Category: Feature

Students experience dating violence, abuse and trauma

Students experience dating violence, abuse and trauma

*This story was originally published in the December 2016 issue of the Eagle Eye* According to the National Coalition Against Dating Violence, nearly 1.5 million high school students in the United States are physically, sexually or emotionally abused by dating partners every year. 1.5 million. That’s one out of 10 high school students in the entire country. So, statistically speaking, […]

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Photo by Kyra Parrow

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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Student dances in Macy’s Day Parade

Student dances in Macy’s Day Parade

Not many people get the opportunity that Marjory Stoneman Douglas sophomore Jessica Popkin received this Thanksgiving. Popkin, along with 697 other girls, danced across the television screens of millions. Popkin was given a once in a lifetime opportunity to perform in the 89th annual Macy’s Day Parade. Last year, Popkin’s dance company, Dance Theatre Company (DTC), submitted a videotape of […]

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First jobs influence students of MSD

First jobs influence students of MSD

Growing up comes with a lot of opportunities, responsibilities and commitments. In the teenage years, one begins to prepare for what people call “the real world.” Getting a job teaches someone how to deal with others, grasp social skills and gain a good work ethic. At many establishments, it’s required that employees are at least 16 years old. This means a lot of […]

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Speech and debate program undergoes changes

Speech and debate program undergoes changes

MSD’s speech and debate team is ending one chapter, but beginning a new one. Following the departure of the team’s previous director, the program has only just begun to change. The new teacher, Jesus Caro, is excited for all the future progress to be made. The first change came before the school year even started. The classroom was renovated with a new arrangement […]

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Picture was taken the first year the school was opened in 1992.

MSD’s campus changes since inaugural year

Before cell phones were a necessity and teachers would text students all the homework and class information, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School had a very different look and feel than it does now. 1.  Smaller student body In MSD’s inaugural year there were 2,000 less students than there are currently. The 1200 and 1300 buildings were not built yet because […]

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Senior Tama Ziton thrives despite hearing loss

Four years ago, senior Tama Ziton’s hearing loss began. An accident causing her to fall down the stairs created a cerebrospinal fluid leak. CSF leaks results when the cerebral sack around the brain and spinal cord tears open and the fluids drain out. “When I tore my cerebral sack the fluid drained, causing me to be bedridden for eight months. […]

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Eagle Regiment competes in Bands of America competition

The Marjory Stoneman Douglas Eagle Regiment Marching Band traveled to Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, Nov. 12. to compete in the Bands of America Southeast Super Regional competition. This competition is for marching bands who sign up on a first-come, first-served basis, that are located in the Southeast United States. The event occurs annually at the Georgia Dome and the three highest-scoring […]

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Literary magazine spreads creativity

The school literary magazine, Artifex, is a student run club that makes a yearly issue featuring art and writing pieces from students here at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Anyone, can submit a form of art, writing piece or both. Club members will then decide which art and writing piece go well together to create the magazine. Melissa Falkowski, adviser […]

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HOSA Club Profile

HOSA Club Profile

HOSA, which stands for Health Occupations Students of America, is a club centered around science medicine and aims to ingrain leadership skills into students interested in Health Science Education. Both club president Jordan Frengut and vice president Raychel Edeslsberg hope to have a successful year, as well as bring awareness to the club. “It is my third year participating as […]

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