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ALEJANDRA GARCÍA, News Editor Emerita

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To appreciate a Hispanic identity, a careful consideration of its brutal past and contentious present is essential.

The Difficulty of Celebrating the Term “Hispanic”

October 10, 2018

Although it was theoretically established to provide a space for Latino and Hispanic individuals to celebrate themselves — and to be celebrated by those outside of their communities — as a Mexican...

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Students protest Fordham's handling of sexual assault

CARS-V and SAGES Demand Change at Fordham

May 31, 2018

On the evening of April 18, a small but impassioned group of students gathered on the Lincoln Center campus plaza to protest sexual violence, campus assault and Fordham's mishandling of sexual violence...

Performers wrote monologues describing their experiences with sexual and relationship violence, and they expressed their frustration with Fordham’s leniency toward perpetrators of sexual violence and assault. (COURTESY OF ELIZA PUTNAM)

“The Vagina* Monologues” Spark a Conversation

May 7, 2018

The annual production of “The Vagina* Monologues” performed at Fordham and in spaces all across the country, sparks conversations about a number of social issues. The play, originally written by Eve...

FCLC Elects New USG President and Vice President

FCLC Elects New USG President and Vice President

April 12, 2018

If there is one thing the newly-elected United Student Government (USG) president and vice president have in common, it is their hope to foster school unity. President-elect, Demetrios Stratis, Fordham...

“The Monologues:” A Space for All Vaginas, Any Vaginas, and Not Just Vaginas

February 15, 2018

Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues” is a play composed of various monologues revolving around themes ranging from menstruation to new sexual experiences. It has long been acclaimed for its ability...

Courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures.

Adrian Molina On Visual Storytelling, Cultural Representation, and All Things Coco

December 10, 2017

If you like Disney’s Pixar animated films, stories about culture and family, epic journeys through the land of the dead, or all of the above, then you absolutely must watch Coco this Thanksgiving. Coco...

Día de los Muertos seeks to welcome the deceased on their yearly visit home. (MBTRAMA VIA FLICKR)

Celebrating Día de los Muertos in NYC

October 26, 2017

If you think autumnal festivities are limited to Halloween and Thanksgiving, think again. Day of the Dead, or Día de los Muertos, comes around every year on the two days following Halloween: Nov. 1 and...

 Bird by Arianna Caba, Age 4, Pre-Kindergarten (ALEJANDRA GARCÍA/THE OBSERVER)

P.S. Art 2017: A Glimpse Into New York City Students’ Creative Genius

October 5, 2017

If you’ve ever wandered through the Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET), you’ll know that it’s humanly impossible to explore every single art-filled corridor in one visit. However, if you find yourself...