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Amy Klobuchar 2020: Celebration. Controversy. Confusion.

Consfusion and indecisiveness have become a commonality with the 2020 election.

Clara Garner, Staff Writer

May 24, 2019

Amy Klobuchar's announcement to run for president was met with enthusiasm, a little sexism, and brings up the question of values.

Students march to Capitol

SPA students whon walked our hold their signs at the Capitol and wait for the rally to begin.

Marlee Baron, Managing Editor

April 23, 2018

“Protect students, not guns” “We are enraged” “Thoughts and prayers are not bulletproof.” These are just some of the messages that were plastered on signs in the Huss Center on Apr. 20 as students gathered to walk to the capitol to rally against gun violence This particular walkout, althou...

While many walk out, some stay in school

During x-period, some juniors gather in Summit Center to spend time and relax while others prepare to leave for the walkout.

Sharee Roman, Photographer

April 21, 2018

  On National Walk Out day, students marched to the Capitol to emphasize the need for increased gun control in response to the recent school shootings. Although plenty of students participated in the walkout, students who did not march remained at school. 9th grader Allison Audette did...

Columbine shooting anniversary inspires student organized walk out

Columbine shooting anniversary inspires student organized walk out

Marlee Baron, Mimi Geller, and Sharee Roman

April 21, 2018

On the anniversary of the Columbine shooting students participated in a nationwide school walkout to protest for stricter gun control.

Walk out: school safety, gun control, and grief

Sophomore Sydney Therien holds a pro-gun control sign in front of the capitol.

Noah Raaum, Videographer

March 7, 2018

Dozens of students participated in the Saint Paul high school walkout to protest gun control and school safety.

Violence touches everyone; everyone must respond

Protests are a great step in the process of change, but we can't allow the work to be in vain.

Nitya Thakkar, Rubiconline Editor

March 7, 2018

The Parkland shooting prompted activism; we can't let it dissipate.

Social Media becomes the platform for change

Annie Bottern, RubicOnline Editor

February 20, 2018

In the aftermath of Feb. 14, students extend condolences to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas community and plan for action.

Mourning not the time for politics

In the wake of another mass shooting, politicization of the event has taken priority over mourning and grief -- but it shouldn't.

Webster Lehmann, Creative Design Manager

October 7, 2017

Gun violence is obviously a large problem in the U.S., but this is a time to find unity, process trauma and feel grief, not change policies.

Obama’s simple gun law grasps control of an unwieldy debate

The executive action implemented by President Obama soaks up some of the blood that has been shed by gun-related violence in America while politicians have debated the perfect policy to keep the country safe.

Lucas Johnson, Sports Editor

February 5, 2016

The simplicity of the executive action limiting gun ownership allows the gun control discussion to progress, and the government to address other equally important issues.

San Bernardino shootings reemphasize discussions on gun control

San Bernardino shootings reemphasize discussions on gun control

Clare Tipler, Sports Editor

December 9, 2015

The shootings happened on Dec. 2 during a Christmas party and was the most deadly shooting since Sandy Hook in 2012.

Umpqua shooting raises questions about gun control

Lower Columbia College take a moment of silence in honor of the victims of the Umpqua Community College shooting on Oct. 1. SPA's Student Political Union has been discussing the event and the nation's response. “We [SPU] should definitely continue to discuss it and try our best to inform people on what is going on,” sophomore Numi Katz said.

Mari Knudson, Cover Story Editor

October 14, 2015

Student Political Union examines gun control and encourages the broader community to reflect as well.

Opinion: United States Senate should not have refused to pass gun control reforms

Opinion: United States Senate should not have refused to pass gun control reforms

Nick Cohen, Columnist

May 9, 2013

The Senate recently put down all gun control reforms proposed by President Obama, including the Manchin-Toomey background check amendment. Despite the devastating attacks that have been issued all throughout the country this past year, the Senate denied to reform legislation to help prevent future trage...