Kizzie Frank - Arts & Entertainment Editor
Thousands marched in different cities across the country in protest of gun regulations in wake of the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL where 17 students lost their lives. Multiple students, including Naomi Wadler, 11 years old, and high school senior, Emma Gonzalez spoke on the podium delivering heart felt and intelligent speeches that would move any human being with an ounce of empathy.
When celebrities use their platform in a way to help a cause, it can provide a small, if not monumental boost. In Washington, DC, Miley Cyrus performed her song (made popular in her Hannah Montana days) "The Climb". Demi Lovato performed as well, singing "Skyscraper". Arianna Grande and Jennifer Hudson joined as performers at the nation's capital and Lady Gaga sponsored one of the 17 buses (representing each life lost) traveling from Harlem to DC. She also took part in the march on the streets of Los Angeles, CA.
In trying times in the United States, there always comes a movement, a march, a few speeches, and songs. Whether or not Congress will be swayed by the "March for Our Lives" and #NeverAgain movement to put more laws into place for semi automatic or automatic weapons, is unclear at this time. Hopefully the movement will progress from the streets to actually being heard by Congress and change being put on paper.