Category: ARTS & LEISURE

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Review: J. Cole drops a highly anticipated album on substance abuse

After his fans went crazy over a tweet where he announced an album would be dropping on April 20, J.Cole released the name of his new prodigy: K.O.D. This rap album introduces the harsh reality of  kids becoming so easily addicted to drugs. Cole, representing Fayetteville, North Carolina, started off in his career by signing with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation in […]

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MSD World history teacher Diane Wolk-Rogers addresses “Never Again” movement on Ted Talk

MSD World history teacher Diane Wolk-Rogers addresses “Never Again” movement on Ted Talk

On April 20, the 19th anniversary of the Columbine shooting, Advanced Placement World History teacher Diane Wolk-Rogers showed her students and the world her TED Talk that was filmed just the week before. Covering the topics of the Never Again Movement and the Second Amendment, Wolk-Rogers’ main intentions for this talk were to make her students proud and and inspire […]

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Echosmith's new album, "Inside a Dream," will be released in the summer of 2018. Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Records.

Review: Echosmith Release Mesmerizing Single “Over My Head”

The southern California-based trio “Echosmith” returned with their new song “Over My Head” on March 16. The lead single of their unreleased sophomore album ,”Inside a Dream,” is an easygoing, dreamy pop song that tells the story of a person’s frustration with their significant other complicating everything, from relationship issues to miniscule problems. Currently made up of siblings Sydney, Graham […]

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Drama students rehearse for the one-day performance of "Yo, Vikings!" Photo by Rebecca Schneid.

Drama Club performs “Yo, Vikings!”

On April 13, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s drama program performed “Yo Vikings!” The musical is an adaptation of a book by Judith Schachner and is appropriate for viewers of all ages. The show has major themes of self-acceptance and acceptance of others. The performance was a one-night only show, but it still garnered a large audience. “Yo Vikings!” is […]

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Review: American Craft Kitchen offers usual dishes

Review: American Craft Kitchen offers usual dishes

With a menu packed full of unique dishes, American Craft Kitchen and Taproom opened in Coral Springs about two months ago. The restaurant has two locations, one in Coral Springs and one in Boca Raton. The restaurant has a welcoming atmosphere that is dimly lit. The one room restaurant has fairly plain decor, with floor to ceiling windows taking up […]

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Student submits backpack design to @msdcamo2 Instagram account. Photo by Erika Rosen

Who is behind @msdcamo2?

Following spring break, students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School were required to trade their backpacks for a new transparent bag, among other updated security regulations. However, the change has been greeted with great dissatisfaction by the majority of the student body. In response to the new backpacks, many student have begun placing sheets of paper with signs indicating their […]

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Review: I Heart Mac n Cheese offers customizable dishes

I Heart Mac n Cheese, a recently opened restaurant in Parkland, stands out from others because of its unique option of customized macaroni and cheese. Since its opening in late 2017, it has already attracted many residents in both Parkland and Coral Springs. The “baked chicken chef special mac and cheese” was quite delicious. It was a bit too cheesy, […]

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Smart home devices take over the electronics market

Smart home devices take over the electronics market

Smart phones, smart watches, smart tablets. Smart technology is consuming the electronics market, giving devices an entirely new purpose. In recent years, a new device has skyrocketed in popularity: smart home products. The sudden widespread use of home-related smart technology is a product of the fast-moving age of technology we live in. According to a report by eMarketer from spring […]

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Cryptocurrency makes national headlines as Bitcoin value soars to record highs

Cryptocurrency is a word many in the modern age have heard, but it is understood by only a few. In 2009, the first decentralized cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, was created by someone under the name of Satoshi Nakamoto, but his actual identity is currently unknown. Since then, after many years of highs and lows, Bitcoin gained a record value of $19,340 in […]

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Review: Rise Biscuits and Donuts offers flavorful alternatives to the typical biscuit

Full of unique and delicious food combinations, Rise Biscuits Donuts serves both breakfast and lunch at their 15 different locations. First opening their shop in Durham, N.C., the franchise expanded their reach to 14 new locations found throughout the southeast, including one  at The Walk in Coral Springs. Rise Biscuits Donuts resembles a fast food shop similar to Dunkin Donuts. […]

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