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Central Ohio High School Students Plan Lie-In at Statehouse in Support of Gun Reform

Melat Eskender Melat Eskender Central Ohio High School Students Plan Lie-In at Statehouse in Support of Gun Reform

*Editor’s note: Students’ names have been omitted for the safety of those involved. On April 20 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., students from across Ohio will be gathering for a lie-in and protest at the Ohio Statehouse. The event was organized by State of Ohio Youth Activists (SOYA), an activist organization formed by high school students. […]

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Opinion: Suspicious Deletion of 100,000 Cruiser Video Files by Columbus Police

Melat Eskender Melat Eskender Opinion: Suspicious Deletion of 100,000 Cruiser Video Files by Columbus Police

The Columbus Police Department has undergone “a significant loss” in dash-camera videos stored from Columbus Police Division traffic stops and call responses, Police Chief Kim Jacobs announced Tuesday. An estimated 100,000 videos were deleted, which included the entirety of videos recorded in 2015, and an estimated 500 video files from last year. This incident was […]

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Opinion: High School Activists Lay Out Education Demands at “Where are the Pencils” Rally

Melat Eskender Melat Eskender Opinion: High School Activists Lay Out Education Demands at “Where are the Pencils” Rally

“What does democracy look like?” “This is what democracy looks like!” The chant was repeated continuously, and with each repetition the tone of the crowd became increasingly fervent. A cycle of similar chants would be interchanged, including “We need money for education. Not for jails and incarceration!” and “When education is under attack, what do […]

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