Parkland commissioner candidates hope to appeal to Parkland’s 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

2018-08-05T17:39:44+00:00 July 23rd, 2018|Categories: MSD Aftermath, News, Parkland, Politics|Tags: , , , |

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

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

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

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

2018-03-27T11:51:20+00:00 March 24th, 2018|Categories: March For Our Lives, Parkland|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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: , , , , , , , |