Tag: Stoneman Douglas

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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[Brief] Women’s cross country team wins second overall

On Oct. 17, the women’s cross country team participated at their fourth meet of the season that was originally scheduled for Sept. 6, but was rescheduled due to Hurricane Irma. St. Thomas Aquinas High School hosted the meet at Plantation Central Park which started at 4:30 p.m. The MSD women’s team finished second overall. Out of the six teams that […]

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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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MSD arts programs do not receive sufficient support

MSD arts programs do not receive sufficient support

Every morning the familiar sound of “good afternoon eagles” greets the students and faculty of Marjory Stoneman Douglas, followed by a series of announcements that are mainly centered around sports. Day after day, students hear about the accomplishments of their peers, but among these, commendation of athletes prevails. On the other hand, perhaps the most common victim of the neglect […]

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Dress code interdicts freedom of expression

High school prepares students for their future by encouraging acceptable learning techniques, attire and conduct. However, sometimes schools take it a little too far with dress codes, suppressing students from being themselves or dressing the way they want. Administration uses the word “distracting” when addressing shoulders, showing off belly buttons and wearing short shorts, but teachers only are strict with […]

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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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Men’s swim team takes on BCAA Championship

Men’s swim team takes on BCAA Championship

The Broward County Athletics Association (BCAA) held its first swimming and diving championship on Saturday, Oct. 7 at the Plantation Aquatic Center. High schools from all over Broward County such as Cypress Bay High School, Nova High School, Coral Glades High School and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School were represented at the swim meet for preliminaries at 9 a.m. and […]

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