An Appleton hero

An Appleton hero

The next time Appleton names a school after someone, I hope they consider calling it Jim Zwerg. Born and raised in Appleton, Zwerg became an unlikely, literal poster child for the civil rights movement. Given the volumes of articles written about him, I am disappointed in myself and in my Appleton public and private school [...]

While I was I Have a Dreaming

While I was I Have a Dreaming

I skidded down to the Lawrence Chapel Monday night because I wanted to hear Leonard Pitts speak.  While the Pulitzer Prize winning writer certainly did not disappoint, I left that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration profoundly affected by a different speaker. Disarmingly diminutive, 17-year old Milly Figueroa took the mic and, with her own [...]