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State of emergency declared as Richard Spencer takes UF stage

State of emergency declared as Richard Spencer takes UF stage

The University of Florida created national headlines this week after it announced that white nationalist Richard Spencer would be speaking on its campus in the Phillips Center for Performing Arts on Thursday, Oct. 19. The UF President Kent Fuchs has discouraged people from attending this event, trying to minimize chaos. “Second, although I urge you to avoid the Spencer event, […]

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[Brief] Women’s cross country team wins second overall

On Oct. 17, the women’s cross country team participated at their fourth meet of the season that was originally scheduled for Sept. 6, but was rescheduled due to Hurricane Irma. St. Thomas Aquinas High School hosted the meet at Plantation Central Park which started at 4:30 p.m. The MSD women’s team finished second overall. Out of the six teams that […]

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MSD arts programs do not receive sufficient support

MSD arts programs do not receive sufficient support

Every morning the familiar sound of “good afternoon eagles” greets the students and faculty of Marjory Stoneman Douglas, followed by a series of announcements that are mainly centered around sports. Day after day, students hear about the accomplishments of their peers, but among these, commendation of athletes prevails. On the other hand, perhaps the most common victim of the neglect […]

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Dress code interdicts freedom of expression

High school prepares students for their future by encouraging acceptable learning techniques, attire and conduct. However, sometimes schools take it a little too far with dress codes, suppressing students from being themselves or dressing the way they want. Administration uses the word “distracting” when addressing shoulders, showing off belly buttons and wearing short shorts, but teachers only are strict with […]

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Students dance at a previous Dance Marathon to raise money for research of illnesses. Courtesy of Miracle Network Dance Marathon

Dance Marathon Comes to MSD

Miracle Network Dance Marathon is an organization that helps raise money and awareness for children suffering from childhood illnesses and injuries. Not only do participants raise money for sick or injured children, but they often have fun while doing it. The organization finds ways to get everyone involved and doing a good deed while enjoying themselves.  “We dance for those […]

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[Brief] Women’s cross country team competes at the BCAA championship

On Oct. 12, the women’s cross country team had their fourth meet of the season at the Broward County Athletics Association (BCAA) Championship. The meet was held at Markham Park and started at 3:30 p.m. During the championship, rain and wind fell upon the runners. “There was lots of mud and puddles and on and off rain,” Captain Alyssa Fletcher […]

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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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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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