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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...

U.S. shows numbness toward gun violence

U.S. shows numbness toward gun violence

November 11, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

On Saturday night at Bryant Park Ice Skating Rink, a 20-year-old man and 14-year-old boy were both shot while skating. The young boy will never walk or skate again. Since the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., close to 29,975 people have died from guns in the United States. To put that in perspective, if you filled Madison Square Garden to capacity, you would still have 9,000 people left without a seat. With mass killings becoming a regular occurrence in America, the news of a single shooting barely ev...

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...