Tag: Lewis Mizen

Parkland Library Round Table fosters creativity in student writers

Parkland Library Round Table fosters creativity in student writers

The Round Table, a meeting place for the knights of Camelot in mythology, symbolizes the gathering of ideas and thoughts. The Parkland Library applied this symbol to writing. The Parkland Library’s Writers Round Table, scheduled every month from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., serves to aid English students in a variety of ways. Whether it be with college essay revisions […]

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[Brief] Astronomy Club off to a stellar start

[Brief] Astronomy Club off to a stellar start

Thursday, Oct. 10 marked the first Astronomy club meeting of the year to be led0..1 by its two newly elected presidents, Lewis Mizen and Richard Doan. The duo discussed their plans for the year, involving fundraisers, field trips and general activities. The meeting opened with discussion of fundraisers, such as their Chipotle fundraiser in November and their dog wash fundraiser […]

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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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Egyptian crackdown on LGBT community sparks outrage

Egyptian crackdown on LGBT community sparks outrage

A massive blow was delivered to the LGBT community over the weekend when the Egyptian government arrested 22 people on the charges “debauchery” and “promoting sexual deviancy”: mere pretenses engaging in homosexual activity. The crackdown began after a Mashrou’ Leila concert whose lead singer, Hamed Sinno, an openly gay advocate for equal rights. At some point in the duration of […]

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Parkland City Commission passes tax decrease for residents

Parkland City Commission passes tax decrease for residents

The Parkland City Budget meeting convened on Friday, Sept. 23 at the Parkland City Hall to discuss all the items on the agenda that didn’t get discussed at the previous budget meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 20. The meeting began with the typical honoring of the flag via the Pledge of Allegiance before the assembled commissioners began to discuss business. They first asked […]

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President Trump has a decision to make regarding DACA

DACA was only a temporary fix

Since President Donald Trump vowed to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, a system devised by the Obama administration to protect immigrant youth from deportation, an outcry of protest has spread across the country. Most of these protests, including one organized by the Court Appointed Special Advocate Association (CASA) in front of the White House earlier this […]

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Trump discusses North Korea at the U.N. General Assembly. Photo courtesy of Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS

72nd assembly of the United Nations

Since its formation in 1945, the United Nations has served as an international body to promote peace and justice throughout the world. On Tue. Sept. 19 in New York the council convened for the 72nd session of the General Assembly to debate the major issues of the world, including climate change, nuclear weapons and North Korea. As the motorcades of […]

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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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Ryan Kavanaugh enters the meet-and-greet via massive eagle
Photo by Mackenzie Quinn

MSD community supports new football team with meet-and-greet

A team is only as strong as the structure built around it, and last night Marjory Stoneman Douglas demonstrated the kind of togetherness that allows teams to flourish at this year’s 2017-2018 Football Meet-and-Greet in the school’s gymnasium. Parents, students and teachers alike came together to welcome the MSD varsity and junior varsity football teams ahead of the new year, […]

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