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Kids play as school shooter in new “Active Shooter” video game

Kids play as school shooter in new “Active Shooter” video game

June 7, 2018

By Caroline Donohue '20   A video game called “Active Shooter” was scheduled for release on June 6, but it was recalled after thousands of families spoke out in protest on May 29.   The video game plot goes as follows:  the player is a school shooter attacking students and teac...

Why we should chose to live our lives with hope rather than fear

Why we should chose to live our lives with hope rather than fear

March 21, 2018

By Bri Zeiberg ’19 Why should we allow tragedy after tragedy to keep us from living our lives to the fullest? Why is society only reminded to live each day like it's the last after a life-threatening event occurs? It is only recently that I came to the realization that we should truly treat eve...

Lockdown drills attempt to improve school safety

Lockdown drills attempt to improve school safety

March 21, 2018

by Caroline Donohue '20 Lockdown drills are utilized in typical education systems to prepare for urgent circumstances where danger may be imminent. On Feb. 27, while circumstances didn’t warrant a lockdown, students and staff at Staples High School underwent a “shelter in place” due to a threat...

Recent gun violence leads to closed doors and opened minds

Recent gun violence leads to closed doors and opened minds

March 14, 2018

By: Emma Van Riper ’20 Gun violence threats have drawn attention to the flaws in the current security measures that are taken at school. The best way to prevent gun violence in school is to work out a process to handle anonymous tips and to launch an educational program to ensure that people unders...

Shooting at Florida State University shocks Staples alumni

Shooting at Florida State University shocks Staples alumni

Rachel Treisman, Web Features Editor

November 21, 2014

Around 12:30 a.m on Thursday, Nov. 20, an armed former student of Florida State University (FSU) entered the college’s Strozier Library and began shooting. He injured three students and caused a panic across campus. According to CNN, two of the three students were admitted to the Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. On...

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