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Gabelli Students and Faculty Discuss Racial Solidarity

June 24, 2020

The Zoom town hall held on June 15 addressed the history of racism, racial solidarity and student resources.

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Staff Editorial: Make Student Government Matter

April 14, 2020

With the chaos of the coronavirus epidemic, it is easy to forget an annual event which most students typically ignore anyway: United Student Government (USG) elections. From April 14-16, students are able to vote in their student government elections at a time where leadership is desperately sought at all scales — but will they? 

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Staff Editorial: Our Chance to Live the Mission

February 19, 2020

“To assist in the alleviation of poverty, the promotion of justice, the protection of human rights and respect for the environment”: This is the purpose of our education, and we’re in the perfect place to see it through.

Student activists bring signs and flags to Fridays for the Future, a weekly global protest started by Greta Thunberg to promote climate change awareness.

Activists Skip School for Climate Justice

February 19, 2020

Most everyone has seen large dramatic gatherings in the media, but rarely are we shown the dedicated students and activists who spend every week, rain or shine, spreading their message, like those at the 76th consecutive climate strike — Fridays for Future.

Gen Z doesn't buy houses, eats too much avocado toast and may be hurting the social movements they seek to promote.

No Callbacks, No Tickets, Show Canceled: Ditching Performative Activism

October 16, 2019

Some facets of social justice, it seems, have lost their intellectual fire and retired to the often frivolous, repetitive echo chamber that is social media. Since when did social justice become about being social, and not about being just?

Even after the pull-out, Jeff Bezos finds himself looking for a Plan B.

Amazon’s Pull-Out Couched in NYC’s Best Interest

February 19, 2019

Amazon’s Feb. 14 announcement that the company would cancel its plans was the happy ending New York never saw coming.

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Staff Editorial: Fordham Fails Black Students

February 6, 2019

New York may be our campus, but it certainly doesn’t look like our school.

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Staff Editorial: Students of Parkland: We Hear You

February 28, 2018

In the wake of America’s most recent school shooting, an increasing number of young people, includi...

 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

By ALEXA MCMENAMIN Opinions Co-Editor When I told my friends that I was seeing Laverne Cox – simp...