Established in 1991, the Forward Prizes for Poetry award three poets each year who extend the boundaries of modern poetry and have the capability to reach broad audiences. Last On Sept. 28, Jamaican poet and professor Claudia Rankine won the organization’s most prestigious Best Collection award for her modern poetic essay “Citizen.” Along with 10,000 […]

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Sarah Burstein @sarahh_burstein That’s right. It’s another McDonald’s controversy. It’s no secret that civil rights and other issues concerning race in the United States are on everyone’s minds right now. The cases last year concerning what many believe to be the unlawful and tragic murders of Michael Brown and Eric Garner by police officers, as […]

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Lily Purqurian, Staff Writer @lilypurq Ever since it was announced that Officers Darren Wilson and Daniel Pantaleo were not to be indicted, protestors have taken to the streets. The murders of these unarmed black men and countless others don’t exist as isolated incidents for these crowds, stifled by a policeman’s fatal chokehold on Eric Garner, whose last words were “I can’t […]

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By Lucas Williams, Staff Writer @lucaswhatevs Ferguson protesters staged a “die-in” in St. Louis on Sunday, 100 days after Michael Brown’s death. Their bodies outlined with chalk on the pavement, participants laid down in a major intersection in front of Washington University. Some held flowers, while others held signs. But the main opinion held by […]

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By Bekah Paxton, Staff Writer @bekahpaxton “I can’t believe that’s only the first time we’ve heard about an officer being attacked,” I recently overheard a classmate say, upon hearing the news that two police officers were shot this past Saturday in Ferguson, Mo. His tone implied that it would be legitimate for the African American […]

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