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Poll: Overwhelming disapproval for toppling of Silent Sam

Silent Sam still stands as a proud Confederate monument at the University of North Carolina. He’s been standing a long time as a symbol of that era. But Sam may be in danger. Will popular discontent cause Sam to be removed? You can find out, and even express your vote if you wish. Poll: Overwhelming disapproval […]

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Opinion/Letter: Confederacy issue is distorted

The writer of the article suggests that he has a right to defend, and support his Confederate heritage. Regardless of public viewpoints. With the argument being that his ancestors died for what they believed in, and there is nothing wrong with that. However, it is flawed thinking. The biggest reason the confederates went to war […]

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Destroying monuments buries history

Removing statues and monuments that have long history is insulting for some people. The statues and monuments have meaning and historical value. The author was discussing about all the removals of several monuments in his hometown of Durham. He is saying that there are monuments across the world that may be offensive to some, but […]

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Voice of the people

A minority group at a university is seeking to rewrite the past regarding racism and discrimination. They are placing most of the blame on one main political party. However, we must take a look at all the facts from the past that surrounded each situation before placing blame. Many times things aren’t what they seem. Key […]

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A Proud Confederate to His Dying Day

Marcellus Pointer became a member of the Mississippi State Militia before the Civil War. Upon his completion, he joined the Confederate Army and was involved in several skirmishes and battles. He even became a prisoner but was able to escape by shooting a guard. He was wounded in 1865 and surrendered later that year, subsequently […]

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Sculpting the Cause

This article basically summarizes, in great detail, an event that happened on a cloudy day for a military service. Also included in this article is a description of a sculptor that as present during this event. This event took place in the year 1914, and also describes history of certain military personnel. Key Takeaways: Ezekiel […]

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Destroying Confederate Monuments Hurts Us All—and Accomplishes Nothing

The destruction of Confederate Monuments, while believed to be justified (cultural cleansing), is both ignorant and insensitive. Those who destroy the monuments think that removing such monuments will remove the reminder of racism from society. However, the removal of such monuments provokes anger and injustice by saying the events of racism never occurred, and also […]

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Letter: The age of intolerance

We live in an age where people becoming offended is taking away our freedom of speech. Instead of just ignoring opinions that they don’t believe in, people instead seek to silence voices they don’t want to hear. America was founded on the idea that anyone can believe what they want and that freedom is in […]

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The Universal Notebook: Conflicts over Columbus, the Confederacy

In the era of Trump, we are confronted with moral conflicts and ambiguities: long-standing Confederate Memorials are toppling; Columbus Day is now officially Indigenous People’s Day. Ironically, Columbus Day was not originally intended as a celebration of Christopher Columbus — it was established by Italian-Americans in 1866, as a celebration of their own heritage. The […]

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RIP: Scout secures marker for ex-mayor

A former mayor of St. Mary’s has finally gotten a headstone dedicated to them. This is all in thanks to Michael Jarros. Charles Francis Bullock is the name of the mayor and the scout has been working two years in order to secure a headstone for the mayor. Michael did this as part of a […]

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