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Retired Justice Anthony Kennedy, administers the judicial oath to Judge Brett Kavanaugh on Monday, Oct. 8. Photo courtesy of Olivier  Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS

Brett Kavanaugh confirmed to the Supreme Court

By one of the smallest margins for a U.S. Supreme Court nominee in American history, Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed on the Senate floor on Saturday, Oct. 6. This confirmation by a vote of 50-48 resulted in a major victory for the Republican party and a conservative majority in the Supreme Court. Kavanaugh was nominated by President Donald Trump in September […]

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2018 midterm elections shift power in U.S. Congress

2018 midterm elections shift power in U.S. Congress

On Tuesday, Nov. 6, the 2018 midterm elections took place, marked not only by intense polarization, but also historic voter turnout rates. This year, election issues were not just confined to the political world. With world leaders on Twitter, political advertising on Facebook and ad campaigns on Youtube, those of all ages were exposed to the debates presented in this […]

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On Tuesday, Nov. 20 band officers, senior Steven Blake, juniors Nico Fraiser and Angelina Brier and sophomore Jeremy Weschler, show off their state trophies to MSD students and staff. Photo by Nyan Clarke

The Eagle Regiment wins states for the second time

On Saturday, Nov. 17, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s marching band, the Eagle Regiment, competed at the 2018 Florida Marching Band Championship at the Tampa Bay Rays’ Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. The Eagle Regiment brought home the 5A state championship for the second year in a row. Scoring a 92.95, the victory was secured by a close margin […]

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Sheriff Scott Israel speaks to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission Thursday Nov. 15, 2018. Photo courtesy of Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel/TNS

Public safety commission continues investigation into MSD shooting

On March 5, 2018, Gov. Rick Scott signed the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Safety Act into law, allowing law enforcement to seize weapons from individuals under the Baker Act and raising the legal age to purchase a gun to 21 years old, in addition to other statewide reforms. The act also established the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Public Safety Commission to investigate […]

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Students and teachers protest after four faculty members are reassigned and replaced by Superintendent Robert Runcie

Students and teachers protest after four faculty members are reassigned and replaced by Superintendent Robert Runcie

*This story was co-written by Dara Rosen, Hannah Kapoor & Brianna Fisher On Nov. 26, it was announced that Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School assistant principals Jeff Morford, Winfred Porter, Denise Reed and Security Specialist Kelvin Greenleaf would be reassigned in light of concerns brought forth by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Public Safety Commission. In the meantime, the members in […]

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Seniors Jessica Frengut, Maddy King, Nathan Louis, Erich Cook and Michael Robb check in to vote at the Parkland Recreational Center on Thursday, Nov. 1. Eligible seniors were  transported to the polls to vote for the first time as part of a Broward County Public Schools initiative to engage young voters. Photo by Rebecca Schneid

Students embark on a journey to vote for the first time

On Thursday, Nov. 1, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School transported nine students to a local polling station at the Parkland Recreational Center so they could vote for the very first time. The trip, which was referred to as the voting bus, was organized by Sociology teacher Sandra Davis and Advanced Placement Government and Economics teacher Jeff Foster who managed to […]

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Junior Einav Cohen demonstrates using the new print station in the cafeteria, which was installed on Oct. 10. The station is available for use every day. Photo illustration by Nyan Clarke

SGA organizes installation of print station in cafeteria

On Wednesday, Oct. 10, two computers and one printer were installed in the east side of the cafeteria to provide students with an additional location to print assignments. The new print station is available all day, every day. This occurred in response to complaints from both students and teachers over frequent media center closures. The media center is frequently used […]

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Coral Springs Holiday Parade ‘expresses’ holiday cheer

Coral Springs Holiday Parade ‘expresses’ holiday cheer

The annual Coral Springs Holiday Parade occurred on Wed., Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. on Sample Road. In order to spread holiday cheer, the theme for this year was ‘Holiday Express’. The Coral Springs community came together to watch the parade. Many families brought foldable chairs or festive blankets to enjoy the event comfortably. Along with each float, city volunteers […]

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Junior Lauren Starnes shows off her winter attire during Winter Spirit Week

Students show their school spirit and excitement for winter break

On Wed. Dec. 12, winter spirit week began with the theme “Warm Up Wednesday.” Students dressed up in ugly holiday sweaters to show their school spirit. Activities at lunch time included musical chairs and a dance circle where anyone could gather around and show off their dance moves in the middle of the crowd of people. Leadership students hyped up […]

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MSD students win Congressional App Challenge

MSD students win Congressional App Challenge

Every year, members of the United States House of Representatives hold district-wide Congressional App challenges for middle and high school students. In Florida’s 22nd district, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School seniors, Scott Newman, Tyler Jarboe and Brian Jarboe, won for their Museum of Discovery and Science App. The Congressional App challenge is meant to encourage students’ interest in coding and […]

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