The Observer

A graphic representing Fordham's finances

The Budget Was Finalized. Then Coronavirus Hit.

April 29, 2020

In the dire time of the novel coronavirus, the financial situation for students, staff and the university is anything but ideal.

Lindsay Jorgensen s had to bring the dance studio to her house after escalations of the coronavirus

Dancing Together, Hundreds of Miles Apart

April 28, 2020

Lindsay Jorgensen, Fordham College Lincoln Center ’20, reflects on being sent home mid-semester as a senior. Without a chance to say goodbye to her greatest mentors, she uses technology to expand her craft.

Left to right: Editors Lara Foley, Ethan Coughlin, Joe Kottke and Nicole Perkins accepted the ACP award on behalf of The Observer.

The Observer Places Second Best in Show at ACP National Convention

March 3, 2020

The Observer was honored to have been awarded Second Place Best of Show for a Four-Year Less-Than-Weekly Newspaper at the Associated Collegiate Press (ACP) Midwinter National Convention. 

Biased NYPD Fare Enforcement Favors LC Area.

The True Price of Jumping a Turnstile

February 19, 2020

Transit Bureau District 1 covers all the Fordham Lincoln Center stations and has one of the lowest enforcements per fare evader in NYC. Compare it to TBD 23, which includes Rockaway to Jamaica Plains, and the numbers are very different. Why? TBD 1 is wealthier — and whiter.

As a graduate student who teaches undergraduate classes, Patrick DeBrosse experiences the best of both worlds.

Spotlight: Patrick DeBrosse, Modern Medieval Scholar

January 20, 2020

For most students, medieval studies is as distant as the Middle Ages. We largely fail to notice the little ways that the medieval period affects our daily lives. Patrick DeBrosse, a Ph.D. student who teaches undergraduate classes on medieval studies, points out that we can still find the medieval period in our lexicon today.

Utilizing smart spending habits allow photographers to take the photos that keep the photographer and their wallet happy.

Photography On a College Budget

December 4, 2019

Cost can kill any budding interest you have in the photography field if you take it in all at once. So here are some tips to make the venture a little more manageable.

When students return to school after summer break, many are despondent over what they’ve forgotten. What if there was something more sinister at play?

Summer Mega Brain

August 25, 2019

I’m sure that if you took all the smarts lost by Fordham University students and combined them together, you would get a larger-than-average brain. A big brain, if you will.

You Have Too Much Space: Why Fordham Needs More Forced Triples

You Have Too Much Space: Why Fordham Needs More Forced Triples

July 18, 2019

Space was getting sparse until the Office of Residential Life came up with an ingenious solution: putting three people in rooms meant for two.

The writer, making her money moves.

Ancestral Wealth Gets Me Again

April 9, 2019

Recently, it came to my attention that I am broke. New York is expensive and I was never that rich in the first place, so things have only gone downhill upon my arrival at Lincoln Center in September.

Tempers will rise. The elevators will not.

Elevator Mayhem: My Scandalous Soup Saga

March 27, 2019

The cursed night of the soup saga is one I will never forget. I want to say that the elevator miraculously appeared, that I got onto it in time and held my soup up high for all to see. But it didn’t come.

Easy, breezy, beautiful: A student experiences the blessing of Fr. McShane.

Satire – Gale Unveiled: Hallway Breeze a Blessing

January 23, 2019

There are forces far more powerful than physics at play in this humble walkway.

Brazilian President-Elect Jair Bolsonaro is the latest in a series of far-right politicians to come to power around the world.

The Rise of a Tyrant: Start Caring About Bolsonaro

November 14, 2018

He would rather his son die in a car accident than be gay. He told a woman she was “too ugly to be raped.” His name is J...