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Commuters Manage Their Time Better Than You Do

Commuters Manage Their Time Better Than You Do

October 2, 2019

Here at FLC, residents are able to go to their classes with a sufficient amount of sleep and a good breakfast, lunch or dinner — but that’s not possible for me. Commuters are constantly racing against time, trying to make a minute seem like an hour.

Fordham Should Buy Commuters MetroCards

Fordham Should Buy Commuters MetroCards

October 2, 2019

Navigating the concrete jungle is the reality for commuters. But the problem does not lie in the conditions that they commute in, but rather the price they pay to do so.

A Dummy’s Guide to the MTA

A Dummy’s Guide to the MTA

September 17, 2019

From taking an uptown train instead of a downtown train to missing a stop, we’ve all had our share of MTA mishaps. Now they’re a thing of the past with Loreen Ruiz’s guide to the NYC subway.

West Side, West End

West Side, West End

April 9, 2019

Photo Editor Emeritus Andrew Beecher discusses his thoughts on living in both London and New York, whether or not the Tube is really better than the Subway and how Londoners and New Yorkers ultimately measure up to each other.

Metro-North Changes Make Commuting Easier From The Bronx

Metro-North Changes Make Commuting Easier From The Bronx

March 22, 2019

Fordham station lies in a predominately black and Latin-American community. Many, along with Stringer, believe that the old policy was the result of institutional racism, and aimed to make mobility for minority communities more difficult.

Adjunct Saves Child from Assailant on Subway

Adjunct Saves Child from Assailant on Subway

November 4, 2016

It happened in less than a minute. On Oct. 5, Adjunct Professor Jessamine Irwin was on the 4 train....

Photo Feature: NYC Subway Stations

Photo Feature: NYC Subway Stations

January 28, 2016

This week, the Observer Photographers documented some of NYC's 422 subway stations.  Some stations are...

MTA Will Raise Fares by Four Percent

MTA Will Raise Fares by Four Percent

October 22, 2014

By MARTIN MUNEZ-BONILLAContributing WriterPublished: October 22, 2014 Starting March 2015, the New York subway that the Fordham students and New York City...

Student Defends Activist Lifestyle

October 3, 2012

By SALMA ELMEHDAWI Literary Editor Published: October 4, 2012 Updated: October 10, 2012 After being arrested last week for allegedly vandalizing a controversial ad likening Muslims to "savages," Emmanuel Pardilla, Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) ’14, described the roots behind his activism in an interview wit...

The Morning Commute: Worthy of a Greek Tragedy

November 2, 2011

By GIANMARCO FONGARO Staff Writer Published: November 2, 2011 I have to get up early, sacrificing sleep for the commute itself, and I also have to endure the various tortures that a commute entails. As a commuter, because of all these various stresses, I suffer a handicap versus my resident counterparts who can just crawl ou...

Cell Phones and Subways: Students React to the New Commuter Privilege

May 27, 2011

By Lea M. Anderson Contributing Writer Published: October 11, 2007 “Can you hear me now?” This question posed by Verizon Wireless commercials will no longer ring true for Fordham subway riders. The MTA recently announced a deal that will allow cell phone use in subway stations throughout the city. This September, the...

Blame it on the Train

May 24, 2011

Subway Line Promises Little but Disappointment to Straphangers By Catherine Davis, Staff Writer Most of my experience with the C train has been limited to that of a bystander on a platform. I have ridden it on occasion, when my travels have taken me to Chelsea and beyond. But with the exception of about five stops, I am unsur...