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Juniors Adam Buchwald and Zach Hibshman stand outside of MSD. Courtesy of Cait McVey

MSD students create organization “Parents Promise to Kids”

Following the events of Feb. 14, juniors Adam Buchwald and Zach Hibshman wanted to enact change in the world around them. With the help of various politicians and parents across the country, they started the organization “Parents’ Promise to Kids”, in which parents sign a contract that revolves around an unbreakable promise to their child. This specific promise is to […]

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Junior Shai Harnov picks out her free Vans backpack. Photo by Lauren Newman

Vans offers free backpacks to MSD students

On April 5, Vans shoe manufacturing company joined the group of worldwide supporters of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., representatives gave out free backpacks to students of MSD at the skating park at the Tamarac Sports Complex. The location was chosen in conjunction with Vans’ skateboarding theme and due to the overwhelming security at […]

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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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Culinary arts teacher Ashley Kurth shares her story from Feb. 14. Photo by Mallory Muller

Culinary arts teacher Ashley Kurth pulls students fleeing freshmen building into safety

On Valentine’s day, culinary arts teacher Ashley Kurth was cooking with her class in fourth period. They were doing a lab making shrimp scampi and bang bang shrimp. Incidentally, Kurth stood by her classroom door to ensure that her class’ cooking would not set the fire alarm off by accident with the deep frying that was going on. “I just […]

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The Florida House of Representatives convenes in the Chamber in the Florida Capitol Building in Tallahassee as MSD students watch from the balcony. Photo by Kevin Trejos

Florida legislature passes gun safety proposal named in honor of MSD

In response to relentless activism and lobbying conducted by students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the Florida state legislature has drafted and passed a bill to put more gun and school safety laws into place. The bill, dubbed the “Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act,” was passed in the Senate 20-18 on March 5 in the House […]

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Freshman Jason Snytte poses next to an MSD Strong poster during his second week back to school. Photo by Anna Dittman

Freshman Jason Snytte saved his classmates by shutting his class door

After doing something that seemed necessary to him at the time, freshman Jason Snytte had no clue that he would be deemed a hero. Sytte was in English class in the freshmen building during the shooting. When another student went to exit the classroom to use the bathroom, the class heard shots in the hallway. Snytte quickly ran to the […]

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Photo by Kevin Trejos

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos vists MSD

On Wed. March 7, Secretary of the Department of Education Betsy DeVos visited Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School to speak to survivors of the Feb. 14 shooting. She arrived at the school at 8:45 a.m. with a small SUV motorcade. She immediately went to the front office to meet with Principal Ty Thompson, Assistant Principal Denise Reed, guidance counselors and […]

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Gov. Rick Scott releases a proposal after Parkland shooting

Gov. Rick Scott releases a proposal after Parkland shooting

On Feb. 23, ten days after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Florida Gov. Rick Scott released a Major Action Plan to address the demands of the hundreds of MSD students who have been calling for the government to make real policy change in light of this tragedy. The plan contains three parts of legislation: gun safety, school […]

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Fire drill persists for longer than expected

Fire drill persists for longer than expected

On Friday, Sept. 1, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School had its first fire drill of the 2017-2018 school year. The fire drill took place on a burgundy day during fifth period. This year was the first year that Assistant Principal Winfred Porter was put in charge of MSD’s school safety. “Since this is my first year overseeing safety and security, […]

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