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Students are shortchanged with adjuncts and visiting professors that cannot be fully present on campus. (Tavy Wu/The Observer)

Forever a Visitor, Never a Resident

February 20, 2013

By MONIQUE JOHN Opinions Editor Published: February 20, 2013 When I think about the future I someti...

Rainbow Alliance Holds its First

Rainbow Alliance Holds its First “Queer Prom”

December 6, 2012

By MONIQUE JOHN, HARRY HUGGINS AND AYER CHAN Opinions Editor, Editor-in-Chief,  Photo Co-Editor Publi...

Mo' Problems Season Finale, Episode 7: She Said, She Said

Mo’ Problems Season Finale, Episode 7: She Said, She Said

December 4, 2012

Disturbed by an off-color remark from a classmate, Mo' talks racism at Fordham.   Want more Mo'? Follow her ...

Mo' Problems, Episode 6: Ms. Fat Booty

Mo’ Problems, Episode 6: Ms. Fat Booty

November 20, 2012

Taken aback after hearing a compliment from a close male friend, Mo' finds a new appreciation for her global assets....

Though once dispatched to protect citizens,  stories of police officers and SWAT teams killing innocent victims are making headlines. (Karen T. Borchers/San Jose Mercury News/MCT)

Police Misconduct Needs More Attention

November 14, 2012

By MONIQUE JOHN Opinions Editor Published: November 14, 2012 Hands on the steering wheel at 3:30 in the morning, I sleepily peer out through my windshie...

Rape, Fraud and the Welfare System

November 6, 2012

By MONIQUE JOHN Opinions Editor Published: November 6, 2012 The slothful, hypersexual, manipulative wel...

VIDEO: Mo' Problems, Episode 4: Stupid Mo'

VIDEO: Mo’ Problems, Episode 4: Stupid Mo’

October 24, 2012

By MONIQUE JOHN Opinions Editor Published: October 24, 2012     Opinions Editor Monique John takes her ...

Out of the Spotlight and Into the Voting Booth

October 24, 2012

By MONIQUE JOHN Opinions Editor Published: October 24, 2012 After a frustrating debate season, I found the fourth and final presidential debate on Oct. 22 to be somewhat of a relief. I’m sure the setting of the debate had a lot to do with it: this time, the audience didn’t make a peep, the cameras’ tight shots on ...

VIDEO: Mo' Problems: Episode 3, Food Hangups

VIDEO: Mo’ Problems: Episode 3, Food Hangups

October 8, 2012

By MONIQUE JOHN Opinions Editor Published: October 10, 2012 Think you have food issues? In the third episode of OBS TV's series, Mo' Prob...

VIDEO: Mo' Problems: Episode 2, Lost in Textsation

VIDEO: Mo’ Problems: Episode 2, Lost in Textsation

September 19, 2012

By MONIQUE JOHN Opinions Editor Published: September 19, 2012 In her second installment of Mo' Problems, Opinions Editor Moni...

Blacks supporting Chic-fil-A betrayed a group that has faced forms of discrimination similar to their own. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Pres/MCT)

Discrimination is Discrimination

August 22, 2012

Black Conservatives Must Rethink Anti-Gay Views in a Larger Context By MONIQUE JOHN Opinions Editor P...

Chester French’s racy music video for “Black Girls” wrongly glamorizes black women as a sexual fetish. (KarmaLoopTV/YouTube.com)

“Black Girls” Music Video Missed the Mark

May 2, 2012

By MONIQUE JOHN Managing Editor Published: May 2, 2012 How sweet. Someone wrote a song just ...