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Both Clinton and Sanders have been campaigning heavily in New York for the April 19 primary (PHOTO BY JESSICA HANLEY/ THE OBSERVER)

Political Expert Weighs in on the 2016 Election Process

April 21, 2016

By GUNAR OLSEN Staff Writer With both the Democratic and Republican National Conventions looming over the summer...

John Brennan, Director of the CIA featured above. (Astrid Ricken/MCT)

Fordham Students React to the Drone Papers

December 1, 2015

By GUNAR OLSEN Contributing Writer In what NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden called the “most imp...

Going Global

April 29, 2015

By GUNAR OLSEN Staff Writer Published: April 29, 2015 U.S to Remove Cuba From Terror Sponsors Lis...

Going Global

April 15, 2015

By GUNAR OLSEN Staff Writer Published: March 15, 2015 The Observer is launching an international column to update students on global events with expert commentary from professors. Tweet us what you think @fordhamobserver. Nigerian Presidential Election Muhammadu Buhari has become the first opposition candidate to w...

Islamophobia Following Paris Attacks: Defending Only Favorable Speech Is Not a Defense of Free Speech

January 30, 2015

By GUNAR OLSEN Staff WriterPublished: January 26, 2015 Following the attacks on the offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris, large numbers of Westerners have been emphatically defending the right to free speech. Though it's refreshing to see people defending free speech, this instance deserves scrutiny. It...

Two-thirds of women working in the restaurant industry experience sexual harassment. (Rex Sakamoto/The Observer)

Students Harassed in Restaurant Industry

November 6, 2014

By ANNA BARBANO and GUNAR OLSENContributing Writer and Staff WriterPublished: November 5, 2014 A new report, “The Glass Floor: Sexual Harassment in the Restaurant...

Student protestors in Golden, Colorado, shortly before the Oct. 2 Jefferson County School Board meeting. (Courtesy Amy Aletheia Cahill Via Flickr)

To the Colorado Student Protestors: Keep It Up

October 8, 2014

  By GUNAR OLSEN Staff Writer Published: October 8, 2014 For the past few weeks, hundreds of high school students in Denver suburbs have been protesting a proposal for an anti-protest curriculu...

Darnell L. Moore Leads Conversation About Policing in America

Darnell L. Moore Leads Conversation About Policing in America

September 27, 2014

By GUNAR OLSENStaff Writer Published: September 27, 2014 Members of the Fordham community met in the Atrium  in the Ram Cafe at Fordham College at Lincoln Ce...

Ram Van Ticket Prices Increase

Ram Van Ticket Prices Increase

August 28, 2014

By GUNAR OLSENStaff WriterPublished: August 28, 2014 Fordham’s Department of University Transportation has raised the price from $3.00 to $3.50 for a one-...

Point: The Answer in Iraq Is Not Military Action

Point: The Answer in Iraq Is Not Military Action

August 28, 2014

By GUNAR OLSENStaff WriterPublished: August 28, 2014 “Iraq’s future will be in the hands of its people. America’s war in Iraq will be over,” President Obama announced to troops at the Fort Br...

Downtown Chicago (Courtesy Josh M. via Flickr)

GO! Chicago Announced for Winter 2014

May 5, 2014

By GUNAR OLSEN Staff Writer Published: May 5, 2014 When students return to school in the fall, they will have one more Global Outreach (GO!) project to c...

Fordham Considers Changes to Course Registration

May 2, 2014

By GUNAR OLSEN Staff Writer Published: May 1, 2014 In the aftermath of a complicated course registration that flooded Lowenstein’s eighth-floor hallway at Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) with frustrated freshmen, Fordham administrators and Information Technology (IT) are considering changes to the registration...