No indictment in Michael Brown shooting

Protest, riots erupt across the country after grand jury chooses not to indict officer Darren Wilson By: Richard Meyer ~Copy Editor~ Police officer Darren Wilson was not indicted by a grand jury on Nov. 24 following a three-month trial that debated his role in the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in August 2014. The killing comes two years after the Trayvon Martin shooting in 2012, which began a national conversation on the issue of police brutality and racial profiling. The man accused in Martin’s shooting, George Zimmerman, was acquitted of all charges in June 2013. The 12 people sitting on … Continue reading No indictment in Michael Brown shooting

Venezuelan protests demand nuanced news

The news coming from Venezuela has risen from mildly interesting to highly concerning in a matter of two weeks. What started out as a series of student protests may be escalating into a civil war before our eyes. For those of us in the United States, that’s all we actually see: biased news and some sketchy YouTube videos. Even high quality news sources like The New York Times have featured onesided articles on the front page of their publications. News outlets have been slow reporting about counter-protesters in favor of President Nicolás Maduro, if they have mentioned them at all. … Continue reading Venezuelan protests demand nuanced news