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Felipe Luciano was a co-founder of New York City’s Young Lords in the late sixties. (COLIN SHEELEY/THE OBSERVER)

“If You Were Angry Enough, Fordham Would’ve Closed”

March 14, 2018

By Katherine Smith News Editor “Folks, you’re not angry enough.” Felipe Luciano stared out at the crowd wi...

President Donald Trump handled hurricane relief in Puerto Rico this month differently than he handled hurricane relief in Houston and Florida earlier this year. (MATT JOHNSON VIA FLICKR)

Trump Needs to Take Puerto Rico Seriously

October 26, 2017

Sixteen. Does this number hold any significance for you? What if we assign an attribute to it...

Puerto Rico was devastated by Hurricane Maria, leaving many of the island's residents without power and running water. (U.S. COAST GUARD PHOTO BY PETTY OFFICER 3RD CLASS ERIC D. WOODALL)

Members of Fordham Community React to Hurricane Maria

October 12, 2017

By CATHERINE TADIN Contributing Writer Hurricane Maria made landfall on Sept. 20 around 6:15 am AST ...

The Students with Puerto Rico campaign is trending on GoFundMe. (COURTESY OF STUDENTS WITH PUERTO RICO)

Fordham Student Launches Puerto Rican Relief Fund

September 28, 2017

By COLIN SHEELEY News Editor “We cannot sit idly by” reads the description of the Students with ...

Point – Counterpoint: Liberty and English For All

May 2, 2012

Rick Santorum’s comments on statehood for Puerto Rico stirred the debate on whether or not English should be its standardized language. By NINA GUIDICE Staff Writer Published: May 2, 2012 Recently, Rick Santorum said— in Puerto Rico—that for Puerto Rico to become a state, by federal law it would be required to s...