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Bump Fire Stocks, Women Drivers and Illusory Progress

Bump Fire Stocks, Women Drivers and Illusory Progress

By Theo Wayt, Contributing Writer

October 16, 2017


Filed under Opinion

In this turbulent time, people look everywhere for some semblance of positive progress — a sign that maybe the bad guys are not so bad after all. But both the Saudi Government and the NRA are anti-democratic groups with backward agendas.

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...

Excessive gunman coverage fuels murder

Excessive gunman coverage fuels murder

By Christina Coleburn, Deputy Opinion Editor

January 27, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

  Recent developments involving the communications of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooter have surfaced, reviving the debate on how much press should be afforded to the perpetrators of  heinous crimes. On Dec. 14, 2012, a deranged gunman rampaged through the Newtown, Conn., school, sensele...

New city project seeks to honor Newtown victims

February 22, 2013


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Twenty-six playgrounds built in honor of elementary school massacre New Jersey’s largest firefighter union, the Firefighters’ Mutual Benevolent Association, is building 26 playgrounds through storm-ravaged areas to memorialize the lives lost at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The initiative,...

High profile shootings reignite violence in media debate

High profile shootings reignite violence in media debate

February 19, 2013


Filed under Arts

At this year’s Golden Globes, the critically lauded show “Homeland” took home the award for “Best Television Series – Drama.” Despite its critical acclaim, the show has faced criticism for its depiction of violence — as have Oscar-nominated films “Zero Dark Thirty” and “Django Un...

Like most issues, Sandy Hook catalyzes a debate when it’s too late

Like most issues, Sandy Hook catalyzes a debate when it’s too late

January 17, 2013


Filed under Opinion

I was a wreck the day of the Sandy Hook massacre. I broke down. I imagine most of the country was going through much of the same. And as we collectively began to pick up the pieces, we vowed that something had to change. People had reached their tipping point. We hadn’t after Columbine or Virginia Tech...

NYU community gathers to hold vigil for Newtown victims

NYU community gathers to hold vigil for Newtown victims

December 18, 2012


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Over a hundred students and staff members filled the grand staircase in the NYU Kimmel Center Monday evening to hold a vigil for the victims of the tragic shooting last week in Newtown, Connecticut. Yael Shy, director of the Mindfulness project at generic cialis online NYU, helped organize the even...

Turn online support into real social change

Turn online support into real social change

December 17, 2012


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In the wake of the horrific tragedy that took place in Newtown, Conn. on the morning of Friday, Dec. 14, Americans have taken to social media to argue about the best way to prevent similar tragedies in the future. The overwhelming opinion seems to beviagra canada that rather than focusing on the highly contenti...