It will be one year next month since 15-year-old Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz, a Bronx, N.Y. teenager was killed, a victim of gang violence. After his death, the Instagram hashtag #JusticeForJunior began prompted artist George Fernandez to create a mural honoring the teenager’s life. Newshour’s Student Reporting Labs program with help from students at Bronx Arena High School report.
Drug abuse, teen pregnancy, suicide, bullying — 19-year-old Alexis Davis looked around her home on the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation in Belcourt, North Dakota, and felt her community deserved more.
For the Morgantown High students, the lack of opportunities in West Virginia became their angle. Kristy Choi, associate producer for PBS in Washington, D.C., worked with the students to arrive at their central question.
For some participants, March for Our Lives was yet another exercise in a long fight against gun violence. In a report for the PBS NewsHour, student reporters joined the march in Washington, D.C. on March 24 to talk to student activists of color about how gun violence affects them.
‘We see gun violence and gun wars all the time’ — Why young immigrants joined the March for Our Lives
Student activist Camila Duarte talked with SRL student reporter Fernando Cienfuegos at the March For Our Lives in Washington D.C. Duarte’s interview was published on the PBS NewsHour’s website.