Author: Dara Rosen

MSD students and staff stuck in cycle of violence, traumatization and loss

MSD students and staff stuck in cycle of violence, traumatization and loss

Sweaty hands trembling. Knives of chest pain piercing between ribs. Breath growing shallower and quicker with each breath inhaled and shakier with each exhale. Heart rate tripping over itself. Eyes glazing over as vision turns inside. Instead of seeing surroundings, seeing only distressing snapshots of […]

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UNDER PRESSURE: Mental health issues affecting teens on the rise

UNDER PRESSURE: Mental health issues affecting teens on the rise

Feet tapping on floors; beads of sweat coating hands, dripping down foreheads; pulse racing a mile a second; constantly feeling on edge, agitated, fatigued. This is the reality that many students with mental health disorders must deal with on a daily basis. Anxiety, as well […]

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Comforting Cuddles. Junior Emily Wolfman plays with a micro-bunny on Feb. 14, 2019 at the Coral Springs Museum of Art. “I’m usually not an animal person at all. As soon as you get [the bunny] in your hands, all you are thinking about is how cute and little it is,” Wolman said. “It helped me to forget about everything, even if just for 30 seconds.” Photo by Dara Rosen

MSD students chose personal routes to healing, in lieu of service projects

Not everyone wanted to spend Feb. 14  participating in the service projects offered as part of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s “Day of Service and Love.” “On Feb. 14, I wanted to have a day to myself,” sophomore Karishma Tilak said. “A day of healing […]

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Photo by Nyan Clarke

Valentine’s Day displays and decorations trigger trauma

Feb. 14,  is not just another day, it’s Valentine’s Day, a Hallmark holiday that is advertised for months in advance. Scrolling through Twitter I am faced with posts about what to buy your valentine and where to take your valentine and even accounts like Parkland […]

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Demonstrators opposed to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh protest inside the Hart building on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.,  on Sept. 27, 2018. Photo courtesy of Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS

Brett Kavanaugh should not have been confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court

Although President Trump and other Republican leaders are satisfied with Brett Kavanaugh as a Supreme Court justice, he is not the right choice to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court nor is he the right choice for the future of the United States. A […]

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Students and teachers protest after four faculty members are reassigned and replaced by Superintendent Robert Runcie

Students and teachers protest after four faculty members are reassigned and replaced by Superintendent Robert Runcie

*This story was co-written by Dara Rosen, Hannah Kapoor & Brianna Fisher On Nov. 26, it was announced that Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School assistant principals Jeff Morford, Winfred Porter, Denise Reed and Security Specialist Kelvin Greenleaf would be reassigned in light of concerns brought […]

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English teacher Felicia Burgin protests in front of MSD with other teachers. Photo by Nyan Clarke

MSD teachers protest recent administrative changes

At 7:15 a.m. at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s marquee over 60 faculty members met, signs in hand, and stood in protest. After the decision to remove and investigate Assistant Principals Winfred Porter, Denise Reed, Jeff Morford and Security Specialist Kelvin Greenleaf from MSD, many […]

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The Many Faces of Trauma. Students feel stress and experience trauma frequently at MSD. Photo illustartion by Nyan Clarke

MSD students and faculty learn and use different methods to cope with trauma

*This story was co-written by Dara Rosen & Anna Dittman. After experiencing a tragedy, the seed of trauma is planted. It can grow and become a life-long struggle that requires care and attention to tame. There is always the possibility that an individual will endure […]

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Taylor Swift begins “Reputation” tour

Taylor Swift begins “Reputation” tour

*Co-written by Dara Rosen and Taylor Yon From May 8 to Nov. 9, Taylor Swift is conducting a worldwide stadium tour for her latest album, “Reputation.” The tour will consist of 51 total shows, ranging from North America to Europe and New Zealand. Swift is […]

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Leaders answer questions and discuss school safety. Photo by Dara Rosen

BCPS holds school safety forum

Broward County Public Schools announced on Tuesday, April 10 that they would hold a public forum to discuss safety issue in schools on Wednesday, April 18. The forum was held at Plantation High School and the Superintendent of BCPS, Robert Runcie, along with other Broward […]

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