At most American colleges, hearing “The Star-Spangled Banner” before sporting events is a regular feature of campus life, like getting shut out of the psychology lecture you needed or seeing pledges humiliated during fraternity rush, reports the New York Times. But at Goshen College, a Mennonite school in Indiana with a historical emphasis on pacifism, the tradition was not hearing the national anthem. In spring 2010, that tradition changed when the anthem was played at a baseball game. Only now it has changed back…

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Meris Stansbury

Meris Stansbury is the Editorial Director for both eSchool News and eCampus News, and was formerly the Managing Editor of eCampus News. Before working at eSchool Media, Meris worked as an assistant editor for The World and I, an online curriculum publication. She graduated from Kenyon College in 2006 with a BA in English, and enjoys spending way too much time either reading or cooking.


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