Students Try To Shut Down Wesleyan Newspaper Over Opinion Piece
“Is the [Black Lives Matter] movement actually achieving anything positive?”
Those words have touched off an intense debate at Wesleyan University after The Argus, the school’s student newspaper, published a controversial opinion piece criticizing the movement. The op-ed was written by Bryan Stascavage, a 30-year-old Wesleyan sophomore and Iraq War veteran.
The piece deeply offended some Wesleyan students and staff and now they’ve launched a petition to shut down the newspaper.
Here & Now‘s Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with The Argus’ editor-in-chief Rebecca Brill about the opinion piece and the decision to run an apology.
- Rebecca Brill, editor-in-chief of the Wesleyan University student newspaper, The Argus.
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