The headline for this edition of Student News announces City College students' strike set for November 20, 1934. The strike was demanded the reinstatement of twenty-one expelled students as well as the removal of City College (CCNY) President Frederick B. Robinson. The twenty-one were expelled following an anti-fascist rally on October 9th.
As one article on this front page excerpt notes, the rally began at 11am. It lasted approximately two hours, attracting a crowd upwards of 1,500 students. By event's end, three students were reported to have been arrested during a clash with police and a two-headed effigy of CCNY President Robinson and Italian Prime Minister Benito Mussolini was burned.
Student News was published weekly by the National Student League, a Communist-led collective of high school and college students based in New York City.