Articles by Sig Johannes

Sigrid is the Editor in Chief of CisternYard News. Born and raised in D.C. (yes, actual D.C.), she spends all her time writing, studying, biking and failing at yoga. She is a senior majoring in English and minoring in Political Science and Film Studies.


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Photo Shows White Student Dressed Up as Freddie Gray

On Sunday afternoon, Maryland native Detrick Manning posted a photo on Facebook that allegedly depicts College of Charleston student Sam Weinick dressed up as Freddie Gray at a party. Freddie Gray was a Black man who died as a result of police brutality in 2015. Manning, who currently studies at Liverpool Hope University, posted the…

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Where was President McConnell during the Ta-Nehisi Coates lecture?

Last evening, Ta-Nehisi Coates spoke to a sold-out crowd in TD Arena about the criticality of race in America’s history and identity as a nation. Coates, one of America’s foremost intellectuals, has written several critically-acclaimed books about the Black experience in the United States. His essays for The Atlantic magazine, such as “My President Was…

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