Marching for their Lives

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Marching for their lives

Emma Rankine, Business Editor and Wendy Guzman, Reporter   This weekend, The Women’s March held another march, the March For Our Lives, on Washington D.C. against gun violence and for gun control.   AP Government students alongside AP Government teacher Marshall Wymore and history teacher Melissa White attended the march.   The group left early Saturday morning for the eight hour drive to Maryland, and then took a train to actually get into D.C..   “I decided to go to voice the opinions… from back home in Wyandotte,” junior Marissa Woida said. “Basically to let the government know that there are young people coming up and we’re voting in the next election, and we are going to make a difference.”   According to CBS, there was an estimated 200,000 people from all over the country that took part in the event in DC but there were events all across the country as well.   “You saw people from all kinds of demographics, whether they were old or young, or no matter their ethnicities,” junior Emiliano Mendiola said. “I’m still speechless to this day, and it was very inspiring and I was awestruck.”   There were many celebrity appearances and guest speakers, including Miley Cyrus, Ariana Grande, and Demi Lovato. Many Parkland survivors attended and gave speeches as well, including a main leader of the movement, Parkland senior Emma Gonzalez.   “People died because of the lack [of laws and regulations], and it was important for me to come out today to make sure that this does not happen again, and to voice the young people’s lives, even if they couldn’t be here today,” Woida said.  

Max is a senior and is the BearDaily Editor-in-Chief. He has been apart of Wy-News for two years. Inside of school, he is the Senior Drum Major of the Marching Band, the President of NHS, a member of the Men’s Varsity Rowing Team, Secretary of Science Club and Tri-M, is a class representative for Student Council, and is a Link Crew Leader. Outside of school he volunteers at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital, is a cellist in the Dearborn Youth Symphony Orchestra, and is a member of his church youth group. “I wanted to join Wy-News to bring more information and content to the student body for their enjoyment. I love everything about Wy-News, from the people, to the topics we report on, to all the different types of experiences I am exposed to. I never thought I’d love something so much as I do the Wy-News.”

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