Wal-Mart pulls assault rifle from online store in wake of Newton shooting

Cody Mason, Opinions Desk

January 10, 2013

Due to the shooting that occurred Friday in Newton, Connecticut; Wal-Mart has announced it is pulling the Bushmaster Patrolman’s Carbine M4A3 rifle from is online store. It is a gun of a similar make to that of the one used by the shooter. Wal-Mart is the country's largest distributer of guns and ammunition, with sales increasing in the last year. This article is immensely important in showing the backlash a tragedy ofsuch horrific nature, can have on how we decide social and ethical decisions, such as gun control. Mirroring the increase in national security we...

Two minutes late to class? Say goodbye to the one free part of your day

Cody Mason, Opinions Desk

December 5, 2012

You just couldn’t finish your fruity pebbles fast enough and now sitting in a silent lunch detention, you stare around at the expressionless faces of classmates serving for a similar offense. No intellectual or educational conversations occur, little to no homework is actually done, and the next day repeats the same with often reoccurring faces. Bored, time wasted, lesson not learned, and laughed off as a waste of your precious lunchtime. There are two very divided sides to this issue: one being the administration that must discipline students for not coming to class...

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