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Desensitized to shootings

Desensitized  to shootings

Ariana Arden

March 3, 2018

Wednesday, Feb. 14 constituted one of the top 10 deadliest shootings in American history, according to a Feb. 19 CNN article. A former student opened fire on Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, killing 17. If you’re like me, you were devastated to read this news. It's h...

Debate ammunition in favor of gun control

Debate ammunition in favor of gun control

Madeleine Cary

October 27, 2017

A brief list of stupid things and misleading arguments that delay and detract from any productive conversations on gun violence in our country and my responses to them: “In this Constitution, I have the God-given right to my guns.” When that document was published the founding father...

Campus should allow for Second Amendment rights

Campus should allow for Second Amendment rights

James Simpson

March 24, 2017

We have seen in our nation’s past the deadly failures of gun-free policies. Sandy Hook Elementary School, the Aurora movie theater, Pulse nightclub, and Virginia Tech were all areas in which the carrying of firearms was prohibited, and mass carnage ensued. Since those intent on inflicting...

Paranoia epidemic due to latest mass shootings

Ariana Arden

December 9, 2015

Paranoia, Paranoia, Everybody’s Comin’ To Get Me! The world can be a terrifying place – there’s no denying it. And the increased amount of mass-shootings happening around the country are not helping. Did you know that as of Wednesday, Dec. 2, there have been 335 mass shootings in the United...

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