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Axe Throwing Society will be opening its doors August. (Photo courtesy of Axe Throwing Society)

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 Fort Lauderdale. 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 working on this since December ...

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(Photo by: Adrian Nones-Newman)

More millennials buying guns in wake of school shootings

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,” he said. “The demographics are ...

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Students on stage protesting gun violence (Photo by: Alexandra Yun)

Students from Broward high schools stage event in Miramar 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 the speech and debate team ...

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Crowd in Doral (Photo by Mario Gil)

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 the images collected during the ...

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The crowd marches at the Parkland rally. (Photo credit: Dianne Morales)

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 kids, and it is sick, ...

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From right to left Michelle Battle, Danielle Fernandez, Bryce Battle, Armin Battle, Sienna Fernandez, and Kalil Fernandez protesting in West Palm Beach  (Photo credit: Jaylin Hawkins)

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 minorities could be heard. “I ...

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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 Our Lives” and “Never Again” ...

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Valentina Rueda, seen holding the megaphone, marches alongside her father. (Photo credit: Isabell Vasquez)

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 when she realized there wasn’t ...

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Student organizers use a bullhorn to chant as they lead the march toward Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. (Photo credit: Gerard Albert)

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 in classrooms and hope that ...

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Kerry Mock (left), Vanessa Marie (middle) and Owen Williams (right) (Photo credit: Dianne Morales)

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. — Gabriel Poblete, South Florida ...

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