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Thousands turn out in Minneapolis to protest NFL team name

Thousands turn out in Minneapolis to protest NFL team name

November 18, 2014

The Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area is home to more than 35,000 members of American Indian tribes — among the largest population in U.S. cities. Given the region's history with Native Americans, there have been numerous controversies about team names throughout the years. The push to chan...

Indian mascot spurs controversy at Massachusetts high school

Indian mascot spurs controversy at Massachusetts high school

By Morgan Banville and Alexias Soares, Dartmouth HS, Dartmouth, Mass.

October 3, 2014

The school has experienced attention due to students dressing as Native Americans and having a Native American as a mascot. Students have worn feathers and face paint at sporting events. “Support your tribe” is often tweeted by students before a sporting event.

Where KSDK went wrong

Where KSDK went wrong

By Ian Madden, Kirkwood HS, Kirkwood, Mo.

January 22, 2014

A note from SNO: Kirkwood High School went on lockdown for an hour on Jan. 16 after the school's principal announced there was a suspicious person on campus but there was not any imminent danger. It was later revealed that the man at the school office was a reporter for KSDK-TV in St. Louis, which was investigating ...

Robin Thicke’s misogynistic summer hit reads rape

Robin Thicke’s misogynistic summer hit reads rape

By Sarah Karels, Benilde-St. Margaret's School, St. Louis Park, Minn.

September 6, 2013

When the catchy, poppy, “song of the summer” comes on, its hard not to hum along, but while it has incredibly varied vocals and a unique layered sound, “Blurred Lines” contains a damaging message beneath its falsetto oohs and ahhs. The track, released at the end of March, was written by singer...