Category: POLITICS & ACTIVISM

The Florida House of Representatives convenes in the Chamber in the Florida Capitol Building in Tallahassee as MSD students watch from the balcony. Photo by Kevin Trejos

Florida legislature passes gun safety proposal named in honor of MSD

In response to relentless activism and lobbying conducted by students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the Florida state legislature has drafted and passed a bill to put more gun and school safety laws into place. The bill, dubbed the “Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act,” was passed in the Senate 20-18 on March 5 in the House […]

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The gun department in a Dick's Sporting Goods store in Arlington, Va., on Thursday, March 1, 2018. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

Corporations respond to Never Again movement

Since the conception of the #NeverAgain movement by Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students after the atrocious shooting on Feb. 14, many have been fighting to boycott the National Rifle Association. The Never Again movement has been working toward common sense gun reforms in the United States to prevent school shootings like the one in Parkland. In response to the […]

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Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Emma Gonzalez comforts a classmate during a CNN town hall meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, at the BB&T Center, in Sunrise, Fla. Photo courtesy of Michael Laughlin, Sun Sentinel, Tribune News Service

CNN hosts town hall for discussion on gun control

In the aftermath of the shooting on Feb. 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, CNN held a town hall hosted by anchor Jake Tapper on Feb. 21 at 9 p.m. in order to give students and parents from the Parkland community a platform to discuss gun reform with Florida lawmakers. In “Stand Up: The Students of Stoneman Douglas Demand […]

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Gov. Rick Scott releases a proposal after Parkland shooting

Gov. Rick Scott releases a proposal after Parkland shooting

On Feb. 23, ten days after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Florida Gov. Rick Scott released a Major Action Plan to address the demands of the hundreds of MSD students who have been calling for the government to make real policy change in light of this tragedy. The plan contains three parts of legislation: gun safety, school […]

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Photo by Deandre Blake

[Photo Gallery] Local schools hold walkouts in support of MSD

In the wake of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, many schools in Broward County and other surrounding areas have taken it upon themselves to organize walkouts and other events to support both the #NeverAgain movement and the MSD student body. On Tuesday, Feb. 20, students from West Boca Community High School in Boca Raton walked the 12 […]

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State of emergency declared as Richard Spencer takes UF stage

State of emergency declared as Richard Spencer takes UF stage

The University of Florida created national headlines this week after it announced that white nationalist Richard Spencer would be speaking on its campus in the Phillips Center for Performing Arts on Thursday, Oct. 19. The UF President Kent Fuchs has discouraged people from attending this event, trying to minimize chaos. “Second, although I urge you to avoid the Spencer event, […]

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Egyptian crackdown on LGBT community sparks outrage

Egyptian crackdown on LGBT community sparks outrage

A massive blow was delivered to the LGBT community over the weekend when the Egyptian government arrested 22 people on the charges “debauchery” and “promoting sexual deviancy”: mere pretenses engaging in homosexual activity. The crackdown began after a Mashrou’ Leila concert whose lead singer, Hamed Sinno, an openly gay advocate for equal rights. At some point in the duration of […]

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Parkland City Commission passes tax decrease for residents

Parkland City Commission passes tax decrease for residents

The Parkland City Budget meeting convened on Friday, Sept. 23 at the Parkland City Hall to discuss all the items on the agenda that didn’t get discussed at the previous budget meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 20. The meeting began with the typical honoring of the flag via the Pledge of Allegiance before the assembled commissioners began to discuss business. They first asked […]

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Coral Springs finalized it’s FY2018 Budget

Coral Springs finalized it’s FY2018 Budget

On Sept. 27, Coral Springs held the final Budget Public Hearing & Commission Meeting to determine the city’s budget for the 2018 Fiscal Year. The final budget commission meeting began with public comments in which 13 residents of Coral Springs spoke about their grievances or approval of the new millage increase plan for the city. Many residents spoke about the […]

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President Trump has a decision to make regarding DACA

DACA was only a temporary fix

Since President Donald Trump vowed to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, a system devised by the Obama administration to protect immigrant youth from deportation, an outcry of protest has spread across the country. Most of these protests, including one organized by the Court Appointed Special Advocate Association (CASA) in front of the White House earlier this […]

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