Walking out across state lines

Over the course of the last few months we have seen a widespread protest, perhaps the largest since the change following the protest for freedoms from our LGBTQ community. In the United States, students and some educators are now chanting through America’s streets, “March for our Lives.” This revolutionary phrase comes after media outlets such as MSNBC and CNN highlights a supposed flux in school shootings. However, not all students participate solely in “walking out,” some students have done group prayers.


Catholic school in Denver CO whose students decided rather than walk-out, they would instead pray to honor the 17 students from Florida Parkland shooting. The difference? A national walkout for 17 minutes reached a large number of high-schools and colleges throughout the nation. This school’s approach is similar to what is being suggested by right-wing politics. Where as a nation, America should incorporate God back into the foundation of this country. Thus, these students did a prayer to intercede on behalf of the “souls” that were lost during this unfortunate event in U.S history.


There are three sides to these walk-outs. According to a post published by the Washington Post, there were tens of thousands of students that walked out during this socially accepted protest. Students are protesting for stricter gun laws. However, looking on the internet you will see students holding signs such as, “NRA WE WILL OUT LIVE YOU,” “No More Silence End Gun Violence.” The young marchers has said they are not protesting a particular party, rather they are wanting both Republicans and Democrats to create and enforce laws on an issue they believe has been over-looked. A video of the rally 

Not all students participated or believe this is a major issue that should be a focus in America. A North Carolina student was one of 700 students that walked out. The school says according to a person who handles their public relations, “We teach our students to be independent thinkers,” Janet Conner-Knox, who handles public relations for Wilson Preparatory Academy, told CNN. “[Blackman] is an independent thinker.” With this statement it’s plausible that this student opinion is less than a percent of the overall political standing in the school.

A school district in New Jersey decided to give out suspensions to students who participated in the rally. This was done in protection for the students according to a quote from a school’s superintendent. He states, “…Therefore, we believe that allowing and/or supporting them to walk out of our schools on a specific date and at a specific time is not safe and will cause a major disruption to the education of those students, as well as those who wish to remain in class learning” in a snippet taken from Breibart news.

Being a student of Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking was a very smart and intelligent man. He was the first that set out a theory of cosmology. One of Stephen’s students wrote an article about what it was like being a student of Stephen Hawking.

The student claims that Stephen had a big influence on him before he even met him. According to a website that states people who were influenced by Stephen Hawking, A young second-grade boy named Charlie stated that Stephen influenced him to write his own website.

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A student who was Stephen’s student names Marika Taylor explained that Stephen was so famous at his school that people would sit outside of his apartment building just to watch him go in and out of his house. He explained how he got the chance to meet with Stephen and as a graduate student, he was sent by Stephen to summarize some of his theory practices. He was very nervous about being one of his students but knew it was a great opportunity. He was amazed at the experiences Stephen was telling his students.

According to another one of Stephen’s students named  Dennis Overby published articles and spoke about his experiences with the professor. As many students believe he was an amazing guy. The article stated “I first met Stephen Hawking when we were students. His parties were legendary and he always insisted he wasn’t another Einstein”. Students of Stephens Hawking are really inspired by how smart and intelligent he was. After all, he is the most famous scientist in the world.

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