Tag: Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

Four MSD staff members reassigned in light of recent investigation

Four MSD staff members reassigned in light of recent investigation

*This story was co-written by Hannah Kapoor and Samantha Goldblum On Nov. 26, it was announced that three administrators and a security specialist at Marjory Stoneman Douglas would be reassigned in light of concerns brought forth by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission. Assistant Principals Jeff Morford, Winfred Porter Jr., and Denise Reed, in addition to Security […]

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English teacher Felicia Burgin protests in front of MSD with other teachers. Photo by Nyan Clarke

MSD teachers protest recent administrative changes

At 7:15 a.m. at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s marquee over 60 faculty members met, signs in hand, and stood in protest. After the decision to remove and investigate Assistant Principals Winfred Porter, Denise Reed, Jeff Morford and Security Specialist Kelvin Greenleaf from MSD, many faculty members were confused and frustrated by the decision. So with a determined state of […]

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De. Seuss’ The Grinch (Universal Pictures)

The Grinch has great messages about family

The Grinch is the third adaptation of How The Grinch Stole Christmas. The newly animated version, released on Nov. 9, has had a lot of hype surrounding it. However, many fans of the original are asking, “Why do we need another Grinch?”   Throughout the movie the audience follows the classic tale of the Grinch’s journey to destroy Christmas. However, […]

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[Brief] The Eagle Regiment marches through the rain

On Saturday, Nov. 3, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Eagle Regiment performed its show “Beyond” at the 13th annual Park Vista High School Striking Cobra Invitational. The Eagle Regiment took the field at nine p.m. It had been raining on and off throughout the competition. However, with three minutes left in their performance, it began to pour. “As I […]

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Senior Royalty. Senior Sam Resnick has a decal and parks in the senior lot everyday. Photo by Rebecca Schneid

A number of parking problems have developed with the beginning of a new school year

The start of the new school year has presented a variety of parking problems for both students and staff. With close to 850 students, the class of 2019 is one of the largest MSD has ever seen, and with only 385 spots in the senior lot, some seniors have been left without a place to park. “The issue this particular […]

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Forever in Our Hearts. Custodian Dwight Johnson passed away at 66 after working at MSD for 15 years. Photo Courtesy of Lauren Rubenstein

Custodian Dwight Johnson passes away

It was difficult to see Dwight Johnson, custodian at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, without a smile on his face. Described by many as someone with a good heart and soul, Johnson made it his mission to make everyone he met feel welcomed.  Johnson worked as a Broward County Public Schools custodian for over 30 years, 15 of those years […]

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Taking a Stroll. Junior Harris Jaffe walks back to his 8th period debate class in Eagle Village. Photo by Rebecca Schneid

New portables installed at MSD dubbed Eagle Village

Many teachers found themselves without a classroom last year; some came from the 1200 building and others were moved around in order to accommodate those who lost their rooms. Teachers who had to change rooms frequently pushed carts full of supplies and technology around the school. In order to solve this issue, 34 portables were leased to Broward County Public […]

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#NeverAgain. An eagle sculpture donated by a middle school art class in Miami, Florida stands 7 feet tall in the senior courtyard. Photo by Nyan Clarke

Miami art class donates eagle sculpture

On July 5, 2018, Maggie Vidal-Santos, a middle school art teacher at Ruth K. Broad Bay Harbor K8, in Bay Harbor Islands, Florida, delivered a seven foot eagle sculpture to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, which was ultimately installed in the senior courtyard. Vidal-Santos had donated a sculpture to Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2013. She felt the need to […]

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Give Me Zen. Wellness portables create safe, calming space for students. Students can use a white pass to visit the wellness center. Photo by Nyan Clarke

New wellness center opens for students

In the newly opened wellness center, students can talk to two school psychologists, five mental health/family therapists and four social workers, all of whom are trained to help students with any emotional issues Students have already begun to use the available services. The wellness center sees 13-15 different students each day and 50 or more when drills or triggering events […]

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Stop the Bleed. Bleed kits are displayed throughout the school.

MSD installs bleed kits

In preparation for the new year, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School implemented new bleeding control kits during the of Aug. 8. The bleed kits provide classrooms with the appropriate tools to minimize an injured person’s risk of bleeding out. The kits include a tourniquet, compression bandages, regular gauze and chest seals. “[The bleed kits were] originally founded as a nationwide […]

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