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The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

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ALEXA MCMENAMIN, Opinions Editor Emerita

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Seeking Solidarity After the Attacks

November 20, 2015
On Thursday, I was wrapped up in the fervor of the controversy at Mizzou when I saw a post on Facebook by a dear friend of mine about suicide bombers in Beirut, Lebanon, her hometown.
A statue in Columbus circle in Manhattan honors Christopher Columbus. (TESSA VAN BERGEN/ THE OBSERVER)

Columbus Day is Not a Day for Celebration

October 11, 2015
As history has proven, indigenous Americans have had to lose the most, as Columbus Day (or, as some places now call it, Indigenous People’s Day) reminds us every year.
 Laverne Cox speaking at the New York Times TimesTalks at the TimesCenter in Midtown Manhattan. (PHOTO BY ALEX MCMENAMIN/THE OBSERVER)

Actress/Activist Laverne Cox Speaks on Her Career and Fight for Equality

September 22, 2015
Laverne Cox has been fighting for the rights of the LGBTQA+ and transgender communities, especially those of color.
(Alex Bandea/The Observer

We Need To Talk About Microaggressions

March 11, 2015
Kyle Spencer’s New York Times article, “At New York Private Schools, Challenging White Privilege From the Inside”, discussed attempts by pricey New York City private schools to address diversity talks in a new way.

How Should We Approach Charity?

November 12, 2014
Those who don’t want to serve a community shouldn’t necessarily have to, but the hypocrisy on the part of our school policies is striking to me.
New York’s Specialized Public High Schools Fail When It Comes To Diversity

New York’s Specialized Public High Schools Fail When It Comes To Diversity

September 14, 2014
It seems that the true problem in the city’s schools is a lack of representation of the type of diversity which exists organically in New York.
The casket of Michael Brown exits Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church at the end of his funeral on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/MCT)

The Civil Rights Battle In Ferguson

August 28, 2014
If the death of Michael Brown has taught us anything, it’s that a year after the acquittal of George Zimmerman for Trayvon Martin’s murder, people can no longer sit and watch as institutionally approved racial profiling is committed on a daily basis by those put in place to protect and serve.
Kirstin Bunkley/The Observer

SAT Revamp Is A Good First Step

April 2, 2014
What exactly do the SATs tell us, if anything at all?
(Alexa McMenamin/The Observer)

FCLC Hosts a Panel on Racial Justice

February 25, 2014
On Monday, Feb. 24, Fordham College at Lincoln Center's (FCLC) Center on Religion and Culture and the Fordham Theatre Program hosted a panel discussion entitled “Is Empathy Enough? Racial Justice and the Moral Imagination in the 21st Century.”
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