Category: POLITICS & ACTIVISM

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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A deputy with the Broward County Sheriff's Office directs traffic outside of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. on Monday, April 2, 2018. Extra security is one of a number of security measures the school district has enacted as a result of the Feb. 14 shooting at the school that killed 17. (John McCall/Sun Sentinel/TNS)

Keeping students safe in school

Time and time again American schools are struck with tragedies that have seemingly become a common occurrence. After each one of these terrible events, America is faced with a question: How do we stop this from happening again?.  When the events on Valentine’s Day unfolded and America had seemingly failed once again, a new debate on how to protect defenseless […]

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MSD World history teacher Diane Wolk-Rogers addresses “Never Again” movement on Ted Talk

MSD World history teacher Diane Wolk-Rogers addresses “Never Again” movement on Ted Talk

On April 20, the 19th anniversary of the Columbine shooting, Advanced Placement World History teacher Diane Wolk-Rogers showed her students and the world her TED Talk that was filmed just the week before. Covering the topics of the Never Again Movement and the Second Amendment, Wolk-Rogers’ main intentions for this talk were to make her students proud and and inspire […]

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Leaders answer questions and discuss school safety. Photo by Dara Rosen

BCPS holds school safety forum

Broward County Public Schools announced on Tuesday, April 10 that they would hold a public forum to discuss safety issue in schools on Wednesday, April 18. The forum was held at Plantation High School and the Superintendent of BCPS, Robert Runcie, along with other Broward County leadership and BCPS school board members spoke. The forum was scheduled to start at […]

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