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Bridgeport shooting takes life of adolescent boy

Bridgeport shooting takes life of adolescent boy

Mia Daignault, Staff Writer

December 20, 2018

A 12-year-old boy was shot and killed in Bridgeport on Tuesday, Dec. 18, according to recent news reports from NBC Connecticut. Clinton Howell, a seventh-grader at Bridge Academy, was walking home from a corner store around 9 pm and was shot twice in front of his home. Howell was rushed to the hosp...

Death and dishonesty: why Jewish activism is so lackluster

Death and dishonesty: why Jewish activism is so lackluster

Sam Zuckerman '21

December 3, 2018

The American Jewish community was left confused and hurt after a gunman walked into the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh and killed 11 people. Shockwaves were sent through the entire Jewish community as people tried to pick up the pieces and move on with their lives, even though it was clear tha...

Pittsburgh synagogue shooting leaves 11 dead and six wounded

Pittsburgh synagogue shooting leaves 11 dead and six wounded

Seth McCoy ’19

October 28, 2018

Eleven are dead and six are wounded following a mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on the morning of Saturday, Oct. 27. Robert D. Bowers, 46, yielded himself to police custody after opening fire on the synagogue, then barricaded himself in a third story office. Pit...

Malloy signs bill banning bump stocks

Malloy signs bill banning bump stocks

Sophie Driscoll '19, Editor In Chief

June 7, 2018

By Sophie Driscoll '19 Governor Dannel Malloy signed Public Act 18-29, legislation banning bump stocks and other devices that increase the rate of fire of semi automatic firearms, into law on Thursday, May 31. The legislation will take effect October 1, 2018. It states that people who “sell, o...

Parkland shooting animation video reveals sequence of tragic events

Parkland shooting animation video reveals sequence of tragic events

May 11, 2018

By Maya Brodows '20 On April 24, Broward Sheriff’s Office released an animated video depicting the violent events of Feb. 14 in Parkland, Florida. The animation provides the first official account of gunman Nikolas Cruz’s movement through Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. It was creat...

Animation of Parkland shooting serves as reminder of loss

Animation of Parkland shooting serves as reminder of loss

May 4, 2018

By Audrey Bernstein '20   Since the shooting in Parkland, Florida on Feb. 14th, I have suffered through every emotion. I have seen horrifying videos taken during the shooting, read the words of grieving students and watched as tears filled their eyes in remembrance. However, as time pa...

Social media is a battleground for the Parkland students to enact change

Social media is a battleground for the Parkland students to enact change

March 22, 2018

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Los Angeles middle school accidental shooting leaves students and parents in tears

Los Angeles middle school accidental shooting leaves students and parents in tears

February 13, 2018

By: Mia Daignault '20 An accidental shooting occurred at Sal Castro middle school in Las Angeles on Feb.1, the third school shooting of recent weeks. Two students and two others were left minorly wounded. The student responsible had an unregistered semi-automatic machine gun in her backpack. ...

New Jersey teen kills parents and sister in New Years Eve shooting

New Jersey teen kills parents and sister in New Years Eve shooting

January 4, 2018

By Bailey Blaikie '19 Scott Kologi, a 16-year old from Long Branch, New Jersey, shot and killed four people on Dec. 31. The victims were the shooter’s parents, Linda Kologi and Steven Kologi; his sister, Brittany Kologi; and family friend, Mary Schultz, who lived with the family. The motive sur...

Texas shooting kills 26 and injures several more

Texas shooting kills 26 and injures several more

November 9, 2017

Caroline Blevins ’18 About 26 victims were killed on Nov. 5 after a gunman opened fire at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland, Texas. Around 20 others between the ages of five and 72 years old were injured, according to Freeman Martin, a regional director with the Texas Department of Public Safety...

Five injured after Congressional shooting in Virginia

Five injured after Congressional shooting in Virginia

June 15, 2017

By Kit Epstein On the morning of Wednesday, June 14, a shooting occurred at a baseball field during a team practice in Alexandria, Virginia, injuring five people, including Steve Scalise, the Republican majority whip in Congress. According to CNN, Representative Scalise was practicing for a Co...

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