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Seniors and parents attend cord ceremony. Courtesy of Camilla Hoang

Audience at cord ceremony delivers standing ovation for injured senior Benjamin Wikander

On April 11, at 9:30 a.m., the graduating seniors of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School gathered in the auditorium for the annual cord ceremony. With every seat in the auditorium packed with students and parents, over 50 percent of the graduating class of 2018 were granted gold cords for having a weighted GPA of 3.75 or higher, and those who […]

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Student creates personalized bracelet. Photo by Suzanna Barna

Students personalize inspirational bracelets

Following the events of Feb. 14, a company called MyIntent Project donated 3,600 bracelets and five “maker kits” to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The group reached out to MSD and arranged the donation with the help of ceramics teacher Sandra Traub. MyIntent is a service project created two years ago by Chris Pan to spread positive energy. According to […]

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Student submits backpack design to @msdcamo2 Instagram account. Photo by Erika Rosen

Who is behind @msdcamo2?

Following spring break, students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School were required to trade their backpacks for a new transparent bag, among other updated security regulations. However, the change has been greeted with great dissatisfaction by the majority of the student body. In response to the new backpacks, many student have begun placing sheets of paper with signs indicating their […]

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Students protest clear backpacks with humor

Students protest clear backpacks with humor

On Monday, April 2, when students returned from spring break, clear backpacks and identification badges were distributed to every student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The decision resulted in the majority of the school’s students participating in silent protests in various ways. Students were notified of the changes that would ensue upon their return to school during their spring […]

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Junior Isabel Chequer smiles next to a banner donated to MSD. Photo by Anna Dittman

Junior Isabel Chequer maintains a positive attitude despite her injuries

Junior Isabel Chequer is an enthusiastic member of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Yearbook Club who loves movies, architecture, learning and experiencing the world. However, on Feb. 14, she experienced the effects of the tragedy at MSD. She was struck in the toe and upper arm by flying pieces of shrapnel. Although, according to her, she did not even […]

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Students receive envelopes containing notes and coupons. Photo by Suzanna Barna

MSD receives mail from all over the world

Since the tragedy that occured at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14, schools and individuals from around the globe have been showing support by sending in mail and banners to the school, teachers and students. Through this simple act, this mail has shown MSD students that they are not alone and have a whole nation supporting them through […]

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Visitors observe the memorial outside MSD. Photo by Suzanna Barna

Memorial outside MSD is moved to FAU

After the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 18 was the first time people were allowed to approach the perimeter of the school. That was when the memorial outside the school began and continued to build as the public left flowers, letters, stuffed animals and candles around the 17 crosses and Stars of David that […]

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Junior Lorenzo Prado discusses his experience from Feb. 14 as a suspect for the shooter. Photo by Daniel Williams

Junior Lorenzo Prado is falsely identified as a suspect in shooting

When the fire alarm went off for the second time at around 2:20 on Feb.14, Junior Lorenzo Prado was in the auditorium sound booth working on lighting for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Drama’s upcoming musical production, “Yo Vikings.” Because it was so close to the end of the school day, he decided to finish fixing the lighting equipment, confident […]

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Plower withdrew from school after the Valentine's Day tragedy.

Senior Kelly Plaur protects her teacher from gunfire

On Feb. 14, 2018, in the face of unimaginable danger, many students and teachers emerged as heroes to their community. While bullets flew into her classroom, senior Kelly Plaur acted on her instincts to help her peers. She had no idea these instincts would cause her peers to deem her a hero. Plaur was sitting in Ivy Schamis’s Holocaust history […]

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Students get tattoos to honor the 17 victims

Students get tattoos to honor the 17 victims

After the tragedy on Feb. 14, some Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students and teachers needed a meaningful way to remember this day and those they lost. A peaceful and artistic way they could remember their friends and teachers was to get a tattoo. Students created their own tattoo designs and even designed some for their friends in remembrance of […]

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