We’re nearing the end of August, and many young Tennesseans will head back to school in the coming weeks. This time can be filled with mixed emotions for students, parents, and family members. As a rising junior at Vanderbilt University, the most prominent emotions I’m feeling are fear and anger. My whole college experience has been impacted by shootings. I began my freshman year shortly before one person was shot and killed, and 13 others were injured at a Kroger in Collierville. The summer before my sophomore year, two people were shot and killed, and 14 others were wounded in…Continue
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