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Opinion | Sandy Hook video disturbing but necessary

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By Remy Samuels, Staff Columnist

September 22, 2019

So although the video it posted is quite graphic, it is an effective way of promoting its message of transforming something deeply upsetting into something that will make people more aware of the urgency of this issue.

Editorial: Shooting survivors need more mental health resources

Sydney Aiello, a 19-year-old Parkland shooting survivor, killed herself Sunday.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

March 25, 2019

These people’s pain didn’t stop in the aftermath of the shootings, and they — as well as all others in their terrible position — deserved access to mental health resources to help them process and grieve what they lost.

Editorial: Rise in white nationalism fed by politicians

Najeeba Syeed, left, of Los Angeles, hugs Judy Gilliland, of Lakewood, California, during a news conference at The Islamic Center of Los Angeles on Friday, March 15. Muslims and people of all faiths came together in prayer at The Islamic Center of Los Angeles one day after the shooting in a mosque in New Zealand killed 50 people.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

March 17, 2019

In wake of the mass shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Friday, we’ve seen that such blatant refusals to admit the gravity of white supremacy and racism have a wider effect than just the United States alone.

Several slain in mass shooting at Florida video game tournament

Multiple people, including a suspected gunman, were killed in a mass shooting during a video game tournament at a Jacksonville, Fla., restaurant, on Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018. (Dreamstime/TNS)

By Monique O. Madan and Glenn Garvin | Miami Herald

August 27, 2018

Among the dead was 24-year-old David Katz of Baltimore, a defeated contestant in the tournament. Police say he killed himself after opening fire on other competitors.

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