The Southerner

Gun control debate rages at South

Etta Harkness-Bartholdi, Staff Writer

February 12, 2013

David didn’t answer his phone. Although David had always been fairly quiet and  closed off, he always picked up his phone or called people back right away.  Worried, David’s brother got in his car and drove four hours to ...

Counterpoint: Armed guards don’t address the real problem

Laura Turner, Staff Writer

February 12, 2013

In the wake of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, the National Rifle Association (NRA) proposed a solution to what seems to be America’s unique pandemic of school shootings: place an armed gu...

Point: Bringing armed guards into schools is the logical next step

Ryan Wiskerchen, Staff Writer

February 11, 2013

The debate surrounding measures that could be taken to prevent gun violence is often reliant on apocalyptic visions, heart-wrenching stories, and the like.  But by using the calm eye of logic, the issue can be approached rati...