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USG President Demetrios Stratis crosses his own Rubicon in the plaza.

SATIRE – Budget Troubles Lead to USG Shutdown

February 6, 2019

As of Thursday, Feb. 5, United Student Government (USG) has been in a state of partial shutdown for 47 consecutive days. This breaks the previous record of two days in 2013, when the USG President at the time lost his keys. Shockingly, Austin Tong, Gabelli School of Business ’21, is not at fault this time.

Is this the future of politics?

SATIRE – Voulez-Vous Change? : The Case for ABBA-narchy

February 6, 2019

My proposition is simple: instead of letting Russia exert influence on our elections and our lawmakers, we should let Sweden take the reins.

Jan. 19, 2019: Fort McHenry still closed due to the government shutdown.

Photo Feature: The Impact of the Government Shutdown in NYC

February 3, 2019

Students reflect on the impact the forced government shutdown had on New York institutions.

Etta Shaw has been waiting for the shutdown to end so the IRS can finally send her paperwork to Fordham. (MARGARET GALLAGHER/THE OBSERVER)

Shutdown Forces Student Into Leave of Absence

January 23, 2019

Shaw is waiting for the shutdown to end so the IRS can finally operate as a fully functioning federal bureau and, in turn, send her paperwork to Fordham.

One in ten TSA workers called in sick on Jan. 12 2019.

Is The Wall Really the Hill Republicans Want to Die On?

January 23, 2019

The government shutdown began at midnight on Dec. 22, 2018. Sadly, there is no end in sight of the partisan trench warfare that got us here.

Courtesy Heather Reed via Flickr

This Year is The Year To Move Forward

February 8, 2014

By MEGAN FLYNN Contributing Writer Published: February 8, 2014 On Jan. 28, President Barack Obama delivered his fifth State of the Union address in which he...

The Government Needs to Start Treating Science as Essential

November 2, 2013

                            By FREDERIC ADOR Contributing Writer Published: October 30, 2013 In his January 2009 Inaugural Address, President Barack Obama recognized the importance of science in today’s society and promis...

President Barack Obama in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, July 23, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Obamacare Was Not Worth a Government Shutdown

October 24, 2013

By KAMRUN NESA Copy Editor Published: October 24, 2013 After 16 agonizing days of filibusters and debates, the United States government has finally br...

Pete Souza/Official White House Photo/MCT

Ads Against Obamacare Go Too Far

October 2, 2013

By RACHEL SHMULEVICH Asst. Opinions Editor Published: October 2, 2013 The Obamacare debate—also known as the seemingly never ending fight betw...