Author: Amy Scarlata

The classic play Annie takes MSD’s stage and captivates

The classic play Annie takes MSD’s stage and captivates

On Thursday, March 2, Marjory Stoneman Douglas’ Drama Department hosted the opening night of the classic play Annie at 7 p.m. Characters captivated the crowds until Saturday, March 4. On Wednesday, March 1 and Friday, March 3, the show performed for Eagle Ridge Elementary school during the day. Senior Sheridan Lasher played July, one of the orphans. “It was a […]

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Do high school students voluntarily read at home?

Do high school students voluntarily read at home?

Reading has been a common leisurely pass-time ever since books originated. In modern times, the world has seen a decrease in the popularity of this activity, particularly among youth. This may be due to the fact that most schools now use reading as an element of education, thus it has slowly transformed from a form of entertainment into a chore. […]

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APES Students TRASH PROJECT helps clean campus; teaches lesson

APES Students TRASH PROJECT helps clean campus; teaches lesson

On Feb. 9, 2017, Advanced Placement environmental science students participated in a trash project, where they carried around trash bags and collected waste in the time span of seven days. Assigned by AP environmental science teacher Tammy Orilio, the students learned the outstanding number of trash they had collected from the ground, under desks and outside and to always remember to keep the environment […]

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Astronomy Club launches Aquila 2017

Astronomy teachers Kyle Jeter and Sean Simpson lead Aquila 2017. Aquila is a branch of Astronomy Club that constructs, launches, tracks and retrieves a small 2 feet by 3 feet cooler-sized styrofoam ship and send it up to the atmosphere. Doing all the work is a helium filled balloon that increases in the size of a classroom. Astronomy Club started back in 2006, and […]

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Trump wins presidency and America speaks up

With 279 electoral votes, Republican Donald J. Trump has been elected as the new President of the United States starting in 2017, surpassing Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton, by just 51 electoral votes. In Trumps subsequent victory speech, he announced that Clinton called him to congratulate his victory. “I hope he will be a successful President,” Clinton said at a press conference […]

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