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State Representative Seeks to Allow Open Carry on Campuses

By Elizabeth Flaherman

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — With the unfortunate prevalence of school shootings grabbing headlines across the country, voters in Alabama are desperate for a way to protect their children. Among these concerned citizens is State Rep. Mack Butler, the proponent of the failed Bill 12 in the Alabama House of Representatives. Bill 12, a rejected proposed amendment to the state constitution, would have allowed for students at state college and university campuses to openly carry firearms. Continue reading State Representative Seeks to Allow Open Carry on Campuses

Through ROTC Funding, vets sidestep debts

By Elizabeth Flaherman

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – For many prospective college students, ROTC (Reserve Officers’ Training Corps) may seem like the only way to pay for a four-year degree. For some of them, the potential danger of joining ROTC will pay off in a college education and successful career, whether as a soldier or civilian. But others, just because they wanted to go to college, will end up making the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. Continue reading Through ROTC Funding, vets sidestep debts