Now IS the time to talk about gun control

Jordan Benefiel | Staff Writer Jennifer Palacios, center, biological mother of 14-year-old Annabelle Pomeroy, who died in a mass shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, is comforted by her son, Timothy Rodriguez, left, and her mother, Diana Palacios, at a memorial service in Sutherland Springs on Nov. 6. | Photographer: Jay Janner | The Associated Press    The gun control debate is heating up again after the latest horrific mass shooting. A couple weeks ago, the deadliest mass shooting on U.S. soil took place in Las Vegas, and nothing involving gun control was initiated. Now here we are again, faced with … Continue reading Now IS the time to talk about gun control

Jemele Hill: A Closer Look at Free Speech

Jordan Benefiel | Staff Writer The contentious contrast between censorship and brand preservation is not a new problem. Deciding what power companies have over their employee’s abilities to express their opinions is a thorny topic. On the one hand, the first amendment guarantees us free speech, but on the other, people knowingly sign contracts that detail what they can and cannot say if they are to keep their jobs. The question then must be, if the topic is important enough, should one speak out anyway? Recently, ESPN host Jemele Hill was suspended for two weeks due to breaching her contracts … Continue reading Jemele Hill: A Closer Look at Free Speech

The North Korea problem

Jordan Benefiel | Staff Writer North Korea needs to be stopped, and there’s no one to stop it. Tensions have been rising in the region and around the world as North Korea tests its ballistic missiles over Japan, threatens South Korea, Guam, and the U.S. Meanwhile, China does nothing. Early in September, the Seoul military reported that North Korea was readying another ballistic missile test that could potentially be an ICBM. This news came right on the heels of North Korea’s claim that it also was testing a hydrogen bomb. Hydrogen bomb or not, Seoul’s defense ministry measured the nuclear … Continue reading The North Korea problem