Tag: sandy hook
Apr. 19, 2013
A shameful day for the Senate
In the past year, the United States has witnessed an abundance of heartbreaking tragedies. Two of these were the mass shootings at a Colorado movie theater and Sandy Hook Elementary School, resulting in the deaths of innocent children and adults who will remain in our hearts forever. These mass shootings once again brought the issue of gun control to the nation’s attention. The country seemed split as to whether the government should enforce stricter gun laws, some arguing that stricter laws would violate the Second Amendment, which gives people the right to bear arms. Others believe that such laws would keep powerful weapons out of the hands of dangerous people. The Senate voted down a bill April 18 that would have expanded background checks on firearms and ban certain semiautomatic weapons. The Editorial Board is disappointed with this decision and strongly believes this legislation would have begun to curb the frightening trend of gun attacks in this country and helped to save countless lives.
Jan. 18, 2013
Mass emails at Drexel: Less is more
When students receive seven to 10 emails per day from the University administration and other Drexel departments, they are less likely to read them. It’s our job to know and follow the news because we work for the independent student newspaper, but oftentimes even we don’t read them all. It would be nice to get less emails and be able to subscribe to the news that matters most to us. We understand that there are legitimate reasons why we can’t unsubscribe from Drexel Official Mail and the official listservs for our respective colleges and majors, but for other lists like Drexel Announcement Mail and IRT Technology Update, we’d appreciate if students weren’t automatically subscribed to them upon enrollment at Drexel.