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Pulling the Trigger:
Is There a Sound Solution?
Letters to The Editor
Marlena Brown, staff writer
Recently in the news, the Wash
ington navy shipyard shooting massacre
has garnered mass amounts of press from
the media. The recurrence of this kind of
tragedy has also raised questions and con
cerns on a pressing issue on the minds of
several Americans: gun violence and as
sociated legislation. Just within the past
year, many suggestions have been brought
to the political table, yet there doesn’t ap
pear to be any concurrence on these ideas.
Certain legislators and political commen
tators have said that in order to curtail
violence, we need to implement stricter
gun laws. Others have proposed that we
should have tighter restrictions with gun
permits in respects to background checks.
There has even been conversation about
end of the Second Amendment. What is
the viable solution?
I’ll come right out and say it: I am
an opponent of not only gun violence, but
the mere idea of keeping a gun for pro
tection unless absolutely necessary. To
help remedy our issue of gun violence, I
personally believe that there should be a
serious stand taken both by states and the
federal government to address the issue.
The discussion and debates are
quite remarkable to see, but without ac
tion, they are a worthless symbol of Amer
ica’s lack of initiative on this subject. Yet,
a key component in all of this appears to
me to be the lack of attention given to gun
permits and the correlation it has with
mental health. If an individual is diag
nosed with say, bipolar disorder, I highly
doubt it is rational to allow this person
to own a gun, nonetheless even receive a
permit based on their mental instability.
Even with medication, the guarantee of
the individual being able to act sensibly
“The discussion and de
bates are quite remark
able to see, but without
action, they are a worth
less symbol of America’s
lack of initiative on this
Rise in “Parking Tickets Aggravates Students” left me feeling very
disgusted. Before you print anything, you should get your facts straight.
The price of a regular parking ticket has only gone up to $50.00 and not
$75.00. As far as tickets coming without notice. I’m not sure that I can un
derstand that. When you get a parking pass on campus you are told where
you can and cannot park. You are told that you will get tickets for parking
in spots that are not meant for you. How much notice do you need? If a
spot says visitor or staff, you have clearly been notified if you choose to
park there; you are taking the risk of getting a ticket. As far as the student
having a residence pass and parking in the commuter lot: you are supposed
to have a commuter pass and then you would not get a ticket and once
again if you do not have a staff pass'you should not park in a staff spot or
you’re going to get a ticket. Does campus security really have to tell us we
are going to get tickets for parking in areas we are not supposed to? Just
because you did something last year without getting caught does not mean
that you will never get caught. The simple fact is that this is life and when
you do something you are not supposed to do and get caught there are
consequences. Stop bellyaching and deal with it. If you don’t want to get a
ticket then get the proper tags for your cars and park in the proper spots
otherwise you have no one else to blame but yourselves.
Class of 2014
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and with reason is not certain, and there
fore should be discounted from the privi
lege of having access to a weapon.
Perhaps having a stricter federal
mandate on mental health and weapon
possession would be more effective in
the fight against gun violence. The root of
the problem, in my perspective, is not the
weapon, but those who are permitted to
possess them and the aftermath of their
What do you think of the new Meredith.edu? Hate it? Love it?
18% It looks great! Really holds to our new brand “Going Strong.”
65% I can’t find anything! They need to go back to the drawing board.
6% It’s ok, I hardly ever use it.
Results from last issue’s poll
Meredith Hacks: Life Hacks for Avenging Angels!
This week: We’re All in This
Hannah Nielsen, staff writer
can feel like a very individu
alized experience because we
spend so much time working
on our four year plan, boost
ing our resume, planning our
and buying things for our
side of the room. So when
things arise that make us feel
stressed, depressed or upset, it
can feel like we should keep it
to ourselves or only try to lis
ten to our own advice. These
are the times when it is most
important to remember that
Meredith College is a commu
nity, and living in this com
munity means more than just
following the Honor Code or
participating in Cornhuskin’.
It also means that we care for
and support our classmates
The writing on the
sidewalk is what led me to
AMF. I had noticed the orga
nization’s name sketched out
under my feet while walking
across campus one day. Upon
a Google search I learned
that Students of AMF (Ac
tively Moving Forward) was
a national organization with
a chapter here at Meredith.
AMF serves as a support
group for college students
who have lost someone dear
or who have a loved one with a
terminal illness. Interestingly,
the group is also a service or
ganization and carries out at
least two service projects dur
ing the school year.
Your RA is also a great
person to talk to about suite-
mate drama, missing home, or
anything! She’s not just there ,
to do room checks and moni
tor boy hours; she’s also there
to help and encourage you.
Another great re
source is The Office of the
Chaplain. Stacy Pardue and
her staff love to work with and
serve our student body; drop
by the Chapel for a visit.
A very unique oppor
tunity on campus is the free
counseling services at The
Counseling Center which is
located on the second floor
of Carroll Hall (the health
center). You can schedule ap
pointments, and they have a
problem-solving walk-in hour
day from 10:00-11:00 am.
They even have a 24-hour cri
sis intervention service. Check
out their webpage for more
information under the “On-
Campus Resources” tab on
And of course, a sup
port system that is often
overlooked but should never
be taken for granted is your
friends and family. Those peo
ple truly love you. They want
to hear what’s on your mind
and encourage you in any way
they can. You might even be
surprised to find out that your
friends or family members are
struggling wdth the same exact
things or have faced the same
obstacles in the past and can
even help you face them now.
Don’t be afraid to get the con
versation started; it’s worth it.
So whenever you feel
like you are the only one strug
gling, remember that there are
people around you who have
had, or are having, similar
experiences and there are so
many resources to help—you
are not alone. Don’t just try to
bear the weight yourself; your
community is here, walling
and waiting to help. We’re all
in this together.
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