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Harold Raddle Jr., fourth year mechanical engineering major, wears a hoodie at the vigil for Trayvon Martin Friday afternoon.

Community members gather for Trayvon Martin vigil

By Hailey Kurth | April 1, 2012

Over 75 people gathered at the MLK commons Friday afternoon to remember the life of Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old boy who was shot and killed in a gated Florida community last month. Hoodie-filled vigils for Martin like this one have occurred around the...

Senior history major Nina Cunningham is escorted from the city
council meeting by police chief Bill Feithen after raising her
voice in protest of the DeKalb Police Stations relocation Monday

Students removed from council meeting

By Olivia Willoughby | February 13, 2012

Several angry students had to be removed from the DeKalb City Council meeting Monday.After discussing the main agenda, the council invited citizens to speak about issues they were concerned with. Three students took the opportunity to address the new...

DeKalb City Council meeting filled with disagreement

By Kelly Bauer | November 21, 2011

Monday's DeKalb City Council meeting turned into what Mayor Kris Povlsen called a "fiasco." An ordinance to authorize Povlsen to sign an agreement with architectural firm PSA Dewberry for the design of a new police station for $807,000 was on the agenda,...

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