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Violent song lyrics have negative effect on youth

Music lyrics have dramatically changed over the past four decades. This change has become a concern among some parents and doctors. Many artists, such as Post Malone, reference drugs, sex and violence in their music. “This is why we have all the problems we do,” marketing teacher Diane Spence said. “Kids today are more affected by entertainers, so therefore they […]

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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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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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The gun department in a Dick's Sporting Goods store in Arlington, Va., on Thursday, March 1, 2018. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

Corporations respond to Never Again movement

Since the conception of the #NeverAgain movement by Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students after the atrocious shooting on Feb. 14, many have been fighting to boycott the National Rifle Association. The Never Again movement has been working toward common sense gun reforms in the United States to prevent school shootings like the one in Parkland. In response to the […]

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Recent allegations raise questions about rape culture in American society

Recent allegations raise questions about rape culture in American society

*This story was originally published in the second quarter issue of the Eagle Eye* When the New York Times came out with an explosive news story on Thursday, Oct. 5 describing multiple sexual harassment allegations against powerful Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, America went into a frenzy. This story, which was 10 months in the making, described eight settlements Weinstein made […]

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Never forget. Steadily standing at attention, Lt. Col. Sydney Aresta and Capt. Angelyse Perez guard the 9/11 memorial during A lunch.

Rho Kappa 9/11 Memorial delayed by Irma

While Florida faced Hurricane Irma, 9/11 passed in the midst of chaotic clean-up efforts. In Broward County, schools closed from Sept. 7 until Sept. 15, canceling Marjory Stoneman Douglas’s usual 9/11 assembly overlooking the courtyard. When school resumed, administration sought out Rho Kappa in order to brainstorm a 9/11 memorial to remind the students to never forget the tragedy. “I am from […]

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Opinion On The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Opinion On The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

On May 14th, 1948, the day before the British officially moved out of what was then known as “Palestine,” Jewish leader and future first Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion declared the independence of the newly-named “State of Israel”. The next day, Syria, Jordan, Egypt, and Iraq – with the aid of troops from other Arab countries – invaded the new state in an […]

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