SPFHS students plan peaceful protest for Friday


Following the tragic school shooting that took place in Parkland, Florida, there has been a dramatic increase in the amount of organized protests sweeping the nation. It began with the national school walkout on March 14, 2018.
The incredible amount of success and news coverage following that event has only inspired more to take action to make change in the nation. Many high schoolers are taking part in this, and local communities are speaking out to make a difference.
One example of the ensuing effect of this wave of protest is taking place at Scotch-Plains Fanwood High School. One of these protests is actually fairly soon, and all students are able to partake in it.
The instagram page, @spf.says.enough,  run by senior Diamond Terrell and sophomore Matthew Skolar, just announced that on April 20, at 2:40 p.m., students can meet at the school’s flagpole to continue the protest against gun violence. This same duo helped organize the student walkout concerning gun safety directly following the Parkland shooting.
It is obvious that students are tired of the system and are ready to change it by whatever means possible. If you feel impassioned enough to begin to enact change on the way things work in this nation, it is time to take a stand. It is easier than ever, and everyone has an opportunity to make their voices heard through the various events that are taking place in this nation.