Prominent state and city leaders yesterday called on the U.S. government to support Israel during the recent uprest in the Middle East at a rally at Boston Common. “We call on all people — Jews and non-Jews alike — to join us to support the right of Israel’s citizens to exist without fear,” said Geoffrey […]
Here in Boston — a city that thinks it is not only the center of the United States but the center of the universe — there is nothing to be more bummed about than a world championship of our national pastime played solely in the Big Apple. (I’m not including all you kids proudly sporting […]
My ears are still ringing from the screaming. As summer vacation was drawing to a close, I had the opportunity to witness American teen culture in its rawest, most painfully pre-pubescent form. I went to a Britney Spears concert. It’s not like I’m a huge fan here, or anything. Really. I’m just infatuated with pop […]
Civil rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton accused police yesterday of using racial profiling in the arrest of Raymond Scott, a rapper charged with assaulting a Framingham police officer last June. The activist also vowed to free Tony Hurston, recently charged in the stabbing of Celtics basketball player Paul Pierce. Speaking at the Municipal Courthouse in […]
Three women spoke to help break a silence last night. Three rape survivors from the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center emphasized the idea that rapists seek not simply sexual satisfaction but also power through the violent act of rape last night at the Photonics Center. The event, called “Break the Silence,” was co-sponsored by the Student Union and the Women’s Center. The three speakers, Britney, Coral and Khori, didn’t give their last names because of BARCC stipulations. In addition they have been through counseling and training programs to prepare them to share their stories in an effort to educate university audiences.