Parkland candidates hope to appeal to youth

A recent Marjory Stoneman Douglas graduate will run against a business owner for the Parkland City Commission, a race that will serve as a measure of a the generation's political power in the wake of the tragedy. Eighteen-year-old Diego Pfeiffer will be running for Parkland's District 2 seat this year against Richard Walker, owner of

2018-08-20T11:21:44+00:00 July 23rd, 2018|MSD Aftermath, News, Parkland, Politics|

More millennials buying guns in wake of school shootings [Video]

Though the majority of gun owners are still older, the organizer of the state’s largest series of gun shows said millennials are buying firearms in increasing numbers. Khaled Akkawi is the owner of Shoot Straight, a chain of stores in Florida. “Yeah, actually we do see a lot more young people coming to purchase firearms,”

Broward high schoolers stage event about school shootings

Students from various Broward high schools gathered Friday night at the Miramar Cultural Center to address the school shootings in Parkland and Santa Fe, Texas. Poets, singers and debaters took part in Broward Speaks, an event that channeled the Never Again movement through the arts. Amy Nguyen, a 17-year-old junior who is a member of

2018-08-05T18:03:18+00:00 May 28th, 2018|News, Parkland, Public Safety|

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.

2018-04-07T22:45:14+00:00 April 4th, 2018|Education, MSD Aftermath, News, Parkland, Politics, Public Safety|

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

2018-03-29T14:56:59+00:00 March 29th, 2018|Education, March For Our Lives, News, Parkland, Politics, Public Safety|

Sights and sounds of March For Our Lives in Washington D.C. [Video]

Around 500,000 people from all over the country gathered in Washington D.C. to demand the government for stricter gun regulations. Hundreds of students from Stoneman Douglas High School congregated at the JW Marriott Hotel on Pennsylvania Ave. They crossed the street and met with other protesters at the Freedom Plaza. From there they walked toward

2018-04-11T16:17:47+00:00 March 27th, 2018|March For Our Lives, MSD Aftermath, Multimedia, Parkland, Video/Audio|

Marchers demand #neveragain in South Florida [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

2018-03-27T11:18:43+00:00 March 27th, 2018|March For Our Lives, MSD Aftermath, Multimedia, Parkland|

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:

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

2018-03-27T12:07:44+00:00 March 25th, 2018|Education, March For Our Lives, News, Parkland, Politics, Public Safety|