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A Donald In The Rough

By: Brennan Carley

Although actors who rap are not an anomaly in today’s multifaceted world of entertainment, Donald Glover has, in a seemingly swift amount of time, amassed both critical and mass adulation behind both of his careers.

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Manresa House Props Doors Open to Vocation

By: David Cote

 

Though hundreds of Boston College students walk down College Road every day, far fewer of them examine the cozy, homely buildings which line it. Manresa House, at 58 College Road, for example, is as unassuming as the buildings which surround it. A smallish, three-story, brick home, with a short set of steps and a welcoming doorway.

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Davis’ Execution Postponed One Week

By: David Cote

The execution sentence of Troy Davis, who was accused of killing an off duty policeman in Georgia in 1989, was delayed last night by the United States Supreme Court. The execution will be postponed for at least one week.

Davis was scheduled for execution at 7 p.m. Wednesday night, but the Supreme Court granted a temporary reprieve after considering arguments by Davis’ legal team and the state of Georgia.

Davis was indicted for the murder of Georgia policeman Mark MacPhail on November 15, 1989. In April 1990, Davis pleaded not guilty. In a hearing in November 1990, the judge excluded evidence from the case, stating that Davis’ mother did “not freely and voluntarily grant the police the right to search her home” to look for the evidence.

In August of 1991, the district attorney serving the state of Georgia sought the death penatly for Davis’ case. After ensuing arguments, a jury composed of 7 blacks and 5 whites found Davis guilty of murder in under two hours. On August 30, 1991, Davis was sentenced to death.

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Troy Davis Executed After A Brief Stay

By: David Cote

Troy Davis was executed at 11:08 p.m. last night by lethal injection. The execution of Davis, who was accused of killing an off duty policeman in Georgia in 1989, was delayed for four hours last night by the United States Supreme Court. The execution could have been postponed for up to one week.

The family of MacPhail were present in the front row of the execution.

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Musicians ‘Mix’ It Up At Hatch Shell

By: Brennan Carley

“Who is that?” screamed the little boy from atop his father’s shoulders as the sun set over the audience at the DCR Memorial Hatch Shell late on Saturday afternoon. He, among countless other families, college students, and dogs were part of the thousands-large crowd watching Boston’s annual MIXFest, free for the first time this year.

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No Spare Parts

By: Darren Ranck, Brennan Carley, Charlotte Parish

With Ryan Gosling’s Drive opening this weekend, the car takes center stage once again. Recently, cars fulfill death defying stunts, but the car has filled many roles in pop culture history. buckle up for a crash course in vehicular media.

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