Category: HEALING

Junior Shai Harnov picks out her free Vans backpack. Photo by Lauren Newman

Vans offers free backpacks to MSD students

On April 5, Vans shoe manufacturing company joined the group of worldwide supporters of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., representatives gave out free backpacks to students of MSD at the skating park at the Tamarac Sports Complex. The location was chosen in conjunction with Vans’ skateboarding theme and due to the overwhelming security at […]

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Junior Isabel Chequer smiles next to a banner donated to MSD. Photo by Anna Dittman

Junior Isabel Chequer maintains a positive attitude despite her injuries

Junior Isabel Chequer is an enthusiastic member of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Yearbook Club who loves movies, architecture, learning and experiencing the world. However, on Feb. 14, she experienced the effects of the tragedy at MSD. She was struck in the toe and upper arm by flying pieces of shrapnel. Although, according to her, she did not even […]

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Junior Samantha Mayor makes a steady recovery

Junior Samantha Mayor makes a steady recovery

Since the events of Feb. 14, 2018, junior Samantha Mayor has been making a steady recovery. Mayor was shot once in the knee and received surgery to clean out the wound. It is projected to take about two months for her knee cap to fully heal. Once healed, she will begin physical therapy to fully regain movement in the joint. […]

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Students receive envelopes containing notes and coupons. Photo by Suzanna Barna

MSD receives mail from all over the world

Since the tragedy that occured at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14, schools and individuals from around the globe have been showing support by sending in mail and banners to the school, teachers and students. Through this simple act, this mail has shown MSD students that they are not alone and have a whole nation supporting them through […]

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Visitors observe the memorial outside MSD. Photo by Suzanna Barna

Memorial outside MSD is moved to FAU

After the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 18 was the first time people were allowed to approach the perimeter of the school. That was when the memorial outside the school began and continued to build as the public left flowers, letters, stuffed animals and candles around the 17 crosses and Stars of David that […]

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A photograph of Meadow Pollack at the base of one seventeen crosses at a candlelight vigil for the victims of the  shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland, Fla, on February 16, 2018 (Greg Lovett/The Palm Beach Post/Zuma Press/TNS)

Friends and family of Meadow Pollack build playground in her honor

After losing their beloved Meadow in the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the Pollack family and Meadow’s friends started an organization to honor the memory of their loved one, calling it “Meadow’s Movement.” The movement was started by Meadow’s father, Andrew Pollack, whose current goal is to build a memorial playground to honor the life of his daughter. […]

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Junior Maddy Wilford continues recovery

Junior Maddy Wilford continues recovery

Junior Madeline Wilford’s recovery following the events of Feb. 14, 2018 has been described as miraculous by first responders and doctors. Despite being shot three times- once in the chest, torso and right arm- Wilford is expected to make a full recovery. Wilford was treated at Broward Health North, where she received three surgeries for her wounds: one on her […]

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Students get tattoos to honor the 17 victims

Students get tattoos to honor the 17 victims

After the tragedy on Feb. 14, some Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students and teachers needed a meaningful way to remember this day and those they lost. A peaceful and artistic way they could remember their friends and teachers was to get a tattoo. Students created their own tattoo designs and even designed some for their friends in remembrance of […]

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Memorial at Pine Trails Park is removed and preserved

Memorial at Pine Trails Park is removed and preserved

After the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, memorials were placed in honor of the 17 lives lost at the school in front of the school and at Pine Trails Park. The love and mementos left at these sights were growing each day. On Thursday, March 15, the day after the one month anniversary of the tragedy, the city […]

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Pinwheels created by elementary school students from Georgia decorate the perimeter of the school. Photo by Nikhita Nookala

Georgia elementary schools donate pinwheels in support of MSD

On March 14, students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School were greeted by 3,600 colorful pinwheels dotting the perimeter of campus. The pinwheels were tacked onto pencils and colored with supportive messages and well wishes. They were donated by students from Austin Elementary School, Dunwoody Elementary School and Kingsley Elementary School, all located just outside Atlanta, Georgia. “Our students and […]

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