The Observer

The Story Here is the Campaign

March 25, 2015

By STAFF Published: March 25, 2015 While Senator Ted Cruz just announced his bid for the presidency e...

A Possible End to Registration Woes

February 26, 2015

By STAFFPublished: February 26, 2015 After months of trying to figure out a way to register Fordham College at Lincoln Center and Fordham College at Rose Hill students that makes everyone happy, the administration has finally reached a solution: simultaneous registration. As chaotic as our previous experience with simultaneous...

Staff Editorial: Set the World on Fire, Not Its People

February 11, 2015

By STAFFPublished: February 11, 2015 Seven Fordham faculty members have come together to demand that Fordham revoke CIA Director’s John Brennan’s honorary degree, which was conferred in 2012. It was unfortunate that the honor was bestowed upon him then; now, in light of the recent report on torture released by the Senate...

Snow Day Survival 101: What To Do When You’re Snowed In

January 28, 2015

By STAFFPublished: January 28, 2015 Nothing feels better than getting an email from Fordham saying that classes are cancelled. Not everyone may like snow, but it’s safe to say that no one is going to object to having a snow day, especially when our winter break was so short. (We’ll probably regret it when the University tak...

Staff Editorial: Give me access or give me death – or at least my tuition back

December 22, 2014

By STAFFPublished: December 10, 2014 Effective Nov. 24, the Maloney Library in the Law School became one of the most exclusive places on campus: Fordham undergraduate students are no longer allowed to use the space during final exam periods. The kicker? While we are forced to succumb to the windowless abyss that is Quinn Library...

‘Queer’ Should Be Accepted, Not Feared

April 18, 2012

Published: April 18, 2012 “Queer.” It’s short. Crisp. Easy to say. But it lingers in the mind, conjuring up ideas of the unusual or perplexing in its most traditional definition. We’ve all grown up with the term, and for many, the word queer has had a negative connotation, suggesting that the subject it describes...

New Construction Plan Causes Upset

March 28, 2012

Published: March 28, 2012 For the past two years, we have been anticipating the new facilities and residence hall being built for Lincoln Center students, slowly watching the steel beams of the new building rise into the city skyline. However, with recent changes to the building plans on campus, many students in Fordham’s...

Transparency is Key in Birth Control Policy

February 22, 2012

Staff Editorial Published: February 22, 2012 As students, we expect Fordham to be open about its policies and provide students with information about what is clearly stated in its manuals. Many students are unaware that the Health Center is required to provide birth control in the case of specific medical conditions—and...

Catholic University, Secular Policies?

December 7, 2011

Published: December 7, 2011 Recently, Fordham was featured on Jezebel, a popular blog site, in an article titled, “Fordham Students Protest Hidden Anti-Birth-Control Policy.” The piece described how Fordham’s stance on contraceptives was not clear to incoming students to the school. As Laura Chang and Richard Ramsundar’s...

Thankful to Be Heard

October 19, 2011

Published: October 19th, 2011 Concerned with the current state of our economy, students increasingly fear the difficult search for jobs that will face them after graduation. Some students, especially those in liberal arts, wonder whether they even chose the right major.  According to Esther Fernando’s article on page 1,...