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Students Voice Concerns About Safety

Students Voice Concerns About Safety

Ashley Estabrook, Elisa Houser, and Keltsie Francis

March 16, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Safety, Showcase

The three editorials below reflect the thoughts of students in response to school shooting in Parkland, FL, and the ensuing national debate about gun control, first amendment rights to protest, and school security.  We ask that any comments be very respectful and kind in tone.  Ultimately, we all wan...

Police in Schools Would Prevent Violence

Police in Schools Would Prevent Violence

Kayleigh Blocho

June 7, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Safety

Acts of violence in schools can range from a single brawl between two students, to an angry student threatening and attacking a teacher, to an adult intruder on school grounds with the intent of hurting someone,  to a killing spree carried out by a student, teacher, former student, or outsider. The Natio...

Torture Should be Used in the War on Terror

Torture Should be Used in the War on Terror

Tyler Gustason

June 7, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Safety

Torture…. It’s been around since the dark ages: it was used to instill fear, it was a punishment, and it was a way to get information. Kings, Cults, Armies, CIA, KGB, the list goes on, torture has been utilized by many people in many different ways for different reasons. Torture has evolved since the D...

Preventative Policing: Has it Gone Too Far?

Preventative Policing: Has it Gone Too Far?

Tim Merriam

June 2, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Safety

For centuries, individuals and governments have suffered the effects of terrorist attacks of different severity. Some attacks are carried by unhappy individuals who feel the need to make a statement, but others are supported by governments of foreign countries in an attempt to strike fear or to invoke dip...

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