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Shanesha Taylor’s Case Displays Need for Change in Justice System

Alisha Agard

April 17, 2014

Shanesha Taylor, a 35-year-old single mother in Arizona, was recently arrested and charged on two counts of child abuse. She wasn't arrested for hitting her children or abandoning her children for days but was arrested for leaving her 2-year-old and 6-month-old children in her car for 45 minutes while s...

Life, Death at U.S.-Mexico Border

Life, Death at U.S.-Mexico Border

Julia Stone

August 29, 2013

We met Manuel at the Juan Bosque Migrant Shelter, the only shelter open at night on either side of the border. Earlier that day, he had been dropped off by old school buses that had been converted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to transport deportees from federal detention center...

No More Deaths reveals humanitarian issues close to home

No More Deaths reveals humanitarian issues close to home

April 5, 2012

This column was contributed by senior Lauren McCullough and sophomore Keiler Beers. Americans and Whitman students have a long legacy of being interested in humanitarian crises outside the United States. Live Aid in the 1980s. Sudan. Haiti. Most recently, Whitman students and the broader American public are...

No More Deaths tackles injustice along U.S.-Mexico border

September 8, 2011

Article written by Madelyn Peterson. Javier1 carries his height with humility and smiles easily. He grew up near his grandparents' ranch in Sonora, Mexico, riding horses and fighting roosters. He made his living and formed his family in Arizona, where he's resided for 10 years. He calls his family...

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