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Today is National Walkout Day.

March 14th, 2018.

The first ever national walkout day that was created to honor the victims of mass shootings that keep happening because our current politicians don’t want to do anything to stop it.

17 students and teachers died at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. They died at the hands of someone who should have never gotten their hands on a firearm.

I go to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Nevada was a democratic state in the 2016 election so I know that I’m (mostly) surrounded by people who share the same ideals as me.

At 10:00 this morning, I met with at least a thousand other students to march, chant, and protest the injustice that keeps happening in our own city.

“Enough is enough.”

“We want justice.”

“When will it end?”

Students, professors, and activists all chanted outside of the building that UNLV’s president was residing it because we wanted the power to hear what the little guys are saying.

Millenials and even some baby boomers alike are tired of seeing innocent people die because of someone who shouldn’t have been able to obtain a firearm.

We chanted and marched for all 17 of those Parkland victims.

  1. Alyssa Alhadeff, 14

  2. Scott Beigel, 35

  3. Martin Duque, 14

  4. Nicholas Dworet, 17

  5. Aaron Feis, 37

  6. Chris Hixon, 49

  7. Luke Hoyer, 15

  8. Jaime Guttenberg, 14

  9. Cara Loughran, 14

  10. Gina Montalto, 14

  11. Joaquin Oliver, 17

  12. Alaina Petty, 14

  13. Meadow Pollack, 18

  14. Helena Ramsay, 17

  15. Alex Schachter, 14

  16. Carmen Schentrup, 16

  17. Peter Wang, 15

This Washington Post article has a story about every person who died.

Today is for them. Today was for every person that has been murdered because of a bullet.

Never forget their names.

Never make anyone feel like these things will never change. They will. We have to make it happen.

The revolution starts with you.

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Marlyn Sarkissian-Sarnani was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. She attends the University of Nevada, Las Vegas as a Journalism and Media Studies Major with a minor in Political Science. She hopes to get a masters in journalism and pursue her career in a big city. When Marlyn isn't writing, you can find her watching Disney movies.

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