Tag: high school

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] 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] Colleges come to MSD

With college applications and frantic students roaming the halls, some updates will bring students’ minds at ease. Sixty one colleges have been scheduled to come to MSD to provide information regarding their schools and 25 have already occurred since the school year began. There are still 36 universities scheduled to come to MSD with college requirement information. Through BRACE adviser […]

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Junior Kosha Patel has taken the initiative to create and publicize her own charity.

MSD junior gives back through Jumpstart India

While most juniors are overwhelmed with standardized testing and challenging coursework, Marjory Stoneman Douglas junior Kosha Patel has found the time to establish her own charity, which aims to give back to  disadvantaged communities in the states of Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh in India. With the help of her sister Nidhi, Patel launched “Jumpstart India,” an organization with the goal […]

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[Brief] Men’s cross country places 14th at Spanish River XC Invitational

On Sept. 23, the men’s cross country team competed in an invitational meet at South County Regional Park in Boca Raton. More than 100 runners competed at simultaneously in the 34th Annual Spanish River XC Invitational. The men’s team came in 14th place overall. “I thought the meet went very well,” Captain Nick Boyer said. “We had a few personal […]

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Interact club aims to help the community

Interact club aims to help the community

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s Interact club had its first meeting of the 2017-2018 school year on Sept. 5 in room 302. The MSD Interact club is advised by Lauren Rosa and under the student direction of Interact club president, senior, Nicole Smith. The Interact club is a service based organization that aims to better the community by participating in […]

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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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[Brief] Men’s water polo washes out Plantation High

On March 8, the men’s water polo team played district rival Plantation High in an away game at 6:30 p.m. They won in a runaway victory, with a final 20-2 score. “It was a fairly easy game,” Captian Joey Wong said, “We worked mainly on strategy and passing, rather then trying to score the most goals.” Daniel Rivera (15), Areeb […]

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Charlene Forti (9) scores the first goal of the game.

[Brief] Men’s and Women’s Water Polo both defeat Coral Glades

On March 7, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas men’s and women’s water polo teams faced off against District rival Coral Galdes High School in a match at Ft. Lauderdale High School. The women’s game started at 4:30 p.m. and the men’s followed up with a game an hour later at 5:30 p.m. For the first time this season, both the men’s and women’s teams went […]

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