Author: Anna Bayuk

Opinion: Schools should institute universal mental health screenings

Opinion: Schools should institute universal mental health screenings

In sixth grade, every student in Broward County receives vision, hearing, BMI, and scoliosis screenings. These coincide with screenings in every academic subject area to gauge the ability to read, interpret information and do mathematical operations. There is one field, though, that is entirely neglected […]

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Opinion: Twitter is creating less informed citizens

Opinion: Twitter is creating less informed citizens

Twitter is a social media site that took the world by storm. The premise was simple: 140-character messages sent out for anyone to read and respond. It distilled social media down to its barest bones. It was quick and to the point. Twitter did not […]

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Influenza poses a far greater threat to Americans than the coronavirus from China that has made headlines around the world, and the flu vaccine remains the best defense -- especially for children and the elderly. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

Opinion: Students should be more cautious about preventing the flu

Recently, the Wuhan coronavirus has been causing panic across the world. Deaths from the mysterious virus have surpassed 1,000 in China, exacerbated by the long incubation period for the virus, poor quarantines and lack of efficient treatment. 11 cases have been confirmed in the United […]

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Why you shouldn’t get back together with your ex

Why you shouldn’t get back together with your ex

Every high school student knows someone who’s been on-again, off-again with a partner before. Sometimes, the back-and-forth lasts weeks. Other times, it can span the course of years. These breakups and reconciliations are always fraught with drama. They’ve been depicted in just about every form […]

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MSD should replace the smoke detectors in the bathrooms with heat detectors

MSD should replace the smoke detectors in the bathrooms with heat detectors

In the 2019-2020 school year, the number of false fire alarms has been wonderfully low. However, the alarm was recently set off at two incredibly inopportune times: one about twenty minutes before school began, and one only five minutes after it ended. Both alarms were […]

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graphic by Leah Ronkin

Transgender and non-binary students struggle with misgendering

In the English language, pronouns are used to refer to a person based on their gender. Generally, women are addressed with “she” and “her” pronouns, while men are addressed with “he” and “him” pronouns. For many, this is where knowledge of pronouns begins and ends: […]

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MSD Alma Mater removed from morning announcements

MSD Alma Mater removed from morning announcements

The lyrics of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s alma mater hang from the wall of every classroom, yet, for the 2019-2020 school year, the alma mater has ceased to play.  The alma mater is a song declaring the principles for which MSD stands. It mentions […]

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Corporations across the country are ending open carry in their stores

Corporations across the country are ending open carry in their stores

In a wave of new changes to the weapons market, various corporations are changing their stance on the carry and sale of guns. Due to increasing demands from citizens, chains such as Walmart and Publix have made significant changes to their gun policies. The store […]

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Student government delivers birthday cards to every MSD student

Student government delivers birthday cards to every MSD student

The student government association has taken on the task of delivering a birthday card and a piece of candy to every single student at the school. The new initiative comes at the request of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s new principal Michelle Kefford.  “The student […]

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