Inspiration

The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly influenced our society, be it by initiating social and economic disruption, or devouring the lives of many. With a rising number of COVID-19 cases, we have seen gun violence increasing across the United States of America. The pandemic has impacted the mental health of teens and has at times, propelled youngsters into criminal activity. It is crucial to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic by providing mental health support for all and amending the laws and restrictions our government has in place; we need to make a change!

What it does

Our project encompasses 5 distinct visualizations, with each one coherently describing and illustrating how the COVID-19 pandemic has supported, if not stimulated, gun violence across the United States. As a team, we hope to raise the issue of gun violence and propel governments and organizations to take a stand with us!

How we built it

We had built our visualizations through software such as google spreadsheets, excel, and through coding in python with the support of Plotly.

Challenges we ran into

As a team, our time zones had often presented challenges and hindered communication. However, we were still able to get through this and create an organized pacing guide.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

As a group of passionate students, we had all communicated very efficiently with each other. Through dedication and commitment, we were all able to play our part and make a video about our project.

What we learned

Before starting this project, we didn't realize how impactful the COVID-19 pandemic has been on criminal activity, more specifically, gun violence. Furthermore, we had come to realize how the topic of how the pandemic has drastically impacted gun violence is a crucial topic that is often under looked and needs immediate change.

What's next for The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Gun Violence.

As a team of avid students that are truly passionate about making changes in society, we hope that our project will open doors to new thoughts, restrictions, and perspectives! :)

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