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PPE in the Bedroom: Is it Safe to Have Sex in a Pandemic?

September 17, 2020

Planned Parenthood and the New York City Department of Health advise against having sex with people you do not live with; however, it’s unclear how well COVID-19 spreads through sexual contact.

student self administering a nasal swab COVID test with a nurse watching

A Basic Breakdown: COVID-19 Tests

August 24, 2020

As Fordham students must obtain a negative result to enter campus for fall 2020, COVID-19 testing is becoming increasingly relevant for them.

Students Return to Dorms

What Social Distanced Dorm Life Will Look Like

August 22, 2020

As students begin to return to campus, they will be expected to comply with a set of social distancing guidelines.

Individuals resuming summer activities

How to Keep Your COVID-19 Guard Up While Enjoying Summer

July 7, 2020

As members of the Fordham community resume typical summer activities, it is important to continue practicing social distancing measures to prevent the further spread of COVID-19.

Face masks have become commonplace in a community fearful of the spread of the coronavirus.

Should You be Wearing a Face Mask This Flu Season?

February 5, 2020

You might see people wearing face masks more often in response to the spread of the coronavirus. Though face masks may help prevent the spread of the virus, both the WHO and CDC do not recommend that healthy individuals wear them. Other precautions may have a bigger impact on protecting you from the coronavirus.

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

Annual Great Fordham Smokeout Spotlights Vaping

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.

UPDATED: Clearing the Air: Addressing The Misconceptions about “E-Cigs”

October 16, 2019

With nearly 1,200 reports of lung disease and 26 deaths across the country, users are left with questions about what an “e-cig” actually is, and more importantly, what the devices are doing to their health. 

Condoms are contraceptives that also prevent STI transmission. (BRU-NO VIA PIXABAY)

Sexual Health at Fordham: Facts and Prevention

May 2, 2018

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), young people 15 to 24 years old make...

Not only are 49 states reporting widespread flu activity, but the current strains are especially severe (Jon Bjornson/THE OBSERVER)

CDC Reports Widespread Flu in 49 States

January 25, 2018

In the first week of 2018, the rate of influenza-related hospitalizations almost doubled from 13.7 hospitalizations...

A recently-discovered “smoking gene” makes it harder for some to quit. (CRAIG CALEFATE/THE OBSERVER)

Extinguishing Fordham’s Smoking Habit

November 16, 2016

By RUBY BUDDEMEYER Features Co-Editor Every year on the third Thursday of November, the American Can...

The Observer Newsroom, featured above, is dedicated to Casey Feldman, former News Editor. (PHOTO BY EMILY TIBERIO/THE OBSERVER)

Distracted Driving Awareness Month

April 16, 2015

By JUSTIN REBOLLO Asst. News Co-Editor Published: March 15, 2015 April is officially National Distrac...

Measles Outbreak: The Controversy Behind Vaccinations

February 26, 2015

By JUSTIN REBOLLOAssistant News Co-EditorPublished: February 26, 2015 Measles outbreaks across America, includ...