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a photo of LaGuardia High School, a New York City public school

New York City Delays the Start of Public Schools

September 18, 2020

Due to the pandemic, New York City public schools are facing a delayed opening; instead of beginning on Sept. 10, students are returning to school on Oct. 1 this year. A student and teacher reflect on the decision to delay reopening, as well as the risks of returning in-person.

A classroom in the Gabelli school with chairs sparsely populating the room

Concerned and Optimistic: Students Prepare for an Unprecedented Semester

July 30, 2020

An in-depth guide to Fordham’s reopening plan and procedures. Students discuss the benefits and downsides of returning to campus in the fall.

a For Sale sign

Should I Stay or Should I Go

June 19, 2020

While it would be trivial to pretend that anyone could predict how the coronavirus crisis will end and when its long-term effects will be fully realized, the rise of remote working could certainly incentivize renters to move out of their city apartments and into the suburbs.

A colorful celebration in the streets of New York City during Pride March 2019. Flags from all over the world can be seen.

NYC’s Pride Month Prepares for Digital Celebrations

May 13, 2020

NYC Pride is cancelled for the first time in 50 years. In lieu of traditional celebrations, the LGBTQ+ community is banding together to celebrate online.

A man wearing a mask and carrying a trash can walks along the middle of Columbus Avenue in front of a shuttered Lincoln Center.

Fordham Forced to ‘PAUSE’: NYC Shuts Down

April 1, 2020

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a new executive order, “PAUSE,” on March 20 that urges New Yorkers to stay home to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, dramatically impacting the lives of Fordham students who are still in the city. Student journalists capture life in the desolate city.

As the consequences of his failures threaten the city, de Blasio has found that spreading the blame is preferable to stopping the corona virus from doing the same.

Mayor de Blasio’s Botched Pandemic Response

April 1, 2020

Nothing can fix previous mistakes made by de Blasio and his response team, but what can change is the message he conveys to New Yorkers.

Coronavirus Timeline: Events That Affect Fordham

Coronavirus Timeline: Events That Affect Fordham

March 17, 2020

A Special Report from the News Desk

The Brooks AtkinsonTheatre closed due to coronavirus concerns

New York’s Cultural Institutions Shut Down Amid Coronavirus Concerns

March 12, 2020

As of Thursday, March 12, multiple New York City art and performance institutions have made closing announcements as a result of the growing coronavirus pandemic.

BERNABEI: New York on Hot Seat over Gun Rules

BERNABEI: New York on Hot Seat over Gun Rules

February 5, 2020

For years, New York’s gun laws have not only violated the Second Amendment, but also common sense and basic principles of firearm safety.

New York City is looking to remove free parking in Manhattan. Should New Yorkers roll with it?

New York’s War on Cars Paves On

January 22, 2020

It’s hard enough as it is to have a car in this city, you might think. But now, a cabal of anti-vehicular bureaucrats in the city wants to do the unthinkable: eliminate free parking altogether, exclusively reserving those rare street spots for holders of a residential parking permit.

Find your own places to call home in the city, whether they be tourist attractions or underground spots.

My Love Letter to New York

December 18, 2019

Noelle de Leeuw discusses what New York means to her and how hard it is to say goodbye to the city.

EDM Group Louis the Child performs at Terminal 5.

Concerts in NYC – November 2019

November 25, 2019

A new monthly playlist featuring the best upcoming concerts to watch out for.