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Black Outrage is the New Key to Success

Black Outrage is the New Key to Success

Beatriz, Opinon Editor

February 20, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Flooding our Instagram timelines with ads, sending 40 percent-off discount codes to our emails daily and aligning with celebrities to sell products isn’t enough for clothing companies today. Nowadays, the route that clothing brands such as Gucci, or celebrities like Kim Kardashian take to promo...

Staten Island Campus Student’s Racist Post Prompts Investigation

Staten Island Campus Student’s Racist Post Prompts Investigation

Derrell Bouknight, News Editor

May 10, 2018


Filed under Home Scroll, News

After students on the Staten Island campus reported a “racist picture” that appeared on an Instagram account belonging to a fellow student in the Phi Eta Chi sorority on campus, President Conrado “Bobby” Gempesaw said that the incident was “unacceptable and will not be tolerated” in an inter...

Call for Action: Gempesaw to Meet With Students Thursday

Call for Action: Gempesaw to Meet With Students Thursday

Suzanne Ciechalski and Angelica Acevedo

February 7, 2018


Filed under Home Scroll, News

The hundred-plus students who have already publicly voiced their disappointment, frustration and anger with the state of race relations on campus will have the opportunity Thursday to bring their concerns directly to University President Conrado “Bobby” Gempesaw. The session, expected to be announce...

H&M Scandal: A Racist Children’s Hoodie

Raven Haynes, Staff Writer

January 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion

For centuries black people haven’t been seen a people, they’ve been seen as property, tools or animals. Sadly, this is still happening today. When the Swedish fashion retailer H&M had a 5-year-old black Swedish boy named Liam Mango modelling a hoodie with “coolest monkey in the jungle” on the ...

Jane Elliott challenges students’ perceptions of race

Jane Elliott challenges students’ perceptions of race

Ariana Ortiz, Assistant News Editor

November 16, 2016


Filed under Home Scroll, News

Noted anti-racism activist and educator Jane Elliott spoke to a crowd of more than 400 students, according to Ebony Calvin, Associate Director of Campus Activities, at the Little Theatre as part of the University’s Academic Lecture Series on Nov. 7. The lecture was organized in collaboration with Student Developm...

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