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The Grumpiest Ginger: Unhappy with the trigger happy

Meredith Andrews, Copy editor

May 7, 2015

Police brutality in this country is out of control, and it has been for a long time. In 2015, police have been killing one person every eight hours, and these victims are disproportionately African American and Latino men and women. In January of 2015 alone the police were responsible for at least ninety-one...

The Grumpiest Ginger

The Grumpiest Ginger

Meredith Andrews

April 23, 2015

I’ve always been a sucker for small communities. I think it’s because I was raised in them. I like little groups of close friends, small classrooms where the teacher actually has time for his or her students, and places where there are a few faces I can recognize. I went to a tiny elementary school,...

The Grumpiest Ginger

The Grumpiest Ginger

Meredith Andrews

March 26, 2015

Okay, imagine you have a friend who is seriously sick and could die if they don’t get to the hospital. You rush them to the ER and sit with them while the nurse takes down their information. Your friend is given a hospital gown to change into and the two of you are shown to a tiny room in the ER with...

The Grumpiest Ginger: Victim-blaming

The Grumpiest Ginger: Victim-blaming

Meredith Andrews

December 4, 2014

In light of some events on and off of campus, I think we need to talk about a little something called “victim-blaming”. Victim-blaming is when the victim or survivor of a crime is held responsible for what happened to them. For example, victims/survivors of rape and sexual assault are often asked...

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