Comment Staff Member Attacked after Writing Article Supporting Gay Marriage

Police Investigating Thursday’s Incident as a Hate Crime

A staff writer for the Comment was attacked on campus Thursday night because of an opinion piece she wrote for this week's edition of the newspaper.


Destinie Mogg-Barkalow told police she was walking in the Chapel Lot at approximately 6 p.m. Thursday when she was approached by a tall male and a red-headed female. Mogg-Barkalow, who writes regularly for the paper and is the editorial page assistant editor, was wearing a Comment sweatshirt. The couple, who were presumably students, asked if she had written the article ( advocating gay marriage that appeared in this week's paper.

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