Information about the alleged abuses at Penn State that have come to light over the last few weeks have left many shocked and angry. Riots ensued over the subsequent firing of university president Graham Spanier and head coach Joe Paterno, leaving behind a campus torn by the controversy.
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It’s that time of year again when we have to register for spring classes. While liberating for some seniors, it’s mainly a hassle that leaves many of us wondering how our perfect schedules never seem to work out.
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.
Students must take action. Lately it seems everyone is protesting.
As Fordham continues to distinguish itself as a university that places great emphasis on academics, evidenced by the recent ranking of our schools as 53rd in the nation by U.S. News and World report, we must determine how we will balance our intellectual pursuits with the principles of faith upon which we established our Jesuit school.
Published: May 5, 2011 As the school year draws to an end and finals begin tightening their grip on our lives, recent events have distracted Fordham students from our studies. The death of Osama bin Laden, a symbolic victory in our fight against terrorism, has left many feeling overwhelmingly patriotic, with crowds of people gathering at Ground Zero to cheer [...]
Published: April 20, 2011 Jackhammers over the library. Fifteen-minute-long elevator lines. Half our usual Plaza space. Right now, Fordham students are bearing the brunt of a host of changes meant to improve our experiences and our school’s image as a whole. As reported in Christina Frasca’s article “Unreliable Elevators Cause Concern” and Laura Chang’s article “Quinn, Visual Arts Affected by [...]
Published: April 13, 2011 Every year, a “Little Coochie Snorcher” makes a big splash at Fordham. This now-infamous act of “The Vagina Monologues” tells the story of a 16-year-old girl who experiences a sexual awakening with an older woman after having been raped as a child. It is this lone monologue that prevents Student Affairs from endorsing the play each year, as Liz Bowen and [...]
Published: March 30, 2011 In the weeks following the earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan on March 11, Fordham students have been vocal about their support for the relief efforts. As Laura Chang and Christina Frasca’s article, “Relief Efforts for Japan Underway” on page one states, student leaders have been working with administration to brainstorm ways that clubs can contribute [...]
Published: March 2, 2011 Reporting on the circumstances surrounding the death of Hayden Hartnett, FCLC ’12, has been the most difficult task the Observer board has undertaken this academic year. It was difficult not only as a piece of journalism, but as a story that affected us each on a personal level. We had to ask a lot of hard [...]