Author: Ashley Ferrer

MSD commemorates victims of 9/11 through annual courtyard memorial

MSD commemorates victims of 9/11 through annual courtyard memorial

On Tuesday, Sept. 11, the Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School set up their annual memorial in the courtyard commemorating the events that occurred 18 years ago. The memorial consisted of two models representing the World Trade Center twin towers on a navy blue tablecloth, surrounded by both the American flag and the Florida state […]

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Student Government teacher Danielle Driscoll wins ‘Teacher of the Year’ Award

Student Government teacher Danielle Driscoll wins ‘Teacher of the Year’ Award

On Friday, Aug. 30, Student Government teacher Danielle Driscoll was awarded the 2019 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Teacher of the Year. All the teachers in the school were emailed an open ballot and were able to write in any teacher they felt deserved this title. Driscoll was one of over 15 nominees and discovered that she had won this […]

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Back in Session. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis addresses a joint session of the Florida Legislature in Tallahassee, Florida on March 5. Photo courtesy of  Scott Keeler/Tampa Bay Times

End of Florida legislative session brings educational changes

The 2019 Florida Legislative Session began on March 5, 2019. These sessions occur annually on the first Tuesday of March and last for 60 days consecutively.  Both the upper chamber, the Senate, and lower chamber, the House of Representatives, of the Florida legislature convened to pass new laws and amend or repeal those that are already in place.  With this […]

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Phtot by Jay L. Clendenin/Los Angeles Times/TNS

Representation in Hollywood affects how we view ourselves

Representation in Hollywood movies is far more than cast statistics, it impacts the viewers as movies and television shows have a dramatic effect on how consumers view many aspects of their lives. Ideas and expectations come from experiences, and people virtually experience media constantly. “Stories affect how we live our lives, how we see other people, how we think about […]

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Winter Guard team places third at SFWGA championship

Winter Guard team places third at SFWGA championship

On March 30, the winter Color Guard team attended the South Florida Winter Guard Association Championship at the Rick Case Arena at Nova Southeastern University following months of preparation. The competition consisted of teams from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Flanagan High School, West Broward High School and Park Vista High School. MSD’s color guard team began practicing and polishing […]

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Photo by Brianna Jesionowski

MSD students walkout in hopes of better mental health support at school

Students walked off campus on Wednesday, April 3, in order to call attention to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s lack of assistance regarding mental health. Through snapchat, students spread the word of the walkout, as well as shared their thoughts and opinions. At 10:48 a.m., right after second period, the walkout commenced and over 200 students, according to the front […]

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Photo by Nyan Clarke

Hearing fire alarms is a constant reminder of Feb. 14

My life has forever changed since Feb. 14, 2018. The experience of returning to school has been peculiar compared to previous years. Since then, even normalized aspects of my everyday school life have shifted for me, especially my reaction towards typical fire alarms and drills. For me, the sound of the alarm will never be taken lightly again. A cloud […]

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The Eagle Eye interviews Superintendent Runcie at the March for our Lives in Washington D.C. Photo by Emma Dowd

Superintendent Runcie begins meetings with parents of MSD students

On Thursday, Jan. 31, the Broward County School Board had a panel meeting with freshmen parents from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the auditorium, after being cancelled on Jan. 24, due to safety concerns regarding threats of protests. The panel included Superintendent Robert Runcie, Task Assigned Chief of Facilities officer Maryann May, Chief Student Support Initiative officer Mickey Pope, […]

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Sophomore Alishba Hashmi is the founder of the Muslim Student Association at MSD. Photo by Darian Williams

New Muslim Student Association launches at MSD

A new club is making its way onto the MSD club roster for 2019: the Muslim Student Association. Sophomore Alishba Hashmi petitioned for this club to become established in December of last school year. Hashmi gathered over 100 signatures and attended an ICC meeting before pitching her club idea. It was approved at the next meeting. Hashmi proposed the club […]

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Senior Isabella Pfeiffer paints a mural for Astronomy Club in Marjory’s Garden on Dec. 19. Photo by Nyan Clarke

Senior Isabella Pfeiffer channels her creative energy into her art

For senior Isabella Pfeiffer, art is so much more than a simple pastime. What started as an activity to bond with her mother, who is also an artist, transformed into a passion that continuously allows her to express herself, her culture and her aspirations through painting and sculpture. Pfeiffer’s fascination took off with a painting depicting dancers from numerous Hispanic […]

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