It was the first day of the semester, and Fordham’s student body was buzzing with excitement. After surviving a global pandemic, multiple campus shutdowns, and countless Zoom lectures, everyone anticipated the return of a normal Fordham experience.
On Tuesday March 30th, George Gordon Battle Liddy passed away at the age of 90. Liddy is most well known for masterminding the Watergate hotel break-in and the break-in of Daniel Ellsberg’s (the man who leaked the Vietnam Papers) psychiatrist’s office.
From the time the coronavirus first reached New York nearly a year ago, the pandemic was never conducive to student involvement, particularly to student clubs. This fact has only been exacerbated by the recent rise in cases at Rose Hill and the resulting two-week suspension of in-person activities.
As champions of the Tinder U Swipe Off contest, Fordham students know they’re some of the sexiest singles out there. But during a pandemic, (those of us who are staying safe) may find it difficult to meet potential partners… especially when campus keeps shutting down.
by Noah Kotlarek, News Editor Though an unusual semester, the paper lives on. You’re currently reading…
Autumn has arrived, and we’ve less than three months until 2021. A lot has changed since that fateful March 9th afternoon when the Office of the President informed us that face-to-face instruction would be suspended.
Professors and students at Fordham University participated in the nationwide Scholar Strike on September 8th and 9th to raise awareness for racial injustice and advocate for necessary changes in academia.
Over the summer, and indeed, most of the spring, there has been a plurality of issues that the United States has had to deal with, from a largely preventable and massive death count from COVID-19, loss of faith in public institutions, a large and growing movement for racial justice, and a demand for accountability when it comes to police violence.
Well… what exactly did we expect?
Over the course of an unprecedented five-month quarantine, college students across America waited with bated breath for news about whether campuses would reopen or not for the Fall 2020 semester.
I am angry. I am heartbroken. I am done.
I am done telling my Black friends, colleagues, and family members that I am there for them, that I stand with them, and that I fight for them. I need to do more. I need to hold myself accountable.