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Review: Grandon’s song “Thoughts and Prayers” depicts a chilling message on mass shootings

Review: Grandon’s song “Thoughts and Prayers” depicts a chilling message on mass shootings

When alternative musician and rapper Jordan Benjamin, known as Grandson, heard of the tragedy that struck Parkland on Feb. 14, 2018, he knew there would be a great change made by the students of the community. Inspired by the students’ courage and determined to call out the faults of politicians, Grandson wrote “Thoughts and Prayers.” Performing the song in collaboration […]

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Echosmith's new album, "Inside a Dream," will be released in the summer of 2018. Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Records.

Review: Echosmith Release Mesmerizing Single “Over My Head”

The southern California-based trio “Echosmith” returned with their new song “Over My Head” on March 16. The lead single of their unreleased sophomore album ,”Inside a Dream,” is an easygoing, dreamy pop song that tells the story of a person’s frustration with their significant other complicating everything, from relationship issues to miniscule problems. Currently made up of siblings Sydney, Graham […]

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The cast of the "Shine" music video poses in front of the auditorium set. Photo courtesy of Sawyer Garrity.

“Shine” music video sheds light on aftermath of shooting

After the tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14, 2018, sophomore Andrea Pena and junior Sawyer Garrity felt that they needed to do something special to occupy their time and, more importantly, honor the 17 lives lost. Their original song, titled “Shine,” quickly grew into one of the most well-known tributes for those affected by the […]

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[Multimedia] National school walkout marks the start of change

[Multimedia] National school walkout marks the start of change

March 14, 2018 marked the one-month anniversary of the tragedy that struck Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and the families of the 17 victims. To honor the beloved Eagles, MSD participated in the National Walkout Day by walking to the football field for 17 minutes. On the field, nearly the entire student body participated by congregating in the Cumber Stadium, […]

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A group of MSD drama students practice "Shine," written by Sawyer Garrity and Andrea Pena. Photo courtesy of Kali Clougherty

Student songwriters turn to music for healing with their song “Shine”

After the tragedy on Feb. 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, many students found their voice in speaking out politically for stricter laws in order to protect our schools. Junior Sawyer Garrity and sophomore Andrea Pena found their voice in a different way: through music. “We both felt so helpless,” Garrity said. “I remember texting her that Saturday that […]

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60th annual Grammy Awards celebrate best artists of the year

60th annual Grammy Awards celebrate best artists of the year

The 60th annual Grammy Awards was held on Jan. 28, hosted by James Corden in Madison Square Garden in New York City. This year’s Grammys were filled with memorable moments including 13 performances from several winners. Bruno Mars won three of the most prestigious awards: Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Album of the Year.  He received […]

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MSD alumna Sonali Argade releases single after hiatus

MSD alumna Sonali Argade releases single after hiatus

*This story was originally published in the second quarter issue of the Eagle Eye* Sonali Argade, better known by her stage name, Sonali, is a singer-songwriter living in New York, but her roots are here in Parkland. As a class of 2012 alumna, Argade got her start at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and graduated from the Clive Davis Institute […]

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