Category: FEATURE

Not My Daughter, a race for a cure

Not My Daughter, a race for a cure

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For the Sparrow family, this means banding together to raise money to help find a cure for this terrible disease that has claimed the lives of millions. Kristen Sparrow is a 12th grader and her sister Erica is a 10th grader at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Along with their mother Lauren, they have been members of […]

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Caw Caw Book Club

Caw Caw Book Club

The Caw Caw Book Club: It’s a new year and a new book club! Mrs. Falkowski and Mrs. Haneski, the leaders of the MSD book club, have started off this year with a whole new set of books and plans for increasing the excitement. “The goals of the book club are to complete the teen reading book list, compete in […]

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Balancing High School

Balancing High School

High school is a balancing act for most teenagers. But what happens when you add in a bunch of AP classes, marching band two-four nights a week, and attending football games while still keeping it all together? This is the life of senior Lia Groulx almost every week during the fall. Groulx has been a dedicated member of the Eagle Regiment Marching Band at […]

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Throwing Music Back A Decade

Throwing Music Back A Decade

This year includes the ten year anniversary of many people’s favorite childhood songs. These include “Hips Don’t Lie,” “How to Save a Life,” “Gold Digger,” “Candy Shop” and “Pon de Replay.” “Hips Don’t Lie,” by Colombian sing-songwriter Shakira, was written in 2005 and features rapper Wyclef Jean. The upbeat salsa and reggaeton song got many up and dancing during its time […]

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5 Quick and Easy Halloween Costumes

5 Quick and Easy Halloween Costumes

Halloween is just around the corner, so if you’re one of those people who waits until the last minute to find a costume to where then here’s a few quick diy (do it yourself) costume ideas for you. 1. Rosie the Riveter  Feminist icon, Rosie the Riveter, is an extremely easy and quick costume idea for Halloween.   All you […]

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Snapchat stands out with new lenses

Snapchat stands out with new lenses

As we near the end of 2015 – four years after the initial release of the video messaging application, Snapchat increasingly distances itself from its former reputation as a sexting app. One of the most recent updates of Snapchat allows users to filter their selfies with newly released lenses. With these innovative lenses, which were first released in September, users […]

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Student from India leads his class at Douglas

Student from India leads his class at Douglas

Even before meeting Stoneman Douglas’s class of 2016 projected valedictorian, Sahith Mandala stands out in a crowd. At 6-foot-one, Mandala towers over nearly everyone around him – not only through his physical stature but also his impressive list of achievements. With his extensive catalog of accomplishments, Mandala is anything but a stereotypical high-achiever, who dedicates every breathing moment to academic […]

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Clockwise: Max Baron, Brandon Dubner, Drew Fletcher, Katherine Liu, Jessica Pan, Elisabeth Rodrigues, and Joanna Zhuang

Seven Douglas Seniors Chosen As PSAT Semifinalists

This past month seniors around the country found out whether or not they passed the cutoffs for the prestigious National Merit Scholarship, for which they took the PSAT last fall. Out of the 1.5 million students who took the test, 34,000 were given “Letters of Commendation” in order to recognize their success, and another 16,000 qualified as semifinalists for the […]

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This is Juliana Anzai, a foreign exchange student at MSD from Brazil.

Exchanged

The Rotary Youth Exchange Program is a study-abroad opportunity for adolescents to spend up to a full year as an international student.  The teens involved in this program can go almost anywhere in the world to study.  Many Marjory Stoneman Douglas students do not even realize that there is a plethora of foreign exchange students from all edges of the […]

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