It has been a rough year for David Hogg and his classmates at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
TMZ has reported that New Mexico State University offered Hogg and several of his classmates who survived the tragic Feb. 14 massacre a new start. Dr. Miriam S. Chaiken, the dean of the William Conroy Honors College at New Mexico State University, has reached out to Hogg and invited him to the campus. Dr. Chaiken also extended the invitation to several of the school's influential leaders, including the outspoken Emma Gonzalez.
The media outlet stated that the kids' activism inspired Dr. Chaiken so much that she wanted them on campus. She also said that if they chose to go to the university, she would do everything in her power to help them attain scholarships.
Hogg vs. Ingraham
Dr. Chaiken's admission letter comes days after Hogg received multiple rejections from several top universities in California. While he shared his lament on social media, FOX News personality and host of The Ingraham Angle, Laura Ingraham, used her Twitter to torment the guns rights activist.
The Washington Post reported that Hogg used Twitter and reached out to his massive group of followers along with 12 phone numbers to The Ingraham Angle's biggest advertisers. Thanks to his followers' efforts, several of The Ingraham Angle's significant advertisers, including Johnson & Johnson, Hulu, and Ruby Tuesday cut ties with the cable news program. Despite Ingraham's apology, Hogg refused to accept it.
Polarizing Views On Parkland
Ingraham was not the only outspoken critic regarding the Parkland, Florida, shooting survivors. On March 30, controversial rocker and National Rifle Association board member Ted Nugent stated that the students were "ignorant" and "soul-less." He also believed that the students were dangerously stupid and even took a jab at their teachers for imparting lies to them. Meanwhile, Eagles of Death Metal frontman Jesse Hughes issued an apology to the Parkland, Florida, survivors after he called them "vile" and said that they insulted the memory of those who were killed in that tragedy by protesting. He deleted the post after he faced a backlash.
Remembering The March
Hogg played an instrumental part in coordinating the March For Our Lives that took place in Washington DC, New York, Los Angeles, and other cities across the country. Former Disney Channel alums Demi Lovato and Miley Cyrus not only reunited at the Washington DC march, but they also performed at the nation's capital. Another significant performer at the rally was Ariana Grande, who sang her song "Be Alright." Taylor Swift has also lent her support by donating money to the initiative and encouraged her fans to support the March for Our Lives campaign.