At the Parkland march, emotions take hold

At the Parkland rally, around 20,000 people made way toward Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, including community members still reeling from the tragedy. Vanessa Marie, a freshman from Royal Palm Beach High School, said despite feeling sadness, she is empowered to make a difference. "A lot of people are focusing on protecting guns instead of

West Palm Beach protestors hope march will amplify minority voices

While awaiting for the president to pass by the rally in his motorcade, protestors hoped that March For Our Lives would inspire change on many different fronts. Danielle Fernandez, a mother of two, attended the rally with her family to show their support for Marjory Stoneman Douglas students. She said she wanted the rally to be a space where

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Miami Beach march draws those who lost loved ones

Hundreds of protesters gathered as early as 8 a.m. at Miami Beach Senior High School to prepare for the March For Our Lives starting two hours later. It was among the hundreds around the world pushing against gun violence and for gun control laws. Alec and Lucas Lau were among the early volunteers, handing out "March For

In Pembroke Pines, one student decided to start a march

Pines Boulevard was filled today with around 1,000 people chanting gun control slogans and waving signs while cars honked their horns in support of the March For Our Lives sibling marches in Pembroke Pines. But they wouldn't be there if not for the passion of one young person. Valentina Rueda, a student at Broward College, was inspired

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

2018-03-27T11:14:33+00:00 March 24th, 2018|Categories: March For Our Lives, Parkland|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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

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|Categories: March For Our Lives, Multimedia, Parkland, Photos|

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

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|Categories: 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.