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My Experience at the Women’s March -

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El Regreso Del Racismo -

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Parkland Shooting -

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California Flu Crisis -

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‘Rapping’ Up the Grammy Awards -

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¿Cuál Será el Futuro de DACA? -

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Marcus Peters traded to the Rams -

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2018 Upcoming Movies -

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Upcoming Season of Baseball -

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Black History Month -

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The Black Panther Review -

Friday, February 23, 2018

The Destructive Culture of Social Media -

Friday, February 23, 2018

Badminton season launches into action! -

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LimeBike Takes Over! -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

All Star Weekend Highlights -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Chinese New Year Brought to SMHS -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

San Mateo Volleyball Season Kicks Off -

Friday, February 16, 2018

The Van Jones Show:Jay-Z -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Parkland Shooting

The sky, as bright as baby blue, would have been a great day to have a picnic or go on a road trip. But instead, people gathered for the first funeral for those killed in the mass school shooting in Parkland, Florida. A few days ago at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, ex-student Nikolas Cruz started “shooting students that he saw in the hallways and on school grounds”, which he later confessed. The 19 year-old reportedly arrived at the high school by Uber at 2:19pm and took his semi-automatic AR-15 rifle out of his black duffle bag. He also shot inside five classrooms within the freshman building, and after all the horrific chaos he caused, he quickly abandoned the weapon and other paraphernalia to blend in with students and ran out of the school with the crowd. He then walked to a Walmart, bought a drink from Subway and even stopped by a McDonald’s until he was arrested by the police without protest. “He looked like a typical high school student, and for a quick moment I thought, how could this be the person who needs to be stopped?” said Officer Michael Leonard.

Cruz is now being held at the county jail for 17 counts of intentional murder while investigations are going on. According to authorities, the AR-15 rifle used was purchased legally as Sunrise Tactical Supply in Florida quite recently. The victims were made up of 14 students and three faculty members, with age ranging from 14 to 49. The FBI came out with information that they were tipped about a Youtube user going by the name “nikolas cruz” that commented “Im going to be a professional school shooter” in the comment section of a video. However, the FBI did not have adequate information to pinpoint who it was. Not only that, but many students identified Cruz’s Instagram account and it was found to be full of pictures of guns and animal cruelty. He even threatened another boy on social media for dating his ex-girlfriend.

At his first court appearance, there was some defense that he had a significant history of mental illness; ADHD, autism and depression.. There were so many red flags in the past that could have prevented the shooting, and it all slipped by because of easy access to guns, poor medical evaluation, and inadequate mental illness treatment.

And the survivors of the school shooting intend to do something about it. They have began to voice their opinions to the media and the government, and even are starting a nationwide rally in efforts to keep all students safe, because we are the future of America.

Majory Stoneman Douglas High School

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