Category: News

[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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Parkland Dash provides a good time for a good cause

Parkland Dash provides a good time for a good cause

The annual Parkland Dash, a 5K run and 1 mile fun run, took place on Sunday, Oct. 8. The race began at Pine Trails Park at 7 a.m. and wound through Pine Island Road and Nob Hill Road. Every year, the City of Parkland selects a charity for the proceeds to benefit. This year, the city chose the Crohn’s and […]

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Egyptian crackdown on LGBT community sparks outrage

Egyptian crackdown on LGBT community sparks outrage

A massive blow was delivered to the LGBT community over the weekend when the Egyptian government arrested 22 people on the charges “debauchery” and “promoting sexual deviancy”: mere pretenses engaging in homosexual activity. The crackdown began after a Mashrou’ Leila concert whose lead singer, Hamed Sinno, an openly gay advocate for equal rights. At some point in the duration of […]

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More than 350 Bay Area breast cancer survivors form a symbolic human pink ribbon on the field before the Oakland Athletics take on the Seattle Mariners at O.co Coliseum in Oakland, Calif., on Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015. The event was part of the 17th annual Oakland A's Breast Cancer Awareness Day. The A's announced that more than $75,000 was raised. (Susan Tripp Pollard/Bay Area News Group/TNS)

Why you should double-check before donating

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month—a month dedicated to fighting the most common cancer detected in women. According to the Mayo Clinic, death rates for breast cancer have been declining in recent years due to increased awareness, earlier detection and more funding for research. While no cure yet exists, breast cancer is treated through surgery and extensive chemotherapy and radiation, […]

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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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