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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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Junior Lorenzo Prado discusses his experience from Feb. 14 as a suspect for the shooter. Photo by Daniel Williams

Junior Lorenzo Prado is falsely identified as a suspect in shooting

When the fire alarm went off for the second time at around 2:20 on Feb.14, Junior Lorenzo Prado was in the auditorium sound booth working on lighting for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Drama’s upcoming musical production, “Yo Vikings.” Because it was so close to the end of the school day, he decided to finish fixing the lighting equipment, confident […]

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Plower withdrew from school after the Valentine's Day tragedy.

Senior Kelly Plaur protects her teacher from gunfire

On Feb. 14, 2018, in the face of unimaginable danger, many students and teachers emerged as heroes to their community. While bullets flew into her classroom, senior Kelly Plaur acted on her instincts to help her peers. She had no idea these instincts would cause her peers to deem her a hero. Plaur was sitting in Ivy Schamis’s Holocaust history […]

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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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Psychology teacher shares her story from Feb. 14. Photo by Einav Cohen

Psychology teacher Ronit Reoven provides first aid to injured students

In fourth period on Feb. 14, AP Psychology teacher Ronit Reoven was giving a lesson on renowned psychologist Sigmund Freud and the psychosexual stages of development. Reoven looked at the clock to see how much time she had left to teach; it was a few minutes past 2:15. Two or so minutes later, the class heard deafening booms coming from […]

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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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Juniors Charlie Rothkopf and Victoria Proietto reunite after working together on Feb. 14 to save another student. Photo by Anna Dittman

Juniors Charlie Rothkopf and Victoria Proietto wrap student’s wound during shooting

In times of tragedy, stories of heroism arise. During the horrifying act that took place on Valentine’s Day at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, juniors Charlie Rothkopf and Victoria Proietto took the initiative to help sophomore Ashley Baez who was suffering from a bullet wound.. As students of math teacher Nancy Lazar’s fourth period class, the two were located in […]

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The MSD wind symphony performs at Carnegie Hall. Courtesy of Cameron Leonardi

MSD’s wind symphony performs at Carnegie Hall

Just three short weeks after the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the school’s wind symphony traveled all the way to New York to visit and perform at Carnegie Hall. “We didn’t want to give up this amazing opportunity, so we all worked together to remain strong and perform as well as we possibly could,” sophomore Troy Archer said. […]

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[Multimedia] National school walkout marks the start of change

[Multimedia] National school walkout marks the start of change

March 14, 2018 marked the one-month anniversary of the tragedy that struck Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and the families of the 17 victims. To honor the beloved Eagles, MSD participated in the National Walkout Day by walking to the football field for 17 minutes. On the field, nearly the entire student body participated by congregating in the Cumber Stadium, […]

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