It’s time: Safety of schools and college campuses depends on sane gun laws
Demonstrators rally for gun control legislation in the Minnesota State Capitol rotunda on Feb. 22, 2018. The rally was organized in the wake of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on Feb. 14. Photo by Fibonacci Blue/Flickr Creative Commons

It’s time: Safety of schools and college campuses depends on sane gun laws

It’s time to admit it. It’s time to stop denying it. Something needs to be done. America’s unhealthy obsession with guns is killing our kids.

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Commentary: Student says ‘hear, hear’ for Shakespeare
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Commentary: Student says ‘hear, hear’ for Shakespeare

On our first day of class, we went around and did the usual introductions: name, major, and why we were taking LIT 377 Shakespeare. Many of my fellow students said they put off taking the class until their very last semester.

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Don’t swap free speech for safe space at Metro State
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Don’t swap free speech for safe space at Metro State

I read with inter­est Mitesh Rai’s opin­ion piece (“Char­lottesville on my mind”) in the Sep­tem­ber 2017 issue of The Met­ro­pol­i­tan. I agree with Rai that the events in Char­lottesville on August 11 – 12 were tragic and rep­re­sented a sig­nif­i­cant step back­ward as a nation.

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A hawk’s-eye view of high school
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A hawk’s-eye view of high school

Sur­real. That’s the only word I can find to describe my emo­tions that day. It’s one thing if you see a dis­as­ter hit some­where else and you think, “Oh, those poor people”.

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Don’t let local elections go below the radar

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The list of issues that affect our day-to-day lives goes on and on: body cam­eras on police offi­cers; well-maintained roads; bike lanes; fair and afford­able hous­ing; prop­erty taxes; parks and libraries; garbage col­lec­tion; good schools; and the fight over the $15 min­i­mum wage.

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