The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

The Observer

The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

The Observer

The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

The Observer

ALEXA MCMENAMIN, Opinions Editor Emerita

All content by ALEXA MCMENAMIN
(PHOTO COURTESY OF MARTIN NUNEZ-BOILLA)

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. Dozens were killed...

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

Every October, schools, universities and institutions all over the United States reconsider their participation in Columbus Day. Many “liberal institutions” have sought to distance themselves from...

 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

When I told my friends that I was seeing Laverne Cox – simply that I’d be breathing the same air as Laverne Cox without giving any further context – I was immediately met with jealousy and attempts...

(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...

How Should We Approach Charity?

November 12, 2014

America sure loves a good food drive, especially in the winter. The same is true of clothing drives, or coat drives: you name it, I’m sure my K-12 school had it. It’s fun for little kids to go shopping...

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

New York City boasts some of our nation’s top high schools; as an out-of-state student, I’d heard of the competitive nature of schools like Stuyvesant and LaGuardia, just two of New York City’s...

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...

Kirstin Bunkley/The Observer

SAT Revamp Is A Good First Step

April 2, 2014

As I entered my freshman year of college this past fall, I was startled to realize that the SATs were going to be just as awkward and fraught a topic as they had been during high school. The competition...

(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) Fordham Theatre Program and the Fordham Center on Religion and Culture hosted a panel discussion entitled “Is Empathy Enough? Racial...

Load More Stories