ShotsFired was created by two high schoolers: Natalia and Olivia, in the summer of 2020. Both are interested in studying Political Science and therefore are passionate about keeping up with current news cycles. They met in Model UN at school, learning side by side on how to diplomatically reach international compromises and how to properly formulate an argument.
We believe that no one should be afraid to express their views...After all, we live in a free country-a democracy-where it is vital to express your beliefs. As “Gen Z’ers”, we understand how many can feel uncomfortable expressing their own views, especially when no one supports them, which is why we always encourage thinking outside the box and exploring the uncomfortable. Our job here is to make you feel uncomfortable with your own thoughts. Your job as our reader - and someone looking to expand your own political intellect - is to never be afraid to express your own political beliefs and NEVER allow anyone to suppress your own thoughts. Although we may associate ourselves with certain ideals and principles of our political parties, we will always be open to hearing an opinion that is anything but our own.
We decided to create ShotsFired due to our constant political banter. Due to our sharply contrasting political beliefs, our debates have been labelled as extremely interesting to listen to. From debating in history class to debating at lunch, we quickly realized how important learning both sides of an argument is. We created this blog to have a proper space to debate current events with factual information on both sides of the political spectrum and to show the world how we use our voices.