Category: POLITICS & ACTIVISM

Matt Gaetz’s attitude should not be tolerated at a meeting’s about HR-8 again

Matt Gaetz’s attitude should not be tolerated at a meeting’s about HR-8 again

Matt Gaetz is an unprofessional and insensitive politician who only has an agenda of his own to follow, with no respect for Manuel Oliver, a Parkland parent whom he [tried to dismiss] during a meeting discussing HR-8, an idea for a potential bill regarding universal background checks. The House Committee on the Judiciary held the meeting in Washington D.C. on […]

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‘Ban Assault Weapons Now’ plans to petition their way onto the ballot in 2020

‘Ban Assault Weapons Now’ plans to petition their way onto the ballot in 2020

Firearm legislation has always been a contentious issue within the political sphere, yet with 2018 having a high number of mass shootings, and 2019 already starting off with some, Florida based group Ban Assault Weapons Now, or BAWN, wants to give Florida voters the chance to do something about it. BAWN is a self-described common sense gun reform advocacy group […]

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The US Capitol on the first morning of a partial government shutdown in Washington, DC on Dec. 22, 2018. Caption courtesy of USA Today/Photo courtesy of Jim Lo Scalzo, EPA-EFE

Community members affected by government shutdown

On Dec. 22, 2018, The United States Congress did not approve President Donald Trump’s $5 billion plan to build a wall located on the US-Mexico border, due to a recent conflict between himself and the Democrats. This government shutdown has been the longest in U.S. history and is affecting many people, specifically federal employees, as they haven’t gotten paid since […]

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2018 midterm elections shift power in U.S. Congress

2018 midterm elections shift power in U.S. Congress

On Tuesday, Nov. 6, the 2018 midterm elections took place, marked not only by intense polarization, but also historic voter turnout rates. This year, election issues were not just confined to the political world. With world leaders on Twitter, political advertising on Facebook and ad campaigns on Youtube, those of all ages were exposed to the debates presented in this […]

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March for Our Lives activists participate in social media challenge

March for Our Lives activists participate in social media challenge

In conjunction with the University of Miami, March for Our Lives has started a social media challenge dubbed the #WeCallBS Challenge and has specifically reached out to teachers and students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas. The social media challenge was proposed by the UM Capstone class for PR students called Campaigns, taught by Professor Heidi Carr. This course requires its students […]

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Freshmen Kelly Cooke, Carli Komroff, Alex Heller and Sofia Cardona walk out of school on Tuesday, Nov. 27 to protest the recent administrative changes. Photo by Dara Rosen

MSD students organize a walkout and sit-in to protest administration reassignments

In response to the reassignment of Assistant Principal Winfred Porter, Assistant Principal Denise Reed, Assistant Principal Jeff Morford and Security Specialist Kelvin Greenleaf, many students took to social media to plan various activities throughout the day of Tuesday, Nov. 27. The first event was a walkout at 10:48 a.m. and the second was a sit-in in the office at 1:15 […]

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English teacher Felicia Burgin protests in front of MSD with other teachers. Photo by Nyan Clarke

MSD teachers protest recent administrative changes

At 7:15 a.m. at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s marquee over 60 faculty members met, signs in hand, and stood in protest. After the decision to remove and investigate Assistant Principals Winfred Porter, Denise Reed, Jeff Morford and Security Specialist Kelvin Greenleaf from MSD, many faculty members were confused and frustrated by the decision. So with a determined state of […]

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Lori Alhadeff speaks County Commissioner Michael Udine at a polling place in Tamarac, Fla., Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. Alhadeff has become a forceful advocate for gun control and school safety. (Joe Cavaretta/South Florida Sun Sentinel/TNS)

Broward County voters elect school board members

On Aug. 28, Broward County primary voters elected new members to the school board. Five of the nine total seats on the board were up for election — Districts 1, 4, 6, 7 and 8. Two of the candidates, Lori Alhadeff and Ryan Petty, lost a child in the shooting on Feb. 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Alhadeff, […]

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Protest for Change. Seniors Sarah Chadwick  and Kirsten McConnell and alumna Tyra Hemans protest in front of the Alabama State Courthouse for common sense gun laws. Photo courtesy of Emilee McGovern

March For Our Lives student organizers embark on two-month bus tour to engage with youth voters and activists

At the March For Our Lives on March 24, 2018, Marjory Stoneman Douglas student Cameron Kasky welcomed the 800,000 protesters in Washington, D.C. and the millions watching at home to “the revolution.” Over 800 cities across the country were ablaze with the fiery anger of hundreds of thousands of protesters who claimed they were tired of gun violence in America.  […]

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Candidate’s Academy prepares potential candidates for the election process

Candidate’s Academy prepares potential candidates for the election process

The professors of the United Faculty of Miami Dade College hosted their annual Candidate’s Academy at Ronald W. Reagan Doral High School on May 12. The program began at 9 a.m. and concluded at 3:45 p.m. UFMDC president Mark Richard and UFMDC Legislative Director Ana Ciereszko presented the opening remarks after a complimentary breakfast for all the attendees. The Candidate’s […]

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