Sydney Paige Monfries: Full Story of Late Fordham Student

A 22-year-old Fordham University was crtically injured as she climbed the school's bell tower early Sunday with other students to snap

Meanwhile, videos posted to her SnapChat indicate that Monfries made it to the top of the tower, while other clips reportedly show Monfries and her friends struggling through the darkness and using their phones as flashlights.

University officials are investigating how the students gained access to the tower, according to an email from Fordham Public Safety.

According to the university's website, Fordham University is a Jesuit, Catholic institution focused on instilling students with "wisdom, experience, morality, critical thinking and creative problem-solving".

Emergency responders transported her to St. Barnabas Hospital, where she died later in the day. "They're heartbroken. It's the hardest thing I've ever had to witness", the unnamed pal told ABC-TV.

'He told me some seniors [wanted to go] to the tower to take some pictures and have a good time before graduating, ' he said.

UPDATE on Sunday, April 14 at 7:30pm: Fordham University reported this morning that a Fordham student was critically injured in a fall from the clock tower in Keating Hall at approximately 3 a.m. on Sunday, April 14, 2019.

TikTok Ban: Madras HC order based on exaggerations made by petitioner
The app was still available on Apple's app store until Tuesday, April 16 but has been removed from Google's Play Store in India . More than 30 million users installed the app in January 2019, 12 times more than in the same month previous year .

Three dead after plane, helicopter collide near Mt Everest
The incident occurred near the city of Lukla - a reloading point for hikers and climbers heading to the Everest neighborhood. But the airport has been dubbed one of the world's most unsafe because of the short runway and hard approach.

Israel Folau committed 'high-level breach': Rugby Australia
I can see the other side of the coin where people's reactions are the total opposite to how I'm sharing it. LifeSiteNews has issued a petition to Rugby Australia's CEO , asking for Folau's reinstatement.

Fordham University confirmed the incident and sent a letter to students.

The university said authorized school officials "have sometimes given tours of the tower, in part to satisfy students' curiosity about it, and reduce the likelihood that they would attempt to enter the structure without authorization".

The 83-year-old granite Gothic clock tower, also described as a bell tower, rises from Keating Hall, a classroom and administrative building, The New York Times reported. "As the clock tower is a rather risky, and therefore secured, area of campus, students would likely face disciplinary action if they entered it". Fordham said it will issue that degree posthumously and present it to her parents.

Christopher Rodgers, dean of students at Rose Hill, told The Ram in 2013 that since "the clock tower is rather risky, and therefore secured area of campus, students would likely face disciplinary action if they entered it".

"There was a huge spiral staircase going up, and we couldn't even see the top. Over the years, a very small number of students have been found in the area, and the circumstances have usually been simple curiosity", the dean, Christopher Rodgers said.

Related:

  • Google teases May 7 announcement, likely Pixel 3a and 3a XL

    Google teases May 7 announcement, likely Pixel 3a and 3a XL

    The video ends with Google revealing that Pixel-exclusive Avengers: Endgame playmojis are now available on Playground. This morning, two reports surfaced that T-Mobile might soon start carrying the Pixel 3 , 3 XL , 3a, and 3a XL.
    Ocasio-Cortez says cutting military, economic aid to Israel 'can be discussed'

    Ocasio-Cortez says cutting military, economic aid to Israel 'can be discussed'

    However, that doesn't mean she's necessarily a fan of social media platforms. Bernie Sanders taking the top spot in the latest surveys.
    Zidane says Madrid set to make changes after poor season

    Zidane says Madrid set to make changes after poor season

    Dani Carvajal insists Real Madrid do not require a "revolution" to bounce back from their disappointing campaign. "For me as coach, and them as players, we must keep trying to play better", Zidane said.
  • United must do ‘clever business’ to compete with European elite - Solskjaer

    United must do ‘clever business’ to compete with European elite - Solskjaer

    He said: "We did well to get here and you could see the difference between the two teams". We all know what happened next.
    Apple Arcade gaming service could cost company over $500 million

    Apple Arcade gaming service could cost company over $500 million

    The iPhone maker is spending also of money on its developers to go beyond the price of development for a typical independent game. Meanwhile, the Apple App Store needs users to purchase specific games and find the ones that aren't clones of the popular apps.
    Facebook Messenger dark mode now rolling out worldwide

    Facebook Messenger dark mode now rolling out worldwide

    To make sure people are aware of this, a tutorial will appear the first time you use the keyboard after you get the update. You might be able to drag these around the screen, stack them on top of each other or display them side by side.
  • Apple Card seen bolstering iPhone user loyalty

    Apple Card seen bolstering iPhone user loyalty

    Consumers will be encouraged to use the Apple Card to pay for Apple services, which will give them 3 percent Daily Cash rewards . With the announcement of the new Apple Card this week, some fans may have hoped for the reinvention of how we pay for things.
    Trump touts tax cuts with Tax Day trip

    Trump touts tax cuts with Tax Day trip

    But history would appear to be against him: Minnesota has not voted for a Republican for president since Richard Nixon in 1972. A poll released last week found that just 17 percent of Americans said they paid less under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
    Trump blasts Omar as 'anti-Semitic' and 'anti

    Trump blasts Omar as 'anti-Semitic' and 'anti

    There are many of them who represent the country and not all of them get the attention of the US president. Born in Mogadishu, Somalia, Omar emigrated to the USA settling in Arlington, Virginia.
  • Hoda Kotb Adopts Second Daughter in 'Today' Surprise

    Hoda Kotb Adopts Second Daughter in 'Today' Surprise

    I just felt it and I dialed the number, and [a woman from the adoption agency] answered the phone and she said, 'She's here'". The 54-year-old co-anchor hinted at the news after sharing an Instagram photo Monday that was captioned, "Choose hope".
    Take the R2D2: Donegal road named after 'Star Wars' robot

    Take the R2D2: Donegal road named after 'Star Wars' robot

    Amy Hennig is happy for Respawn, but she thought EA's now infamous tweet on Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order was a bit odd . The name-change on a road that runs through the scenic Inishowen peninsula has been approved by Donegal County Council.
    Alexander Ovechkin knocks out Andrei Svechnikov

    Alexander Ovechkin knocks out Andrei Svechnikov

    The Carolina forward fell to the ice and hit his head, prompting teammates to help him to the locker room. Then, the 33-year-old Ovechkin landed a couple of monster right hands and dropped the 19-year-old clean.

Comments

Latest news

Vietnamese suspect in Kim Jong Nam murder to be released soon
Moon's message was clearly a response to Kim's speech to newly-elected members of the North's rubber stamp legislature on Friday. Kim said South Korea should not "pose as a meddlesome "mediator" and "facilitator" between the North and the United States.

Facebook, Instagram And WhatsApp Back Online After Outage
There have been more than 9,000 individuals affected by this issue according to a recent report released by Business Insider . Facebook , Instagram and WhatsApp are back online after temporarily being down on Sunday.

FBI Searching for 'Armed and Dangerous' Woman After School Threat
Some schools released their students after additional security was called in and canceled evening activities or moved them inside. The situation arose days ahead of the 20th anniversary of the deadly shooting that occurred there on April 20, 1999.

In hours, €700m pledged for Notre-Dame
Artemis is the holding company owning auction house Christie's and the main shareholder of luxury fashion houses, including Gucci. Multi-billionaire Francois-Henri Pinault and oil company Total have also pledged 100 million euros (£87m) each.

Honor 20 series set for London launch May 21
Today the company slipped an invitation in our mailbox, inviting us in London for the global unveiling of the 20 series. The Honor 20 series is likely going to include three phones which are the Honor 20 Lite , Honor 20 and Honor 20 Pro .

Bernie Sanders Releases Tax Returns in Run-up to 2020
During a town hall Monday with Bernie Sanders , anchor Bret Baier asked the audience a question about insurance. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota released 12 years of tax returns through 2017 earlier this month.

Leak suggests the OnePlus 7 launch is less than a month away
If you remember, OnePlus 6 was launched on May 16 last year globally, hence the date of May 14 is nearly one year later. The very same source shared the OnePlus 7 Pro real-life images last week, along with the phone's specifications.

MI tells students: worldwide visitor has measles
Measles was eradicated from the United States in 2000, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, health officials encourage all Michiganders to check and update their measles vaccination.

Van Dyk finishes 5th at Boston Marathon
Fauble and fellow American Jared Ward were also in the top 10, clocking 2:09:09 and 2:09:25 in seventh and eighth respectively. Arizona can stake claim to two of the top American finishers on the men's and women's side of the 2019 Boston Marathon.

Russell Wilson tweets he has reached a deal with the Seahawks
Rodgers is back atop the quarterback pay scale after signing an extension past year that averages $33.5 million. And, yes, under the right financial circumstances, Wilson will sign what would be a third contract in Seattle.

Amazon to launch ad-supported music service to rival Spotify
The music streaming services segment is a competitive one, with key players such as Spotify and Apple Music dominating the space. Right out of the box users would be able to start playing music without making any payments or signing up for another service.

Tiny 3D printed human heart created by scientists in transplant breakthrough
A team of researchers have successfully printed an entire heart with blood vessels, ventricles and chambers . For the first time in history, scientists have created a three-dimensional, fully vascularized human heart .

Bruins Players Share Reactions After Game 3 Loss To Maple Leafs
Toronto defeated the Bruins Monday night in a nail-biter at Scotiabank Arena 3-2 to take Game 3 and a one-game lead on the B's. That cannot happen, not only because it is a disgusting way to play the game, but also because the Maple Leafs need him.

Boston Celtics vs. Indiana Pacers - 4/17/19 NBA - Playoffs Pick, Odds, and Prediction
IN led by as many as 11 in the first half before Boston opened the third quarter with a 22-3 run to take a 60-48 lead. Cory Joseph is averaging 14 points and two rebounds while Bojan Bogdanovic is averaging 12 points and two rebounds.

Climate change protesters block roads in London
Environmental protesters smashed the windows of oil company Shell's headquarters in London and several people have been arrested. We wish to make peace with ourselves by making peace with our neighbour Earth and with our God", he said. "We must act now".

Other news