Author: Ashley Ferrer

Graphic by Brianna Fisher

Rapid technology growth reshapes and redefines society’s standards of privacy

The screen on the mobile device reads “Current Location: Boca Raton, Florida, since 11:30 p.m. 42% battery.” The parents of the speeding blue dot reaching 70 mph on their digital map are awaiting its arrival. Simultaneously, the blue dot, or better yet, their disgruntled teenager, […]

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A sample of live MRSA bacteria in a laboratory at the University of Chicago. (Zbigniew Bzdak/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

MRSA bacteria outbreak affects the scheduling of all sporting events

On Friday, Jan. 31, five suspected cases of MRSA, or Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, were reported during the Big 8 tournament at South Plantation High School, a district wrestling match.  MRSA is a bacterial infection that can be contracted by either direct or indirect physical contact. […]

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Bolay promotes for their opening by handing out samples to MSD students during lunch on Feb. 5. Photo by Darian Williams

Bolay restaurant gives out free samples during lunch in the main courtyard

On Wednesday, Feb. 5, Bolay visited the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School campus during both lunches and gave out free samples in the courtyard. Bolay is a health-based restaurant that aims to redefine “fast-casual” dining. Their menu consists of three different size bowls: kids, small […]

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“After Parkland” documentary debuts at Savor Cinema

“After Parkland” documentary debuts at Savor Cinema

On Wednesday, Jan. 22, the “After Parkland” documentary, directed by Emily Taguchi and Jake Lefferman, debuted at 7:30 p.m at Savor Cinema in Fort Lauderdale. The “After Parkland” cast participated in a Q&A session, moderated by ABC’s Nightline anchor JuJu Chang. Following this local screening, […]

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Project Grow Love decorates garden to bring holiday spirit

Project Grow Love decorates garden to bring holiday spirit

“Project Grow Love” has been setting up Christmas lights and decorations in the garden since Nov. 30-31, the weekend of Thanksgiving break.  AP Psychology teacher Ronit Reoven and former student Victoria Gonzalez founded the garden and “Project Grow Love” in 2018. It’s purpose was to […]

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Evan Golden displays two of his awards on the set of  "Eye on South Florida" . Photo Courtesy of Jack Namer

MSD Alumnus Evan Golden pursues a career as a local TV personality

2019 marks the 20 year anniversary of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s class of 1999. The graduates had their reunion on Saturday, Aug. 17 at the Funky Buddha Brewery in Oakland Park, Florida, where they were able to catch up with one another after two […]

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Searching for Change. Cypress Bay High School student activist Martina Velásquez and Broward County Human Relations Committee representative Elijah Manley oversee the Fort Lauderdale climate change protest, which they organized. Photo by Darian Williams

National climate movement partners with local activists to organize rallies supporting their cause

Climate change activists in Florida organized protests in a multitude of locations varying from the Florida capitol building in Tallahassee to the Broward County Public School Board building in Fort Lauderdale in order to call for affirmative climate change action on Friday, Sept. 20.  The […]

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[Video] High School Nation hosts “Pop-up pep rally” in the courtyard

[Video] High School Nation hosts “Pop-up pep rally” in the courtyard

On Friday, Nov. 1, High School Nation surprised Marjory Stoneman Douglas students with an impromptu pep rally during both A and B lunches.  High School Nation is a company that partners with other businesses in order to encourage school spirit in public schools, as well […]

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Graphic by Darian Williams

MSD students share their personal experiences with discrimination

When grocery shopping, one does not expect to have a personal escort roaming around the store alongside them. However, this was a reality for senior Job Charles. Charles, who is African American, and his friends, a group of primarily minorities, were simply buying Gatorade when […]

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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 […]

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