By Andrew J. Barnes ’12
Troy Anthony Davis was executed on Sept. 21 at Georgia Diagnostic and Classification State Prison by lethal injection for a crime he was found guilty of committing on Aug. 19, 1989.
The Georgia Supreme Court and U.S. Supreme Court refused to stop the use of capital punishment or the “death penalty,” as it is commonly known, after Davis allegedly murdered a police officer.
By Joe Skoog ’13
The rise of social networking sites has allowed for a new phenomenon known as “slacktivism.”
“Slacktivism” is a term used to describe the half-hearted attempts at charity or commitment to specific causes in the world that people do by joining Facebook groups.
By Chris Baca ’11 & Brian D. Brannon ’11
Recent turmoil surrounding the tragic event of the Tucson shootings has left many Arizona citizens questioning the validity of the state’s gun laws.
Opponents of Arizona’s firearm-friendly laws cite the easy accessibility to handguns and the ability to easily conceal weapons as possible factors in the shooting.
The facts brought up to support such claims do not necessarily hold ground though as Arizona’s gun laws protect its citizens and their second amendment rights.
Arizona’s gun laws stipulate that a pistol may be purchased only if the buyer is 21 or older; a person may purchase a shotgun or rifle if they are 18 or older.
One part of the AIMS test this year was a passage where a speech and debate student wrote a letter to the school newspaper saying that it should run more stories about academic clubs, rather than sports.
Most people just read the passage, answered the questions and moved on.
However, the message behind the reading was a very strong one and one that should be heavily considered.
The topic of hunting has long been the subject of heated debates and criticism.
In this day and age, it may seem that hunting is unnecessarily cruel, but hunters are actually helping the environment in more ways than one.
The first and most important way that hunters are helping the environment is through the regulation of animal populations.