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College Senior Falls to Her Death From Fordham University

College Senior Falls to Her Death From Fordham University

She said that the university is investigating how the students were able to get into the building where the clock tower is, which she said was locked.

"I heard they were just getting a better view of the city", a senior told the New York Post.

In a statement, the university said: "It is with great sadness that I report that Sydney Monfries, a senior at Fordham College at Rose Hill, died today after sustaining a fall inside the Keating Clock tower in the early hours in the morning". According to the report, Monfries slipped and fell down the inside of the tower.

She was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital in serious condition.

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.

Keating Hall was locked before the students gained entry to the tower, Fordham's Senior Director of Communications Gina Vergel told The Daily Caller News Foundation. The decision by Monfries and friends to fulfill this rite is what ultimately led to Monfries's tragic death only weeks before her anticipated graduation in May 2019, making the ascent up the bell tower a rite of passage only for those who are lucky enough to survive. "They are always doing some kind of cleaning or renovation", she said.

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'They were like, "We're seniors, let's go!".

The fall knocked her unconscious and when paramedics arrived, they struggled to her out because the staircase was too narrow for them to maneuver the stretcher she was on.

According to the university, the student climbed the clock tower with some friends. "If he wasn't there, I don't know, she might have been worse off", he said.

"She couldn't breathe. She hit her head". McShane says the school plans to award the student a bachelor's degree posthumously.

"There are no words to describe the loss of one so young and a lot of vespreche people", - quotes the "New York Times" from an E-Mail from the University presidents to the students.