Dance Theatre performances a contemporary piece at Soaring Oscars

SGA hosts third annual Soaring Oscars

On Thursday, April 4, Student Government held the third annual “Soaring Oscars” for students, staff and parents. At the event, students and staff who were nominated for different superlatives were honored and given a statue eagle award. The event was hosted by seniors John Barnitt and Dylan Redshaw, who both entertained the crowd with jokes and witty commentary. “I had […]

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Sixth biannual yogathon held for mental health awareness

Sixth biannual yogathon held for mental health awareness

The sixth biannual yogathon for mental health awareness took place Saturday, April 6, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is the mastermind of Yoga4B non-profit organization, taking place at the Pine Trails Amphitheatre. Participation was free to MSD students but there was a $25 admissions fee for others. Booths were set up for a variety of things including […]

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Max Schacter, the father of Alex Schacter, asks a question during the third day of meetings of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission Thursday Nov. 15, 2018 in Sunrise, Fla. (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel/TNS)

MSDHS Safety Commission releases preliminary report with legislative recommendations

On Jan. 2, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Safety Commission released a preliminary report of the commission’s finding in their investigation into the Feb. 14, 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The commission was formed as part of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Public Safety Act passed by the Florida legislature and signed into law by former Gov. […]

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Suicide prevention presentation forms go out in personalization classes

Suicide prevention presentation forms go out in personalization classes

In upcoming personalization periods on Monday, April 8 and Tuesday, April 9, MSD students will attend a presentation on suicide prevention and awareness. Mental health professionals from the Broward County Public Schools Suicide Prevention Program will be the main presenters along with peer counseling students at MSD. In past years, the presentation was given to teachers who requested that their […]

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Social studies teacher Ronit Reoven and senior Tori Gonzalez create Project Grow Love. Photo by Nyan Clarke

MSD senior and teacher join forces to create memorial garden

For over 28 years, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students have come and gone, calling MSD their home. Yet, now when many students feel the weight of trauma, guilt and grief as soon as they walk on campus, it may be difficult for them to call their school their home–to feel like it is anything but the site of a […]

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2019 Scholastic Arts and Writing award recipients pose for a photo with Principal Ty Thompson. Photo courtesy of Ty Thompson

Four student artists Win 2019 Scholastic Art and Writing awards

*This story was co-written by Nadia Murillo and Jason Leavy Seniors Alexa Rappaport, Megan Martin, Kelsey Nickerson and junior Bailee Paul all entered the 2019 Scholastic Art and Writing competition, and many ended up receiving numerous amount of accolades. Senior Alexa Rappaport placed nationally with a Silver Medal for the 2019 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards in the category of […]

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Five MSD students win Arts for the Future scholarship

Five MSD students win Arts for the Future scholarship

Five Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students received $1000 Arts for the Future Scholarships on Monday, April 1, 2019. Seniors Olivia Feller, Crystal Tang, Alex Wind, Dylan Redshaw and Kelsey Nickerson were informed that they won the scholarship during first period when they were called down to the office to take a picture with Principal Ty Thompson.  Arts for the […]

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Fred Guttenberg sits on a panel of survivors on Tuesday, April 2 at the Ft. Lauderdale Marriott. Photo by Brianna Jesionowski

Trauma survivors hold a peer panel to help the community heal

*This story was co-written by Ava Steil and Brianna Jesionowski On April 2, 2019, several trauma survivors assembled a panel, sharing their experiences as a way to promote healing for the community of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Their goal was to facilitate a sense of support through understanding what MSD students went through on Feb. 14, 2018, and what […]

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Photo by Brianna Jesionowski

MSD students walkout in hopes of better mental health support at school

Students walked off campus on Wednesday, April 3, in order to call attention to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s lack of assistance regarding mental health. Through snapchat, students spread the word of the walkout, as well as shared their thoughts and opinions. At 10:48 a.m., right after second period, the walkout commenced and over 200 students, according to the front […]

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Ty Thompson grieves with the MSD community and supports MSD students on March, 14, 2018, during a school-wide walkout. Photo by Kevin Trejos

Ty Thompson removed from his duties as principal while BCPS furthers investigation into school safety at MSD

After a sudden meeting at the end of the March 21, 2019, an early release school day, teachers learned that Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Principal Ty Thompson had been removed from his duties as the acting principal, but would remain on campus by order of Valeria Wanza, the district’s chief school performance and accountability officer and Superintendent Robert Runcie. […]

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