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March For Your Life
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March For Your Life

By KRISHAN PATEL Copy Editor Get up now and march for your life, For there’s more funeral invitations to send. There is no end in sight to the strife, The next shooting’s always round the bend. It’s caused American families to be wrecked. Congress refuses to pass a solution. Most want universal background checks, But...

Junior State of America hosts gun control debate
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Junior State of America hosts gun control debate

By EMMA SWAIM Staff Writer The Junior State of America club organized and moderated a school-wide debate based on a controversial issue regarding whether or not federal restrictions of access to firearms would reduce the number of mass homicides per year. The debate included two predetermined main pro and main con speakers as well as...

Gun Control Laws: Restricting Liberty or Ensuring Safety?
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Gun Control Laws: Restricting Liberty or Ensuring Safety?

BY DILRUBA ASICI Staff Writer Gun control has been an issue in the United States since the establishment of the Second Amendment, which protects citizens’ right to bear arms. With balanced gun control laws, shooting sprees would likely decrease in numbers due to the lack of weapons in the wrong hands. Recently, California Governor Jerry...

Executive action aims to further gun control
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Executive action aims to further gun control

By ARIANA APOSTOL Staff Writer The topic of gun control has recently reached an important turning point as President Obama announced plans to use executive action to increase background checks before prospective gun owners can purchase these deadly weapons. Unsurprisingly, however, pushback from pro-gun Republicans in Congress may impede any actions taken to increase the...

In the right hands, gun control and the second amendment can co-exist
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In the right hands, gun control and the second amendment can co-exist

By AKANKSHA SAH Opinion Editor Vester Lee Flanagan II, a former employee of the television news network WDBJ, was angry. Dismissed from his job and under the impression that he had been discriminated against for his African-American heritage, he wanted revenge. On the morning of August 26, he waited until cameras were rolling before he...