Tag: Coral Springs

A look into the Fortify Florida App and the Safer Watch App

A look into the Fortify Florida App and the Safer Watch App

Many phone applications, including the Fortify Florida App and the Safer Watch App, were created for students and parents to report suspicious activity.   The Fortify Florida App was created by Attorney General Pam Bondi’s office, officials from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and Department of Education.   The app was created due to the lack of transmission between […]

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Persuasive Poster. A sign advertising the benefits of the Secure the Next Generation Referendum hangs in the bus loop at Country Hills Elementary. Photo by Nyan Clarke

Broward voters approve half mill tax increase to fund schools

On Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2018 voters approved the Secure the Next Generation Referendum to raise money for Broward County Public Schools. Starting in 2019, Broward County homeowners will see a half millage increase in their property taxes. Local property taxes are calculated using millage rates. One mill represents $1 in tax per $1,000 of tax-assessed value. Each city in Broward […]

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Stop the Bleed. Bleed kits are displayed throughout the school.

MSD installs bleed kits

In preparation for the new year, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School implemented new bleeding control kits during the of Aug. 8. The bleed kits provide classrooms with the appropriate tools to minimize an injured person’s risk of bleeding out. The kits include a tourniquet, compression bandages, regular gauze and chest seals. “[The bleed kits were] originally founded as a nationwide […]

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Schedule issues mark the beginning of school years. Photo by: Nyan Clarke

Scheduling conflicts mark beginning of school year

Schedules are not always as simple as they seem. Whether it is because a student did not get into the elective that they wanted or they are not a fan of the teacher they were assigned to, it is a continuous problem for students that occurs every year. Senior guidance counselor Gerald Turmaine was able to clarify how schedules are […]

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KOD album cover

Review: J. Cole drops a highly anticipated album on substance abuse

After his fans went crazy over a tweet where he announced an album would be dropping on April 20, J.Cole released the name of his new prodigy: K.O.D. This rap album introduces the harsh reality of  kids becoming so easily addicted to drugs. Cole, representing Fayetteville, North Carolina, started off in his career by signing with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation in […]

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Support for MSD has reached even the coldest place on Earth, Antarctica. Photo courtesy of Ashley Curtis

MSD alumna starts project to show worldwide support for MSD

In a show of support for the victims and the survivors of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, class of 2006 alumna Ashley Payanis Curtis has put together a collection of photos from around the country and the world with words of love. Each picture has the words “MSD, our love for you is so strong, it has […]

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Photo by Kevin Trejos

Banners hung at MSD raise spirits of those affected by tragedy

Following the school shooting on Feb. 14, South Florida communities have showered Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and the rest of Parkland and Coral Springs with love and support through fundraisers, letters and banners. These banners can be seen throughout campus, as they were hung up along the fences and walls of MSD for students and faculty to see. “[The […]

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Banners from Broward County schools and organizations around the country decorate the fence surrounding the perimeter of the 1200 building.

MSD begins recovery process with Sunday Orientation

On Sunday, Feb. 25, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School welcomed students back to campus for the first time since the shooting on Feb. 14. The orientation, which lasted three hours, initiated what is expected to be a long and difficult healing process. Teachers had returned to campus the Friday before on Feb. 23, and happily greeted students on Sunday as […]

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Church By the Glades prepares a background with #ParklandStrong after the massacre on Feb. 14. Photo by Christy Ma

Church By the Glades invites Columbine survivor to inspire and give hope to MSD community

On Feb. 20, 2018, Church By the Glades on Lakeview Drive welcomed a survivor and national speaker from Columbine to speak on the tragedies that have occurred across the country and the most recent one that hit Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Valentine’s Day. Crystal Miller, the special guest of the night, was a junior at Columbine High School […]

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Violent shooting occurs at MSD, killing 17 and wounding 17

Violent shooting occurs at MSD, killing 17 and wounding 17

*Story is co-written by Nikhita Nookala and Christy Ma* Valentine’s Day was a day of love, passion and friendships as Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School celebrated Feb. 14, 2018 with carnations and teddy bears. It was not until nearly the end of the school day at around 2:30 p.m. that the lives of students and faculty were taken in a […]

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