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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.

Sheldon Raymore, above, performing on Edwards Parade in 2017.

Columbus Day Controversy Sparks Petition

November 13, 2019

A petition for Fordham University to officially recognize Indigenous Peoples’ Day, introduced by the Diversity Action Coalition (DAC), a committee of the United Student Government at Fordham Rose Hill, was distributed via social media throughout October.

Columbus Circle sits at the center of New York City's most recent debate about the controversial figure.

Is it Time for An Indigenous Peoples’ Day?

October 12, 2017

By KATHERINE SMITH Asst. News Editor In many schools across New York City, classes are canceled o...

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 ...

The 1892 Christopher Columbus Monument was erected to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Columbus’ landing in the Americas. (Rex Sakama/The Observer)

Point: The Start of a New Tradition

October 8, 2014

By JOCELYN HERNANDEZ Staff Writer Published: October 8, 2014 Most of us grew up knowing and revering Christopher Columbus for his discovery of America, resulti...

The 1892 Christopher Columbus Monument was erected to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Columbus’ landing in the Americas. (Rex Sakama/The Observer)

Counterpoint: Keep Columbus in Columbus Day

October 8, 2014

By ASHLEY RIVERA Staff Writer Published: October 8, 2014 Columbus Day comes around every year and we tend not to think much of it. Schools are closed, most p...