Tag: 2016

The American flag, flying over Denver, Colorado, on April 12th, 2017. Photo by Kevin Trejos.

Why we need another DACA

Undocumented immigration became a hotly contested issue during the 2016 presidential election. One of President Donald Trump’s major campaign promises was to build a wall along the Mexican border to discourage illegal immigrants from crossing over into the United States. While the wall has not yet materialized, Trump took a major step in his fight against illegal immigration on Sept. […]

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Men’s soccer closing in on another undefeated season

Men’s soccer closing in on another undefeated season

After coming off of a successful season last year, going undefeated with a record of 16-0-4, and making it all the way to the Regional Semifinals before losing to eventual State Champion Boca Raton Community High, then-junior midfielder Felipe Linares said to “Expect great things” from Douglas Soccer. And so far, they haven’t disappointed. Currently ranked 15th in the state and […]

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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 […]

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Sophomores Jenna Weissman and Helena Denny pose for a picture in their Halloween costumes. They dressed up as Mike and Sully from Monsters inc.

Students celebrate Halloween, even as holiday falls on a weeknight

According to the National Retail Federation, Americans spent $2.5 billion on Halloween candy this year. To receive this candy, students, including those at Marjory Stoneman Douglas, stayed up late trick-or-treating Oct. 31. However, as Halloween fell on a Monday this year, the students that participated in the festivities had to wake up early the next day to attend a full […]

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State of the American Presidential Election

State of the American Presidential Election

It’s not too much of a stretch to say that this is one of the worst elections in United States history. Americans immensely dislike both candidates: according to Reuters, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s respective 55 percent and 62 percent disapproval ratings rank as the two highest in the six decades that presidential disapproval has been measured. What’s sad about […]

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Beyoncé Gets in Formation

Beyoncé Gets in Formation

The Queen has returned. On Saturday, February 6th,  just in time for her halftime show performance, Beyoncé unexpectedly released a new pro-black anthem, entitled “Formation”  exclusively through Tidal. Along with the single, she released a powerful music video that- needless to say- broke the internet. Throughout the song, the 34-year-old singer proves that she has no shame in her culture and […]

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Is the 2016-2017 school year starting early?

The Broward County School Board has been considering ending summer vacation early for the 2016-2017 school year. At the most recent meeting, members have decided to start school on the original date, Aug. 22 instead of Aug. 15. Because of this decision the last day of school will be later to account for the difference. “We as a board have […]

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