RUN HIDE FIGHT: How to protect yourself

Laramie County Community College encourages the use of the U.S. Department of Security RUN, HIDE, FIGHT plan to stay safe during a violent attack. Laramie County Community College’s campus safety director James Crosby and assistant campus safety director Juan Maldonado talked about the ways students and staff can keep themselves safe during a violent attack

A life for a gun: now is the time for laws

The largest protest in American history took place on Saturday, March 24, dethroning the protests against the Vietnam War in the 60’s. March for Our Lives brought in an estimated 1.2 million people across the U.S., with an estimated 800,000 protesters in Washington, D.C., the largest recorded tally for a protest. March for Our Lives

Second amendment supporter has a change of mind

It seems like at least once every six months, when you turn on the television or check social media, you find out another deathly shooting has occured on American soil. The most recent was the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida, and just like most shootings that take place in America, it

How law enforcement train, respond to shootings

Laramie County law enforcement conducts training in active shooting scenarios and utilizes school facilities to authenticize situations.   According to Lieutenant Kevin James of the Laramie County sheriff’s department, officers go through annual training. The trainings are 10 hours at a minimum and entail active shooter scenarios, firearm training, and use of force.  Joint active

Immigrant status remains uncertain

Anyone who has scrolled through social media, watched news channels or read newspapers over the last year could hardly escape hearing about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) controversy in Washington D.C. and the political arguments it has spurred. Still, the status of DACA immigrants remains uncertain as no definite protections have been passed

Are video games to blame?

I had heard in the news recently that President Donald Trump had said that he’s surprised violent video games don’t affect a small percentage of kids in a negative way. This isn’t the first time he’s talked about violent video games. Trump tweeted in 2012, “Video game violence and glorification must be stopped – it’s

Gun-control is far from a clear answer

Violent crime is not new, but the slaying of dozens of children by their own schoolmates is a relatively new phenomenon that began in 1999 with the Columbine High School shooting in Littleton, Colorado. Two students plunged their school into chaos with guns, grenades and homemade bombs. Thirteen people were killed, 20 were injured and

Protesting: simpler then, complex now

It all started with butter. In 1776, Harvard students came together in protest of the school’s allegedly awful butter. This student protest became known as the Butter Rebellion, the first American student protest. Two hundred forty-two years later, student protests have evolved from one school simply detesting dairy products. Nationwide walkouts and marches are taking

Looking into Wyoming’s political divide

Within our country, there is a clear divide when it comes to certain political views.  In Wyoming, there is a history of division, like the Johnson County War, just as any other state has. The earliest division was simply between the north and south counties of the state. Farmers and stock growers dominated the north,

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