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Left: Sour grape, a potent hybrid effective for stress reduction. Right: Dirty Hairy, a sativa-dominant hybrid that is effective for migraine and depression relief

Medical marijuana legalization moves ahead slowly as lawmakers debate implementation guidelines

On Nov. 8, Florida voters approved Amendment 2, which went into effect on Jan. 3, 2017. Amendment 2 requires the Florida Department of Health to “set regulations for the issuance of identification cards, qualifications and standards of care givers, and rules for the registration of medical marijuana treatment centers within six months of the effective date.” Prior to Amendment 2 […]

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Students abuse pharmaceuticals to maximize efficiency for schoolwork

Students abuse pharmaceuticals to maximize efficiency for schoolwork

*This story was originally published in the December 2016 issue of the Eagle Eye* As a junior, balancing five AP classes, preparing for standardized tests and playing varsity soccer, junior Tyler* typically manages only two or three hours of sleep each night. His story is similar to most overscheduled and overwhelmed high school and college students, who find that there […]

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Growing Green. Elyse Jones waters marijuana clones at the Harborside Health Center medical marijuana dispensary on May 14, 2015, in San Jose, Calif. Photo courtesy of LiPo Ching, Bay Area News Group/MCT Campus

Florida passes medical marijuana amendment

*This story was originally published in the December 2016 print edition of The Eagle Eye.* Florida became one of the three states–along with North Dakota and Arkansas–to legalize medical marijuana on Nov. 8.  According to the New York Times, 9.1 million people voted, passing the Amendment 2 with an overwhelming 71 percent. The amendment only needed 60 percent to pass. […]

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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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Hurricane Matthew threatens MSD

Hurricane Matthew threatens MSD

With Hurricane Matthew approaching, Marjory Stoneman Douglas has begun to prepare for the storm. Hurricane Matthew is expected to hit Florida and has been predicted to reach Parkland by Thu. Oct. 4. This dangerous storm already struck Haiti, taking many lives. According to CNN, the category four hurricane dumped almost 40 inches of rain on the impoverished nation, and it […]

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Creepy clowns cause credible concern

Creepy clowns cause credible concern

Recently, on social media platforms such as Twitter, there has been spreading awareness of “creepy clown” sightings in South Florida. These clowns, who have made online threats to local high schools (many in Palm Beach County), have now extended their threats to include Marjory Stoneman Douglas; while there is little evidence to prove that this is a substantiated concern, these sinister yet […]

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Swimming Team Faces Challenges As Season Kicks Off

In the 2015-2016 FHSAA swimming season, Stoneman Douglas succeeded in sending 8 girls and 11 boys to Regional competition, placing 3rd in the Boys 200 Yard Medley Relay and 13th for the Girls, and 5th in the Boys Overall Rankings. Trying to improve on their performances last year, the boys and girls teams both aimed to start the season strong. […]

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Douglas Baseball Wins State Title For First Time in School History (Multimedia)

Douglas Baseball Wins State Title For First Time in School History (Multimedia)

With a 90ºF, clear blue afternoon sky to set the scene in Fort Myers, Florida, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Eagles stepped onto the foreign green turf of JetBlue Stadium yesterday for a game few had expected them to reach: the State Championship Final. The game marked the peak of what has been a historic season for the Eagles, as along with […]

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Varsity Baseball Team Advances to State Championship Game (Tweets)

Despite having one of the toughest playoff schedules in the entire state, Marjory Stoneman Douglas’s own Eagles have advanced farther than any other baseball team in school history, showing time and time again on their historic run why they have earned the #1 ranking in the entire nation. Now, after defeating #22 ranked West Orange 3-2 in the Class 9A State Semifinals in Fort Myers, […]

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Men’s Soccer Team Fights Hard to the Finish

Men’s Soccer Team Fights Hard to the Finish

This past season, Stoneman Douglas’ soccer team surprised everyone by going undefeated, and dominating their District opponents. Behind their season of hard training and the ever-growing support of fellow Douglas students, the team earned the top seed once playoff time arrived, despite being placed in one of the most difficult Districts in the region. “No one expected us to go 16-0-4, […]

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