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It's Monday, March 26. 

An estimated 4,500 people took the streets of Miami Beach to advocate for gun reform and stand in solidarity with the March For Our Lives in Washington, D.C. Hunter Crenian // Visuals Editor

UM students spearhead March For Our Lives Miami Beach 

Necessary. That's what many in attendance at Saturday's March For Our Lives Miami called the national movement for gun control post-Parkland. Thousands rallied in Miami Beach at the local event led by a group of students from Miami Beach Senior High School and the University of Miami. 

So what now? March For Our Lives is morphing into Vote For Our lives by making a strong push for voter registration and civic engagement in young people. You can learn more about registration deadlines and voter's rights in Florida here. To get involved in voter registration and education efforts on campus, check out our chapter of Get Out The Vote

Did you hear what else happened? Former Vice President Joe Biden visited UM for an It's On Us rally last week. The university has been working to change the campus culture when it comes to sexual assault and misconduct. Biden gave his stamp of approval – "President Frenk, I'm proud," he said.

He said he was especially impressed by the anonymous campus climate survey UM has conducted annually for the last three years (the latest one of which is now open and you can take here until April 24). 

The rally was a big attention-grabber for UM and helped further its mission as an It's On Us university, but our columnist asks: Was it the best idea to have fraternity members speak
In other news...

Why is Bruce Brown Jr. playing hard-to-get? The star Miami Hurricanes basketballer said, "I'm in" for the NBA draft last week but he still has the option to return to UM since he hasn't officially hired an agent. He has until June 11 to decide. #TypicalSophomoreProblems 

Film student Nick Punales is working on a totally absurd Miami comedy. It involves characters with names like Obvious-Lee and Loud-Lee who are...exactly what they sound like. More on that here.
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