The Observer

voters wait in line at a NYC polling site. Signs can be seen reading VOTE HERE in English, Spanish, and Chinese

Challenges of Voting During a Pandemic

October 28, 2020

First-time voters and college students must choose how they want to vote this year while navigating the threat of COVID-19 and trying to stay safe.

Sunrise Movement members making signs on the Grass

Students Advocate for Voting in New Sunrise Movement Hub

October 18, 2020

Students created the Sunrise Movement for combating climate change opponents and hosted an event at Van Cortlandt Park to motivate voters.

Students at a protest in Anderson, SC

Fordham Students Protesting Across the Country for BLM

June 18, 2020

The murder of George Floyd has served as one of the many catalysts to fight back against a history of systemic oppression against Black people. Fordham students have joined in the nationwide protests urging for police abolition and the elimination of systemic racism.

Aerial view of L.A. with smog

Coronavirus: Environmental Savior or Devastator?

May 6, 2020

Along with the decline in industrial production, the lack of widespread social mobility has also led to a steep decline in carbon dioxide emissions.

While students see the value of using bike lanes to get around, many are apprehensive due to the recent spate in cyclist deaths across the city.

UWS Welcomes Safer Bike Lanes

October 30, 2019

After just 10 deaths in 2018, 23 bikers have already died in 2019. In response to what Mayor de Blasio is calling a citywide “crisis,” the Department of Transportation is rolling out its “Green Wave” initiative to try and better protect New Yorkers.