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Gun Violence Walkout to Be Held in WSP Tomorrow

Gun Violence Walkout to Be Held in WSP Tomorrow

By Kristina Hayhurst, Deputy News Editor

April 19, 2018


Filed under City News, News, University News

In light of recent school shootings and in remerance of the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting, scores of high school and university students prepare to join together for a walk out.

Students Mourn Friends, Demand Government Action on Gun Violence

Students Mourn Friends, Demand Government Action on Gun Violence

By Jemima McEvoy and Sakshi Venkatraman

March 26, 2018


Filed under City News, News, Top Stories, University News

WSN staff members attended the New York and Washington, D.C. marches to speak with demonstrators and document the events' highlights.

Students Take a Second on the Gun Debate

Students Take a Second on the Gun Debate

By Jendayi Omowale, Staff Writer

March 21, 2018


Filed under Features

The school shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School led to intense debate about gun control laws and gun violence in the United States.

Bumble’s Hive Mind Predicament

Bumble’s Hive Mind Predicament

By Janice Lee, Contributing Writer

March 19, 2018


Filed under Culture, Opinion, Politics

Bumble banned pictures of guns in dating profiles, a move that it claims is not politically motivated. However, politics and dating are inherently connected, so Bumble must recognize the implications of its actions.

Companies Have Values, Just like People

Companies Have Values, Just like People

By Victor Porcelli, Staff Writer

March 6, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Politics, Uncategorized

Should companies have a voice in politics? Despite current objections, the answer is yes. Companies have values and the right to free speech, just as citizens do.

American apathy to shootings disgraceful

American apathy to shootings disgraceful

By Ryan Najjar, Contributing Columnist

November 7, 2014


Filed under Opinion

A freshman at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Washington state fired six rounds at his fellow students in the school cafeteria on Oct. 24. By the end of the rampage, one student was killed; four others were sent to hospitals in critical condition and the shooter had committed suicide. National news s...

Columbine anniversary should inspire revisitation of gun laws

Columbine anniversary should inspire revisitation of gun laws

April 21, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

On April 20, 1999, the mass shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado shocked the nation and ignited a fierce debate about the Second Amendment that has raged in Congress and state legislatures ever since. Fifteen years after two armed students took 13 lives and then their own, this country continues...

Taser misuse jeopardizes safety

Taser misuse jeopardizes safety

April 16, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Nearly 10,000 police forces across the United States have begun equipping officers with Tasers in recent years. Although these weapons supposedly offer a non-lethal alternative to conventional firearms, officers seem to be more likely to discharge their Tasers because the results are generally l...

Liberals should be more tactful in gun debate

March 3, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

The GOP majority in the Idaho House of Representatives passed a bill last week that would allow students to carry firearms on college campuses. This ruling marks the last hurdle for the bill before it is presented to Gov. Butch Otter to sign. The popular liberal response has been to condemn these measures as counterproductive to the interest of safety. Yet, the slo...

Push for gun control remains stagnant, requires solutions

Push for gun control remains stagnant, requires solutions

April 29, 2013


Filed under Opinion

I feel like I’m beating a dead horse when it comes to discussing gun control. But I’m afraid if I stop beating it, the dead horse will soon be forgotten. Congressional Democrats should also continue to make sure gun control is still part of the national consciousness after the Senate failed to...

Mayor Bloomberg sponsors anti-gun ads

Mayor Bloomberg sponsors anti-gun ads

April 2, 2013


Filed under News

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has come under scrutiny for sponsoring a number of anti-gun ads — pundits are accusing him of politicizing the gun debate for his own gain. The ads feature a bearded young man recalling his family tradition of hunting, turning around a common motif used by...

Gun registeries make democratic sense

Gun registeries make democratic sense

March 26, 2013


Filed under Opinion

National Rifle Association leaders and gun enthusiasts fret over sensible background checks leading to a national registry of gun sales, purchases and owners. Why anyone who claims to care about the safety of Americans, including small children, would be opposed to a system that keeps track of the retail...

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