Chauvin Found Guilty in Death of George Floyd

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, 45, captured on video for having his knee on the neck of George Floyd in his final breaths last year on May 25, has been found guilty on all three charges of murdering Mr. Floyd.  Throughout the agonizing and emotional three-week trial, which began on March 29, the jury—consisting … Continue reading Chauvin Found Guilty in Death of George Floyd

“Counselors, Not Cops”: A Rallying Cry From Providence Students

Although still stifled by a devastating pandemic that has isolated countless people from their friends and peers, Providence students are doing their best to make their voices heard. It has now been a week since hundreds of high schoolers walked out of their classes to call for the removal of student resource officers (more commonly … Continue reading “Counselors, Not Cops”: A Rallying Cry From Providence Students

20/20 Vision in 2020?

Now, in this digital climate where our eyes may burn every waking day to distance learning or what have you, we rather close our eyes and drift into sleep instead of having our eyes peeled on the teacher or, more importantly, our TikToks. How do we combat the teary streams of eyestrain—or was that from … Continue reading 20/20 Vision in 2020?

Your Words, Your Week: Thumbs-Down on Distance Learning Has Reached an All-Time High

If there is at least one bone in your body that is like those joyous, optimistic back-to-school commercials, the first week of school is a momentous occasion. There is happiness in the mere thought of rekindling old friendships, fist-bumping teachers, and being packed like sardines in the hallways. But, in the age of coronavirus, your … Continue reading Your Words, Your Week: Thumbs-Down on Distance Learning Has Reached an All-Time High

RBG: Rest in Power

Rest in power, Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Yesterday, September 18, 2020, the Supreme Court Justice, lovingly known as ‘Kiki’ or the ‘Notorious RBG’, passed away at the age of 87 at her home in Washington, D.C. Nevertheless, point your gaze beyond this date. Because of her striking legacy, Gov. Gina Raimondo initiated the order of Rhode … Continue reading RBG: Rest in Power

COVID-19 Leaves Class of 2020 Without A Physical Graduation Ceremony

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the lives and routines for billions of people around the world. Among those hugely affected are the students graduating this year. Alternative graduation ceremonies are being held in other schools in the state, most popularly the drive-in graduation or on some occasion a ceremony held in a spacious field, But … Continue reading COVID-19 Leaves Class of 2020 Without A Physical Graduation Ceremony

Floyd’s Killing a Brutal Wake-Up Call for the Classical Community

By James Ninneman Purple Post Communications Director It has been 10 days since the May 25 murder of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man from Houston, at the hands of Minnesota police officers Derek Chauvin, Tou Thao, Thomas Lane, and J. Alexander Kueng. Viral videos recorded by witnesses revealed that Chauvin pressed his knee to … Continue reading Floyd’s Killing a Brutal Wake-Up Call for the Classical Community