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Protester holding signs at the D.C. rally.

‘Does the promise of this country include children being gunned down?’: Gun violence protesters march in D.C.

By Meg Richards, Opinion Editor
March 29, 2023

Activists against gun violence gathered on the National Mall, just yards in front of Capitol Hill on Friday, a day after the parents of a Parkland shooting victim were taken out of a Joint Subcommittee...

David Hogg addressing protesters in the Boston Common.

Activist David Hogg organizes gun regulation rally on Boston Common

By Maddie Barron, Magazine Co-Section Editor
March 29, 2023

Dozens of local Boston students met at the Boston Common Parkman Bandstand with March for Our Lives in support of gun regulation on Saturday. The group of predominantly young people served as a ray of...

With these recent tragic suicides, advocates for gun reform and school safety must make the mental health of mass shooting survivors one of their main priorities. / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Op-ed: When the news coverage ends but the agony doesn’t

By Robbie Shinder
April 3, 2019

Fear and disbelief struck the Parkland, Florida community for a second time. After the murder of 17 innocent people during a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last year, one would think...

There were outpourings of love from around the world shortly after the Parkland tragedy, such as a nationwide movement against gun violence. / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Op-ed: One year after Parkland, how to love on a day of hate

By Robbie Shinder
February 13, 2019

My grandfather sent me a card every Valentine’s Day, but he always crossed out “Valentine’s” and wrote “LOVE” instead. So, my card on Feb. 14 always read “Happy LOVE Day.” Every year Feb....

Students marched through downtown Boston to protest gun laws and advocate for change on Mar. 24, 2018. Daniel Peden / Beacon Archives

Parkland survivor argues for inclusivity in gun reform

By Parker Purifoy, Emerson '21
November 1, 2018

Freshman Robert Shinder grew up five miles from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School where 17 people were murdered in a mass shooting. In the wake of the Parkland shooting, Shinder joined March For...

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