Posts Tagged Social issues

News outlets seek access in football hazing case

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Associated Press has joined other media organizations requesting access to juvenile court hearings for seven New Jersey high school students charged in a football hazing investigation.

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Religion keeps runner from competing for state

HESSTON, Kan. (AP) — One of the top high school cross country runners in Class 3A in Kansas won’t be competing in this weekend’s regional qualifying races because of her religious beliefs.

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As Rebs win, Ole Miss balances Dixie and diversity

In this photo taken on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, lifelong Mississippi resident Logenvia Morris poses at her home in  Jackson, Miss., next to her prize possession, the first Mississippi game jersey her son Aaron Morris wore for the football team. Morris, who goes to every football game to cheer for her son, said the offensive lineman had to overcome his grandfather’s deep skepticism about whether black students are truly welcome at the university. The warm welcome extended to both mother and son during a recruiting visit by students and players are among the main reasons the Morris family were quick to join the Ole Miss family. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Ole Miss is enjoying its best football season in a half-century, and that’s bringing new attention to Mississippi’s flagship university.

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Review: Broadway’s ‘Disgraced’ is raw, blistering

In this image released by Boneau/Bryan-Brown, Gretchen Mol, from left, Karen Pittman, Hari Dhillon and Josh Radnor appear in a scene from "Disgraced." (AP Photo/Boneau/Bryan-Brown, Joan Marcus)

NEW YORK (AP) — What does Miss Manners say about how to ensure dinner conversations remain polite? Never bring up politics or religion. Thankfully, playwright Ayad Akhtar minds her no heed.

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Another school football season ends over hazing

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A second high school football team’s season has come to an abrupt halt after allegations rookie players were subjected to what officials called humiliating and inappropriate initiation rites.

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