Reads of the Week, April 6: History & Mystery

April 6, 2018

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'Darren Pitcher resigns amid sexual harassment allegations'

Spokane Falls Community College, The Communicator

Read the story that many believe had something to do with stacks of print papers suddenly disappearing from campus...

'The Mac Weekly Exchanged Ad Space for Booze in the 1990s'

Macalester College, The Mac Weekly

"...campus security had confiscated two cases of beer from The Mac Weekly office, prompting Campus Programs to decide that alcohol was prohibited in the office and The Mac Weekly would be 'unable to accept beer in exchange for advertisements.'"

'One Summer at Band Camp: Married Couples Who Met in Penn Band'

UPenn, 34th Street

A "wide-reaching" and "multi-generational" thread of life-long love exists in the fabric of current and former UPenn Band members. Neat human interest story with a creative range of sources from Penn's feature magazine.

'Opinion: In Oxford, a forgotten resistance'

U of Miss., The Daily Mississippian

Part of The DM's series on the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s death, a Southern Studies major writes in to uncover the quiet history of civil rights activism "beneath Oxford's veneer of marble and magnolia."

'Martin Luther King's legacy still ongoing in Memphis'

University of Memphis, The Daily Helmsman

A Daily Helmsman reporter takes critical stock of the socioeconomic and racial divides that persist in Memphis, Tennessee years after MLK, Jr. spoke of his dream to eradicate the city's poverty and division.

Written by:
Megan Graft

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