• News,  This Week's Paper

    The Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting: What happened and where we’re going

    By Ameila Inderjeit, Shivaal Sinanan, & Siddharth Malviya Background On Wednesday, February 14, a 19 year-old gunman identified as Nikolas Cruz opened gunfire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland, Florida. 17 people were murdered, 14 of them students between the ages 14-18–none of them got to walk across the stage for graduation, others didn’t even get a chance to finish their first year of high school. Three teachers who went to school that morning for another day of work lost their lives protecting their students from gunfire. This is the reality of many high schools in the United States of America. As of March 2, the U.S. has…

  • Op-Eds

    Gun Control Talk Should Happen Before the Damage is Done

    Headlines on October 2nd featured a phrase that has become increasingly prevalent throughout the nation—“Largest mass shooting in US history.” In continuing with an alarming trend of shootings, dating back to the deadly Columbine massacre of 1999, a tragedy befell Las Vegas on the night of October 1st. At the Route 91 country music festival, Jason Aldean was performing when shots were suddenly heard piercing through the music. While festival goers thought the bullets were fireworks that accompanied the show, it soon became clear that was not the case. In an act of terrorism, Stephan Paddock took the lives of 58 people and injured 546 others in the process; his…