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Many begin gathering on the streets of Washington, DC before the march begins. (Adrian Nones-Newman / SFNS)

Students feeling accomplished after rally

After marching on the nation’s capital and watching their peers and celebrities give their presentations, Marjory Stoneman Douglas students said they were optimistic about what the future holds regarding gun reform. Matthew Walker, a 17-year-old student at the Parkland, Florida school, said he was surprised at the amount of support they received. “Honestly, I thought there would be more counter ...

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Un grupo de manifestantes porta pancartas en El Doral.
Foto: Olga Betancourt

Hoy marchamos. Mañana votamos

“Yo tengo mi niña en silla de ruedas. Ellos son los que siempre se quedan en el olvido. Estos niños no pueden correr, no se pueden esconder y no pueden luchar. Nosotros tenemos que caminar por ellos. Así que ya basta, queremos mayor control de armas”. Eso dijo una madre que empujaba a su hija en una silla de ruedas ...

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Chef in Washington, DC provides comfort in obvious source: food

Brian Hill is the owner of Chef Brian’s Comfort Kitchen located in downtown D.C. After enduring a rough childhood, he said he wants to support and empower the younger generations.  When he discovered students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas were leading the march in Washington, DC, he decided to help in the best way he knew how: by providing comfort food.  — ...

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Maureen Glover stands with her project: more than 200 names and faces of those killed in mass shootings since 1966. (Victoria Salas / SFNS)

Project displays names, faces of victims of mass shootings

A line of laminated papers displaying the names, faces and circumstances of more than 200 people murdered in mass shootings stretched nearly a football field in length on Indiana Avenue in Washington, DC, Saturday–a jarring display to thousands of passersby during the March For Our Lives rally. Maureen Glover, from Asbury Park, New Jersey, began the project after the 2016 Pulse ...

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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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Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. (Photo via Wikipedia)

Since Sandy Hook: Following up on non-accidental school shootings in Florida

Since the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary in 2012, there have been 17 non-accidental incidents involving guns on school campuses in Florida. Several of those incidents resulted in deaths. South Florida News Service followed up on five of the incidents to learn how each school and community is now doing and what’s been done to prevent future shootings.  By SFNS StaffSouth Florida News Service @SFNS_News • Facebook • Instagram Dreyfoos School of the Arts – June ...

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Overnight, rescue efforts turned into search and recover efforts as emergency responders determined no additional survivors would be found under the collapsed bridge near FIU's Modesto Maidique Campus. (Photo credit: Gabriel Poblete)

FIU bridge collapse: Six dead, 10 injured, possible criminal charges pending

The fatality count from the Thursday bridge collapse near Florida International University’s Modesto A. Maidique campus rose overnight from four to six people, and criminal charges may be pending after an investigation, according to police. State Attorney Katherine Fernandez-Rundle was scheduled to visit the scene later Friday. A team of 15 National Transportation Safety Board representatives are conducting a transportation accident investigation ...

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A new bridge meant to link FIU's Modesto Maidique Campus and Sweetwater collapsed Thursday, March 15, killing and injuring several and trapping several cars beneath the rubble. (Photo credit: Gabriel Poblete)

FIU bridge near MMC campus collapses, killing and injuring several, just five days after being built

A pedestrian bridge scheduled to open to the public early next year near Florida International University’s Modesto Maidique Campus collapsed Thursday, killing several people, according to Florida Highway Patrol officials. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue arrived on the scene to treat those injured and search for survivors trapped beneath the rubble. At least eight cars had been crushed under the walkway, according ...

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