Author: Fallon Trachtman

The MSD wind symphony performs at Carnegie Hall. Courtesy of Cameron Leonardi

MSD’s wind symphony performs at Carnegie Hall

Just three short weeks after the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the school’s wind symphony traveled all the way to New York to visit and perform at Carnegie Hall. “We didn’t want to give up this amazing opportunity, so we all worked together to remain strong and perform as well as we possibly could,” sophomore Troy Archer said. […]

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Mother of an MSD student wears a Three Heart Strings bracelet. Courtesy of Gale Block

Three Heart Strings sells bracelets to raise money for MSD victims’ families

Three Heart Strings is a business that makes personalized products. Their parent company, Namedrops, offers items such as blankets, stickers and bracelets. The money made from both companies’ sales is donated to multiple diverse charities such as the Crohn’s and Colitis foundation, Pediatric cancer foundation, Not My Daughter… find a cure now, Humane Society and Best Buddies Sports. In the […]

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Therapy dogs comfort students as they return to school

Therapy dogs comfort students as they return to school

Oftentimes when a tragedy occurs, therapy dogs are quickly on site to help with people’s emotional wellbeing and stability. Dogs are proven to increase peoples’ serotonin levels which coincides with people feeling happier, according to a study at the University of Missouri-Columbia Being around these soft, loving animals can make people happier and calmer, which can help immensely after people […]

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H&M sweatshirt sparks racism controversy

H&M sweatshirt sparks racism controversy

  An advertisement on H&M’s website has recently gained popularity due to accusations of racism and poor taste. The ad featured a young African American male modeling a sweatshirt that read “Coolest Monkey in the Jungle.” This caused an outcry against the proclaimed racism, particularly on Twitter. Along with ordinary people publicly stating their opinions about this ad, celebrities voiced […]

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Customers enjoy guided painting lessons

Customers enjoy guided painting lessons

*This story was originally published in the second quarter issue of the Eagle Eye* Painting Fiesta, located in Coral Springs, is a space designed for painters of all ages and skill sets that supplies the artists with a full set of brushes and paints. Classes are offered to give customers step-by-step instructions to help them create a work of art. […]

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Local escape rooms provide entertainment for students in Parkland area

Local escape rooms provide entertainment for students in Parkland area

*This story was originally published in the second quarter issue of the Eagle Eye* For those who enjoy thrilling challenges to test their intelligence, escape rooms are the perfect activity for a night out with friends. Every object in the room is a potential clue waiting to be uncovered. Constant puzzling obstacles, a one-hour time limit and foreboding room themes […]

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MSD starts the day with inspirational morning affirmations

MSD starts the day with inspirational morning affirmations

Starting in the fall of the 2017-2018 school year, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School introduced inspirational morning affirmations in the daily morning announcement in order to instill a positive attitude it students to start the day. Guidance staff member Mary Anne Dubin introduced the idea as a way to help students get through the day. “I thought that it would […]

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Blood drive comes to MSD

Blood drive comes to MSD

The Big Red Bus ready to be filled with those willing to donate bloodOneBlood, a mobile blood collecting company that has everything they need to save lives in a compact bus, will be returning to Marjory Stoneman Douglas once again on Thursday, Oct. 26. The OneBlood company usually visits MSD two or three times a year. While around 260 people offer to […]

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Wawa opens in Parkland

Wawa opens in Parkland

  On Oct. 8, 2017, Wawa had a massive ribbon cutting ceremony in Parkland, entering the community by surprising customers with gift cards, free merchandise and reduced prices. “It was no surprise; Wawa is always going out of their way to make customers feel welcome,” customer Gayle Block said. The dreary weather did not stop the gas station from having […]

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Students dance at a previous Dance Marathon to raise money for research of illnesses. Courtesy of Miracle Network Dance Marathon

Dance Marathon Comes to MSD

Miracle Network Dance Marathon is an organization that helps raise money and awareness for children suffering from childhood illnesses and injuries. Not only do participants raise money for sick or injured children, but they often have fun while doing it. The organization finds ways to get everyone involved and doing a good deed while enjoying themselves.  “We dance for those […]

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