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Seeking Solidarity After the Attacks

November 20, 2015

By ALEXA MCMENAMIN Opinions Co-Editor On Thursday, I was wrapped up in the fervor of the contro...

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

By ALEXA MCMENAMIN Opinions Co-Editor Every October, schools, universities and institutions all over ...

 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...

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We Need To Talk About Microaggressions

March 11, 2015

By ALEXA MCMENAMINAsst. Opinions EditorPublished: March 11, 2015 Kyle Spencer’s New York Times ar...

How Should We Approach Charity?

November 12, 2014

By ALEXA McMENAMIN Staff Writer Published: 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 and pick out things to donate, like little mittens and hats...

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

By ALEXA McMENAMIN Staff Writer Published: September 14, 2014 New York City boasts some of o...

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

By ALEXA McMENAMIN Staff WriterPublished: August 27, 2014 If the death of Michael Brown has taught us anything, it’s that a year after the acquittal of George Zi...

SAT Revamp Is A Good First Step

April 2, 2014

By ALEXA McMENAMIN Contributing Writer Published: April 2, 2014 As I entered my freshman year of college this past fall, I was startled to realize that...

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FCLC Hosts a Panel on Racial Justice

February 25, 2014

By ALEXA McMENAMIN Contributing Writer Published: February 25, 2014 On Monday, Feb. 24, Fordham College at Lincoln Center's (FCLC) Fordham Theatre Program and the Fordham Center on Rel...