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The winners of the Senior Leadership Awards celebrate after the ceremony. (PHOTO BY JALEN GLENN)

Winners of the 2016 Senior Leadership Awards Announced

May 5, 2016

By CECILE NEIDIG News Co-Editor On Friday April 29, Fordham’s Senior Leadership Awards were pres...

Fordham students and professors gathered to discuss whether Robert Moses was master builder or great destroyer. (PHOT BY LAUREN LEVINE/ THE OBSERVER)

Fordham Discusses Robert Moses’ Legacy

April 14, 2016

By HAILEY MOREY Staff Writer In order to address a man who made “Donald Trump look like Mother Theresa,” i...

Racial diversity on the big screen has little to do with combatting racial injustices in our society. (CAROLINE JOHN VIA FLICKR)

Why On Screen “Diversity” is a Misguided Attempt at Social Justice

March 10, 2016

By JALEN GLENN Staff Writer One of the central tensions of Spike Lee’s 1989 film “Do The Right Thing” is ...

In the name of research, Jalen Glenn woke up every day and would listen to a new album (JESSE CARLUCCI/THE OBSERVER)

Bridging the Gap Between Gangsta and Gangster

February 23, 2016

By ADRIANA GALLINA AND JESSE CARLUCCI Editor-in-Chief & Multimedia Editor Jalen Glenn, Fordham College at ...


Hollywood is Out of Ideas, and We Are in Trouble

January 28, 2016

By JALEN GLENN Staff Writer One of the more humorous moments of “Back to the Future Part II” oc...

The Overlooked Socioeconomic Divide At Fordham

December 4, 2015

By JALEN GLENN Staff Writer Over the past three years, Fordham has become my home. Yet, I have felt...

Kendrick Lamar performs during the BET Experience at Staples Center on June 27, 2015 in Los Angeles. (Luis Sinco/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

When “Black Culture” Can Be a Problematic Term

November 7, 2015

JALEN GLENN Staff Writer There were two incidents that led me to write this piece. The first occurr...

Fordham students were overall pleasantly surprised by the decision to strip Cosby of his degree. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/MCT)

Fordham Students React to the Stripping of Bill Cosby’s Honorary Degree

September 30, 2015

By ADRIANA GALLINA Editor-in-Chief Fordham University is among three schools as of this publication t...

Hip hop recording artist Meek Mill performs at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, N.J., on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015. (Yong Kim/Philadelphia Daily News/TNS)

The Return of Battle Rap: More Than Just Music

August 28, 2015

By JALEN GLENN Staff Writer 2015 has been a great year for hip-hop. Big name artists such as Big Sean...

<center>The Atrium was decked out for the Undergraduate Appreciation Awards . (PHOTO BY BEN MOORE/THE OBSERVER) <center></center></center>

USG Hosts the UNDYs

April 16, 2015

By BEN MOORE Online Editor Published: March 17, 2015 On Thursday April 16, the United Student G...

Rapper Waka Flocka Flame.
(Courtesy of Jason Jiron via Flickr(

Did Gangsta Rap Make Them Do It?

March 25, 2015

By JALEN GLENN Contributing Writer Published: March 25, 2015 In 2008, Ice Cube forcefully (thou...

Members of FCLC’s delegation to the Ignatian Family Teach-In. (Courtesy of Carol Gibney)

Dorothy Day Goes to Washington, D.C.

November 20, 2014

By ALANNA KILKEARYStaff WriterPublished: November 19, 2014 Sitting just beyond the glass wall doused in colorful block letters and team member baby p...