Tag: activism

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Two years after the March for Our Lives, MSD students have experienced a lack of political efficacy

Two years ago, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School changed forever. After losing 17 eagles, the school community began to channel loss into action.  Teachers and students alike became active. The sadness and confusion of a tragedy spread through the community. Feelings of despair quickly turned […]

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Mental plays a large role in the lives of students. (Photo by Dara Rosen)

School is playing a role in the mental health of students

On July 1, a bill in Oregon was put into effect, allowing students to take off up to five mental health days every three months. This has sparked conversation among parents, students and educators alike, concerning not only the efficacy of policies like this one, […]

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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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Actress Alyssa Milano speaks about the importance of voting at the Actions for Change event in Parkland, Florida on Sept. 30. Photo by Nyan Clarke

Celebrities use platforms to become social and political activists

The idea of political activism has become increasingly prevalent in today’s society. With the increase of social media, many people have shared their political views, as well as endorsed particular candidates while making their opinions known. One particular group of people have been using their […]

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Broward County School Board members stand together as they talk with the media on Feb. 23, 2018 in Parkland, Fla. Teachers and school administrators returned to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School for the first time after 17 victims were killed in a mass shooting at the school. (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun Sentinel/TNS)

Broward County School Board votes against arming teachers

As a result of the events of Feb. 14, Florida lawmakers passed the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act, which contains a provision for arming teachers. While the bill was met with support by the Parkland community as a step in the right […]

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Penn Ridge students meet with MSD senior Emma Gonzalez at the March for Our Lives in Washington D.C. on March 24. Photo courtesy of Anna-Sophie Tinneny

Pennsylvania high school students protest administration to promote gun control

A group of high school students at Pennridge High School in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, has started a movement of their own, inspired by the activism of the students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in the wake of the tragic Feb. 14 shooting. The organization, […]

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Miami Heat basketball player Dwyane Wade visits MSD campus. Photo by Kyra Parrow

Celebrities show their support for MSD students

After the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Wednesday, Feb. 14, multiple celebrities have reached out to the victims’ families and student survivors. When NBA player Dwyane Wade discovered that Joaquin Oliver was an avid fan of his, the basketball star met with […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Support for MSD has reached even the coldest place on Earth, Antarctica. Photo courtesy of Ashley Curtis

MSD alumna starts project to show worldwide support for MSD

In a show of support for the victims and the survivors of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, class of 2006 alumna Ashley Payanis Curtis has put together a collection of photos from around the country and the world with words of love. […]

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