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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.

A Black fist with the names of Black people unjustly killed in the United States, starting at Emmett Till and continuing to George Floyd

Fordham’s Response to George Floyd Is Inadequate

June 16, 2020

In standing up to our country’s deep history of racial injustice, Fordham can tell its students that it will not simply stand with us but fight with us.

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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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Class of 2020 Digital Yearbook

May 23, 2020

This yearbook commemorates the Class of 2020 and their favorite memories from the past four years.

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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.

How Your Quarantine Behavior Reveals Your Character Alignment

How Your Quarantine Behavior Reveals Your Character Alignment

April 22, 2020

Galvanized to allocate my time more effectively, cut back on unnecessary interactions and identify my values, I have learned who the people around me really are as the coronavirus causes us to hunker down.

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.

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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.

Keating Hall at Rose Hill during Commencement

McShane Delays Commencement Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

March 29, 2020

“It is my sad duty to inform you that we are postponing the 2020 University Commencement and diploma ceremonies because we cannot assume it will be safe to bring together the graduates, their families, and the campus community in May,” wrote University President Rev. Joseph M. McShane, S.J., in an email to the Fordham community on March 27.

UZORNIKOVA: A Guide to the Human Beings in Your Lecture

UZORNIKOVA: A Guide to the Human Beings in Your Lecture

February 5, 2020

As a writer for The Observer, I observe. And what better place for objective observation than a lecture hall...

Fordham Financial Aid: The Sound and the Fury

Fordham Financial Aid: The Sound and the Fury

February 5, 2020

In front of Lincoln Center stands a statue of St. Ignatius in a quaint park. He benevolently watches o...