Governor Ron DeSantis Uses Executive Order to Push Forward School Safety

Governor Ron DeSantis takes the recommendations made by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas (MSD) Public Safety Commission seriously, but most of them require the legislature to take action. The commission has been investigating the Parkland shooting since April of last year and submitted their findings in a January report. DeSantis isn’t waiting for legislature to see changes made and pushed some of the commission’s recommendations forward … Continue reading Governor Ron DeSantis Uses Executive Order to Push Forward School Safety

Apex Legends Wants to Beat Fortnite At Its Own Game

Apex Legends was just a rumor until Respawn Entertainment CEO Vince Zampella confirmed it was real less than 24 hours before its release. Respawn was the development company responsible for the award-winning online, multi-player shooter, Titanfall and when rumors circulated they may have a battle royale game in the works, fans were excited. The evolution of Apex Legends from Internet gossip to reality was somewhat clumsy. … Continue reading Apex Legends Wants to Beat Fortnite At Its Own Game

The Suspension of Officials in Florida Has Become a Form of Political Theatre

It was late in the evening as the orange sunlight peeked through unto the podium. Governor Ron DeSantis approached the podium with his characteristically stoic expression. In front of him was an audience of reporters and citizens. Behind him stood over a dozen critics of the Broward County Sheriff, Scott Israel. Israel had been criticized for his handling of the Valentine’s Day massacre which left … Continue reading The Suspension of Officials in Florida Has Become a Form of Political Theatre

Crime Reporters Face a New Norm in Florida

  This past Wednesday afternoon, a young man walked into a Duval county SunTrust and killed everyone inside; four tellers and one customer. The Sun Sentinel called it a mass shooting and while law enforcement agencies have their own definitions of a mass shooting, the massacre is certainly like a mass shooting in this sense: the SunTrust shooter was not trying to rob the bank. … Continue reading Crime Reporters Face a New Norm in Florida

Florida May be the Key to Putting Women’s Rights in the U.S. Constitution

Senator Audrey Gibson missed the play-off games between the Chargers and the Patriots, but it was still significant to her; not because any of the players on the field but because of one, lone ref. That night, Sarah Thomas became the first female to ref an NFL play-off. Gibson wonders why women weren’t considered for the position before. And it not just in the NFL. … Continue reading Florida May be the Key to Putting Women’s Rights in the U.S. Constitution

Controversial Abortion Bill Filed In The Florida Senate

This past week, Representative Mike Hill of Pensacola has gained attention for his aggressively conservative legislation. He finished last year with a controversial bill that in part protected confederate monuments and began started this year with a bill that would undo major portions of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Public Safety Act which passed last year under pressure by parents and students affected by the Parkland … Continue reading Controversial Abortion Bill Filed In The Florida Senate

Inside the Commission Investigating the Parkland Shooting

Members of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas (MSD) High School Public Safety Commission sat in the BT&T center in mid-November. Their purpose was to examine what went wrong in the Valentine’s Day massacre which left 17 people dead inside a Parkland high school early this year and present their findings in a report in January. Some of its members are law enforcement officials from other counties. … Continue reading Inside the Commission Investigating the Parkland Shooting