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[Brief] Men’s cross country places third overall

On Thursday, Oct.12, the men’s cross country team competed in the Broward County Athletics Association (BCAA) championship at Markham park. It started at 3:30 p.m. and the MSD team placed third overall out of 28 teams. While practicing six times a week there is still room for improvement. The team put their best foot forward but they were racing against […]

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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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Men’s swim team takes on BCAA Championship

Men’s swim team takes on BCAA Championship

The Broward County Athletics Association (BCAA) held its first swimming and diving championship on Saturday, Oct. 7 at the Plantation Aquatic Center. High schools from all over Broward County such as Cypress Bay High School, Nova High School, Coral Glades High School and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School were represented at the swim meet for preliminaries at 9 a.m. and […]

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From left to right there is the large Thai boba tea, spicy kimchi beef ramen and octopus skewers that I had for lunch. Photo by Christy Ma

Review: Fyr & Ice brings spice to Coral Springs

As one of the only places in Broward County that sells authentic Hong Kong egg waffles, Fyr & Ice exceeded my expectations and gave me a night to remember through savory and delicious ramen followed by sweet boba tea and crisp egg waffles. When I walked into Fyr & Ice, which is situated on West Sample Road, I was immediately […]

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Students experience dating violence, abuse and trauma

Students experience dating violence, abuse and trauma

*This story was originally published in the December 2016 issue of the Eagle Eye* According to the National Coalition Against Dating Violence, nearly 1.5 million high school students in the United States are physically, sexually or emotionally abused by dating partners every year. 1.5 million. That’s one out of 10 high school students in the entire country. So, statistically speaking, […]

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Hillary Clinton rallies support in Coral Springs

Hillary Clinton rallies support in Coral Springs

After hours of waiting in line, enduring the sweltering heat of the South Florida sun, enthusiastic fans of Hillary Clinton entered the Coral Springs Gymnasium dripping in passion (and for some, sweat). The Sept. 30 rally in support of the Democratic presidential candidate started on time, with doors opening around  1:30. It lasted nearly four hours. The venue was packed […]

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Jeter accepts cash prize of $1,000, the monetary award for being named Broward County Teacher of the Year.

Jeter named district Teacher of the Year

In 21 years, a lot has changed on the Marjory Stoneman Douglas campus; a new Freshman building created, a track and tennis court added, the junior lot moved. But, one thing has remained- the presence of Astronomy teacher Kyle Jeter on campus. In his 21 years at MSD, Jeter has taught students from the likes of current English teacher Ariel […]

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Teachers Today Don’t Get Paid Enough

Teachers Today Don’t Get Paid Enough

In the Broward school district, teachers make a yearly salary of $55,982- the third-highest in the state of Florida and almost $8,000 above the state average. This may seem like a good thing, but it’s not: almost all of the nearly 180,000 teachers in Florida sit at salaries far below the national average of $57,379, which means our “high paying” district is still well below […]

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