Tag: Marjory Stoneman Douglas High

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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Ted Deutch speaks center stage as the audience asks him questions at his town hall.

Congressman Ted Deutch hosts town hall about gun violence prevention

On April 3 at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts, Congressman Ted Deutch hosted a town hall from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. alongside local and state politicians and officials. Some state and local politicians who attended include Florida Reps. Kristin Jacobs and Jared Moskowitz; Parkland Commissioners Stacy Kagan and Grace Solomon and Coral Springs Commissioners Joy Carter and […]

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A photograph of Meadow Pollack at the base of one seventeen crosses at a candlelight vigil for the victims of the  shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland, Fla, on February 16, 2018 (Greg Lovett/The Palm Beach Post/Zuma Press/TNS)

Friends and family of Meadow Pollack build playground in her honor

After losing their beloved Meadow in the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the Pollack family and Meadow’s friends started an organization to honor the memory of their loved one, calling it “Meadow’s Movement.” The movement was started by Meadow’s father, Andrew Pollack, whose current goal is to build a memorial playground to honor the life of his daughter. […]

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Photo by Zoe Gordon

Review: Rise Biscuits and Donuts offers flavorful alternatives to the typical biscuit

Full of unique and delicious food combinations, Rise Biscuits Donuts serves both breakfast and lunch at their 15 different locations. First opening their shop in Durham, N.C., the franchise expanded their reach to 14 new locations found throughout the southeast, including one  at The Walk in Coral Springs. Rise Biscuits Donuts resembles a fast food shop similar to Dunkin Donuts. […]

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Immigration activists demonstrate outside the Capitol on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018 in Washington D.C. as the Senate agreed to a deal to avoid a shutdown that does not include provisions for so-called Dreamers sought by Democrats. (Miguel Juarez Lugo/Zuma Press/TNS)

Why we need DACA to protect young immigrants

Undocumented immigration became a hotly contested issue during the 2016 presidential election, inciting passionate responses from both sides of the political spectrum. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Act was never meant to be permanent. Former President Barack Obama continuously asked Congress throughout his term to create legislation that would reform immigration policy for these immigrants. Without DACA or a […]

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