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Students are historical force of change

In the movement to end segregation in the 1960s, students braved fire hoses and police dogs in Alabama. As students become activists in the wake of the high school shooting in Florida, we are again reminded in the power of student activists.


Undocumented Haitian man deported in Waterville

A 35 year-old Haitian man who came to U.S. when he was 11 years old was arrested in January and is now being deported. Lexius Saint Martin has established a family and life in Maine. The heartbreaking event reveals how Trump’s cruel immigration tactics affect Mainers.


American held indefinitely under Trump administration

An unnamed American has been held indefinitely for months without being charged. The man was captured in Syria, admitting upon surrender that he was a member of the Islamic State. The U.S. has denied him his constitutional rights as an American, setting up an important legal battle.

South Carolinian legislators introduce ‘baggy pants ban’

A bipartisan group of South Carolinian legislators have introduced legislation to ban saggy pants across the state. This bill is unneccsary, discrimatory, and a way for South Carolina to continue its unfair debt policies.