Category: Feature

Students at MSD Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Students at MSD Celebrate Valentine’s Day

People all around the world celebrate Valentine’s Day each Feb. 14. This holiday emphasizes romance and affection towards loved ones, often expressed by making the day special for one’s significant other. The history of Valentine’s Day dates back to the Middle Ages. The holiday was founded on the Roman festival of Lupercalia, a fertility festival celebrated annually on Feb. 15. […]

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Students abuse pharmaceuticals to maximize efficiency for schoolwork

Students abuse pharmaceuticals to maximize efficiency for schoolwork

*This story was originally published in the December 2016 issue of the Eagle Eye* As a junior, balancing five AP classes, preparing for standardized tests and playing varsity soccer, junior Tyler* typically manages only two or three hours of sleep each night. His story is similar to most overscheduled and overwhelmed high school and college students, who find that there […]

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Chinese New Year welcomes the year of the rooster

Chinese New Year welcomes the year of the rooster

For many Asian-Americans, Chinese New Year is synonymous for red pocket money, feasts and dragon dancing, but celebrating the tradition has been widely accepted as far back as 14th century B.C. and new traditions have developed over time since. Chinese New Year was traditionally based on the ancient Chinese calendar and would be celebrated between the middle of the 12th […]

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Eagle Regiment places first in the region

Eagle Regiment places first in the region

*This story was originally printed in the December 2016 issue of the Eagle Eye* During the 2016 band season, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Eagle Regiment steadily progressed, obtaining better scores at each competition. For seven months, in preparation for competition season, the band practiced two to four days a week. “Practicing so many days a week is really taxing on […]

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MSD launches MIT Launch club

*This story was originally published in the December 2016 issue of the Eagle Eye* The Launch Club, sponsored by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), aims to provide materials and support high school launch clubs and help foster entrepreneurial skills and mindsets for members. The club then uses those materials to help create startups that follow MIT’s standards. The club […]

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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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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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