Volume 83, Issue 25
SERVING BREVARD COLLEGE SINCE 1935
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March 28, 2018
March for Our Lives By Madison Ramsey Staff Writer
Washington, D.C. — On March 24, tens of thousands of marchers descended on Pennsylvania Ave for the March for Our Lives, a demonstration organized as a response in part because of the Parkland school shooting. The organizers of the march estimated that about 800,000 people showed up for the event, while there were more than 800 other sister marches around the world. Speakers at the event included Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students Sarah Chadwick, Jaclyn Corin, Ryan Deitsch, Sam Fuentes, Emma Gonzalez, David Hogg, Cameron Kasky and Alex Wind. Also, Edna Chávez and Yolanda Renee King, the granddaughter of Martin Luther King Jr. spoke at the event. All of the speakers touched on how gun violence has affected themselves and their
community, and some, like David Hogg, called lawmakers out for taking money from the NRA. At the beginning of his speech, Hogg tied a $1.05 price tag around the microphone, explaining that it was “a reminder for you guys to know how much Marco Rubio took for every student’s life in Florida.” He also took a strong stance against lawmakers and others who have criticized the movement and failed to enact gun reform policies. “When politicians say that your voice doesn’t matter because the NRA owns them, we say: No more,” Hogg said. “When politicians send their thoughts and prayers with no action, we say: No more.” Edna Chávez, a 17-year-old from south Los Angeles, spoke on how her community has become desensitized to the issue due to the frequent gun violence in her community. “For decades, my community of South Los Angeles
has become accustomed to this violence,” said Chávez. “It is normal to see flowers honoring the lives of black and brown youth that have lost their lives to a bullet.” Yo l a n d a R e e n e K i n g , t h e s i x - y e a rgranddaughter of Martin Luther King Jr., also spoke, referring to her grandfather. “I have a dream that enough is enough,” Yolanda King said. “And that this should be a gun-free world, period.” Emma Gonzalez, another student from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and the final speaker at the march, stood on stage for six minutes and twenty seconds, the exact time that the shooting lasted, before beginning her speech. “Six minutes and 20 seconds,” Gonzalez said. “In a little over six minutes, 17 of our friends were taken from us. 15 were injured. And everyone—absolutely, everyone—in the Douglas community was forever altered.”
Photo by Madison Ramsey
Protesters gather in Washington, D.C. across the street from the Trump International Hotel during Saturday’s March for Our Lives.
March 28, 2018
Composting at Brevard College Students prepare for next Town Hall Meeting April 11 By Jeni Welch
Brevard College Students Austin Sweat, Evan Ippolito, Caroline David, Xzavier HolmesCopeland and Michael Anton are actively working on a Town Hall Meeting that will be presented in Dunham Auditorium on April 11 at 7 p.m. The Town Hall Meeting topic will focus on the correlation between underage drinking and athletics. The committee will concentrate on the problem and coming up with solutions involving the issue. The Town Hall Meetings are part of the Criminal Justice Honor Society—Alpha Phi Sigma—initiatives with the C.A.R.E Coalition of Transylvania County. C.A.R.E Coalition is a community group dedicated to reducing substance abuse and misuse in Transylvania County. The Town Hall student committee has had several meetings to research and prepare a presentation. Four panelists will provide insights and commentary about the topic following the student’s presentation. The panelists will include a professor at Brevard Colleg