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  • Published
    June 13, 2022

    Guest Column: Oceanside student speaks out on issue of guns in schools

    We cannot continue to allow dangerous people to possess guns with the ability to cause mass amounts of carnage. We need to save our kids, our communities, and our country from the violence that comes with a lack of gun regulation.

  • Published
    June 2, 2022

    Editorial: Time to focus on what we can do about school shootings

    For too long, we have allowed the politics of hopelessness to rule on this issue. However, the road ahead is not easy and it is not short. Don't get discouraged, get to work.

  • Published
    May 27, 2022

    Camden vigil focuses on hope for change in wake of mass shootings

    A vigil was held May 26 on the Village Green in Camden to mourn the loss of those who died in the recent mass shootings in Texas and Buffalo, but more importantly also to hope and call for action to change our society to prevent future tragedies.

  • Published
    June 17, 2021

    Kevin, Adam and their mothers

    When life imitates art

  • Published
    March 7, 2018

    A warning to lawmakers on the new normal of mass shootings

    Camden Hills student Pearl Benjamin delivered this speech March 1 at the State House in Augusta. See the front page for a news story on the event. My name is Pearl Benjamin. I am 16 years old and I attend Camden Hills Regional High School. My friends and I have grown up as part of a generation with a different set of norms from most of yours. When my parents were teenagers, the norms were cassette tapes, cigarette...

  • Published
    March 6, 2018

    Camden student makes State House speech seeking stricter gun laws

    Camden Hills Regional High School student Pearl Benjamin gave a powerful speech March 1 at the State House calling on legislators to do more to protect teens from gun violence. Benjamin, 16, of Camden, is a tenth-grade student. She attended a rally of the Maine Gun Safety Coalition along with her mother and four of her classmates. She delivered a stern warning for lawmakers that they needed to take action or they ...

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