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The 1942 Sugar Bowl and the Tragedy of Fordham Football

August 19, 2020

The lowest possible scoring combination in American football isn’t usually grounds for classification as “the outstanding triumph of Fordham athletic history,” in the words of one Fordham Ram reporter. But it was.

The plethora of publications at Fordham University allow students to tailor their news sources.

Choose Your News: Student Publications at Fordham

April 10, 2019

There is a student publication at Fordham to represent every point of view.

As high school students try to navigate the world of college admissions, the allure of prestige can be a dangerous distraction.

Prestige Is a Losing Game

April 9, 2019

It’s so tantalizingly easy to scoff at the people who say your money can’t buy you happiness. But it won’t.

This may be the last thing Owen Roche ever saw.

We’ve All Bin Fooled: Recycling a Hoax

March 28, 2019

RecycleMania and its baseless statistics threaten to reveal a truth the banners know well, but it is a revelation we’ve never suspected: Recycling. Isn’t. Real.

The Observer won First Place Best of Show for a four-year less-than-weekly newspaper, and placed fourth in Best of Show Four-Year Website (10,000 or less enrollment) category and sixth for Best of Show Newspaper In-Depth News Special Section.

The Observer Wins Best of Show at ACP National Journalism Convention

March 2, 2019

The Fordham Observer won First Place Best of Show for a four-year less-than-weekly newspaper at the Associated Collegiate Press (ACP) Midwinter National College Journalism Convention in La Jolla, CA.

The black Audi entered the Rose Hill campus at the main entrance and stopped near Martyr's Lawn. Six police cars arrived at the scene and apprehended the three men on foot.

Bronx Car Chase Culminates on Martyrs’ Court

March 1, 2019

At 11:50 a.m. on March 1, a car drove through Fordham University’s Rose Hill campus with NYPD officers in pursuit. Three men were arrested, and 20 bags of heroin were recovered from the suspects.

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Free the Pimple: Puberty Chic Going Through Changes

February 19, 2019

Being American and going through puberty is a unique tradition of ours. The depiction of high school life on screens big and small is perhaps an equally American tradition. But has America been crushing on puberty chic too hard?

Greyhound owns my soul. A girl in Boston has my heart. My days are full; my wallet is empty. Is it worth it? Depends on how you measure.

Going the Distance

February 12, 2019

She’s the cutest thing I’ve ever laid eyes on, the kind of person who could get that bust of Leon Lowenstein to crack a smile. Oh, and she’s six hours away by bus.

Lest we forget.

Satire – Millennials are Ruining Award Shows

January 23, 2019

If millennials have their way, award shows as we know it will cease to exist.

Owen Roche, opinions editor and vegan foodie, tried IKEA's new veggie dog.

The IKEA Veggie Dog: An Odyssey

December 5, 2018

Opinions Editor and vegan, Owen Roche, made the pilgrimage to Brooklyn to try IKEA's new veggie dog.

Gather 'round the table for a heaping helping of humility.

Thanksgiving: The Holiday of Moral Qualms

November 14, 2018

The holiday, sufficiently dreadful on its own, continues to find ways to absorb other weaker sources of gloom, much like an imploding star.

Old Quinn Library’s empty space holds potential for a multitude of (still undecided) uses in the future.

Administration Inactive as Old Quinn Languishes

November 14, 2018

For the indefinite future, the best view students will get of the old Quinn Library space will continue to be through its locked doors.