The Tribune went all out in its attempt to portray the dangers facing
Chicago students on Friday, shadowing teens from six high schools as they take
"perilous treks" and getting a somber quote from Michael Shields. (Stories here, here, here, here.)
sad that kids have to be so vigilant and are so frequently victims of
threats and violence, but I'm not sure that the observations that made it into print were all
that unexpected or interesting to anyone who's walked down a city
street or been in a high school before. I liked the pictures but it seemed like overkill to me, or at least an awfully big effort for a fairly small return.
What did you think? My favorite part of the whole package is the editor's note prissily defending its use of gantlet (rather than gauntlet, which is technically incorrect but increasingly common).
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