Within American ideals, laws, and opinions concerning gun control, firearms continue to be a critical matter in the government, schools, and communities. Notably, the nation 's government has attempted, and or passed, laws that inhibit guns in some kind of way. Now, generally the issue of gun control is viewed differently by either political parties; liberal Democrats tend to sway towards the side that is in favor of gun control laws, while Conservative Republicans have opposing views about these ideas. Therefore, since our nation is executively governed by Barack Obama, a democrat, the concern around firearm laws have intensified over the past eight years he has been in office.
According to Slate.com “there has been a total of 137 fatal shooting that killed 297 victims since 1980”. Just by reading the title you can tell that the author LZ Granderson has a strong opinion on this subject. He writes this article because during the time of the article texas governor Rick Perry tried passing a bill that would teacher to conceal and carry in schools to try and prevent school shootings. LZ Granderson is a writer for ESPN and has a weekly column for CNN that he writes about controversial topics such as teachers with guns. LZ Granderson wants to show his readers what is going on, as well as why things like the law are happening.
Every day 20.3 million high schoolers go to school in America. These 20.3 million high schoolers do not get to choose their classes except for maybe one to two electives. These students should be able to choose their own classes. This would keep students in school and out of trouble that students our doing today, such as gangs, drugs, and alcohol. The reasons students should be able to choose their classes is because studies have shown that student focus, pay attention, and apply their knowledge to their lives.
At Umpqua Community College, the causes of the shooting revolved around Christopher Harper-Mercer and his mother Laurel. Harper-Mercer was also diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome (a type of autism spectrum disorder), which he had many struggles with when he was a child. His mother did not do anything to treat him for it because she learned how to cope with her own autism spectrum disorder. Because Harper-Mercer had Asperger’s, he did not communicate with people very often, except for when he was talking about guns. He had an interest in guns, and his mother knew about this because “she kept numerous firearms in her home and expressed pride in her knowledge about them, as well as in her son’s expertise on the subject” (Healy).
If Only I Had a Camera “Drunk driving suspect James Duckworth was handcuffed and cooperative when officer Charles Broaderick slammed his head into the wall. Duckworth was bleeding and barely conscious as the abuse continued: Broaderick even tried to wrap a plastic bag around the victim’s head.” (The Daily Caller) After endless reports of police brutality, the idea of body cameras is being highly considered, and already used in police departments nationwide. The plan is to attach a small camera onto all police uniforms, that records their interactions with citizens.
In communities they rely a lot on the members/organizations of their society to help with tasks that entail the greater good. In my community we depend a lot on student council, a student organization from our local high school. In my high school our student council effects change not only in my school, but in my neighborhood. From what I have participated in and seen, my student council affects change my helping the community, teaching leadership skills, preparing students for their future jobs, and helping students at school.
ARCHES ESSAY QUESTION 1 1. In 1000 words or less, please describe any challenges in your college experience thus far and what steps have you taken to address these challenges. In your answer, please be sure to address any challenges in the following areas: 1) Education, 2) Employment, 3) Community Service, and 4) Personal Development. Need 400 words shaved off “If you had the opportunity to travel back in time and change the past, would you do it?”
My goals have changed a lot over the last couple of years. Bouncing back and forth between majors and deciding if I even want to be taking college classes right now. I kept asking myself why I should struggle with hard classes when I have a good job right now. But then I stopped and repeated “good job right now.” My job as a twenty year old might support me right now but is it going to support me in ten or fifteen years when I’m trying to buy a house and support my family?
One of the few things I 've learned when in college is that you put time into the things that you love. You can overload yourself to create a stellar resume but if you are doing 20 things, how much time are you really spending with each task? I learned that the hard way entering my sophomore year where I was crushed trying to balance my school work, home life, and extra curriculars. However, once I started putting time dedicated time in what I found important I became happier and found myself being able to put more into activities such as QTHON.