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The girls of the 3rd generation of Project 1841

Local students help foster teens

For many teenagers, turning 18 is seen as a time of celebration, a mark of the first day of adulthood. However, it’s not all celebration when one turns 18— teenagers in foster care age out of the system at age 18, bringing fears of finding a place to live and acquiring basic needs for independence to this birthday. That is […]

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Trump wins presidency and America speaks up

With 279 electoral votes, Republican Donald J. Trump has been elected as the new President of the United States starting in 2017, surpassing Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton, by just 51 electoral votes. In Trumps subsequent victory speech, he announced that Clinton called him to congratulate his victory. “I hope he will be a successful President,” Clinton said at a press conference […]

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Members of the MSD politics club show their support for Clinton at one of her rallies.

Trump takes presidential title

The insanity that was the 2016 presidential election has finally come to an end. Republic nominee Donald Trump has been elected the 45th president of the United States of America. Trump defeated Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s 218 electoral votes with a whopping 289 votes. Trump’s success can be credited to his huge wins in swing states Florida, Michigan, Texas and Pennsylvania, though Clinton claimed […]

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Students participate in Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week started on Oct 25. Students from the peer counseling class worked to put a stop to drugs and underage drinking. Red Ribbon Week was created after Drug Enforcement Administration Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena in 1985 was kidnapped, tortured and brutally murdered in 1985. To celebrate the meaning of Red Ribbon Week, students dressed up for themed days. On Monday, students […]

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Teachers vote to explore block schedule

Teachers vote to explore block schedule

On Nov. 2, 78 percent of MSD teachers voted to explore the possibility of other bell schedules, including 4×4 AB block schedule, for the 2017-2018 school year. The final decision for block schedule will be made by teachers on Nov. 16. Students will attend four 90-minute periods, rather than the current schedule of seven 50-minute periods. With the adoption of […]

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Marjory’s Garden unites clubs, teachers and students

Marjory’s Garden unites clubs, teachers and students

With the clearing of the land by the 900 building, teachers and students have come together to start a new garden for future educational purposes. “We had a meeting last year in Save What’s Left, an environmental club, where Mrs. Orilio introduced a big plan for the land that was left after taking down the portables,” junior Casey Chin said. […]

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Hurricane Matthew threatens MSD

Hurricane Matthew threatens MSD

With Hurricane Matthew approaching, Marjory Stoneman Douglas has begun to prepare for the storm. Hurricane Matthew is expected to hit Florida and has been predicted to reach Parkland by Thu. Oct. 4. This dangerous storm already struck Haiti, taking many lives. According to CNN, the category four hurricane dumped almost 40 inches of rain on the impoverished nation, and it […]

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Creepy clowns cause credible concern

Creepy clowns cause credible concern

Recently, on social media platforms such as Twitter, there has been spreading awareness of “creepy clown” sightings in South Florida. These clowns, who have made online threats to local high schools (many in Palm Beach County), have now extended their threats to include Marjory Stoneman Douglas; while there is little evidence to prove that this is a substantiated concern, these sinister yet […]

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Hillary Clinton rallies support in Coral Springs

Hillary Clinton rallies support in Coral Springs

After hours of waiting in line, enduring the sweltering heat of the South Florida sun, enthusiastic fans of Hillary Clinton entered the Coral Springs Gymnasium dripping in passion (and for some, sweat). The Sept. 30 rally in support of the Democratic presidential candidate started on time, with doors opening around  1:30. It lasted nearly four hours. The venue was packed […]

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Peer counseling promotes peace with project

Peer counseling promotes peace with project

In 1981, the United Nations General Assembly unanimously declared Sept. 21 a day devoted to “commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and peoples.” Thus, to promote ideals of peace within the MSD campus in honor this day, peer counselors  decorated the school’s grounds with chalk art. This included a combination of quotes and illustrations. “It […]

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