Category: News

State of emergency declared as Richard Spencer takes UF stage

State of emergency declared as Richard Spencer takes UF stage

The University of Florida created national headlines this week after it announced that white nationalist Richard Spencer would be speaking on its campus in the Phillips Center for Performing Arts on Thursday, Oct. 19. The UF President Kent Fuchs has discouraged people from attending this event, trying to minimize chaos. “Second, although I urge you to avoid the Spencer event, […]

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Parkland Library Round Table fosters creativity in student writers

Parkland Library Round Table fosters creativity in student writers

The Round Table, a meeting place for the knights of Camelot in mythology, symbolizes the gathering of ideas and thoughts. The Parkland Library applied this symbol to writing. The Parkland Library’s Writers Round Table, scheduled every month from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., serves to aid English students in a variety of ways. Whether it be with college essay revisions […]

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Blood Drive Comes to MSD

Blood Drive Comes to MSD

The Big Red Bus ready to be filled with those willing to donate bloodOneBlood, a mobile blood collecting company that has everything they need to save lives in a compact bus, will be returning to Marjory Stoneman Douglas once again on Thursday, Oct. 26. The OneBlood company usually visits MSD two or three times a year. While around 260 people offer to […]

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Wawa Opens in Parkland

Wawa Opens in Parkland

On Oct. 8, 2017, Wawa had a massive ribbon cutting ceremony in Parkland, entering the community by surprising customers with gift cards, free merchandise and reduced prices. “It was no surprise; Wawa is always going out of their way to make customers feel welcome,” customer Gayle Block said. The dreary weather did not stop the gas station from having a […]

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Students dance at a previous Dance Marathon to raise money for research of illnesses. Courtesy of Miracle Network Dance Marathon

Dance Marathon Comes to MSD

Miracle Network Dance Marathon is an organization that helps raise money and awareness for children suffering from childhood illnesses and injuries. Not only do participants raise money for sick or injured children, but they often have fun while doing it. The organization finds ways to get everyone involved and doing a good deed while enjoying themselves.  “We dance for those […]

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Coral Springs Farmers’ Market returns in October

Coral Springs Farmers’ Market returns in October

The Coral Springs Farmer’s returned for the fall season on Sunday, Oct. 8. The market is expected to offer the community favorites of local vendors. The variety of fresh and organic foods will range from produce, pastas, herbs and baked goods as well as olive oils, jams and much more. Also, there will be gourmet treats that are sure for […]

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[Brief] Astronomy Club off to a stellar start

[Brief] Astronomy Club off to a stellar start

Thursday, Oct. 10 marked the first Astronomy club meeting of the year to be led0..1 by its two newly elected presidents, Lewis Mizen and Richard Doan. The duo discussed their plans for the year, involving fundraisers, field trips and general activities. The meeting opened with discussion of fundraisers, such as their Chipotle fundraiser in November and their dog wash fundraiser […]

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[Brief] Colleges come to MSD

With college applications and frantic students roaming the halls, some updates will bring students’ minds at ease. Sixty one colleges have been scheduled to come to MSD to provide information regarding their schools and 25 have already occurred since the school year began. There are still 36 universities scheduled to come to MSD with college requirement information. Through BRACE adviser […]

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[Brief] Hurricane Irma forces schedule change

In the wake of Hurricane Irma, and the loss of over a week of school because of it, the Broward County School Board came to a decision in order to alleviate the pressure on students and teachers alike. A unanimous vote by the board on Oct. 3 approved the conversion of two early release days, Oct. 19 and Oct. 22, […]

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Catalonia hurtles towards independence after referendum

Catalonia hurtles towards independence after referendum

The city of Barcelona was brought to a standstill over recent days as the Catalonian public clashed with the Spanish police following the controversial independence vote last Sunday, Oct. 1. Massive crowds converged in the city centre to vent their anger at what they perceived as an unjust use of violence by police in order to prevent the public from […]

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