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March For Their Lives

March For Their Lives

March 29, 2018

Members of the Walla Walla community joined the local high school and many other high schools and supporters around the country for the March For Our Lives on Saturday, March 24th as a response to the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. The local march was organized by a group of students from ...

The Great Gun Debate

The Great Gun Debate

Olivia Gilbert, Feature Editor

November 3, 2016

Gun control has been one of the most contentious issues in the 2016 election cycle. Increased awareness of police violence against communities of color, near daily mass shootings, and the alarming figure of 33,000 annual firearm deaths in the U.S. have infused the question of gun policy with renewed urgency and hei...

Lives of Black Youth Are Disposable in America

Lives of Black Youth Are Disposable in America

Gladys Gitau

February 27, 2013

In light of recent mass shootings, it seems as if America is really adamant on preventing the slaughter of innocent lives. No one wants to see the horrific stories of young children dying on their morning news. Except young innocent children have been dying and continue to die even as we "recover" from Sandy ...

Gun Violence Research Requires Parity to Avoid Hypocrisy

Blair Hanley Frank

February 7, 2013

In the wake of the tragic shootings in Newtown, it seems there's one thing almost everyone in Washington can agree on: We need more research into the effects of violent video games. National Rifle Association representative Wayne LaPierre targeted games in his bizarre post-Newtown rant, and President...

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