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    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…

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    Diwali: Illuminating the mind, body, and soul

    TKN would like apologize for the publication error. Laveena Singh is the vice-president of the Hindu Student Association.  Amongst the many festivals celebrated by Hindus, one of the most anticipated is Diwali. Diwali or Deepavali, which runs from Oct. 17 to Oct. 21, is known across the world as the festival of lights. Deepavali, a Sanskrit word, translates to a “series or row of lights.” It is five-day celebration, where the main festival night is celebrated on the night of the new moon, in the Hindu month of Kartik. According to Hindu scriptures, Diwali celebrates the return of Lord Rama, his wife Sita Mata, his brother Lakshmana Ji and Lord Hanuman, to the city of Ayodhya, an…