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Fordham Road GoFundMe Screenshot

Bronx Community Scammed by Fordham Road GoFundMe

July 8, 2020

A Bronx looting led to multiple GoFundMes being created. The campaign created by Amin Razzaque to help Fordham Road businesses is believed to be a scam.

Artwork of person with face mask and gloves protesting with a BLM sign

Protesting in Light of COVID-19

June 19, 2020

Social unrest and the COVID-19 health crisis have many people caught between a desire to promote change and a responsibility to curb the pandemic’s spread.

graphic with what to bring to a protest

Protest Guide: Dress for Success (and Survival)

June 5, 2020

Evan Vollbrecht shares his suggestions for safely protesting, including how to deal with the police, compiled from activists around the world.

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Students Demand University Helps Clean Up After Looting on Fordham Road

June 4, 2020

Protests broke out in the Bronx on Fordham Road on June 2. The Bronx looting left parts of Fordham Road littered with glass, ashes and debris.

Protest at Ohio Statehouse

Liberty Over Life During Lockdown?

April 29, 2020

Returning to a sense of normalcy in the United States during a time when many states have not yet reached the peak of the coronavirus crisis is a death sentence for many Americans.

Protesters in Columbus Circle chanted

New Yorkers Demand Accountability Following Trump’s Acquittal

February 19, 2020

Following President Donald Trump’s acquittal by the Senate and conclusion of his impeachment trial, thousands of protestors responded by mobilizing at Columbus Circle, one block away from Fordham’s Lincoln Center campus. The protest took place on Feb. 5 at 5:30 p.m. as a part of a larger campaign by “Reject The Cover-up,” a coalition of protest groups that joined together weeks before the Senate ended Trump’s impeachment trial without calling witnesses.

The giant inflatable rats, like the one currently at Columbus Circle, are often referred to colloquially as

Inflatable Rat Protests on 60th Street

January 17, 2020

This inflatable rat is advocating for the safe removal of asbestos, a silicate mineral strongly linked to respiratory disease and cancer. 

In the long run, legalizing fare evasion neglects to address the societal issues that give rise to it.

‘No Cops in the Subway’ Is Not A Solution

December 4, 2019

This is why the movement is dangerous. It’s shortsighted and destructive, focused only on eliminating the short-term issue of policing without addressing the underlying systems of poverty, corruption and underfunding.

NYPD officer at emergency action protest on Nov. 1.

Students Storm Subway Protesting NYPD, MTA

November 13, 2019

An emergency action protest against the New York Police Department and Metropolitan Transportation Authority was held in downtown Brooklyn on Nov. 1, 2019.

A poster was provided afterwards on which students could write messages of their solidarity against the terror that befell New Zealand. One student wrote a hadith in Arabic, a saying of the Prophet Muhammed: “Ijtanibul ghadaba,” or

New Zealand: We All Must Join the Fight Against Islamophobia

March 16, 2019

While this act of terror occurred in New Zealand, we are all too familiar with acts of senseless hatred and mass killing in the United States, and around the country we have been standing in solidarity and grief with the rest of the world.

SAGES runs a hotline that provides contraceptives to students upon request: the

SAGES Defies Fordham’s Sex Policies

February 12, 2019

While they behave much like an advocacy club on Fordham’s campuses, SAGES is not officially sanctioned by the university. Thus, they frequently demonstrate, petition and campaign against the university.

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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.