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Left to right: Principal Michael Castellano Michael Castellano, student attendee, Commissioner Iris A. Siple (Photo by Maria Fernanda Zarate)

Pembroke Pines Commissioner hosted presentation educating families growing up in digital world

Pembroke Pines Commissioner Iris Siple hosted a free showing of the award-winning documentary “Screenagers.” as part of an initiative to inform parents and students about the dangers of growing up in a world filled with technology. The second in a series of presentations, the city held “Raising Positive Children: Growing Up In A Digital Age” May 17 at the Charles F. ...

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Abraham Smith, FIU graduate student in his lab (Photo by Orianna Cardoza)

FIU’s risk assessment laboratory tests ecotox all around us

Graduate student Abraham Smith studies the stressors on organisms in the environment and gives researchers a better understanding of ecotoxicology. Under the Center for Aquatic Chemistry and the Environment program (CREST), Dr. Rand and Dr. Crowl conduct tests of chemical and temperature stressors such as UV light and copper. By Orianna Cardoza South Florida News Service @SFNS_News • Facebook • Instagram Ecotoxicology is something people ...

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Safety ting by the bay (Photo by: Amanda Gala)

Social boating scene in Miami raises questions of safety

Two years ago, my father spent three months house ridden and in need of a serious operation on his leg. The cause? He fell off a boat. I remember him calling to say he was on his way to the hospital, but not to worry. So I didn’t. Not until about a month later, when I saw how depressed he ...

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Leonor Munoz, MSD student, sitting on stage after town hall (Photo by Victoria Salas/SFNS)

Youth speak out at Coral Springs town hall with U.S. congressman

Momentum from the March For Our Lives protest in Washington D.C. and around the world led to the organization of Town Hall For Our Lives, a movement with more than 200 town halls throughout the nation where citizens continue to meet with their representative in order to discuss gun reform.  The students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas hosted a town hall with Congressman Ted Deutch at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts on Mar. 3. Representatives from all levels of ...

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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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