The Shield

Putting love first

Megan Thorne, Opinion Editor

June 12, 2016

49 lives were lost in a single night. 49 phones that ring will forever be unanswered. Over 50 others were put in a hospital, psychologically affected and forever traumatized. Close to 100 families put through the worst circumstances possible, waiting to see if their loved one survived. Al...

People come first, politics come second

Gavin Gaddis, Opinion Editor

December 2, 2015

One of humanity’s greatest qualities is our ability to help others, even at the detriment of personal comfort. Volunteers will rush to sites of natural disasters to help rebuild, clean former combat zones of dangerous material or donate blood to help offset an epidemic at a moment’s notice. Yet, t...

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