Held on the busy corner of Springdale Street and Edinger Avenue, the demonstrations initially attracted only about a dozen students. But each week, the numbers have grown, the Register reported.
“It’s gotten bigger and bigger,” campus supervisor Cinde McCallum, there to monitor her charges’ safety, told the newspaper. “I’m proud of these kids. They’re our hope for the future.”
Stuart Holton, a junior, launched the protests through his informal organization, Climate Caring Peeps Marina. “It’s not affiliated with the school,” he said. “We didn’t want it to be a campus club.”
Carlos Pareja, 16, a junior, said founding members were inspired by the recent wave of student-led climate change protests sweeping Europe. “It’s not fair that young people are the ones who will have to deal with this problem,” he said, according to the Register.
Here are a few other news articles from throughout the region for the week ending March 8.