June 26, 2017

Current gun policy should not be changed

by Solinna Chong, Associate Editor After the tragic event at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., our nation went into a controversial frenzy over the banishment of certain types of guns. Back in December, President Barack Obama directed a meeting with a Cabinet group to give recommendations on ways to tighten the gun regulations, according to the Chicago Tribune. A tighter regulation on guns will only cause more issues. People often find ways around the law, so what will prevent some hooligans from black marketing guns to civilians?  It’s these people who cause laws to change and new ones…

District looks into more P.E. waiver options

by Rosalie Chan, Web Editor District 214 voted Oct. 18 on a proposal that would allow students in marching band or Navy Junior Reserve Officer’s Training Corps (NJROTC) to have the option of a waiver out of physical education during the semester they participate in that activity. Since students receive exercise in marching band and NJROTC, the school board made this proposal on Oct. 4.  Results of the vote were not available by press time. “It was brought up to the board on Oct. 4 in response from what we heard from parents, teachers and students about the amount of…