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What students are talking about today (January 18th)
1. I realize many people in my parents’ generation owned guns for hunting, but I can’t imagine more than a tiny minority of folks my age would ever buy guns. Not so in the United States. American University polled 4,266 high school and college students and found that 60 per cent plan to purchase a firearm at some point in their lives. “I think the major contribution of the poll results is to demonstrate that now is certainly the time to have a serious conversation about gun control since the next generation is no less likely to plan to own guns,” AU professor Jennifer L. Lawless told Policymic. Meanwhile, President Obama is trying to gain support for more gun control by having children read letters they wrote about guns.
2. Student journalists have been writing a lot lately about the dangers of smartphone addiction. Now, students in Edmonton are fighting back with a game called phone stacking. Julian Faid of the Grant MacEwan Students’ Association told the Edmonton Journal that it’s a shame when people are eating out and get distracted by their devices. That’s why he and his friends have followed the lead of one Reddit user. Everyone at lunch must put their phones in a stack on the table and the first one to touch his or hers before the end of their meal pays the bill.