“Scamilton” flaunts copyright and faces outrage

By Morgan Miles, Staff Writer A church fellowship in Texas has gone infamously viral for its Christian rendition of the Broadway musical Hamilton.   In McAllen, Texas, The Door Christian Fellowship Ministries staged an unauthorized production with notable faith-based editing of original songs from Hamilton. Kicking off the beginning of August, the production — dubbed “Scamilton” in critiques and memes receiving millions of views on TikTok and other social media platforms — broadcasted on YouTube and had free tickets available on Eventbrite for the public.   Since Hamilton is still performed live today, and the production team didn’t give permission to the … Continue reading “Scamilton” flaunts copyright and faces outrage

Grand Rapids police shoot Lyoya

by morgan miles, staff writer Patrick Lyoya, a 26-year-old Black Congolese refugee, was killed in Grand Rapids, Mich. He was shot in the back of the head by a White police officer earlier this month. Lyoya’s death sparked protests in Grand Rapids when police released videos of the incident that were taken by the officer’s body camera, car dashboard, a home surveillance camera and a passerby’s cell phone. The April 4 videos show that Lyoya was pulled over while driving in a residential area. He stepped out of the car and quickly became engaged in a physical struggle with the … Continue reading Grand Rapids police shoot Lyoya