Rites of Spring Controversies, Explained

Rites of Spring Controversies, Explained

Lindsay Williams contributed to the writing of this article. This story is developing. It will be updated as events unfold. As one of the most anticipated events of the year, Rites of Spring and pre-concert celebrations mark both the end of another school year and a yearning for summer break....

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Human Rights Worldwide: Where does Nashville stand?

Human Rights Worldwide: Where does Nashville stand?

On January 17, the Human Rights Watch released their annual report, a review of human rights violations and practices across the globe. To preface each report, the organization’s Executive Director, Kenneth Roth, publishes an article recounting the year’s major events and summarizes his review with a theme. This year’s headline...

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Op-Ed: Why you Should Consider Forgiving Kamala Harris

Op-Ed: Why you Should Consider Forgiving Kamala Harris

Since Kamala Harris’ presidential campaign announcement in January, there’s been a lot of info floating around about her record as the Attorney General of California. To start, there are some “facts” floating around need clarification. In particular, the most popular critique of Harris is that she allegedly argued that inmates...

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The DA Who Freed Meek Mill Is Revolutionizing Criminal Justice in Philadelphia

The DA Who Freed Meek Mill Is Revolutionizing Criminal Justice in Philadelphia

Philadelphia based rapper Meek Mill was first arrested at the age of 19, when during a 2007 drug bust, “police allegedly used Meek’s head as a battering ram.” He was served with an illegal carry charge and has since been at the whim of the Philadelphia criminal justice system. Meek...

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10 Ways the Criminal Justice System Is Broken

10 Ways the Criminal Justice System Is Broken

Over the summer, I interned with the Cook County Public Defender Office.  I interviewed clients, observed hearings and trials, toured one of Chicago’s jails, and partook in the defense strategizing of a juvenile homicide case.  This internship exposed me to all parts of the criminal justice system, including the various...

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