By Devin Ramos |Staff Writer| The proposed boxing match between George Zimmerman and rapper DMX was a poor choice by the event's promoters as it glorified Zimmerman for his infamous trial in 2013. The fight would boost the already infamous Zimmerman into the celebrity spotlight by glorifying his acquittal for the death of Trayvon Martin. There was anger and pleas that sought justice for Martin after Zimmerman's acquittal, which added fuel to the media frenzy. In my opinion, we need to be aware that putting Zimmerman on display is not the way to go about giving him what the public thinks he deserves. CNN reports that Rev. Al Sharpton said that he was concerned about the … [Read more...] about Don’t celebrate the imfamous
By Shanieka Perrier |Staff Writer| What is so suspicious about iced tea and a bag of skittles? A 17-year-old boy holding only those items and wearing a “hoodie” was shot and killed ion Feb. 26 in Sanford, Florida. Trayvon Martin was shot by George Zimmerman after he saw the boy walking around in his neighborhood and found him “suspicious.” I believe that Zimmerman brought this situation upon himself. According to the LA Times, he was instructed to go home and let the police handle the situation. In my opinion he acted purely on suspicion and ignored the police, as though he was above the law. I have a problem with Zimmerman never initially being arrested. There was a dead body … [Read more...] about Skittles are suspicious?
By R. Anthony Diaz |Asst. Features Editor| Ever wonder where all the men in cologne or watch advertisements come from? Well, I found them all. I know right? They were all tucked away in gorgeous Lugano, Switzerland, just walking around, trying on suits at Ermenegildo Zegna and of course discussing numbers and designing more watches. Lugano competes with Geneva for number two in the banking industry right after Zurich. It’s no wonder there are banks on every block, clocks on every corner and beautiful people everywhere. This city has a lake resort feel that incorporates century-old architecture with a Mediterranean flair. Aside from the fact that Lugano is known as a world … [Read more...] about Diaries of a Jet Setter: A guy’s guide to getting lost—Switzerland