Stand and deliver...
Within 24 hours, the bucolic campus in Middletown, Connecticut exploded in outrage. Both the paper and Wesleyan University sophomore Bryan Stascavage were swiftly branded racist.
Granted, the column was provocative. But the 32-year-old former army intelligence analyst, who served two tours totaling almost 27 months in Iraq and attends Wesleyan through a special program for ex-service members, had ruffled feathers before at the famously liberal school.
In the end, it is primarily the story of one student who challenged prevailing views at one of the nation’s most liberal universities and of a group of student journalists who, after a shaky start, got their mojo back and saved their paper and its independence.