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Left: Sour grape, a potent hybrid effective for stress reduction. Right: Dirty Hairy, a sativa-dominant hybrid that is effective for migraine and depression relief

Medical marijuana legalization moves ahead slowly as lawmakers debate implementation guidelines

On Nov. 8, Florida voters approved Amendment 2, which went into effect on Jan. 3, 2017. Amendment 2 requires the Florida Department of Health to “set regulations for the issuance of identification cards, qualifications and standards of care givers, and rules for the registration of medical marijuana treatment centers within six months of the effective date.” Prior to Amendment 2 […]

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MSD celebrates Black History Month

MSD celebrates Black History Month

On Feb. 7, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School held a Black History Month Concert during second and third periods to celebrate the contributions of African Americans to the United States. The concert was choreographed by students in the performance, directed by senior Darlecia Bosfield and hosted by senior Tylaa Grant. “At first I was nervous, but then as I was […]

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Annual college fair informs students about college opportunities

Annual college fair informs students about college opportunities

On Feb. 10, students and parents were given the opportunity to meet representatives from a variety of colleges, in state, and out of state in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School cafeteria. The college fair took place in the cafeteria from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.. Roughly 45 colleges attended the fair to give students information about the positive aspects […]

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Oxfam Hunger Banquet sheds light on poverty

Oxfam Hunger Banquet sheds light on poverty

Hunger around the world is a prevalent issue around the world. The DECA chapter at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School decided to reach out to the less fortunate in the community by organizing an event that served food, with social hierarchy in mind. The Oxfam Hunger Banquet was held in the MSD cafeteria on Feb. 10, 2017 from 3-5 p.m “Two […]

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Protesters gather at the Monroe Park campus of Virginia Commonwealth University. Photo courtesy of anonymous protester and contributor

U.S. businesses retaliate against recent executive orders

President Donald Trump’s executive order to ban all refugees Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 has caused an uproar not only on social media and news outlets, but also from CEOs of big name corporations such as Apple, Starbucks and Facebook. In an effort to reduce terrorism and enforce national security, Trump signed an executive order that bans entry of immigrants from […]

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10 MSD students qualify as National Merit Semifinalists

10 MSD students qualify as National Merit Semifinalists

*This story was originally published in the December 2016 print edition of The Eagle Eye.* The National Merit Scholarship Program’s main goal includes giving recognition to academically talented students and laying the foundation for a brilliant and successful future. This long-held program started in 1955 during the Cold War when Americans began to lag behind in foreign counterparts in academics. […]

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Growing Green. Elyse Jones waters marijuana clones at the Harborside Health Center medical marijuana dispensary on May 14, 2015, in San Jose, Calif. Photo courtesy of LiPo Ching, Bay Area News Group/MCT Campus

Florida passes medical marijuana amendment

*This story was originally published in the December 2016 print edition of The Eagle Eye.* Florida became one of the three states–along with North Dakota and Arkansas–to legalize medical marijuana on Nov. 8.  According to the New York Times, 9.1 million people voted, passing the Amendment 2 with an overwhelming 71 percent. The amendment only needed 60 percent to pass. […]

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Astronomy Club launches Aquila 2017

Astronomy teachers Kyle Jeter and Sean Simpson lead Aquila 2017. Aquila is a branch of Astronomy Club that constructs, launches, tracks and retrieves a small 2 feet by 3 feet cooler-sized styrofoam ship and send it up to the atmosphere. Doing all the work is a helium filled balloon that increases in the size of a classroom. Astronomy Club started back in 2006, and […]

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The tomb of Fidel Castro at the Cemeterio Santa Ifigenia in Santiago de Cuba on December 4, 2016. (Al Diaz/Miami Herald/TNS)

Students react to Fidel Castro’s death

Fidel Castro, former dictator of Cuba has recently passed away on Nov. 25, 2016. People all around the world have reacted differently towards this event causing some political unrest. In Cuba a large funeral commenced that paraded his body across the country. Hundreds of thousands of Cubans payed their respects to his body. After one week, his ashes were laid […]

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French Club collects donations for hurricane victims in Haiti

French Club collects donations for hurricane victims in Haiti

Throughout the month of October, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas French Club collected donations from students by asking around for contributions in an effort to aid hurricane victims in Haiti. Haiti is one of several French-speaking countries. The Haitian background of French teacher, Geemps St. Julien, had a large impact in motivating the French Club President Raychel Edlesberg and Vice President […]

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