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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...

The Paradox of Affirmative Action Based on Diversity

March 6, 2015

By JONATHAN MILOHNICStaff WriterPublished: March 6, 2015 Abigail Fisher, who was denied acceptance to the University of Texas’ Austin campus in 2008, has brought her case to the Supreme Court for a second time. In 2008, Fisher claimed that the University of Texas violated the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amend...

Color Blind

January 28, 2015

By MARK LEELiterary Co-EditorPublished: January 28, 2015 A hush falls over the classroom. Noticing, the girl falls silent and glances around at her peers. Whispers abound.  “What did she just call herself?”  “Can she say that?”  In the front row, Lexi nearly faints into her Pumpkin Spice Latte, her pink Fitbit...

Fordham Reacts to Court Ruling

May 2, 2014

By TYLER MARTINS Editor-in-Chief Published: May 1, 2014 On Tuesday, April 22, the US Supreme Court...

Stop Belittling Affirmative Action Applicant

April 16, 2014

By RACHEL SCHWARZ Staff Writer Published: April 16, 2014 Thursday, March 27, 2014—the date that Ivy League college admissions decisions are sent to thousands of high school seniors across the country. For the majority of students, it is a day of disappointment and reevaluation. For some, it is a day of excitement and imaginatio...

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Russian Riots Show Us That Racism is Still a Problem

November 2, 2013

  By RACHEL SHMULEVICH Asst. Opinions Editor Published: October 30, 2013 It often seems like issues of racism, or ethnic discrimination, for that matter, get pushed to the back of ...

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College Republicans and ASILI to Co-Host Event

October 24, 2013

By IAN McKENNA Editor-in-Chief Published: October 24, 2013 Luke Zaro, Fordham College at Ros...

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Manpower vs. Horsepower

March 7, 2012

By DARRYL YU Features Co-Editor Published: March 7, 2012 For ages there have been many questions tha...

Fordham Campuses Marred by Hate Crimes


March 7, 2012

Published: March 7, 2012 In a university where principles of social justice, tolerance and solidarity are upheld   alongside its mission to educate, racist and homophobic hate crimes have tainted its wholesome brand. The hate crimes first occurred when Rose Hill senior and Resident Assistant Melissa Wright came home on the...

Racist Stereotypes Saturate New Show “2 Broke Girls”

November 2, 2011

BY KAREN LO Staff Writer Published: November 2, 2011 I had at least moderately high hopes for t...