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Off the newsroom: Hoping for the best

Welcome to the first episode of Off The Newsroom. Off The Newsroom is a weekly podcast produced by South Florida News Service where we cover interesting or historic moments nationally, the great old Florida Man, and local stories covered by SFNS reporters. On this podcast you will hear about the North Korea and America Summit, a Florida man who called ...

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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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Former SFNS editor wins Hearst Award for bridge collapse coverage

A spring graduate has received a Hearst Award — the equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize in college journalism —  for breaking news coverage of the Florida International University bridge collapse, the first such prize for the school in two decades. Jesse Scheckner, the managing editor of SFNS during the spring semester, won first place for his coverage. Current Training Editor Maria Gil received a ...

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Demonstration at Kidz Kitchen (Photo: Jaylin Hawkins)

SOBE Fest Kidz Kitchen recap

On Feb. 24, as part of Food Network and Cooking Channel South Beach Wine and Food Festival, the Badia Spices’ Fun and Fit as a Family Featuring Goya Foods Kidz Kitchen was held at the Philip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science in Downtown Miami.   The two-day event included live demos, hands on opportunities and book signings by celebrity chefs including, Food Network Chef ...

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Piper High School (Photo: Victoria Salas)

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 students also made cards and banners. By ...

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Pine Trails Park stage for the candle vigil (Photo: Victoria Salas/SFNS)

Media coverage stirs mixed feelings from grieving students [Video]

On Feb. 15, the community of Parkland held a candlelight vigil at Pine Trails Park for the 17 lives that were lost in the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School the day prior. The event received an extensive amount of attention from various news outlets, which stirred mixed feelings among the grieving students. Still, several said they hoped the coverage would lead to stricter gun control measures.  By Victoria Salas South Florida News Service @SFNS_News • Facebook • Instagram 

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