Author: Amit Dadon

Opinion On The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Opinion On The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

On May 14th, 1948, the day before the British officially moved out of what was then known as “Palestine,” Jewish leader and future first Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion declared the independence of the newly-named “State of Israel”. The next day, Syria, Jordan, Egypt, and Iraq – with the aid of troops from other Arab countries – invaded the new state in an […]

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Students experience dating violence, abuse and trauma

Students experience dating violence, abuse and trauma

*This story was originally published in the December 2016 issue of the Eagle Eye* According to the National Coalition Against Dating Violence, nearly 1.5 million high school students in the United States are physically, sexually or emotionally abused by dating partners every year. 1.5 million. That’s one out of 10 high school students in the entire country. So, statistically speaking, […]

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America Made the Wrong Choice on Election Day

America Made the Wrong Choice on Election Day

*This story was originally published in the December 2016 print edition of The Eagle Eye, and therefore does not include recent controversial political developments.* This year’s presidential election on Nov. 8 was one that was unprecedented – one that illustrates just how uncaring and bigoted the majority of (white) America is. The Department of Justice sued Donald Trump, the chosen […]

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Men’s soccer closing in on another undefeated season

Men’s soccer closing in on another undefeated season

After coming off of a successful season last year, going undefeated with a record of 16-0-4, and making it all the way to the Regional Semifinals before losing to eventual State Champion Boca Raton Community High, then-junior midfielder Felipe Linares said to “Expect great things” from Douglas Soccer. And so far, they haven’t disappointed. Currently ranked 15th in the state and […]

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State of the American Presidential Election

State of the American Presidential Election

It’s not too much of a stretch to say that this is one of the worst elections in United States history. Americans immensely dislike both candidates: according to Reuters, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s respective 55 percent and 62 percent disapproval ratings rank as the two highest in the six decades that presidential disapproval has been measured. What’s sad about […]

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Swimming Team Takes Easy Win Over Monarch

Swimming Team Takes Easy Win Over Monarch

This past Wednesday afternoon, Stoneman Doulgas’s Eagles took on the smaller Monarch Knights team in a District meet at the Deerfield Beach Aquatic Center. Both teams wrapped up their warmups by 4:30 p.m., and immediately huddled together near their respective benches in tight-nit circles. Swimmers from both sides began loudly chanting their team cheers to hype themselves up for the […]

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Student Government Hosts Spirited “Game Night”

Student Government Hosts Spirited “Game Night”

  Setting up a poker table, roulette, three blackjack tables, loud music and concessions, Douglas’s student government succeeded in bringing a cafeteria filled fellow students together in celebration of school spirit this past Thursday night. “Our Game Night event is meant mainly to get our students as school-spirited as possible,” Event Committee Chair Lexi Angel said. “WIth the game and dance this […]

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Swimming Team Faces Challenges As Season Kicks Off

In the 2015-2016 FHSAA swimming season, Stoneman Douglas succeeded in sending 8 girls and 11 boys to Regional competition, placing 3rd in the Boys 200 Yard Medley Relay and 13th for the Girls, and 5th in the Boys Overall Rankings. Trying to improve on their performances last year, the boys and girls teams both aimed to start the season strong. […]

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Douglas Breezes By West Broward to Win First Game of 2016

Douglas Breezes By West Broward to Win First Game of 2016

With cars backed out miles down Holmberg just to enter the parking lot, the wide stands of Cumber Stadium filled up rapidly with extensive time to spare before the 7:00 p.m. kickoff. The season-opening game had been hyped up for several days, leading up to bright stadium lights shining with full-force on the packed crowd tensely awaiting the Eagles’ entrance. […]

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Douglas Baseball Wins State Title For First Time in School History (Multimedia)

Douglas Baseball Wins State Title For First Time in School History (Multimedia)

With a 90ºF, clear blue afternoon sky to set the scene in Fort Myers, Florida, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Eagles stepped onto the foreign green turf of JetBlue Stadium yesterday for a game few had expected them to reach: the State Championship Final. The game marked the peak of what has been a historic season for the Eagles, as along with […]

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