Tag: Marjory Stoneman Douglas High

State of emergency declared as Richard Spencer takes UF stage

State of emergency declared as Richard Spencer takes UF stage

The University of Florida created national headlines this week after it announced that white nationalist Richard Spencer would be speaking on its campus in the Phillips Center for Performing Arts on Thursday, Oct. 19. The UF President Kent Fuchs has discouraged people from attending this event, trying to minimize chaos. “Second, although I urge you to avoid the Spencer event, […]

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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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Girls golf team gets second place at districts

On Oct. 17, 2017 Marjory Stoneman Douglas’ girls golf team competed in the district tournament at the Delray Beach Golf Club. Collectively, the team scored 372 points, earning them second place. “The girls golf team played very well.A strong showing from senior Amanda Okulanis and junior Allie Schuller helped propel the team to a qualifying score of 372,” Coach Devin […]

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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] 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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Parkland Dash provides a good time for a good cause

Parkland Dash provides a good time for a good cause

The annual Parkland Dash, a 5K run and 1 mile fun run, took place on Sunday, Oct. 8. The race began at Pine Trails Park at 7 a.m. and wound through Pine Island Road and Nob Hill Road. Every year, the City of Parkland selects a charity for the proceeds to benefit. This year, the city chose the Crohn’s and […]

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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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[Brief] Men’s bowling team beats Piney Grove

[Brief] Men’s bowling team beats Piney Grove

On Thursday, Oct. 5, the men’s bowling team maintains their undefeated streak as they defeat Piney Grove Academy. The team’s performance was not quite up to par as previous games, but they still managed to emerge victorious by a large margin of 252 pins. The men’s performances range from junior Tyler Frydman’s 132 pins to senior Devon Weisenfeld’s 194 pins […]

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[Brief] Men’s bowling team defeats St. Thomas Aquinas

[Brief] Men’s bowling team defeats St. Thomas Aquinas

On Tuesday, Oct. 3, the men’s bowling team defeated Coral Springs Charter school as they approached the middle of the season at Sawgrass Lanes. The men varied in performance, ranging from 134 pins by junior Tyler Frydman in his first game to 228 pins by senior Cameron Price in the second game. The men’s bowling team had a shaky start, […]

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