The Observer

Courtney Brogle, FCLC ’20, looks back on her freshman year and examines the countless memories that Fordham has gifted her.

An Ode to a Senior Year Cut Short

April 14, 2020

No matter what happens in life, no one can take away your education.

Albeit with good intent, curriculum standardization and administrative bloat have jeopardized the success of students in the public education system.

Fixing America’s Public Education: A Complex Solution

April 30, 2019

Between an ever-tightening federal grasp over local authority, alongside the ballooning of a bureaucratic administration, it seems that we’re forgetting the most fundamental part of school: children.

Fordham has many liberal arts students, but how many liberal arts human beings?

The Task of the Liberal Arts

February 6, 2019

It is not so much that I am here interested in the liberal arts as particular topics of study, as if they were mere pleasant hobbies. I have a higher allegiance to the liberated human self. And the proper vocation of this human self is love (eros). That alone is freedom.

In Defense of Jesuit Education

October 10, 2018

In light of the alleged conduct of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, an alumnus of Georgetown Prepar...

Depicted: number of black students in each Michigan school district compared to the respective achievement gap in reading and math performance, measured in Grade Equivalent Units. Zero represents the national average, so a negative numeric value indicates how many grade levels below the mean students in the district are performing.

Equal Access to Education for All: A Civil Rights Issue

September 11, 2018

Imagine this: You walk into your school and are immediately engulfed in temperatures exceeding 90 de...

Diagana has had a lifelong passion for education, regardless of circumstance. (COURTESY OF ALEXA SPECIALE/THE OBSERVER)

Faculty Faces: Cheikhna Mahawa Diagana

February 28, 2018

By ALEXA SPECIALE Contributing Writer Malcolm X once said, “Education is our passport to the future, for t...

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Students Question Fordham’s Role in Education Affordability

March 10, 2017

By OLIVIA BALSAMO Contributing Writer In his first proposal of the 2017 State of the State, Govern...

The Trump Administration’s immigration bans have put many international students in a difficult position. (COURTESY OF GEOFF LIVINGSTON VIA FLICKR)

President Trump Think of International Students

March 9, 2017

By NOBONITA CHOWDHURY Contributing Writer Due to its large number of prestigious colleges, the Unite...

Fordham student Catrina L. hangs her head in frustration in a computer lab at Lincoln Center for the Spring semester. (PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY ZANA NAJJAR/ THE OBSERVER)

Registration: Does it Need to be So Hard?

December 2, 2015

By ELIZABETH ATHY Staff Writer Now that the often-dreaded time of the semester known as “regis...

The gates surrounding Rose Hill send a message about the Bronx. (PHOTO BY PAOLA JOAQUIN ROSSO/THE OBSERVER)

Rose Hill Course on the Bronx: A Good Step

November 23, 2015

By TYLER BURDICK Opinions Co-Editor A course at Rose Hill has been proposed and accepted; one th...

Truth Must be Told in Textbooks

November 22, 2015

By ELIZABETH ATHY Staff Writer In today’s world, we must carefully consider the sources we obtain our facts from, whether they are newspapers, televisions or articles on the Internet. However, the ...


Adjunct Professors: Good in Moderation

October 26, 2015

TYLER BURDICK Opinions Co-Editor The essential, universal business model always contains some kind o...