The Observer

No Callbacks, No Tickets, Show Canceled: Ditching Performative Activism

No Callbacks, No Tickets, Show Canceled: Ditching Performative Activism

October 16, 2019

Some facets of social justice, it seems, have lost their intellectual fire and retired to the often frivolous, repetitive echo chamber that is social media. Since when did social justice become about being social, and not about being just?

Angela Davis Connects International Struggles

Angela Davis Connects International Struggles

March 8, 2019

For much of the evening, Davis focused on the connections between the black experience and those of other oppressed peoples. “When we talk about black struggles,” she said, “we should realize that not all participants have been black.”

You Don’t Get To Tell Me I’m White

You Don’t Get To Tell Me I’m White

November 14, 2018

I’m a minority in the United States, but I’m also a minority among minorities. I’m a member of so many cultures that I belong to none.

SAGES Hosts “The People’s History of Fordham”

SAGES Hosts “The People’s History of Fordham”

October 10, 2018

BY Danielle Cowan Contributing Writer Due to popular demand, the Students for Sex and Gender Equi...

Mac Miller’s Death Is Not Ariana Grande’s Fault

Mac Miller’s Death Is Not Ariana Grande’s Fault

September 26, 2018

On Sept. 7, 2018, famed American rapper Mac Miller was found dead in his San Fernando Valley home fr...

James Gunn Deserves Forgiveness

James Gunn Deserves Forgiveness

August 23, 2018

Imagine that you’re James Gunn. You’re a couple weeks away from your 52nd birthday, and you’re tak...

The Problem with Labeling Evil as Mental Illness

The Problem with Labeling Evil as Mental Illness

June 9, 2018

When you couple the digital age with the modern progressive culture, you gain exposure to valuable n...

Staff Editorial: Care for the Whole Person and Every Person

Staff Editorial: Care for the Whole Person and Every Person

April 6, 2018

Despite its reputation as a relatively progressive university, many rules enforced by the Fordham admini...

The Transphobia of Fordham’s Dorm Policies

The Transphobia of Fordham’s Dorm Policies

April 4, 2018

Here at the proud Jesuit institution of Fordham University, our administration is under the illusion that they can claim to “care for the whole person” while blatantly ignoring the needs of transgender and queer students.

Hostile Architecture in New York City

Hostile Architecture in New York City

April 4, 2018

Having been born and raised in New York City, I have seen a myriad of changes in the city’s infrast...

Giving Away Our Heart: Dorothy Day Center’s Kathy Crawford Leaves for John Jay

Giving Away Our Heart: Dorothy Day Center’s Kathy Crawford Leaves for John Jay

April 4, 2018

By SHANNON CONSTANTINE Contributing Writer Kathy Crawford, associate director at Lincoln Center f...

Staff Editorial: Students of Parkland: We Hear You

Staff Editorial: Students of Parkland: We Hear You

February 28, 2018

In the wake of America’s most recent school shooting, an increasing number of young people, includ...