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March for our lives

March for Our Lives protest

Editorial Board

March 28, 2018

An unprecedented 187,000 students have been exposed to gun violence since the deadly shooting at Columbine High School in 1999. According to the Washington Post, there has been an average of 10 school shootings a year; the highest number, 15, was in 2014. In the first three months of 2018, there hav...

The reality of the situation

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Peyton Dillberg

February 21, 2018

We hear almost immediately after acts of evil that, “something must be done,” and it has to be done now. Of course, this is almost never the case. We exist in this paradigm where after a sick and demented person or group of people murder innocent men, women or children, we often adhere to a drastic...

Why can’t we all just be decent?

Graphic by Ricky Galindo/The Paisano

Justice Lovin

November 15, 2017

In the past month, news cycles have taken a break from presidential politics to present distressing reports on gun violence. The focus is on mass shootings, and the widespread sexual assault and harassment (mainly, but not entirely) of women and other marginalized people. For different reasons, both ar...

Church Massacre

The FBI searches the premises of the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs after Sunday’s shooting.
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Samuel De Leon

November 8, 2017

26 people dead after gunman opens fire on First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs In what Texas Governor Greg Abbott called the deadliest mass shooting in Texas history, 26 people died after a gunman opened fire on the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, located approximately 30 miles so...

This is protest

Vigil held in Las Vegas to concert shooting victims. Photo Courtesy of Wikipedia Commons

Ben Shirani

October 25, 2017

A few weeks after the tragic shooting in Las Vegas, where over 50 people died at the hands of gun violence, The Paisano printed a front page article that included the following statement: “While some view violence as chaotic, it is a tool of the protestor used when deemed necessary. There is a pla...

Violence and Masculinity

Justice Lovin

October 11, 2017

Part of the horror of mass shootings is their apparent arbitrariness. Unlike sanctioned violence—shootings by the military or police—mass shootings leave people thinking “that could have happened to me” and thus prompt a larger response. This is an essential difference between the two types of shoot...