The Observer

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Aramark Adjusts to COVID-19 Restrictions

September 21, 2020

Fordham plans to keep its Aramark employees safe from COVID-19 with the reopening of campus by implementing new policies.

Students Return to Dorms

What Social Distanced Dorm Life Will Look Like

August 22, 2020

As students begin to return to campus, they will be expected to comply with a set of social distancing guidelines.

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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.

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BLM Protests Are Not at Fault for the Rising COVID-19 Cases

July 10, 2020

It is impossible to know if the rising number of COVID-19 cases is coming from protests or state reopenings, but the answer is most likely somewhere in the middle.

Individuals resuming summer activities

How to Keep Your COVID-19 Guard Up While Enjoying Summer

July 7, 2020

As members of the Fordham community resume typical summer activities, it is important to continue practicing social distancing measures to prevent the further spread of COVID-19.

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 screen capture of the commencement website congratulating seniors on finishing their undergraduate careers.

Seniors Graduate Without In-Person Ceremony

May 13, 2020

A virtual ceremony is a placeholder for the indefinite commencement of the Class of 2020. Students share mixed reactions.

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Open the Economy Safely, but Soon

May 12, 2020

However perfect it sounds to be paid more to not work, government assistance will run out, and we college students and young people will have to pay for it in taxes over the next few years of our lives.

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Advice on Commuting to Your Zoom Class

April 29, 2020

You may have been used to sometimes-daily train delays in your past life, but nowadays you’re up against a host of even more frustrating holdups en route to Zoom school: delays in motivation and coordination.

Fordham Lincoln Center Lowenstein entrance empty of people

What Lies Ahead for New York?

April 22, 2020

Because the virus is spreading asymmetrically throughout the country, it’s likely that states and cities not hit as hard may reopen before New York.

Stretch Your Way to a Great Day

Stretch Your Way to a Great Day

April 7, 2020

The next time you’re feeling strained physically or mentally, consider stretching. Post-workout or on its own, stretching can have some serious benefits including increased flexibility and blood flow to muscles as well as the alleviation of stress of the body and mind.

A Case for Reaching Out

A Case for Reaching Out

April 7, 2020

Fordham students, like other college students across the United States and throughout the world, have been sent home and are doing what they can to stop the spread of the coronavirus. The pandemic has introduced us all to “flattening the curve,” Zoom and, of course, social distancing.