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“One of my favorite country singers is Luke Bryan. I follow him because I like to keep up with his tour dates.”
“Sam Montgomery, a football player for LSU, because he is one of my favorite football players.”
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Erin Anderson ’15 Staff Writer
Feb. 14, 2013
Assault ban not needed Justin Doil ’14 Staff Writer
America has seen its fair share of tragedies lately. In the aftermath of the ison Ellio Sandy Hook Elementary shooting, a push a rr tt nessa Volz ’1 a G V for more gun control is under way in 3 Washington, D.C. “Gordon Beckham, a baseball play In a recent announcement, President for the White Sox, because he is “ I’m obsessed with Lucy Hale. I Barack Obama unveiled a series of engaged to my cousin, Brittany follow other peopole, but I follow sweeping gun control measures that he Fletcher. Joel Osteen, the preacher, her because she is my favorite believes will stem gun violence. gives my inspiration. I also follow actress in “Pretty Little Liars.” The measures the president introduced the actor Will Ferrell because he is include requiring criminal background hilarious.” checks for all gun sales, reinstating the Case ’1 y l l Barne 5 n A assault weapons ban, restoring a 10-round n tt zA i ’ limit on ammunition magazines, eliminatL ing armor-piercing bullets, improving “Madison Pettis and Elaine Henthe mental health care system, providing “I follow all of the actors in “One drix from “Parent Trap.” I met more funds to hire more police officers, Tree Hill” because i like to know Madison in California and Elaine and instituting a federal gun trafficking what they do in their everyday lives. is a good family friend. I follow statute, among other policies. It is my favorite show and I have emblem3 from X-Factor and i get While some of the provisions the presiwatched it since the first season.” to meet them over witner break.” dent put forward, like improving mental health care, hiring more police officers, y Clark ’ else ke Abrams ’ 1 u 4 and instituting federal gun trafficking K 1 L policies make sense, the other provisions seem too intrusive. “RG3 (Robert Griffin III). He is the “Mayer Hawthorne. He has the Take for instance the proposed assault quarterback for the Washington Redmost random tweets but they are weapons ban, the 10-round limit on skins and I follow him because he is my really funny and they boost my ammunition magazines, and eliminating favorite football player and plays for mood.” armor-piercing bullets. my favorite NFL team.” These provisions are too intrusive and can be argued that they violate Second Amendment rights, making them unconRichardson ’Shaughness ck y i stitutional. yO ’ N A ban on assault weapons and eliminating armor-piercing rounds would do little “Basketball players like “Ed Sheeran. He is my favorite or nothing at all because of two things: Lebron James. I like to keep singer and always tweets puns about statistics and history. up with their stats. I also folhis songs and tweets pictures of his According to the Federal Bureau of low Drake to keep up with his concerts.” Investigation, there were 6,009 handgun album and song releases.” homicides, 1704 knife/blade murders, and 496 homicides committed with a hammer or club, while only 323 homicides were committed with a rifle. Should we ban all handguns since the majority of gun-related homicides were committed by pistols? A handgun ban is unconstitutional and Nicole Resler ’14 various school events, but she According to missamerica. violates Second Amendment rights acStaff Writer should be more visible in the org, Miss America uses her cording to the Supreme Court in 2010. community. title to promote her platform After going through weeks Secondly, history tells us that when the Miss Starr’s Mill should and create awareness for a of preparation, conquering government bans things, it doesn’t really be able to use her title to variety of causes including the stress of competition, and work out well in the end. reach out and make a differhomelessness, HIV/AIDS walking away with the title, Take prohibition. The production, ence. The question is what prevention, domestic viowhat should Miss Starr’s Mill distribution, sale, and consumption of should she do? lence, diabetes awareness, and alcohol was declared illegal, but guess do next? “I would love to encourage character education. She’s not going to Disney what? People still got their booze. students to help out in the Miss Starr’s Mill could World, at least not as part of As long as there are sick, twisted, community,” Miss Starr’s Mill speak to the school board, her duties. students. evil people in this world, there will be 2013 Emma Wernecke said. the county commissioners, or unspeakable tragedies and horrors, and According to drama teacher If any community organiAccording to Wernecke she the city council to advocate and Miss Starr’s Mill Pageant zations ask her to speak, she no legislation or ban can ever completely would like to set up fundraisfor students on a variety of coordinator David Spearman, does, but should she do more? stop evil, insane people. ers for organizations like issues like healthier lunches, Miss Starr’s Mill’s official Winning the pageant needs the Real Life Center or Cure more elective choices, and the duties include speaking to ris- to mean more than a title and importance of extracurricular ing 9th graders at Rising Starr a crown. It should be elevated Childhood Cancer, an organization that she is currently activities. Middle School about getEditor’s Note: Justin Doil has to a goodwill position that involved in. Starr’s Mill is a great school ting involved in high school been on The Prowler staff for comes with responsibilities Why can’t Miss Starr’s that deserves to be representactivities. She also attends two years and currently serves and duties. Mill have a platform like Miss ed by a great role model like 9th grade orientation in the as the news editor. Miss Starr’s Mill should America? Miss Starr’s Mill. fall and gives tours to new make appearances not only at
Crown, title, money, now what?