliefs due to professional concerns.

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[Photo] Social Media Takes Center Stage for Political Activism

October 27, 2020

With social media being the No. 1 source of young voters’ political information, activist groups and candidates can use it to reach supporters very easily.

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[Photo] Nationwide #ScholarStrike Against Racial Injustice

September 9, 2020

An estimated 400 members of the Fordham community will have joined the online protest over the course of two days. Lectures and discussions on racial inequality, policing, and mass incarceration are being...

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[Photo] Fordham Students Protesting Across the Country for BLM

June 18, 2020

Fordham students that are spread out across the country are protesting in their hometowns to fight against racial injustice.

An infographic showing $117,390 raised, 559 donors, of which came 67% from alumni, 10% faculty/staff, 11% parents, 4% student, 2% friends, and 6% other. If you need aid, contact any staff member you feel comfortable talking to. There is no application process or deadline, requests are granted on a rolling basis.

[Photo] Fordham Raises Over $100,000 for Student Relief

May 13, 2020

Fordham is offering emergency funds to students during the pandemic.

Some students are forced to take classes early in the morning that would be at a normal time at Fordham, had in-person instruction not been canceled.

[Photo] Taking Classes Across the Globe

April 14, 2020

Some students are forced to take classes early in the morning that would be at a normal time at Fordham, had in-person instruction not been canceled.

The Desk at 140 West: Homunculus Boogie

The Desk at 140 West: Homunculus Boogie

March 3, 2020
"The Desk at 140 West" is an NPR "Tiny Desk" influenced music series created by the Fordham Observer Multimedia team. This episode features Homunculus Boogie, a band comprised of four sophomores from Fordham College at Rose Hill.
Cooking doesn't need to be complicated for Fordham students on a budget.

[Photo] 30 Minutes, 5 Ingredients, 1 Day of Meals

February 18, 2020

Cooking doesn't need to be complicated for Fordham students on a budget.

Concerts in NYC - December 2019

Concerts in NYC – December 2019

December 6, 2019
This month features comebacks from old time classics like Billy Joel, Cher and more taking over Madison Square Garden. New artists are also making a breakthrough, like Summer Walker's first headlining tour since her debut album at Terminal 5.
EDM Group Louis the Child performs at Terminal 5.

Concerts in NYC – November 2019

November 25, 2019
A new monthly playlist featuring the best upcoming concerts to watch out for.
Fordham in 17 syllables

Fordham in 17 syllables

October 25, 2019
Alison Ettinger-DeLong and Maya Nayman share haikus describing the experience of being a student at Fordham University in October.