The connotations of this outdated phrase impact both the way journalists report on stories and how viewers are affected by it. It is time for newsrooms and textbooks to abandon the saying altogether.
People’s behavior during the COVID-19 pandemic serves as a reminder that Americans are desensitized to mass death and violence. While this is a product of technology’s infinite capabilities and cannot be reversed, we must never stop caring about the pain of those around us.
With nearly one mass shooting a day, many become desensitized to the severity of these tragedies. Pepperdine students reflect on the impact a mass shooting had on their community and ways to resolve the issue.
Art by Caitlin Roark Recently, mass shootings are almost commonplace in the United States. In 2017, the United States experienced 346 shootings, almost one a day, according to Courtland Jeffrey in his article “Mass shootings in the U.S: When, where they have occurred in 2018,” published Aug. 27 by ABC15 Arizona. When news headlines announce […]