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Campus security is here to help

College students often think of campus security as a threat. The general public fears authority; citizens believe that police are primarily out to arrest rather than help.

On Oct. 21, a 12-year old boy in Nevada brought a gun to his middle school, killed a teacher, a student and in the end, himself.

There was hardly any news coverage, most people were unaware this tragic event happened.

When it comes to social media, people post about lost souls until another bad thing happens and they forget about the original problem. The Nevada shooting is constantly being compared to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting that took place on Dec. 14, 2012, where one man killed 26 people, most of which were innocent children.

In Nevada, the boy killed himself after he committed the shooting. People often focus on the murderer’s madness and the victims are often tossed aside, but in this case no one is sure whether to blame the boy or to pity him. Both massacres ended in the killers taking their own lives, their suffering caused physical and emotional pain to others.

The media always searches for a person to blame. It is always someone who made the killer do it or the victims who could have antagonized the crime, but society is never blamed.

Guns were taken to places with a lack of security, and people who shouldn’t have died found themselves at the end of black barrel. Easily, this could have been our beloved college.

With an open campus and unlocked academic buildings during workday hours, anyone with a weapon could’ve entered a classroom and released fire. Luckily, Linfield’s Campus Protection Services patrols at all times ensuring the safety of its students.

As a student make use of CPS’s 24-hour coverage; there are conveniently placed call boxes around campus for a good reason.

CPS’s phone number is on every Linfield ID card, which goes to show that they are willing to help you at all times.

Although Linfield takes precautionary steps to ensure safety on campus, you never know if you in the presence of a maniac.

But do not listen to media’s idea of a maniac. In a high stress environment like college, you never know when someone will crack under all the pressure.

Anyone can be having an internal struggle, even a minor. As an individual, you should be that kind of person that either helps others before it is too late and remorse is inevitable.

Rosa Johnson / Copy editor

Rosa Johnson can be reached at linfieldreviewcopyed@gmail.com.

Linfield College Public Safety receives new, reliable vehicle

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College Public Safety recently purchased a new vehicle and received iPhone upgrades.

The operating budget allowed it to purchase a Toyota RAV 4 to replace its current vehicle. CPS decided to replace the vehicle because of the high costs that were attached to maintaining it.

“The former [CPS] truck was reaching the end of its service life and was becoming increasingly unreliable,” said Rebecca Wale, director of College Public Safety and Environmental Health and Safety.

CPS partnered with Facilities Services to share the previous vehicle. Facilities can use it on a daily basis, but CPS can still borrow it if needed.

“[It] has more interior space, and is easier to park safely on campus,” Wale said. “[The new car] is also safer for passengers with airbags and safety features, such as anti-lock brakes.”

A College Public Safety officer steps out of the newest CPS vehicle. The car is more sustainable with 64 percent fuel efficiency, which is necessary for the officers’ daily tasks and rounds.

Inside are seat covers and mats that help make it a comfortable ride. There are also emergency supplies in the car.

In addition, the vehicle is 64 percent more fuel-efficient and contributes to Linfield’s sustainability commitment. The officers sometimes drive up to 70 miles per day when they perform their daily tasks.

“A reliable vehicle is important to make sure that CPS is responding to emergencies,” Wale said. “It is important the officers can respond quickly and safely.”

CPS also received new iPhones with its phone upgrade, which allows officers to receive emails while on duty and have connection to the main office.

Ivanna Tucker

Sports editor

Ivanna Tucker can be reached at linfieldreviewsports@gmail.com.

Photo by Sarah Mason/For the Review