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Sunrise Movement members making signs on the Grass

Students Advocate for Voting in New Sunrise Movement Hub

October 18, 2020

Students created the Sunrise Movement for combating climate change opponents and hosted an event at Van Cortlandt Park to motivate voters.

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New York City Delays the Start of Public Schools

September 18, 2020

Due to the pandemic, New York City public schools are facing a delayed opening; instead of beginning on Sept. 10, students are returning to school on Oct. 1 this year. A student and teacher reflect on the decision to delay reopening, as well as the risks of returning in-person.

an NYPD cruiser with its lights on sits in front of the Columbus statue at night

Tightening the Circle: Police’s New Tactics in LC Neighborhood

August 20, 2020

As Fordham Lincoln Center students return to campus, they may notice an increased police presence in the neighborhood surrounding the university.

Fordham Road GoFundMe Screenshot

UPDATED: Alleged Fordham Road GoFundMe Scam Is Righted

July 8, 2020

A Bronx looting led to multiple GoFundMes being created. The campaign created by Amin Razzaque to help Fordham Road businesses is believed to be a scam.

Absentee Ballots

Late Absentee Ballots Leave New York Voters Disenfranchised

July 8, 2020

The New York Democratic presidential primary seemed to pose more problems than usual for Fordham students this year. Students reported receiving their absentee ballots late, having to visit polling centers and potentially not voting at all due to confusion around mail-in ballots.

a crowd protests in the Bronx with fists raised

Students Demand University Helps Clean Up After Looting on Fordham Road

June 4, 2020

Protests broke out in the Bronx on Fordham Road on June 2. The Bronx looting left parts of Fordham Road littered with glass, ashes and debris.

volunteers cleaning up in the bronx

Fordham Clubs Creatively Fundraise for #BLM Movement

June 4, 2020

Following the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer, Fordham clubs organize creative fundraisers to raise money for various funds.

Fordham Alum Charged in NYPD Attack During Black Lives Matter Protest

Fordham Alum Charged in NYPD Attack During Black Lives Matter Protest

June 3, 2020

Over the weekend, Urooj Rahman was arrested on federal charges after allegedly throwing a Molotov cocktail at a police car during the BLM protests.

a screenshot of the petition asking the university to make a statement on recent incidents of police brutality

University Community Responds to George Floyd’s Death and the Black Lives Matter Movement

June 2, 2020

In the wake of George Floyd's death and as protests continue, the university sent out an official statement that many students feel was not enough.

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Canceled Primary Could Lead to Low Student Voter Turnout

May 13, 2020

The state of the New York presidential primary is unknown, causing many to wonder about the impact it could have on young voters.

A colorful celebration in the streets of New York City during Pride March 2019. Flags from all over the world can be seen.

NYC’s Pride Month Prepares for Digital Celebrations

May 13, 2020

NYC Pride is cancelled for the first time in 50 years. In lieu of traditional celebrations, the LGBTQ+ community is banding together to celebrate online.

a group of WHEELS students at an event

WHEELS Fundraises for Student Access to Higher Education

May 13, 2020

Friends of the Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning Schools has not stopped pursuing its mission after the effects of the coronavirus created unforeseen challenges.