Every day, I walk past the flag pole near Wilson Gym, and see the flag at half-mast. Now, it is mourning the victims of the Florida High School shooting, but since I’ve been at Duke, it has been lowered for too many different tragedies.
Seeing half-mast flags has become more and more common over the last couple of years. School shootings, mass murders, etc... This has unfortunately become the norm. It is becoming more surprising to see our flag flying high then not.
Guns are bringing our flags to half-mast so often yet nothing is being done, so why not just make shorter flag poles?

Ben Stone is a Trinity sophomore.