Category: News

Astronomy Club launches Aquila 2017

Astronomy teachers Kyle Jeter and Sean Simpson lead Aquila 2017. Aquila is a branch of Astronomy Club that constructs, launches, tracks and retrieves a small 2 feet by 3 feet cooler-sized styrofoam ship and send it up to the atmosphere. Doing all the work is a helium filled balloon that increases in the size of a classroom. Astronomy Club started back in 2006, and […]

Read more ›
The tomb of Fidel Castro at the Cemeterio Santa Ifigenia in Santiago de Cuba on December 4, 2016. (Al Diaz/Miami Herald/TNS)

Students react to Fidel Castro’s death

Fidel Castro, former dictator of Cuba has recently passed away on Nov. 25, 2016. People all around the world have reacted differently towards this event causing some political unrest. In Cuba a large funeral commenced that paraded his body across the country. Hundreds of thousands of Cubans payed their respects to his body. After one week, his ashes were laid […]

Read more ›
French Club collects donations for hurricane victims in Haiti

French Club collects donations for hurricane victims in Haiti

Throughout the month of October, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas French Club collected donations from students by asking around for contributions in an effort to aid hurricane victims in Haiti. Haiti is one of several French-speaking countries. The Haitian background of French teacher, Geemps St. Julien, had a large impact in motivating the French Club President Raychel Edlesberg and Vice President […]

Read more ›
MSD hosts fifth annual Special Olympics

MSD hosts fifth annual Special Olympics

On Thursday, Dec. 15, the annual Special Olympics took place on the Marjory Stoneman Douglas football field. The Special Olympics is an organization brought to schools to help disabled students participate in various athletic events. MSD was chosen to host the event for the fifth consecutive time. Setup began at 7:40 a.m. for the event, which began at 9:45 a.m. Volunteers and […]

Read more ›
After getting accepted to FSU, senior Gillian Marton puts on Seminole spirited clothing to celebrate.

Broward County leads state FSU acceptances; MSD seniors celebrate acceptances

On Dec. 8, MSD seniors anxiously awaited to hear if they were accepted to Florida State University. Before 7:00 p.m. that night, all prospective students were informed the status of their application. Later, it was revealed that Broward County led state in FSU acceptances.  According to FSU materials, of the 29,828 students who applied to FSU this year, only 56 percent of them were […]

Read more ›
Electors remain loyal to Trump and formally elect him as president

Electors remain loyal to Trump and formally elect him as president

Exceeding the required 270 votes to assume the presidency, on Dec. 19 Trump received 304 electoral votes and took the next step in the process to be declared President of the United States. While Clinton received 277, she won the popular vote by more than two percentage points. The official Electoral College results will be authorized on Jan. 6 by […]

Read more ›
Students had the opportunity to exempt up to three midterms

Students prepare for midterms

Starting Tuesday, Dec. 20, midterm week at MSD begins. Similar to previous years, students are able to exempt up to three different subjects. The criteria for exemption is a “B” or higher for both first and second quarter final grades. Additionally, students are not permitted to exempt exams for AP classes. There was a strict deadline for the exemption form, which had […]

Read more ›
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 […]

Read more ›
Photo courtesy of _.

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 […]

Read more ›
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 […]

Read more ›