Category: Editorial

Community Clean-up. Along with her teammates from the women’s varsity soccer team, senior Emma Jacobs helps pull out weeds in a planted area of the MSD courtyard.  Jacobs favorite form of community service is volunteering at local soccer camps, where she can help teach kids how to play soccer. Photo courtesy of

How helping others can help you

Listen, I could sit here all day insisting that you become a better person. At this point I think we all have the script down to a science: infidelity is wrong says the spouses; plagiarism is wrong says the teachers; eating fatty foods is wrong says Michelle Obama. We are all, in some way, brought up to learn a similar […]

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Student Stress Reaches New Heights

Many students at Douglas would agree that one of the main reasons for their distaste for school comes from the excessive stress it brings into their lives. This is not to say that school should not be in our lives – it’s a necessity – but it is to say that some of the curriculum, parents, classes, and overall expectations do need to be tuned down […]

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Names in fame

Names in fame

From Blue Ivy to Blanket, celebrities have been giving their children obscure names for as long as we can remember. Though everyday people name their children things like “Sharkeisha” because they want their child to “stand out”, in my opinion, celebrities have no reason to do so. Their child will stand out, simply because of their status. So, why do […]

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Westminster College review

Westminster College review

Westminster College is a small, secluded private school in north west Pennsylvania located in the center of an amish community. This small liberal arts college is roughly half the size of MSD. In fact, the student-teacher ratio is only 12:1. My dad and I stumbled upon the campus by accident because our GPS led us in the wrong direction, and […]

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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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Teachers Today Don’t Get Paid Enough

Teachers Today Don’t Get Paid Enough

In the Broward school district, teachers make a yearly salary of $55,982- the third-highest in the state of Florida and almost $8,000 above the state average. This may seem like a good thing, but it’s not: almost all of the nearly 180,000 teachers in Florida sit at salaries far below the national average of $57,379, which means our “high paying” district is still well below […]

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Illustration by Joanna Zhuang

Teens must never lose holiday spirit

For just a few months, the realists in all of us are temporarily smothered under reindeer blowups, thanksgiving turkeys, ghosts and goblins and dancing lights that run the rims of rooftops. While most of us teenagers wrap up college applications, rather than wrapping presents, its important to remember why holidays are such significant events in our lives. Yes, we know […]

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LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 16:  O.J. Simpson listens to audio recording played during an evidentiary hearing for O.J. Simpson in Clark County District Court in Clark County District Court May 16, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Simpson, who is currently serving a nine to 33-year sentence in state prison as a result of his October 2008 conviction for armed robbery and kidnapping charges, is using a writ of habeas corpus to seek a new trial, claiming he had such bad representation that his conviction should be reversed. (Photo by Julie Jacobson-Pool/Getty Images)  This is a picture of OJ Simpson now  facing  a courtroom

Unfavorable Fame

Athletes work their entire lives to reach the point of fame and stardom though some players are not able to enjoy it. The athlete’s questionable mistakes follow them throughout their time in the public eye. For example, OJ Simpson was one of the most revered athletes in all of football and he won numerous awards, including a Heisman Trophy, but […]

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The Cost Of Test Preparation

The Cost Of Test Preparation

With that time of the year starting up again, many Douglas upperclassmen have begun preparation for the SAT and ACT standardized tests that take place every month or so. Many students, such as junior Evan Elias, have been studying through the use of a test-specific tutor. “I have an SAT tutor that I go to every Sunday,” Elias said. “I […]

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Democratic presidential hopefuls debate Oct. 13.

A great night for Democrats- it’s not debatable

It was a record breaking night for the Democratic party- 15.3 million people tuned into CNN to watch the first of the Democratic debates Tuesday Oct. 13, not counting the 980,000 who accessed online streams. 4.8 million of these people were between the ages of 25 and 54, the highest viewership ever for a Democratic debate in that age group. […]

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