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Standing in Solidarity With the Asian American Community

April 7, 2021
Activists in the Fordham community have stepped up to serve as leading voices in our community, and it’s critical that we follow their lead.
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Fordham Needs to Regain Students’ Trust Before In-Person Fall

March 18, 2021
With its record of inadequate protocols, how can Fordham students trust that the administration will prioritize their health in the fall?
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Fordham Should Not Abuse Its Status as a Private Institution to Censor Free Speech

February 10, 2021
The Fordham administration has shown a concerning lack of support for the diversity of student opinions on campus.
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We All Need to Follow Social Distancing Protocols This Holiday Season

December 2, 2020
Now is not the time for us to budge on social distancing protocols — the health and wellbeing of our families are at risk.
Editor’s Note: Protests in the City

Editor’s Note: Protests in the City

November 11, 2020
Included are resources where readers can find journalists of color who are reporting on these issues. The Observer hopes to amplify the voices of people of color by sharing them.
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Political Activism Needs to Continue After the Election

October 28, 2020
Our duties do not end when the election does, just as the issues affecting us every day are not resolved when a president takes office.
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Fordham’s Treatment of Laid-off Dining Staff Is Disrespectful

October 14, 2020
The foodservice workers at Fordham have not been treated with the respect they deserve.
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International Students Deserve Changes to Health Care Requirements

October 1, 2020
International students need access to quality health care and should not be forced to pay more than they can afford for it. 
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Keeping the Campus Safe Should Be a Collective Effort

September 5, 2020
Keeping everyone safe on both Fordham campuses will require mutual cooperation and accountability from both the administration and students.
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Staff Editorial: Fordham Should Refund Partial Tuition for a Virtual Student Experience

August 21, 2020
In order to accommodate for the new virtual experience, Fordham should refund students for the increased tuition costs and lower tuition costs in the spring.
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Fordham’s Lack of Sexual Health Resources Puts Students in Danger

July 28, 2020
Fordham should develop a better approach to sexual education and health by further educating nurses and providing students with accurate information regarding birth control and STDs.
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Staff Editorial: Fordham’s Anti-Racism Initiatives Are Insufficient

July 2, 2020
Until Fordham holds itself accountable for the safety and security of its Black students, its claims to be anti-racist are mere lip service.
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Staff Editorial: Amplifying Black Voices at The Observer

June 16, 2020
As a predominantly white editorial board at a predominantly white institution, we must actively work to diversify our editorial board and student contributors.
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Staff Editorial: Have Empathy for Fordham’s Financial Situation

April 29, 2020
As Fordham is hit with unforeseen financial losses, have empathy for the leaders working to keep the school afloat.
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Staff Editorial: Make Student Government Matter

April 14, 2020
With the chaos of the coronavirus epidemic, it is easy to forget an annual event which most students typically ignore anyway: United Student Government (USG) elections. From April 14-16, students are able to vote in their student government elections at a time where leadership is desperately sought at all scales — but will they? 
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Staff Editorial: Purpose in the Time of Coronavirus

April 1, 2020
Thankfully, the coronavirus can’t stop charity and goodwill, and it’s still possible to stay involved and make a difference — in some cases without ever leaving your bedroom.
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Staff Editorial: Housing Win is a Symbol of Hope

March 10, 2020
No matter how prolonged and frustrating the journey may seem, long hours of consistent work and perseverance may lead to revolutionary changes within the FLC community. This recent housing victory reminds us that student movements actually can be effective and valuable in creating change on campus.
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Staff Editorial: Our Chance to Live the Mission

February 19, 2020
“To assist in the alleviation of poverty, the promotion of justice, the protection of human rights and respect for the environment”: This is the purpose of our education, and we’re in the perfect place to see it through.
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Staff Editorial: Drama Over LDA Closure Is More Than an Act

February 5, 2020
Fordham’s follow-through for the students affected was almost nonexistent, leading many to feel overlooked and ignored, with no consideration for how they would have to scramble to adjust without the chance to attend the LDA.
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Staff Editorial: Setting a New High Water Mark in Communication

January 22, 2020
Adopting a communication strategy that is proactive rather than reactive benefits all and hurts none. 
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Staff Editorial: What It Means To Confront Hate

December 4, 2019
When exposed to the light, bigotry stumbles for explanations. 
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Staff Editorial: Empower Faculty to Use Technology

November 13, 2019

Printing is an incessant subject of debate at Fordham Lincoln Center. Long readings or book excerpts are posted on Blackboard with the expectation that they’ll be printed, annotated and stapled together...

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Staff Editorial: Safety in Transparency

October 30, 2019
We are told to embrace the city and venture into it boldly, but we lack the tools to safely do so.
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Staff Editorial: Our Club System Must Evolve With Us

October 16, 2019
Club leadership issues have hit Lincoln Center particularly hard in the past few years.
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Staff Editorial: More Than Awareness

October 2, 2019
As young adults in a global society, we have a choice to make: will we remain comfortable in our understanding of activism as simple moral junk food, or will we utilize our familiarity with the tools of modern communication to recognize the full potential of every last act of awareness?
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Staff Editorial: Know the Faces of the Administration

September 19, 2019
Our administration is not a faceless monolith, and their roles and politics matter. 
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Staff Editorial: We Must Create the Fordham We Wish to See

August 25, 2019
Recent developments on campus prove that change is possible and should serve as inspiration for the next wave of reform. Fordham is, now more than ever, exactly what its students make of it.
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Staff Editorial: New Dean, New School

May 1, 2019
We are a campus on the verge of major change, and we need a dean who will help lead us into the future.
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Staff Editorial: CAB, Do Your Homework

April 30, 2019

Spring Weekend, the annual concert hosted by the Rose Hill Campus Activities Board (CAB) a week before finals, is arguably Fordham’s biggest social event of the year. So why was it such a train wreck...

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Staff Editorial: Let Student Voices Count

April 10, 2019
Student democracy is suffering at Fordham Lincoln Center. In order to revitalize it, the student body and its government must each understand and respect one another’s role in student life. There needs to be a transparent, reciprocal relationship based on trust.
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Staff Editorial: We Need to Admit the Truth

March 28, 2019
Regardless of a university’s individual proximity to the recent events and other admissions scandals, all institutions of higher learning should strive to delegitimize the culture of prestigious exclusivity that provides incentives to cheat the system.
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Staff Editorial: A Report Fordham LC Can Trust

March 6, 2019
No outside entity has any hope of collecting enough data to get a true idea of Fordham through the eyes of a student.
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Staff Editorial: Education Hinges on Accessibility

February 19, 2019
If the university is the world-class institution it claims to be, it should provide equal accommodations to all students.
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Staff Editorial: Let’s Be Adults About Contraception

February 12, 2019
Fordham chooses to simply pretend that students don’t have sex, and have no need for preventative sexual health resources like condoms and birth control pills.
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Staff Editorial: Fordham Fails Black Students

February 6, 2019
New York may be our campus, but it certainly doesn’t look like our school.
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Staff Editorial: The Cycle Must End

January 23, 2019
Those in power at the university must ensure that this cycle of abuse and cover-ups is not allowed to continue.
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Staff Editorial: Rise Above DeVos’s Proposal

December 5, 2018
A university blind to subtlety and unreceptive to the complicated situations of its students is home to no one.
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Staff Editorial: Vigilance in Victory

November 14, 2018
Americans voting in large numbers was fantastic, but those voters organizing all year long will result in changes like never before.
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Staff Editorial: We Must Listen to Survivors

October 10, 2018

Trigger Warning/Content Warning for readers: This staff editorial and the pages to which it links contain information about sexual assault and/or violence which may be triggering for some people. After...

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Staff Editorial: The Opioid Epidemic: Everyone’s Problem

September 26, 2018

America’s opioid epidemic is reaching a deadly crescendo. Let’s not mince words: people across the country are dying at an alarming rate. Every day, 115 people die from overdoses in America. Between...

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Staff Editorial: ResLife, Administration: Listen Closer

September 11, 2018

Once again, the Fordham administration’s potential to improve the Fordham community has gone unrealized. Last year, the Residence Hall Association (RHA) movement to change the unpopular Fordham housing...

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We Are Not the Enemy

August 16, 2018
As a nation, we must come to the defense of honest, courageous journalism — the type of truth that shocks, angers and liberates.
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Staff Editorial: Acknowledge The Vagina* Monologues

May 7, 2018
By remaining quiet, Fordham negates the importance of subject matter of “The Monologues.”
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Staff Editorial: To the New USG Representatives

April 18, 2018

In the current political climate, America is more alert than ever to threats to its democracy. This same scrutiny should apply not only to the country’s highest offices, but also to everyday, local functions,...

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Staff Editorial: Care for the Whole Person and Every Person

April 6, 2018

Despite its reputation as a relatively progressive university, many rules enforced by the Fordham administration are rooted in dated Roman Catholic tradition. This conflict in ideology is embodied by the...

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Staff Editorial: Students of Parkland: We Hear You

February 28, 2018

In the wake of America’s most recent school shooting, an increasing number of young people, including those directly affected by the tragedy, have taken to mass media and social platforms to voice their...

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Staff Editorial: On Love

February 15, 2018

The political climate of American is bleak. The actual climate is even bleaker. We are in the middle of the shortest and dreariest month of the year, and we need a pick-me-up. Lo and behold, we are met...

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Staff Editorial: Dialogue Is Not Dead

January 25, 2018

On Dec. 7, 2017, a political altercation occurred at Rose Hill’s Rodrigue’s Coffee House that would gain national attention. The incident spurred rabid discussion and loud arguments from people on...

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Staff Editorial: Sports Go Beyond Rose Hill

November 16, 2017

“Two campuses, but one school.” This is a phrase heard often around Fordham University to emphasize that while the Lincoln Center and Rose Hill campuses may be in different boroughs, they are connected....

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Staff Editorial: Missing the Point: Domestic GO! Trips Are Important, Too

October 26, 2017

One of Fordham’s main marketing points has been the Global Outreach (GO!) programs, which send students to local and international destinations for service and learning opportunities. Over the years,...