Let’s talk about guns, baby

By: Hannah Paige Michels ~Photography Editor~ America has a gun problem. An average of 91 Americans have died every day from firearms, creating a total of 11,626 gun-related fatalities in less than 10 months of 2016, according to EveryTownResearch. org. The way we glorify violence and invest our patriotism in firearms is toxic and is responsible for the loss of innocent lives. American gun culture is killing our people. People like to point to Switzerland, a neutral country with one of the highest rates of gun ownership in the world, where gun violence doesn’t exist the way it does in … Continue reading Let’s talk about guns, baby

The misread pontiff America misuses Pope Francis’s rhetoric

By: Patrick O’Neil Unless it has slipped your watchful eye, you know that Pope Francis will be taking his first visit to the U.S. on Sept. 22. On the trip, his holiness will be visiting three of the arguably most American cities in the Union — New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. — and will be speaking in front of both houses of congress and the United Nations. Pope Francis has been one of the most outspoken popes in history and has become involved with international politics at an unprecedented level. With this being said, it raises the question … Continue reading The misread pontiff America misuses Pope Francis’s rhetoric