gun violence

I Experienced Two Attempted School Shootings. Don’t Make Me Experience Another.

I want to be able to see my sister’s high school play without shaking in the audience. I want to be able to visit my old teachers. I want to become a teacher myself. And yet, I never feel safe.

| Chief of Copy

WU co-hosts gun violence crisis panel

The Washington University School of Law, the Washington University Institute for Public Health and the International Law Association hosted a conference on gun violence and human rights violations in the United States Nov. 2-3.

Noah Slaughter | Contributing Reporter

Wash. U. students take action against gun violence

Millions of people around the world—including right here in St. Louis—are set to “March for [Their] Lives” Saturday March 24, taking part in a local-turned-global movement to protest gun violence.

| Senior Scene Editor

WU’s Institute for Public Health joins gun violence intervention program

St. Louis Area Hospital-Based Violence Intervention Program is a joint effort by universities and hospitals to disrupt patterns of St. Louis gun violence.

Aiden Blinn | Staff Reporter

On the shooting in Kentucky: How to get away with murder

Ah yes, another shooting. This week’s comes in the form of a high school massacre in western Kentucky, which left two dead and 18 injured.

Tyler Sabloff | Staff Writer

Gun violence panel cross examines new Missouri gun legislation

Featured panelists discussed new Missouri gun legislation and possible initiatives moving forward Monday night at a gun violence panel held at Washington University’s Hillel.

| Contributing Reporter

Op-ed submission: On last week’s shooting, and how to move forward

In the wake of last week’s shooting, I have heard a lot from students about preparedness on the part of Washington University, communication to students and staff from emergency personnel, varied reactions by professors who were in class when the safety warnings were issued and protections in place to help prevent another situation like it. Thankfully, the University acknowledges these issues and has already begun to improve on all levels.

Robert Mark Morgan | Senior Lecturer

Op-ed submission: After the shooting, a question worth asking

Mark Zaegel, campus minister, comments on the gun violence that occurred on Forsyth Boulevard earlier this year.

Mark Zaegel | Campus Minister, Catholic Student Center

Controlling guns without banning them

I’m from Connecticut—where the Newtown tragedy occurred—but mass shootings aren’t limited to my home state. Mass shootings don’t discriminate based upon geography and have occurred in Colorado, Oregon and countless other places. Victims of these atrocities aren’t remembered as fallen Republicans or Democrats; they’re victims of senseless violence.

| Contributing Writer

Gun violence initiative struggles due to lack of student participation

Six months after the University launched a gun violence public health initiative, project leaders held an information session to discuss how to increase undergraduate involvement in the program, which, to this point, had been lacking.

Alberto Farino | Contributing Reporter

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