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Blackwater Revisited

Bronwyn Flores

November 10, 2009

In an attempt to mend their forever tarnished reputation, Blackwater changed its name to Xe (pronounced “zee”) this February. The US private security firm made the decision hoping to divert international attention from the September 2007 shooting in Iraq involving some of its American contrac...

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Chris Lewis

November 10, 2009

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The Ghost of Kreeger's Past

Julie Szymaszek

November 10, 2009

I wake up every morning to the behemoth known as Miller & Long’s crane, swinging from one end of the new SIS building’s construction site to the other. With all the emphasis placed on new buildings like the SIS building or the recently opened Kogod wing, at times I turn my attention to one of...

Confronting Division: Racial Realities in D.C. Classrooms

Alex Burchfield

November 6, 2009

Birney Elementary School looms over the Anacostia Metro stop, casting a  shadow on the Barry Farm neighborhood. The metal cages and bars on the windows give the school the appearance of a prison. Inside, the sweltering heat suffocates. Children run amok up and down the hallways screaming and shouti...