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Fire drill persists for longer than expected

Fire drill persists for longer than expected

On Friday, Sept. 1, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School had its first fire drill of the 2017-2018 school year. The fire drill took place on a burgundy day during fifth period. This year was the first year that Assistant Principal Winfred Porter was put in charge of MSD’s school safety. “Since this is my first year overseeing safety and security, […]

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Ryan Kavanaugh enters the meet-and-greet via massive eagle
Photo by Mackenzie Quinn

MSD community supports new football team with meet-and-greet

A team is only as strong as the structure built around it, and last night Marjory Stoneman Douglas demonstrated the kind of togetherness that allows teams to flourish at this year’s 2017-2018 Football Meet-and-Greet in the school’s gymnasium. Parents, students and teachers alike came together to welcome the MSD varsity and junior varsity football teams ahead of the new year, […]

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(Photo Gallery) Solar eclipse captivates the nation

(Photo Gallery) Solar eclipse captivates the nation

On Monday, Aug. 20, 2017, North America observed a complete solar eclipse. In this celestial occurrence, the moon blocked all or part of the sun from the view of Earth as it passed between the two. A total solar eclipse is normally seen about once a year in some parts of the world, but it hasn’t been viewed in the […]

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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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