Author: Alexa Kravitz

Students abuse pharmaceuticals to maximize efficiency for schoolwork

Students abuse pharmaceuticals to maximize efficiency for schoolwork

*This story was originally published in the December 2016 issue of the Eagle Eye* As a junior, balancing five AP classes, preparing for standardized tests and playing varsity soccer, junior Tyler* typically manages only two or three hours of sleep each night. His story is similar to most overscheduled and overwhelmed high school and college students, who find that there […]

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Grief affects students at MSD

*This story was originally published in the October 2016 Issue of The Eagle Eye.* The news registers slowly, and then all at once. “I’m sorry to tell you this, but _____ has passed away.” Whether it be from a doctor, a guidance counselor, a family member, a friend or even a police officer, the words strike just the same and […]

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Pixar releases fishy sequel to 2003 classic with ‘Finding Dory’

Pixar releases fishy sequel to 2003 classic with ‘Finding Dory’

  When Ellen DeGeneres announced the highly- anticipated sequel to 2003’s beloved “Finding Dory” on her television talk show in April of 2013, it was time for an instant classic. 
In “Finding Nemo,” an overprotective, helicopter-parenting clownfish by the name of Marlin and an amnesic Pacific regal blue tang named Dory (voiced by DeGeneres) take to the seas after Marlin’s […]

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Fire trucks lining up in front of Marjory Stonemason Douglas on May 24th, 2016

School evacuated after reported gas leak

After the last bell rang to dismiss students from school on Tuesday, May 24, things began to get a little strange at Marjory Stoneman Douglas. “I didn’t even notice it until the announcement came on after school telling us to leave,” Guidance Secretary Amy Pena said. “When I walked outside and noticed that the smell was so strong, I was […]

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The wait for ‘Chance 3’: the final countdown

The wait for ‘Chance 3’: the final countdown

There’s a storm coming- and it goes by the name of Chance the Rapper. Born Chancelor Bennett on April 16th, 1993 in the South Side of Chicago, the Rapper began his music career performing in talent shows and participating in the hip hop duo Instrumentality at Chicago’s esteemed Jones College Prep High School. In his senior year, Bennett was caught […]

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2016 brings new music festivals

2016 brings new music festivals

It goes without question that 2015 was an incredible year in music. Whether you are a fan of rap music, as in Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly, Drake’s If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late, Bryson Tiller’s TRAPSOUL or J. Cole’s 2014 Forest Hills Drive, a fan of country music, as in Hunter Hayes’ 21, Thomas Rhett’s Tangled Up, […]

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Tulane University review

Tulane University review

At the mention of the city of New Orleans, one’s mind can’t help but wander to the tragedies that occurred there in consequence of Hurricane Katrina, which marked its 10-year anniversary this past August. Hurricane Katrina is denoted as one of the five deadliest hurricanes in the history of the United States; hundreds of thousands of people were left without […]

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“#Being13: Inside the Secret World of Teens” Review

“#Being13: Inside the Secret World of Teens” Review

Parents, teachers, and teenagers alike received a reality check on Monday, Oct. 5, with the airing of “#Being13: Inside the Secret World of Teens,” a CNN special report on how social media is changing the way teens are growing up, hosted by Anderson Cooper. The two-year investigation followed 200 eighth graders at eight different schools in six states around the […]

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University of Michigan review

University of Michigan review

As my mom and I landed in Detroit, Michigan at 1:15 am, it didn’t take long for us to realize that we were severely underdressed, being that as soon as the airplane doors opened, those who had seemed to master the exotic art of living in Michigan began packing on their heavy sweaters and thick North Face coats. It was […]

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