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Students, staff, contemplate merits of arming teachers, other school staff

Pranav Jothirajah

May 23, 2019

On March 32, the Florida House committee passed Bill 1253 which would allow teachers to arm themselves on campus if the local school boards approve it. The passing of this bill follows states like Texas and Utah, which have let teachers arm themselves in an attempt to further school safety and the ...

One Year Safer: after the Parkland shooting, students, staff reflect on how school safety has changed within the district

Hannah Gretz

February 14, 2019

On Feb. 14, 2018 in Parkland, Fla., gunman Nikolas Cruz stormed the halls of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (MSDH) opening fire with an AR-15 rifle. Cruz, a former student at MSDH, proceeded to go about the school shooting into classroom windows, with bullets hitting a total of 34 people. This...

Tighter Leash: CHS students should consider stricter gun control laws

Tighter Leash: CHS students should consider stricter gun control laws

Misha Rekhter, Perspectives Editor

December 14, 2017

As an American citizen, I recognize the inherent freedom to protect oneself that all Americans possess. It is this freedom which has prompted the stockpile of weaponry in American homes; gun owners endlessly cite the Second Amendment as justification for the possession of these firearms. However, in...

Guns are created for violence

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April 24, 2014

Junior Felicia Adkins woke up on Dec. 8, 2013 to tragic news from her mother. Aubrey Peters, a 16-year-old girl from Noblesville who was one of Adkins’s close childhood friends, was shot. “Honestly, at first I didn’t believe it. I thought, ‘There’s no way. There’s just no way.’ I ...

The Gun Issue

The Gun Issue

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April 24, 2014

Gun legislation spurs controversy. As the NRA convention occurs in Indiana tomorrow, HiLite examines the stories behind both sides of the argument. Guns are the tools, not the problem. Guns are created for violence....

Here We Are Again. Americans should seek solutions for gun control.

Here We Are Again. Americans should seek solutions for gun control.

perspectives

January 24, 2013

Forty-one days ago, the loved ones of 20 children and six adults in Newtown, CT were plunged into a nightmare. But we all know that story. Tragically, deep down we probably all knew it was coming - the next mass shooting. After Tucson, AZ, after Aurora, CO, after Oak Creek, WI, we wept, held hands, sh...

A Beautiful Mind. Erase the stigma about mental health to stop shooting tragedies.

A Beautiful Mind. Erase the stigma about mental health to stop shooting tragedies.

perspectives

January 24, 2013

Only a couple of hours had passed after gunman Adam Lanza claimed 26 lives at Connecticut’s Sandy Hook Elementary School and became national news when the topic of gun control became a central focus of the tragedy. As debates on gun control have reigned on since the Dec. 14 tragedy, another equally...