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:

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

2018-03-27T11:12:56+00:00 March 24th, 2018|March For Our Lives, Multimedia, Parkland, Photos|

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

2018-03-29T14:55:43+00:00 March 24th, 2018|March For Our Lives, Multimedia, Parkland|

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.

2018-03-29T14:55:51+00:00 March 24th, 2018|March For Our Lives, MSD Aftermath, Multimedia, Parkland|

Broward County students walk out to honor Stoneman Douglas shooting [Video]

On Feb. 21, hundreds of Broward County students walked out of their classrooms, showing support for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High as well as protesting gun violence generally.  Piper High School in Sunrise organized “#MSDStrong Remembrance Week” with the help of Susan Ortiz, an English teacher. The planned events consist of a peace walk, butterfly release and a moment of silence on Friday. Throughout the week

2018-03-22T10:56:50+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|MSD Aftermath, Multimedia, News, Politics, Video/Audio|

Media coverage stirs mixed feelings from grieving students [Video]

On Feb. 15, the community of Parkland held a candlelight vigil at Pine Trails Park for the 17 lives that were lost in the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School the day prior. The event received an extensive amount of attention from various news outlets, which stirred mixed feelings among the grieving students. Still, several said they hoped the coverage would lead to stricter gun control measures.  By Victoria Salas South Florida News Service @SFNS_News • Facebook • Instagram 

2018-03-22T10:57:15+00:00 February 16th, 2018|Education, MSD Aftermath, Multimedia, News, Politics, Video/Audio|