More than 150,000 people took to the streets of New York to advocate for gun control this Saturday as a part of the March For Our Lives. Columbia students organized the New York march, which followed the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The perpetrator of the attack, Nikolas Cruz, is a former MSD student who legally obtained the assault rifle that he used to kill 17 students on Valentine’s Day. In the weeks since the tragedy, MSD students have been the leading voices in a movement to promote gun control and ban assault rifles in the United States....
By Rya Inman, Cherrie Zheng, Elza Bouhassira, Katherine Gerberich, Natalie Guerra, and Kshithija KJ Mulam
In the midst of the #MeToo movement, when new allegations of sexual harassment regularly make national headlines, the Women’s March on New York City brought more than 200,000 people of all ages to the Upper West Side. Held on the one-year anniversary of Donald Trump’s election, people took to the streets to call for change in the White House as well as in their day-to-day lives....