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Beto O’Rourke Discusses Gun Violence with Newtown Community

Beto O’Rourke Discusses Gun Violence with Newtown Community

Jennifer Korn, Student Life Editor

November 13, 2019

Former U.S. presidential candidate Beto O' Rourke visited Newton on Oct. 30, and talked about gun violence. (O'Rourke dropped out of the presidential race two days after the event. The New York Times  reported that O'Rourke withdrew from the race because of a lack of funding.) Local gun law activ...

School Shootings are a Tragedy, not a Fashion Statement

School Shootings are a Tragedy, not a Fashion Statement

Madeleine Orcales, Contributing Writer

October 9, 2019

Last month, American fashion label, Bstroy, unveiled a line of sweatshirts during New York Fashion Week that sparked national outrage.  The show included four models wearing layered ensembles with street-style hooded sweaters boldly displaying rips that appear to represent bullet holes, and the embroidered nam...

Video Games: Scapegoat for Violence

Video Games: Scapegoat for Violence

Ariana Ferrante, Contributing Writer

September 30, 2019

Every time there’s a mass shooting, some members of the  public are quick to search for an explanation. Some scour the shooter’s social media pages for clues, while others wonder if the gunman was mentally ill.   Still others assert that the perpetrator’s actions are fueled by other beliefs --...

When Will It Stop?

When Will It Stop?

Mitsouki Garvey-Sanchez, Opinions Editor

November 7, 2018

‘History repeats itself,’ is a phrase used to describe recurring events. One recurring event that we just can’t seem to get away from is that of mass shootings in America.From the Columbine massacre in 1999, to the Sandy Hook shooting in  2012, to the most recent shooting of parishioners in a P...

A Look Ahead at March for Our Lives in CT

A Look Ahead at March for Our Lives in CT

Glenn Rohrbacker, Editor in Chief

March 22, 2018

Frank Blackwell, of Guilford, Conn., went to the women’s march last year in New York, and when he heard about the shooting in Parkland, Florida, he thought that it was time to march again. Before Parkland, the Guilford community was dealing with its own heartache, when a 15-year-old boy died from a...

Congress Does Something Right: House Finally Passes VAWA!

Elizabeth Field

March 6, 2013

Victims of domestic and sexual violence recently went over 500 days without critically important protections sanctioned by the Violence Against Women Act, first established in 1994 by then-senator Joe Biden and renewed ever since. Well, ever since 500 days ago. In April 2012, the Senate passed a similar...

New Haven Fed Up With Violence in the City

Lesha Daley

October 24, 2012

New Haven residents are outraged with the escalating violent activity that is happening in their neighborhoods every day. The recent shooting of a toddler in the middle of the afternoon has infuriated the city’s citizens, especially those living in the neighborhood of Edgewood and Kensington Avenue....

Violence and Carnage in Syria Intensify

Liz De La Torre

February 15, 2012

Following in the spirit and footsteps of its brother countries, Egypt, Libya, Yemen, and Tunisia―which have all successfully ousted their respective dictators―Syria takes part in the fight against authoritarianism and social turmoil that has plagued much of the Arab world. Civil war broke ...

Supreme Court to Have Final Say on Video Games

Liz De La Torre

May 5, 2010

If it wasn’t enough that Arnold Schwarzenegger settled for three films kicking machine ass, the Terminator is back fighting the latest threat to human existence: Video games? California’s appeal for managing violent video games was accepted by the Supreme Court on Apr. 26. The bill, which was ...

Anti-govt protests sweep Kyrgyzstan, 100 said dead

Liz De La Torre

April 7, 2010

From The Associated Press BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan – Thousands of protesters furious over corruption and spiraling utility bills seized government buildings and clashed with police Wednesday in Kyrgyzstan, throwing control of the Central Asian nation into doubt. Police opened fire on demonstrators, killing...

Stopping the Violence: The Melanie Ilene Rieger Memorial

Carole McFaddan

February 23, 2010

Sam and Wanda Rieger visited UNH on Feb. 15 and held an informational lecture and discussion on domestic violence and the Melanie Ilene Rieger Memorial Conference Against Violence. Sam and Wanda are the parents of Melanie Ilene Rieger of Waterbury, Connecticut who was murdered by her boyfriend on May...

Some fear Kan. ruling may spur abortion violence

Liz De La Torre

January 11, 2010

From The Associated Press WICHITA, Kan. – Before the first juror is selected or witness called, a decision allowing a confessed killer to argue he believes the slaying of one of the nation's few late-term abortion providers was a justified act aimed at saving unborn children has upended what most ex...

Charges dropped against Ill. teen in beating death

Liz De La Torre

October 19, 2009

From The Associated Press CHICAGO – First-degree murder charges were dropped Monday against one of four teens accused in the brutal beating of a Chicago honor student that was recorded in a cell phone camera video. Eugene Bailey, 18, of Chicago, was arrested Sept. 26, two days after 16-year-ol...

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