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Political memes are taking over Twitter

Political memes are taking over Twitter

*This story was originally published in the second quarter issue of the Eagle Eye* Grumpy cat. Success kid. The world’s most interesting man. What do these all have in common? They are all part of the online phenomenon that has encompassed the internet for the past 20 years: memes. Originally coined by evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins in his 1976 book, […]

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Customers enjoy guided painting lessons

Customers enjoy guided painting lessons

*This story was originally published in the second quarter issue of the Eagle Eye* Painting Fiesta, located in Coral Springs, is a space designed for painters of all ages and skill sets that supplies the artists with a full set of brushes and paints. Classes are offered to give customers step-by-step instructions to help them create a work of art. […]

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Local nature center provides informative experience for visitors

Local nature center provides informative experience for visitors

*This story was originally published in the second quarter issue of the Eagle Eye* The Sawgrass Nature Center (SNC) and Wildlife Hospital, located just 5 miles from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping animals. Founded in 1995 by a group of volunteers, SNC’s mission is to educate the public about South Florida’s environment and […]

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Electronic cigarette usage escalates among teens

Electronic cigarette usage escalates among teens

*This story was originally published in the second quarter issue of the Eagle Eye* *Names indicated were changed to protect students’ anonymity Although teen cigarette use has seen more than a 15 percent decrease since 2000 according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the amount of teens who use e-cigarettes has skyrocketed. Since their introduction in 2004, […]

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MSD starts the day with inspirational morning affirmations

MSD starts the day with inspirational morning affirmations

Starting in the fall of the 2017-2018 school year, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School introduced inspirational morning affirmations in the daily morning announcement in order to instill a positive attitude it students to start the day. Guidance staff member Mary Anne Dubin introduced the idea as a way to help students get through the day. “I thought that it would […]

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Students dance at a previous Dance Marathon to raise money for research of illnesses. Courtesy of Miracle Network Dance Marathon

Dance Marathon Comes to MSD

Miracle Network Dance Marathon is an organization that helps raise money and awareness for children suffering from childhood illnesses and injuries. Not only do participants raise money for sick or injured children, but they often have fun while doing it. The organization finds ways to get everyone involved and doing a good deed while enjoying themselves.  “We dance for those […]

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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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Do high school students voluntarily read at home?

Do high school students voluntarily read at home?

Reading has been a common leisurely pass-time ever since books originated. In modern times, the world has seen a decrease in the popularity of this activity, particularly among youth. This may be due to the fact that most schools now use reading as an element of education, thus it has slowly transformed from a form of entertainment into a chore. […]

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Students were able to nominate other students and teachers for the Soaring Oscars. Photo found on eaglevoting.weebly.com

Students cast their votes for Soaring Oscars

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s annual Soaring Oscars gives students an opportunity to recognize fellow students and faculty members for their extraordinary traits. The Soaring Oscars include a variety of over 20 different categories- some of which teachers can be nominated for- ranging from groups based on appearance to groups based on potential future endeavors. “I think that the Soaring […]

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Students at MSD Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Students at MSD Celebrate Valentine’s Day

People all around the world celebrate Valentine’s Day each Feb. 14. This holiday emphasizes romance and affection towards loved ones, often expressed by making the day special for one’s significant other. The history of Valentine’s Day dates back to the Middle Ages. The holiday was founded on the Roman festival of Lupercalia, a fertility festival celebrated annually on Feb. 15. […]

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