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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...

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...