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Grassroots: Showing Up for Racial Justice Calls Whites into Movement for Black Lives

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Grassroots: Showing Up for Racial Justice Calls Whites into Movement for Black Lives

Getting involved in the fight for racial justice can be intimidating for the average white progressive. Where do you fit? How do you let your voice be heard without drowning out the black and brown voices of the movement? How do you contribute without coming off as a “white savior?” Showing Up for Racial Justice […]

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Double Comfort First Sanctuary Restaurant in Ohio

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Double Comfort First Sanctuary Restaurant in Ohio

While everyone is arguing about the legality and ethics of Sanctuary Cities, local social enterprise Double Comfort has wasted no time bringing the concept of Sanctuary Restaurants to Ohio. A step up from its sister term, a Sanctuary Restaurant is a business providing a safe and welcoming environment to refugees and immigrants, “but it also […]

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Protesters Rally at Statehouse, Electors Cast Votes for Trump

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Protesters Rally at Statehouse, Electors Cast Votes for Trump

In a failed final attempt to keep President-elect Donald Trump from becoming President Donald Trump, Columbus residents gathered Monday at the statehouse to protest. It was part of a nationwide day of action led by the December 19 Coalition and other progressive groups. Carlos Buford, from Democracy Spring, said that although all of Ohio’s 18 […]

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Photos: John Glenn Funeral Procession

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Photos: John Glenn Funeral Procession

Editor’s Note: Astronaut, Senator and Ohioan John Glenn passed away on December 8th, and a funeral procession was held in his honor on Saturday morning. Despite the freezing rain, hundreds gathered on High Street to see off the American icon and hero. For more information about Glenn and his legacy, visit glenn.osu.edu/about/john-glenn/. All photos by Jesse […]

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Grassroots: Yes We Can Wants Political Involvement to Become Mainstream

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Grassroots: Yes We Can Wants Political Involvement to Become Mainstream

Note: In this new profile series, CU will take a look at the goals and functions of Columbus’ grassroots organizations to spur community awareness and involvement in them. This is the first installment, so stay tuned for future profiles. For the concerned Columbusite, knowing how to get involved in neighborhood issues can be a task […]

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Two Women Share Their Stories Volunteering as Abortion Clinic Escorts

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Two Women Share Their Stories Volunteering as Abortion Clinic Escorts

No other medical procedure requires it, but for patients of Ohio’s abortion clinics, an escort system is often the only way to get women through the door to safely obtain their legal abortion. The volunteers on the frontline, sometimes acting as physical barriers between anti-choice protestors and clinic patients, are passionate and unapologetic. While Columbus […]

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American Hero and Columbus Resident John Glenn Passes Away at 95

Walker Evans Walker Evans American Hero and Columbus Resident John Glenn Passes Away at 95

John Glenn may best be remembered as the first American to orbit the Earth, but to locals he was also a Columbus resident and native Ohioan. It was reported late this afternoon that Glenn passed away at the age of 95. Glenn will be remembered for his military service, his NASA career, his political career, […]

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