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Lost lives spark a new civil rights movement

In 2013 following the death of Joseph Paul Franklin, over 100 people marched to protest his death. By Fibonacci Blue, Wikimedia Commons

Caroline Lane, Opinion editor

June 1, 2015

Michael Brown. Eric Garner. Trayvon Martin. Tamir Rice. Freddie Gray. These men were not only someone’s brother, son or father, but they symbolize the spark of a new Civil Rights movement. Think back to the 1960s where the minorities and disadvantaged were fighting for their rights. During this...

Violence erupts in Ferguson

Violence erupts in Ferguson

Jackie Cope, Features Editor

March 13, 2015

On Thursday, March 12, two officers were shot outside by an unknown shooter the Ferguson Police Department. Both officers are currently in the hospital, and are in “serious” condition according to St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar at a press conference. A 32-year-old officer from Webster Gro...

Millions March protestors chant for justice in New York

A young girl’s mother encourages her to participate in the march by chanting “I can’t breathe.”

Amina Abdul-Kareem, Features Editor

December 16, 2014

Thousands of people gathered in New York City this Saturday, December 13th and marched from Washington Square to the New York Police Department to protest against police brutality.

Westport Fights for Racial Equality

Photo contributed by Westport Now

Jackie Sussman, Assistant Business Manager

December 15, 2014

After the grand jury decided not to indict Darren Wilson for the murder of Michael Brown and the two police officers that killed Eric Garner, 50 people gathered on Saturday, Dec. 13 at the Ruth Steinkraus Cohen Bridge to advocate that “black lives matter.” Some students, including Lindsay Marks...

Ferguson: what do we do now?

Photo by Kimberly P. Mitchell, Detroit Free Press/Tribune News Service, Formerly MCT Campus

December 6, 2014

Justice isn't justified By Alexia Vickers: Staff Writer An 18 year old boy shot and killed in cold blood. Mike Brown’s life has been shooed away by a jury of nine Caucasian jurors and 3 African Americans. Officer Darren Wilson was not indicted for the act of killing an unarmed teenager. I don’t underst...

Being black and the deadly stereotypes

Being black and the deadly stereotypes

Amina Abdul-Kareem, Staff Writer

December 6, 2014

As an African-American and a citizen of the United States of America, I am considered a threat. The color of my skin has the ability to make an armed police officer feel unsafe. I am capable of drawing negative attention from cashiers at CVS as I walk out empty handed, concluding I’m a thief. Equating...

Ferguson decision stimulates discussion at Staples

Ferguson decision stimulates discussion at Staples

Kit Epstein, Staff Writer

November 25, 2014

Yesterday, a grand jury in St. Louis County declined to indict Darren Wilson, the police officer from Ferguson, Missouri who allegedly shot and killed the unarmed 18-year-old man, Michael Brown. According to CNN, the jury declared this an act of self defense, therefore, no charges were held against him. Many...

World Briefs

World Briefs

Bailey Ethier, Editor-in-Chief

September 19, 2014

Isis The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) was originally founded by members of al Qaeda in 2006, but al Qaeda renounced ties to ISIS in February after constant fighting between leaders. Since then, the terror group has risen to power, according to CNN. ISIS posted videos onto YouTube in ...

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