Category: POLITICS & ACTIVISM

Corporations across the country are ending open carry in their stores

Corporations across the country are ending open carry in their stores

In a wave of new changes to the weapons market, various corporations are changing their stance on the carry and sale of guns. Due to increasing demands from citizens, chains such as Walmart and Publix have made significant changes to their gun policies. The store […]

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Recent shootings in America inspire rally at local Parkland Walmart

Recent shootings in America inspire rally at local Parkland Walmart

Merely two days before the new school year in Broward County, following two back-to-back mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas, students, teachers and parent activists in Parkland, Florida organized a protest in front of the local Walmart.  Through the social media efforts […]

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Back in Session. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis addresses a joint session of the Florida Legislature in Tallahassee, Florida on March 5. Photo courtesy of  Scott Keeler/Tampa Bay Times

End of Florida legislative session brings educational changes

The 2019 Florida Legislative Session began on March 5, 2019. These sessions occur annually on the first Tuesday of March and last for 60 days consecutively.  Both the upper chamber, the Senate, and lower chamber, the House of Representatives, of the Florida legislature convened to […]

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Tulsi Gabbard, left, with Sen. Bernie Sanders during the 2016 Democratic presidential campaign. Now a presidential candidate for the 2020 presidency, Gabbard spoke out against a $69-million deal to let United Airlines put its name on the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. (Pedro Portal/El Nuevo Herald/TNS)

Breaking down the Democratic Primary

Ever since the 2016 presidential elections, in which President Donald Trump secured the presidency over his opponent Hillary Clinton, the question of who might take on Trump in the 2020 election has been at the top of many voters’ minds. With a president known for […]

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Photo by Brianna Jesionowski

MSD students walkout in hopes of better mental health support at school

Students walked off campus on Wednesday, April 3, in order to call attention to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s lack of assistance regarding mental health. Through snapchat, students spread the word of the walkout, as well as shared their thoughts and opinions. At 10:48 a.m., […]

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

Matt Gaetz’s attitude should not be tolerated at a meeting 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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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