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New Zealand vows to strip liberties

New Zealand vows to strip liberties

Henry Brettingen

April 4, 2019

Reactionary policies are a dangerous tool politicians use to cause change and garner support. Although they have the ability to do good, because of their rushed nature they are often not well-thought-out. New Zealand's reaction to the Christchurch shooting does nothing but disarm its citizens. Acc...

Inappropriate setting, time to represent school shooting

Inappropriate setting, time to represent school shooting

Maria Perez-Barriga

January 13, 2019

This article has been changed Jan. 17 to correct errors. Echo apologizes for the mistakes. Park’s selection for the winter play, “The Amish Project” is based on a true story about the aftermath of a school shooting, which is not to be taken lightly.   2018 has the highest number of school shootings of ...

Assassins elicits new concerns

Assassins elicits new concerns

Atticus Raasch

April 12, 2018

This story has been modified since the release of the print edition April 11.

Mass shooting prompts unproductive debate cycle

Mass shooting prompts unproductive debate cycle

William Phelan

March 19, 2018

Nikolas Cruz, 19, opened fire in Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida with an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle, killing 17 people on Feb. 14. In the wake of this event, many experts have weighed in on the issue of gun violence and how to prevent such tragedies. The call for a ...

Recent mass shootings increase mental health stigma

Recent mass shootings increase mental health stigma

Isaac Wahl

March 13, 2018

The recent mass school shooting in Florida and the Trump administration’s response provokes many questions and debates exploring the correlation between mental illness and gun violence. According to The New York Times, the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida was one of the deadliest school shootings in the U.S...

Gun control stalemate desensitizes shootings

Gun control stalemate desensitizes shootings

Emma Kempf

February 16, 2018

On Jan. 23, a student in Kentucky shot and killed two people at Marshall County High School and injured eighteen others. The event marked the eleventh school shooting of 2018 and roughly the 50th of the academic year, according to the New York Times. I was surprised I had not known about the fi...

This country needs gun control

This country needs gun control

Hannah Leff

December 31, 2017

A gunman killed four people while attempting to enter an elementary school in Northern California Nov. 14. Just nine days prior, 29 people died in a shooting at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. These incidents have increased the number of mass shootings in the United States to 413 dur...

Gun-Free Zones do not stop crime

Gun-Free Zones do not stop crime

Adah Koivula

December 6, 2016

It seems day after day we hear news of more people dying in places that were specifically deemed safe zones. The idea was to protect citizens in malls, movie theaters, any public place, primarily schools. The safety was provided by “Gun Free Zones” and that meant nobody would ever bring a gun into tha...

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