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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.

Profiled: After summer shooting, issues of race ripple across the country

Profiled: After summer shooting, issues of race ripple across the country

By Caroline Brown and Payton Evans

October 2, 2014

The August shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed African American teenager, by police officer Darren Wilson, in Ferguson, Missouri, led to riots and peaceful protests against racial profiling and the militarization of law enforcement. This case and others have surfaced the controversy of racial profiling, forcing society to confront it.

Yeshivah Gedolah covers Sterling’s name on its sports pavilion

Yeshivah Gedolah covers Sterling’s name on its sports pavilion

By Mati Hurwitz, Shalhevet HS, Los Angeles

May 8, 2014

Yeshiva Gedolah of Los Angeles covered up the “Donald T. Sterling Pavilion” sign on its building Monday, April 28, after news broke of the donor’s widely criticized comments to his girlfriend on a recording obtained by TMZ. The school doesn’t “condone his remarks,” according to a secretary...