Ax-throwing sports bar coming to South Florida

An assistant principal at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is bringing the sport of ax throwing to Pompano Beach. Jeff Morford said Axe Throwing Society will be opening its doors August. Affiliated with the World Axe Throwing League, the facility will offer tournaments and event hosting, such as birthday parties or corporate retreats. “I’ve been

2018-06-23T23:22:51+00:00 June 18th, 2018|Sports|

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|

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

2018-03-27T12:00:26+00:00 March 24th, 2018|March For Our Lives, MSD Aftermath, Parkland|

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

2018-03-27T10:53:56+00:00 March 24th, 2018|March For Our Lives, 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|

Schools, guns and the aftermath: Shootings at Florida schools since Sandy Hook

On Feb. 14, Nikolas Cruz, a 19-year-old former student of Marjory Stoneman Douglas, opened fire in the school. There were 17 fatalities and 30 injuries. In the aftermath of the worst mass school shooting in Florida’s history, South Florida News Service is taking a closer look at school shootings in Florida in the last five years.

2018-03-22T10:57:04+00:00 February 20th, 2018|Data Desk, Education, News, Politics, Public Safety, Since Sandy Hook|