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Student evacuates three times

Student evacuates three times

*This story was originally published in the first quarter issue of the Eagle Eye* When it was announced that sunny South Florida would be hit head on, houses were shuttered and highways were flooded with cars full of evacuating families. Marjory Stoneman Douglas families were concerned with Irma’s impending effect on the area and many evacuated. One of these families […]

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Florida’s susceptibility to climate change prompts civilians to explore scientific and political agendas

*This story was originally published in the first quarter issue of the Eagle Eye* The issue of climate change is one of many debated in mainstream media. There are those who desperately cry for the preservation of the planet’s resources through societal change, and others who reject the existence of this emerging phenomenon. No matter what grounds one may stand, […]

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Student forced to move after hurricane

Student forced to move after hurricane

*This story was originally published in the first quarter issue of the Eagle Eye* Every year, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School welcomes new students from around the country through its red gates, and this year is no exception. Senior Matthew White is among the thousands of people who were displaced by Hurricane Harvey, which devastated Houston, Texas and surrounding areas. […]

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Tropical storm Philippe unexpectedly rips through Florida

Tropical storm Philippe unexpectedly rips through Florida

As Florida recovers from the onslaught of hurricanes that have hit the state over the course of this hurricane season, a tropical storm made landfall over the weekend. Winds were first felt on Sat. Oct. 28, but the rain and winds dirt down by Sunday morning. Because of the storm’s speed, there had been very little time for preparation between its formation and […]

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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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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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Predicted path of Hurricane Irma towards Florida by abc News

MSD prepares for Hurricane Irma

As Florida faces what could potentially be the storm of the century, students and teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are rushing to prepare themselves for the worst case scenario. With the United States still reeling from the devastation brought on by Hurricane Harvey, Americans face a new natural disaster in the form of a second Atlantic hurricane, dubbed […]

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G-Dragon opens his Miami concert on July 25th with a "BigBang." Photo by Alex Han.

Growing popularity of K-pop in the West

In recent years, Korean pop music, or K-pop, has come to the attention of many in the West. What used to be a genre for a niche audience has now become an international trend, garnering millions of online fans from the United States to Qatar. Recently, the boy group BTS, or Beyond the Scene and formerly known as Bulletproof Boy […]

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(Photo Gallery) Solar eclipse captivates the nation

(Photo Gallery) Solar eclipse captivates the nation

On Monday, Aug. 20, 2017, North America observed a complete solar eclipse. In this celestial occurrence, the moon blocked all or part of the sun from the view of Earth as it passed between the two. A total solar eclipse is normally seen about once a year in some parts of the world, but it hasn’t been viewed in the […]

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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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