We all know what happened in Las Vegas last Sunday.I believe that, deep down, we also all know what needs to be done about it to lessen the possibility of such a tragedy occurring again, and again, and again, as it always seems to do.Acceptance of a problem is the first step to solving it, yet despite this fact, many in our country feel more attached to their firearms than to basic morals.The gun culture in this country is pervasive, toxic and extremely deadly.It allows people like Stephen Paddock to commit acts of domestic terrorism and mass murder, who cling to not one or two guns for reasonable purposes like for sustainable sport or recreation, or for the feeling of self-protection, but feel the insane need to own an arsenal of 43 weapons, including assault rifles.Like after Orlando, Sandy Hook and so many of these events before, people are taking to social media and conversations in their daily life to offer their thoughts and prayers.These are great, don’t get me wrong, but they are not enough.There are integral pieces missing from these discussions.
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What was supposed to be a fun and joyous time for everyone that was attending the Route 91 music festival quickly turned into a war zone in Las Vegas.
Monday morning our country awoke to news that has become all too familiar. Sunday night a lone, cowardly, gunman opened fire on innocent concertgoers from the window of a Las Vegas hotel.
I’ve always wondered what was going through Francis Scott Key’s mind on the night he wrote “The Star Spangled Banner.” When he saw Old Glory waving at dawn’s early light after spending the night expecting to see the enemy’s flag flying, his pride for his country had to have been at an all-time high.
According to UHS, 9 percent of UW-Madison students have reported experiencing suicidal ideations over the past year.
Music has the power to evoke so many different emotions. It can cause happiness, joy, and sadness but it can also change a life.
Science outreach figures are practically heroes in a time when the president has given the finger to the Paris Agreement and the Flat Earth Society is gaining traction on social media.
Who would have ever thought that the President of the United States and the National Football League would be butting heads.
One of the rising problems regarding drug abuse is the misuse of opioids. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states in its 2015 report that death rates for synthetic opioids from 2014-2015 increased 72.2 percent.
Doesn’t it seem like everyone around you has their life so much more figured out than you do? I know I’m supposed to be much more confident about everything I’m doing today and will do tomorrow, but I’m not. ’m not sure if I’ll have friends or not, I don’t know if I’ll get the best grades or not, I don’t know if I’ll join the student organizations I should or not. I am trying so hard to be in love with the “college experience” that I can’t let myself believe for even two seconds that I’m just a little lost and just a little scared. College for most of us means a new city with new people, on top of pursuing education or preparation at an exceptionally challenging level.
Free Speech is not, and cannot, be selective. This is an idea often, and ironically, overlooked by State Sen.
Many people, understandably, want to know more about their food and how it’s produced. With recent news stories about chemicals in ice cream, confined cows and intimidating science, it can be hard to know what to believe.If you’re seeking the absolute truth, ask any farmer or agricultural student.
I am not from Madison, WI. I come from the buzzing city of Los Angeles, Calif. I just finished my first official full week of college and I’m truly exhausted.
Suicide is a term riddled with a negative connotation, and yet it is commonplace in society today.The stigma of silence around suicide and the idea that it shouldn’t be talked about can be one of the biggest barriers in effectively preventing suicides and helping a struggling individual seek treatment.One way to combat this is to have less stigmatizing language when addressing suicide and is something that can be practiced in everyday life.Rather than saying someone “committed suicide,” implicating that they are criminal or committed a crime, it’s better to say outright that they “took their own life” or “died by suicide”.It’s also harmful to say things like “successful” or “unsuccessful” or “failed attempt” at suicide, or saying that somebody “finally succeeded in committing suicide.” You don’t want to assign blame or make it seem like suicide is a goal.
Happy Emperor Norton Day y’all.September 17 marks the day in 1859 that a San Franciscan named Joshua Norton declared himself emperor of the United States.The truly remarkable part of Norton’s story is not that he declared himself a sovereign entity, but that nearly the entirety of San Francisco went along with it.He was never allowed real political power, but he was respected to the point that he ate at fine dining establishments for free, always had a reserved place at plays and even got out of an arrest for insanity because the public outcry was so vociferous that the chief of police issued a formal apology; from then on, the police would apparently salute him on sight, likely relieved (I’m not joking) to have been granted an imperial pardon.Because he was short on money after running afoul of the Peruvian rice market, he created his own tender which was useable in the city, briefly declared himself Protector of Mexico, and when a dog that was associated with him (one of two dogs who were local celebrities for reasons unrelated to Norton) died, the writer of its eulogy was none other than Mark Twain, who also based the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn character the King on Norton.Upon Emperor Norton’s death, the San Francisco Chronicle wrote, “Norton I, by the grace of God, Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico, departed this life,” and, depending on the source, his funeral had at least 10,000 mourners.September 17 also marks the day before the second full week of class, when stress kicks into high gear.In order to make the best of this year, whether you’re nearly ready to graduate or are one of seemingly 15,000 freshmen, I recommend looking to Emperor Norton’s lessons on success.The first tip you should take from Norton is to take control.Just from taking a quick look at Facebook, one of the biggest stressors right now is our political climate; many of us are on a pendulum, swinging from disgust toward the Trump administration to a deep sense of exhaustion that comes from being too immersed in the political world for too long.According to Psychology Today’s unintentionally scathing blog post “How to Cope With Trump Anxiety” written by Steven Stosny, Ph.D, “anxiety and nervousness arise when we feel powerless.” The article further stresses the importance of empowering ourselves and focusing on what we can control.Emperor Norton took a stand in the name of common sense, and was also sick of political sparring; one of his royal decrees thus abolished the Democratic and Republican parties.
On behalf of myself and the rest of The Daily Cardinal, I want to welcome you all back to campus.
Would you regret going to a college that was ranked a top 10 public university when you got admitted but then drops to number 12 one year later?This Tuesday, U.S.
For many university hopefuls from the state of Wisconsin, UW-Madison is a top choice. It seems diverse, inclusive, and “woke” with social issues.
It looks as though America cannot get a break from the devastating tropical storms as Hurricane Irma barrels towards Florida and the coasts of Georgia and the Carolinas.Civilians are trying to deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey as Hurricane Irma gets closer to Florida by the minute.In one of the country’s hours of need, it is difficult to not be frustrated and disappointed in the Trump administration’s lack of initiative to handle these national disasters.
America’s No. 1 television show is back. This week marks the triumphant return of the NFL, which consistently rakes in millions of passionate viewers across the nation.