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What Are You Giving up for Lent?

What Are You Giving up for Lent?

March 29, 2019

Lindsay Jorgensen asks Fordham students what they are doing to celebrate the Lenten season, whether it be giving up Starbucks or increasing time for prayer.

Luck of the Irish

Luck of the Irish

March 29, 2019

Jeffrey Umbrell, features editor, discusses the tradition of St. Patrick’s Day in New York and at Fordham. Umbrell uncovers the reason behind the Fordham tradition of having spring break during the holiday. Fordham’s campus may be quiet, but the city comes alive to celebrate the Irish-Catholic holiday.

Lessons Learned on the Road to Recovery

Lessons Learned on the Road to Recovery

March 29, 2019

Alvin Ailey dancer, Jaclyn Scerbak, reflects on how a foot injury in the beginning of her senior year changed her life. Her injury forced her forced her to check her hubris and find her strength — starting a new chapter in her life.

Vulnerable Spaces

Vulnerable Spaces

March 21, 2019

The Ailey/Fordham B.F.A. Independent Study in Choreography performance (ISC) offers seniors students a rare opportunity to test their creative capacity by choreographing original pieces. The Observer discusses the project with four Ailey B.F.A. seniors about their inspiration for their pieces and thought process when it comes to creating original choreography.

Declining Balance, Diminishing Returns: Comparing LC and RH Meal Plans

Declining Balance, Diminishing Returns: Comparing LC and RH Meal Plans

March 18, 2019

Fordham requires that Lincoln Center freshman have a meal plan, but it is clear that the meal plans offered on Rose Hill are a better deal for your money.

Bridging the Bronx

Bridging the Bronx

March 14, 2019

Contributing Writer Michelle Agaron speaks with Fordham alumnus, Marlin Jenkins, about his company that is providing free internet to low-income families in the Bronx.

Five Classes to Take Before You Graduate

Five Classes to Take Before You Graduate

March 12, 2019

These five classes come heavily recommended by Fordham students as must-takes before you graduate.

The End of the World at Winter Ball

The End of the World at Winter Ball

March 8, 2019

Senior John McCollough attends his first Winter Ball at Essex House where he makes some memories.

Hey Fordham, Let It Snow?

Hey Fordham, Let It Snow?

March 6, 2019

With rising temperatures in February, some students worry that climate change is becoming a Fordham reality.

Fordham Murder Case Resurfaces After 22 Years

Fordham Murder Case Resurfaces After 22 Years

February 19, 2019

Leo Bernabei reopens the 22-year old murder case of Patrick McNeill, a Fordham student whose death was declared undetermined.

Van Cortlandt Park Erases History

Van Cortlandt Park Erases History

February 19, 2019

Van Cortlandt Park plans to pave over the Putnam Greenway — which is thought to contain the remains of 18th-century slaves.

Inside Fordham’s Halal Cart

Inside Fordham’s Halal Cart

February 19, 2019

Managing Editor Izzi Duprey talks to Mohammed Elprince about his halal business and life.