The Observer

Reflections on Sydney Monfries’ Passing

Reflections on Sydney Monfries’ Passing

May 1, 2019

In the eyes of most students close to her, Monfries was the victim of a series of tragic events, with her death becoming the target of intense scrutiny nationwide drawing criticism and commentary from the furthest reaches of the country. Misperception of the events and a national search to place blame quickly overshadowed the impact of Monfries’ loss to the Fordham community.

Sean Kingston Removed as Spring Weekend Headliner

Sean Kingston Removed as Spring Weekend Headliner

April 25, 2019

After weeks of aggressive campaigning on Instagram and on the Rose Hill campus by a group known as StudentsAgainstSean, Fordham administration has canceled Sean Kingston’s headlining performance at Spring Weekend.

Students Launch Campaign Against Kingston, Rose Hill USG Calls for His Cancellation at Spring Weekend

Students Launch Campaign Against Kingston, Rose Hill USG Calls for His Cancellation at Spring Weekend

April 12, 2019

USG's statement follows the launch of a movement to have Rose Hill's CAB remove Kingston as the headliner for Spring Weekend due to allegations of gang rape.

USG Releases 2019 Election Tallies in Swift Reversal

USG Releases 2019 Election Tallies in Swift Reversal

April 10, 2019

The release clarified that the committee’s decision does not guarantee that future USG administrations will publicize the numbers of their election results.

They Were Elected Into Power, But What Can USG Officers Do?

They Were Elected Into Power, But What Can USG Officers Do?

April 10, 2019

Dean of Students Keith Eldredge said that USG is at its most influential when members are united, sharing responsibilities and convictions.

New Student Government Executives Discuss Plans For 2019-2020

New Student Government Executives Discuss Plans For 2019-2020

April 10, 2019

Tina Thermadam and Robert Stryczek will lead USG during the 2019-20 academic year.

Staff Editorial: Let Student Voices Count

Staff Editorial: Let Student Voices Count

April 10, 2019

Student democracy is suffering at Fordham Lincoln Center. In order to revitalize it, the student body and its government must each understand and respect one another’s role in student life. There needs to be a transparent, reciprocal relationship based on trust.

Lincoln Center Elects Thermadam and Stryczek in Vote for a ‘Status Quo’ USG

Lincoln Center Elects Thermadam and Stryczek in Vote for a ‘Status Quo’ USG

April 3, 2019

Tina Thermadam defeated Austin Tong in a race that wrestled with the very structure of student government.

We Used to Run USG: Austin Tong Would Break It, But Tina Thermadam Needs to Make it Better

We Used to Run USG: Austin Tong Would Break It, But Tina Thermadam Needs to Make it Better

April 1, 2019

Daniel Nasta and Kayla Wolf were the Treasurer and Vice President of Operations, respectively, of United Student Government (USG) during the 2016-2017 school year.

HOW TO: Rock the Undergrad Vote

HOW TO: Rock the Undergrad Vote

April 1, 2019

Set your alarms, students. United Student Government (USG) elections are tomorrow, April 2, and close on April 3. Here is a guide to voting in the 2019 USG elections.

USG Candidates Debate Ahead of Contested Election

USG Candidates Debate Ahead of Contested Election

April 1, 2019

As the moderators pressed the candidates on their platforms, Tong and Thermadam focused their responses on the organization of clubs at Fordham and student involvement on campus. The candidates also clashed over the structure of USG itself and their vision for the university.

Presidential Candidates Present Radically Opposing Ideas in USG Elections

Presidential Candidates Present Radically Opposing Ideas in USG Elections

March 27, 2019

As election day for the 2019-20 United Student Government officers approaches, two presidential candidates have emerged running on nearly opposite platforms. Tina Thermadam and Austin Tong have laid out their plans to win the hearts — and the votes — of Fordham students.