Author: Ashley Ferrer

“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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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