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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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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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The 17 students commemorating the fallen students and educators in the MSD shooting. (Photo Credit: Christian Perez)

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 one more,” Angel said during ...

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Florida state flag. (Image via Wikipedia)

Since Sandy Hook: Lecanto High School – Nov. 10, 2015

On Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, a 15-year-old boy shot himself in the head in front of more than 20 classmates during the second block of classes at Lecanto High School in Lecanto, Florida, according to Citrus County Sheriff’s Office.   The unidentified youth from Homosassa, Florida, used a Walther P1 9 mm semi-automatic handgun that had six rounds in the magazine and one in the chamber. Another magazine containing eight rounds was found in a ...

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A gun shop in New York City. (Photo via Wikipedia)

Survey Follow-up: Feedback from members of the gun industry

South Florida News Service recently conducted a survey of federally licensed gun dealers and pawn shops in South Florida and found similarities and differences in their answers.  The area’s two most populous counties were split on whether the age to purchase firearms should be raised to 21. Broward County was largely in favor of such legislation, while Miami-Dade County gun dealers and pawnshop owners were mostly against ...

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