Category: NEWS

Parkland City Commission passes tax decrease for residents

Parkland City Commission passes tax decrease for residents

The Parkland City Budget meeting convened on Friday, Sept. 23 at the Parkland City Hall to discuss all the items on the agenda that didn’t get discussed at the previous budget meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 20. The meeting began with the typical honoring of the flag via the Pledge of Allegiance before the assembled commissioners began to discuss business. They first asked […]

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Hurricane Irma affected school sports teams

Between the dates of Sept. 7 and Sept. 17, Marjory Stoneman Douglas was closed due to Hurricane Irma. Because of this, many school sporting events were cancelled or postponed, greatly affecting the schedules of many school teams. The girls’ golf team was one of many MSD sports teams impacted by Irma. During the seven cancelled school days, the team missed […]

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Coral Springs finalized it’s FY2018 Budget

Coral Springs finalized it’s FY2018 Budget

On Sept. 27, Coral Springs held the final Budget Public Hearing & Commission Meeting to determine the city’s budget for the 2018 Fiscal Year. The final budget commission meeting began with public comments in which 13 residents of Coral Springs spoke about their grievances or approval of the new millage increase plan for the city. Many residents spoke about the […]

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In the United States, there are exactly 1.5 million animals a year that are euthanized (put to sleep) in shelters.

MSD Student hosts fundraiser to help animals in need

  The organization, Wings of Rescue, flies animals from kill shelters to non-kill shelters from all over the United States and Canada. Some of these animals are pregnant, injured, malnourished or in need of major surgical operations. Regular ground transport takes 24 hours or more and places multiple pets in the same crate without any food, water or walks. The […]

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Cassini mission comes to an end after 20 years of service

Cassini mission comes to an end after 20 years of service

On Sept. 15, the Cassini mission came to an end as the spacecraft plummeted into Saturn’s thick atmosphere. After 13 years of service photographing the Saturn system, the Cassini spacecraft took its final farewell images.   The orbiter captured a series of photos prior to its speedy demise towards the ringed planet. The photos, received from over a billion miles […]

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Students debate about the North Korea nuclear problem and discuss solutions.

[Brief] Politics Club hosts its first meeting

Marjory Stoneman Douglas’ Politics Club hosted their first meeting in room 913 on Thu. Sept. 28. President Kevin Trejos and Vice President Elijah Abraham began the meeting with general information for potential members who were interested in joining this school year. The meeting continued with an open, yet orderly, discussion about the potential danger of nuclear weaponry in North Korea. […]

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HOSA helps hurricane victims

HOSA helps hurricane victims

In the evening of Aug. 19, Hurricane Harvey made landfall near Corpus Christi, Texas as a Category 4 hurricane with winds up to 130 mph. The hurricane diminished to Category 1 by Saturday at noon, although the aftermath left the state in disaster. From catastrophic floods to massive wind damage, areas across Texas, most notably in the greater Houston region, […]

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Faulty fire drill goes off at douglas

Faulty fire drill goes off at douglas

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School had its second fire drill of the 2017-2018 school year on Friday, Sept. 22 during second period. The drill lasted from 9:18 to 9:25 a.m. MSD has one fire drill per month, and this drill is considered the September fire drill, however, this drill was unplanned. “Whenever an alarm sounds, as a precautionary measure, we […]

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DECA advisor Sharon Cutler speaks about the importance of NAF at the Open House on September 19, 2017. Photo by Rachel Catania.

[Brief] DECA starts year with kickback night, NAF open house

With over 600 members, one of the biggest and most prominent clubs on campus, DECA, always provides events on deck for its members to support and learn more about the club and earn coveted “DECA diamonds,” the organization’s way of motivating their members to participate with the incentive of extra credit in class. Recently, those events were the National Academy […]

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Residents at Coral Springs Commission Budget Meeting are not happy. Photo by Kevin Trejos

Coral Springs residents confront commission on tax increase

The City of Coral Springs has proposed increasing the millage rate to pay for its growing expenses in the past couple of years. On Tue. Sept. 19, the city held a Budget Public Meeting to focus on the looming financial crisis. Following an update on the Hurricane Irma recovery efforts, Coral Springs Director of Budget and Strategy Catherine Givens began […]

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