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Writing for rights: A student-run letter campaign

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    Juniors Jordyn Allen and Solimar Sanchez host their second letter writing campaign the day before the official school walkout. Through hundreds of letters nationwide, Florida Representatives receive genuine demands for change on gun laws right at their front desk. (Photos/Kenzo Kimura)
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February 14, 2018 – the nation’s largest mass school shooting occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, resulting in 17 casualties and sparking one of the largest nationwide protests in the past decade. On Thursday, April 19, a school letter writing campaign to Florida representatives started by two American Heritage students began, continuing the #NEVERAGAIN movement support as well as voicing student opinion through official letters.

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A look back: FSP-“yay”

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    Sophomore Brandon Woods is interviewed by a fellow broadcaster at the Florida Scholastic Press Association convention. Journalists from across the state participated in the "Man on the Street" contest. (Photo/Joanne Haner)
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    Thais Fernandez, a senior at West Broward High School, shouts "FSPA 2018" with her peers for her 'Man on the Street' video. Joanne Haner won first place in News Photography with this photo, titled "Party in the FSPA." (Photo/Joanne Haner)
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    Junior Angela Lin, Senior Andrew Kolondra and Juniors Amber Bhutta and Kenzo Kimura take a break from the Newspaper team competition and enjoy a few dabs. (Photo/Andrew Kolondra)
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Students and advisors look forward to the Florida Scholastic Press Association (FSPA), state convention as a rite of passage. The organization promotes journalistic excellence in teens throughout the state. The competition that took place April 12-14 at the Wyndham hotel in Orlando hosts groups of students statewide involved in newspaper, yearbook, literary magazine, online media and broadcast.

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March on Washington: Students advocate for change

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    Photos by Angela Lin
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    Activists march on Washington to promote gun reform during the March for Our Lives protest March 24. (Photo/Angela Lin)
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    Activists march on Washington to promote gun reform during the March for Our Lives protest March 24. (Photo/Angela Lin)
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Thousands of activists gathered at the nation’s capital to demonstrate the need for gun reform in light of the 17 school shootings in 2018. Mar. 24 marked a change not only in the attitude of the country, but also the course of direction for future legislation.

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