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Student organizers use a bullhorn to chant as they lead the march toward Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. (Photo credit: Gerard Albert)

At Parkland march, teachers and students know things have changed

Six weeks after students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School experienced a shooting rampage that left 17 dead, marches occurred around the world to remember the victims and spark a change. The massacre impacted people from every corner of the nation, but none more than students and teachers who every day walk through hallways, sit in classrooms and hope that ...

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The 17 students commemorating the fallen students and educators in the MSD shooting. (Photo Credit: Christian Perez)

A PTA parent helps bring March For Our Lives to Doral

As the March For Our Lives rally began at Downtown Doral Park Saturday morning, Carolina Angel, a mother of three, invited 17 students to the main stage. They placed 17 white roses inside a glass vase, each rose representing a student or educator shot to death at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14. “Not one more,” Angel said during ...

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Poster displaying an AK-47 on fire during the March For Our Lives in Washington, DC. (Adrian Nones-Newman / SFNS)

Marchers demand #neveragain in Washington, DC [Photos]

The South Florida News Service followed Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students and alumni to the March For Our Lives rally in Washington, DC. An estimated half million people descended on the nation’s capital, chanting and waving signs. SFNS reporters also covered so-called sister rallies throughout South Florida. Click here to see our coverage, and check out some of the images collected ...

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Stacy Meus (left) and Stephanie Repp (right) at the march in Tropical Park. (Photo credit: Paul Martinez)

March for Our Lives at Tropical Park proves more than sibling rally

A wave of signs rose at the March for Our Lives rally in Tropical Park in Kendall, where Around 1,200 people stood together to protest against gun violence and the need for better gun control laws. Janet Hernandez, a sophomore at Coral Reef Senior High, organized the event and brought together a number of Florida politicians, students and everyday citizens ...

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People by the National Gallery of Art Museum in Washington, DC. (Pablo Chillida / SFNS)

March for Our Lives: Washington updates

After enduring a 20-hour bus ride from South Florida on a bus caravan with sleepy drivers, no heat and mediocre food offerings, students, alumni, parents and supporters of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School arrived in the nation’s capital for the March for Our Lives rally. Hundreds of thousands are expected for the march, which is scheduled to begin at noon ...

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Kerry Mock (left), Vanessa Marie (middle) and Owen Williams (right) (Photo credit: Dianne Morales)

March for Our Lives: South Florida updates

Today is the March for Our Lives, and over 50 sibling marches are being held in Florida. Find a local one here. FIU journalism students will be covering various marches in South Florida, including a march in Parkland. Reporters will be live on the scene, documenting happenings at the marches. Stay tuned for regular updates. — Gabriel Poblete, South Florida ...

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Skyler Tauman checks her phone after dark on Bus 3. (Victoria Salas / SFNS)

Bus Chronicles: Savannah to Washington, DC

Following a dinner break in Savannah, where diners had a variety of chain-restaurants to choose from, the bus caravan resumed its journey to the nation’s capital. Many of those on Bus 3 are drifting off to sleep or idly playing with their smartphones. For earlier missives, click here (Coral Springs to Ft. Pierce) or here (Ft. Pierce to Savannah).  — ...

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Phoenix Rose was born at 8:40 p.m. to parents Kasi and Phillip Rose.Her grandmother Kim Golodner is on the bus to March for Our Lives. (Photo courtesy Kim Golodner)

Bus Chronicles: Ft. Pierce to Savannah

Six journalism students and two professors from Florida International University accompanied Marjory Stoneman Douglas students, alumni, parents and supporters on a 20-hour bus ride to Washington, DC from South Florida. As the caravan of four buses works its way north, the South Florida News Service will be chronicling the people involved and the things that happen along the way. To see ...

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Luis Hernandez, 70, has a grandson who is a junior at Stoneman Douglas. (SFNS / Pablo Chillida)

Bus Chronicles: Coral Springs to Ft. Pierce

More than 100 alumni, students, parents and supporters of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School left Coral Spring Friday morning via four buses — identified by number and a Disney character — for the “March for Our Lives” rally in the nation’s capital. The buses also have six FIU journalism students and two professors along for the ride. As we travel ...

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Foto: Juan Endara

Previo a la gran marcha, estudiantes de FIU dicen #NOALASARMAS

Este sábado 24 de marzo, miles de estudiantes de todo el país marcharán para protestar por una reforma a las leyes que regulan la venta de armas en Estados Unidos. Los impredecibles tiroteos dentro de áreas escolares se han convertido en un evento cotidiano en E.E.U.U. Según datos de Every Town for Gun Safety, han habido 19 tiroteos en centros ...

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