Tag: Marjory Stoneman Douglas High

Marine Biology teacher Caitlin Hanley helps a student.

MSD welcomes new Marine Biology teacher Caitlin Hanley

Many new teachers were welcomed with open arms for the 2018-2019 school year at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. One of these new teachers included former MSD substitute, Caitlin Hanley. Now teaching Marine Biology, Hanley enjoyed her experience as a substitute and found the students to be exceptional. Before becoming a teacher, Hanley graduated from Pompano Beach High School and […]

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9th and 10th grade Lauren Rower joins MSD staff. Photo by Nyan Clarke

Lauren Rower joins MSD staff as an English teacher

Lauren Rower is a new freshman and sophomore English teacher at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. She attended Palm Beach Community College for her Associates degree in arts and went to Florida Atlantic University to receive her Bachelor’s degree in English education. She decided to become a teacher while in college; she originally just wanted an English degree. “My love […]

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The lack of senior parking is leaving some students without a spot

The lack of senior parking is leaving some students without a spot

On Aug. 2, the senior class announced that senior parking spaces would be available online to purchase at the E-Store. “I have been looking forward to having my own spot since I was a freshman,” senior Karter Cooper said. “I used to drive with a senior to school before I could drive and I had been thinking about parking there […]

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Transition to Ebooks leaves students and teachers with different opinions

Transition to Ebooks leaves students and teachers with different opinions

Over the last few years, many schools have been slowly transitioning to online textbooks, with Marjory Stoneman Douglas being one of them. These books, referred to as Ebooks, can be accessed through the school’s Single Sign On website. With the change to online technology, varying opinions from students have risen. Although the use of online textbooks makes text more accessible […]

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MSD Students Perform at the BBMAS

MSD Students Perform at the BBMAS

  Many Marjory Stoneman Douglas students have received multiple opportunities to join artists of varying fields to spread awareness for gun control since the event that occured on Feb. 14. In the early weeks of May, a select group of students from MSD’s Drama and Chorus were invited to attend the Billboard Music Awards. Sophomores Jared Block, Alex Moscou, Ethan […]

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MSD Students offered up to seven exemptions

MSD Students offered up to seven exemptions

Finals are just around the corner, but the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas have the option to not take any. They can normally exempt three of their seven finals. This semester, however, if a student  earned an “A” or “B” grade for both third and fourth quarter, they can exempt all their finals. Some students felt that if they knew […]

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A deputy with the Broward County Sheriff's Office directs traffic outside of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. on Monday, April 2, 2018. Extra security is one of a number of security measures the school district has enacted as a result of the Feb. 14 shooting at the school that killed 17. (John McCall/Sun Sentinel/TNS)

Keeping students safe in school

Time and time again American schools are struck with tragedies that have seemingly become a common occurrence. After each one of these terrible events, America is faced with a question: How do we stop this from happening again?.  When the events on Valentine’s Day unfolded and America had seemingly failed once again, a new debate on how to protect defenseless […]

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Broward County School Board members stand together as they talk with the media on Feb. 23, 2018 in Parkland, Fla. Teachers and school administrators returned to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School for the first time after 17 victims were killed in a mass shooting at the school. (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun Sentinel/TNS)

Broward County School Board votes against arming teachers

As a result of the events of Feb. 14, Florida lawmakers passed the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act, which contains a provision for arming teachers. While the bill was met with support by the Parkland community as a step in the right direction, many disapproved of the idea of arming teachers. Broward County was offered gun training […]

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The community meets in Rick Case Arena at Nova Southeastern University in Davie to decide how to appropriate the funds of the MSD Victim's Fund. Photo by Ryan Lofurno.

Broward Education Foundation hosts town hall to decide where victims’ funds go

On April 10, 2018, the Broward Education Foundation and the National Compassion Fund hosted two town halls in order to get community input on how they will distribute the victims’ funds. Through this, students, families of victims and other members of the community got the chance to either comment on or ask about the current draft protocol set to appropriately […]

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Penn Ridge students meet with MSD senior Emma Gonzalez at the March for Our Lives in Washington D.C. on March 24. Photo courtesy of Anna-Sophie Tinneny

Pennsylvania high school students protest administration to promote gun control

A group of high school students at Pennridge High School in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, has started a movement of their own, inspired by the activism of the students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in the wake of the tragic Feb. 14 shooting. The organization, calling themselves Never Again Penn, is fighting to enact gun regulations in order to prevent […]

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