Mom of WJHS student discusses weapons found in son’s room

Nadia Jaikaran and Sofia Papakos

October 19, 2018

After finding loaded guns and explosives in son’s room, mom called police

Rebels unite South Side

Arjun Thakkar

December 15, 2017

Upon hearing the words ‘South Side of Chicago,’ most individuals think of the ongoing cycle of gang violence. There’s some truth to these thoughts, as this section of the city does have dangerous neighborhoods and many...

Bumpstock debate hits legislatures around the country

May Paddor

December 15, 2017

According to WTTW Chicago Tonight, state rep. Marty Moylan’s bill to ban “bump stocks” did not pass on Oct 26 failing by a vote of 48-54. Moylan’s bill came about in response to the Las Vegas shooting. “Bump stocks”...

Movies change how we think about guns

Mack Guthrie

December 15, 2017

When I watched the Korean zombie thriller “Train to Busan,” what was most shocking to me was the relative absence of guns. In the two hour movie, there is at most two minutes with guns in a frame. American movies on the...

Nation unfazed after tragic shootings

Arjun Thakkar

December 15, 2017

It’s practically an expectation these days to pick up your smartphone, open your preferred news app, and bear witness to a provocative headline about a recent act of violence. News coverage has expanded to the point where...

Inconsistencies in Trump’s responses to tragedies shed light on double standard

Katie Kim

December 15, 2017

The recent stream of mass shootings and terrorist attacks, and the ways that President Donald Trump has responded to them, have created controversy. One of the duties of the President of the United States is to comfort the...

U.S. has highest rates of gun violence among developed countries

Jasmine Gonzalez

December 15, 2017

It is no secret that the United States has one of the highest rates of gun violence in the world. While it is definitely true that the difference is especially staggering in comparison with other highly developed and wealthy...

Generation Z’s guide to talking about gun control

Rebecca Lee

December 15, 2017

Gun control is one of the most, if not the most, dividing issue in the contemporary United States. There are those who believe that the ownership and use of all guns is a constitutional right, while there are others who believe...

Conservation controversies in hunting for sport

Lexi Shoup

December 15, 2017

Soon after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) moved to lift former president Obama’s ban on the imports of elephant trophies from Zimbabwe and Zambia, President Donald Trump tweeted his intentions to reverse the lifting...

The conservative side of gun ownership

Jesse McCauley

December 15, 2017

Gun control is yet another controversial topic that divides our country into two halves. Some argue for stricter gun laws, and some will argue for more lee way with guns. Typically, democrats are the ones lofting for harsher...

New gun policies have conservatives up in arms

Joe Barushek, Staff Writer

January 22, 2016

On Jan. 5, 2016, President Barack Obama revealed his new policies on gun control in response to the Oregon shooting in October. Obama’s executive order (an order having the force of law issued by the president) will require...