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Everyone Should Be A Black Lives Matter Advocate

Everyone Should Be A Black Lives Matter Advocate

April 19, 2019

By Aria Darden Gun Control has been an everlasting debate in America since the Columbine High School massacre in 1999. The perpetrators were two white male high school seniors. In the time since, there have been several other mass shootings where the shooter, usually a white teenage male, had legal acc...

Letters to the Editor: Students Share Opinions on Gun Control

Letters to the Editor: Students Share Opinions on Gun Control

Olivia Ely

June 5, 2018

Dear Editor, I liked the article about teachers having and not having guns. I thought it was interesting to see the claims and argument they would have. I like the one saying teachers should not have guns because I agree with them. I like how they both had articles side by side like if it was a comp...

18 Isn’t a Safe Age to Own a Gun

18 Isn’t a Safe Age to Own a Gun

Lilly MacInnis, Photo Editor

March 30, 2018

At 18 years old, the teenager’s prefrontal cortex, the part of the brain which regulates impulse control, is about halfway developed. That means that until you are about 25, you are more likely to make rash decisions with limited knowledge. But you are considered an adult at eighteen and given eve...

Gun Control is the Best way to Prevent School Shootings

Gun Control is the Best way to Prevent School Shootings

Tristen Buchino

March 27, 2018

Imagine waking up in the morning and finding yourself stressing about whether there will be a shooting at your school that day, rather than whether you will get a good grade on your English paper. Now imagine the worst possible scenario: being inside school and hearing the sounds of blood curdling scr...

Students Write to Representatives Calling for Change in Gun Control Legislation

Junior Acacia Harper works on transcribing her letter onto American flag paper, provided by Ms. May. Harper planned to write asking for a limit on ammunition and a higher age limit for purchasing guns. Photo Credit / Grace Marshall

Grace Marshall

March 22, 2018

If you had stepped into Sarah Leineke’s classroom, located in the B-wing of Loy Norrix on Friday, March 2, you would have seen somewhere around 15 students sitting with laptops, paper and pens, writing letters to their Michigan representatives. The students were writing to express their discontent wi...

Loy Norrix Participates in National Walkout

Loy Norrix student holds poster to protest gun violence. Photo Credit / Glenna Aldag

Jasmine Alcocer

March 15, 2018

In solidarity with high schoolers across the nation, students at Loy Norrix High School participated in the National School Walkout on March 14th, 2018. Junior Grace Muchmore expressed her feelings on this boiling topic, “In general I don't want to get shot at school. I wanna show my support for...

WE ARE STUDENTS, WE ARE VICTIMS, WE ARE CHANGE: STUDENTS ADVOCATE FOR SCHOOL SAFETY

WE ARE STUDENTS, WE ARE VICTIMS, WE ARE CHANGE: STUDENTS ADVOCATE FOR SCHOOL SAFETY

Emily Lewman

March 12, 2018

This year in the United States alone there have been 18 school shootings, including seven intentional school shootings that have resulted in the death of many innocent students and teachers. According to the Gun Violence Archive, 438 people have been shot and 138 have been killed in schools since the Sa...

Loy Norrix Students Walkout in Protest of US Gun Control

Loy Norrix Students Walkout in Protest of US Gun Control

Henry Snapp

February 24, 2018

“We want to end gun violence in schools, to show that students have a voice, have opinion and want to be heard. We’re angry. We’re done accepting thoughts and condolences and we want something to change,” Emma Hilgarth-Griff shouted from atop a rock as she read her speech to the crowd of st...

California’s Gun Law Creates Contempt and Doubt

Josh Hentowski

June 17, 2017

Guest Writer Josh Hentkowski Do you chop down a tree because of one bad apple? California’s gun laws have been known to be strict and decisive, but on November 8, 2016, the state of California voted on Proposition 63. This proposition expanded the idea of gun control; placing limitations on types of guns and ...

The U.S. Needs Better Gun Control

The U.S. Needs Better Gun Control

Isaac Rubin

November 9, 2016

Staff Editorial On April 18th, 2011, Kalamazoo police officer Eric Zapata was shot by Leonard Statler. On February 20th, 2016, Jason Brian Dalton drove around Kalamazoo shooting innocent civilians killing six people and injuring two others. On September 6th, 2016, Daquarion Hunter and Marsavious Frazier d...

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