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The Fight against Police Brutality Nears Crossroads

By Grace Holland Last week, the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castille sent shockwaves across the country. By the night of Thursday, July 7, people in the nation’s major cities were gathering to protest police brutality. “I think the word to describe it is grief. Loss, and everyone’s just reeling,” said Desiree Joy Frias,…

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Downtown Developing

Examining economic growth and conflicting narratives in Athens By Caskey Dyer This article originally appeared as the cover story of the Spring 2016 GPR Magazine. My roommate and I walked through the doors of the Standard as the sun was setting. The manager agreed to us taking pictures, and passed us off to one of…

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This is What a Terrorist Looks Like

By Rory Hibbler This article originally appeared in GPR’s Spring 2016 magazine. GPR chose to repost it in light of the recent airport attack in Istanbul, and the attack on Pulse nightclub in Orlando. Every act of terrorism in a developed, Western society seems to shake the world to its core. The attacks of September…

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The Orlando Tragedy and Anti-LGBT Culture

By Sam Cleare In the thick of LGBT Pride celebrations on Sunday, June 12th, a gunman opened fire at Pulse, an Orlando LGBT nightclub, murdering 49 and injuring over 50 more. This mass shooting, the deadliest in modern U.S. history, occurred during the club’s Latinx[1] Night, an event featuring transgender women of color and drawing…

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No Fly, No Buy Laws Are Likely Unconstitutional

By Rob Oldham We woke up to a nightmare Sunday morning as news broke that the worst terrorist attack on American soil since 9/11 and deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history occurred at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. 29-year old ISIL sympathizer Omar Mateen killed 49 people and wounded over 50 more with…

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Fight or Flight: The Brexit Debate

By Tommy Desoutter The year 2015 was rough for the European Union. The widely covered migrant crisis, continued unemployment, and increasingly disparate visions of the future battered the continent from all sides. On June 23, 2016, the EU may be dealt the biggest blow in its history: the departure of the United Kingdom from the…

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